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  • RFID Goes Underground in London

    By Jonathan Collins

    Tube Lines, one of the companies maintaining London's subway rail system, is already tagging engines and passenger cars, and hopes to tag ties and tools.

  • NCR Acquires IDVelocity

    Transaction processing giant NCR yesterday announced the acquisition of the assets of IDVelocity. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, IDVelocity makes software that collects, routes, and analyzes RFID data. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  • World's First RFID-Enabled Arcade Games

    By Andrew Price

    RFID Journal and Rush Tracking Systems will unveil the world's first RFID-enabled football and golf arcade games at RFID Journal LIVE! 2006.

  • SmartCode Announces Item-Level Inlays

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The new near-field inlays are designed for use in tagging pharmaceutical and consumer goods.

  • Strong RFID Optimism from ABI Research

    After what was by all accounts a disappointing year in 2005, the RFID market has seen meaningful progress already in 2006, and that progress is only expected to accelerate. Upon completion of a market overview report, ABI Research's Erik Michielsen spoke with RFID Update about his optimism for the rest of this year and beyond.

  • NCR Acquires IDVelocity

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    NCR will continue to serve the RFID middleware provider's existing customer base, while most of its 30-person staff will relocate to Atlanta.

  • Report: 2 Million RTLS Tags Shipped in 2010

    Market research firm In-Stat this week released a report covering the WiFi segment of the overall realtime location systems (RTLS) market. The firm predicts shipments of WiFi tags will reach almost 2 million in 2010.

  • Tesco Revises RFID Plans

    By Jonathan Collins

    Stifled by the limitations of UHF RFID in Europe, Tesco has fallen behind in its planned RFID deployment and reinvented its RFID strategy.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    South Korea makes gains in RFID market; Certicom releases security platform for wireless sensors; U.S. baseball stadiums and Australian bank try PayPass; new, expanded and merged RFID vendors announced; Omron developing smart antenna; University of Parma RFID lab wins UHF spectrum license; Singapore expands RFID UHF spectrum; U.K. hospital deploys new Xtag patient-tracking system.

  • Swedish Car Dealer Turns to RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    Holmgrens Bil is using a real-time location system to help manage its 1,000-car inventory.

  • RFID Reader Company SAMSys Sells Assets

    RFID reader manufacturer Sirit of Toronto this morning announced the acquisition of the assets of SAMSys, another RFID reader manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Sirit to Buy SAMSys Technologies

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Sirit, a provider of UHF electronic toll payment systems and high-frequency products for product authentication and tracking, will likely gain a stronger foothold in the UHF market through the purchase.

  • NFC Is Appealing But Lacks Infrastructure

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A usability test performed by Philips showed that U.S. residents might embrace NFC, but an ABI Research report says the technology needs a stronger, more uniform infrastructure.

  • RFID Visionary No Longer CIO at Wal-Mart

    Current Wal-Mart chief information officer Linda Dillman has been named to a new post. Dillman is one of the most recognized personalities in RFID. It was, after all, during her tenure that Wal-Mart issued the RFID mandate to its top 100 suppliers, an event that many credit with single-handedly catalyzing the RFID industry as it exists today.

  • Computer Graphics Firm Adds 3-D to RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    A 3-D computer graphics developer wants to use radio frequency identification to enable devices to understand and interact physically in the real world.

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