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  • Pro Hackers Take On RFID Down Under

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    An Australian firm has begun using its information-security consultancy to perform RFID system audits, which include probing vulnerabilities.

  • United Nations CIO to Speak at AIDC 100 Event

    By Andrew Price

    The CIO of the U.N. World Food Program will explain the challenges of managing a logistics organization that operates in 83 countries.

  • RFID Middleware Change is Certain, Direction is Not

    This is the final part of a three-part series that examines middleware and other RFID integration options and the issues surrounding them. This third installment questions whether RFID middleware has a place in a maturing RFID market and what role it might play.

  • German Baker's RFID Application Is Recipe for Success

    By Rhea Wessel

    Workers at Lebkuchen Schmidt are using tagged mixing kettles to make sure each batch of baked goods has the correct ingredients, in the proper amounts.

  • Savi Announces IP Licensing Program for Active RFID tags

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company hopes to encourage other RFID tag and reader makers to offer 433 MHz RFID hardware based on the ISO 18000-7 standard; the DOD will likely benefit.

  • Diabetic Device Uses RFID to Administer Insulin

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Cambridge Consultants and Philips Semiconductors have built a prototype system that uses near-field communications to link a glucometer and an insulin pump.

  • U.K. Health Agency Plans RFID Trial to Staunch Transfusion Errors

    By Jonathan Collins

    National Patient Safety Agency is seeking hospitals to participate in a 2007 trial, hoping to reduce the number of ABO-incompatible transfusions by 50 percent.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    EPCglobal awards certification to MTI’s Gen 2 reader; Brooks Automation announces new HF reader; Cognio teams with Meritech, upgrades Spectrum Tool; PanGo, Versus partnering on health-care applications; Wells Fargo begins issuing Visa Contactless cards.

  • IBM to Host RFID Cattle Tracking Solution

    TekVet LLC, a Utah-based developer of agricultural technology, has selected IBM to host and manage the data centers for its RFID-based cattle tracking and temperature monitoring system. The livestock tracking system allows cattle producers and investors to remotely monitor animal location via the Internet in real time.

  • Peg Pérego USA Tags Toys

    By Claire Swedberg

    The company will apply tags to individual boxes of riding toys made in its factory, and eventually plans to tag the vehicles' components.

  • TekVet-IBM Cattle Tracker Uses Active RFID Tags, Satellite Communication

    By Claire Swedberg

    With temperature sensors linked to battery-powered RFID tags, the system can record not only an animal's location, but also its health.

  • IGPS Rolls Out RFID-Enabled Plastic Pallets

    By Claire Swedberg

    Embedded with EPC Gen 2 tags, Intelligent Global Pooling Systems' pool of pallets can be tracked throughout the supply chain. Sensors connected to tags can indicate if products suffered damage in transit.

  • Chinese RFID Standard Increasingly Unlikely

    ABI Research last week announced findings from a newly released study on the Chinese RFID market. The findings indicate strong momentum for Gen2 is afoot that would be hard to curb if the Chinese government went forward with a separate, national standard.

  • Calif. RFID Bill Drops Moratorium, Could Pass Senate

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A controversial bill to prohibit state and local agencies from deploying RFID in IDs has morphed into one calling for a set of interim restrictions, and a governmental study on the use of RFID in IDs.

  • Coverall Maker Adds RFID to Its Shipping Process

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Walls Industries, which sells work and hunting clothes, expects to benefit internally by integrating tagging into its warehouse-management system.

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