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  • IPico Holdings Acquired by Canadian Co.

    By Jonathan Collins

    Now named iPico Inc., the RFID systems developer and manufacturer is set to raise its profile in the North American market.

  • 2006: Another Building Year for EPC RFID

    Despite recent optimism, ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti argues in this guest column that the 2006 forecast around EPC RFID is conservative due to the measured pace of retailer rollouts, the need to transition to Gen2 technology, and continued search for ROI among even the leading adopters.

  • Tire-Tag Maker Offers Blowout Price

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Advanced ID says it will drop per-tag prices to 40 cents for orders of at least 10 million.

  • Utah Buses to Get RFID-Enabled Fareboxes

    By Claire Swedberg

    In time for next winter's ski season, the Utah Transit Authority plans to implement what it claims is the United States' first contactless payment system installed on buses.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    BEA Systems, HP joining forces; RFIDSupplyChain.com offers Omron Compliance Package; Omron boosts Gen 2 tag production capacity; Hypercom adds interrogator to PIN pad; printed tags to play important role in smart packaging.

  • HP and BEA Systems Partner Around RFID

    Hewlett-Packard and infrastructure software provider BEA Systems this week formalized a partnership to provide RFID solutions to global enterprises. HP will contribute its consulting, integration, support, and manufacturing services to the relationship, and BEA its WebLogic software platform.

  • Post Danmark to Tag Its Roll Cages

    By Jonathan Collins

    To help track its roll cages, Post Danmark plans to extend a semi-active RFID system already used to monitor its international mail operations.

  • Alien Technology to Demo RFID Solutions

    By Andrew Price

    The UHF RFID hardware and services provider and several of its alliance partners will demonstrate applications for specific industries at RFID Journal LIVE! 2006.

  • RFID at the Item -- For Some, Sooner Than Later

    Peter Abell, analyst with research firm Manufacturing Insights, discusses in this guest contribution the benefits of item-level tagging for high-value product categories, citing Hewlett-Packard's printer-tagging initiative as a prime example.

  • Bus Riders in Hanau Use RFID to Go

    By Jonathan Collins

    The public transport authority for Hanau, Germany, deploys a fare-collection system that works with NFC-enabled phones.

  • University of Kansas' Tag for Metal, Liquids

    By Claire Swedberg

    Researchers at the school claim that their EPC Gen 2 RFID tag offers a long read range and can be used for tracking metal- or liquid-bearing assets and containers.

  • Wal-Mart to Buy 15k RFID Readers; Albertsons 5k

    The industry has been buzzing for the last few weeks about two large RFID reader buys, the first from Wal-Mart, the second from grocery chain Albertsons. Wal-Mart is expected to purchase 15,000 readers, split between Impinj and Alien. Albertsons is reportedly going to buy 5,000 readers, all from Symbol.

  • DHS Completes E-Passport Test at SFO

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will now select the interrogators and inlays it will use for its nationwide e-passport deployment.

  • Bookstore RFID-enables Its Operations

    By Jonathan Collins

    One of Holland's largest booksellers has integrated RFID into the operations of its brand-new store.

  • Wal-Mart RFID Initiative to "Continue Unabated"

    Late last week Wal-Mart issued a press release which provides the most recent public guidance on the company's RFID initiative. This article highlights the three key points.

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