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  • Intermec, Symbol Resolve Outstanding IP Disputes

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The companies have worked out a cross-licensing agreement and a covenant not to sue one another over intellectual property rights for four years.

  • Semi-Passive RFID Deployed at Global 3PL

    Power Paper of Israel, together with value-added reseller NBG ID of France, have announced two large-scale RFID deployments at the French distribution centers of a leading global logistics company. The projects have utilized tens of thousands of battery-assisted passive UHF RFID tags from Power Paper's PowerID division.

  • Insurer Running VeriChip Trial

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is inviting chronically ill policyholders to participate in a two-year trial to test implanted RFID tags.

  • Airgate Sees a Market for SAW

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Texas firm is distributing and deploying RFID systems that employ tags using surface acoustic wave technology for tracking assets, especially in factories and other industrial environments.

  • Europe Launches Initiative to Drive RFID Adoption

    A European initiative to mature and expand the use of EPCglobal applications launched this week in Brussels. Called the Building Radio frequency IDentification solutions for the Global Environment, or "BRIDGE", project, it has European Commission support, 7.5 million euros in funding, and a three-year timeline.

  • Georgia Cargo Terminals Becoming RFID-Enabled

    By Beth Bacheldor

    RFID interrogators and software are being deployed at terminals in Savannah, the country's fourth-largest port, to track shipments from all over the world.

  • Congress Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Halting Drug Counterfeiting

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources heard testimony from representatives of pharmaceutical and RFID firms.

  • U.S. Court Finds RFID Less Taxing for File Tracking

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The U.S. Tax Court has deployed the 3M File Tracking System to keep better tabs on files related to income tax and other law cases.

  • SkyeTek Adds Encryption to Embedded RFID

    SkyeTek, the Westminster, Colorado-based provider of embedded RFID readers, this week announced security enhancements to its product line that the company says represent a key development in the widening adoption of item-level RFID tagging.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Manhattan Associates, RF Code offering combined tracking system; NYC subway kicks of MasterCard PayPass trial; G2 Microsystems, Radianse receive new funding; Atmel announces new LF chip.

  • Global Logistics Provider Deploys Battery-Assisted RFID Systems

    By Jonathan Collins

    Since the systems need to track pallets of goods containing RF-unfriendly liquids and metals, the company chose battery-assisted tags to achieve the high reads required by clients in France.

  • EU Pledges $9.5M to Study, Promote RFID Business Applications

    By Jonathan Collins

    The funding will help support a three-year $16.5 million initiative dedicated to the use of RFID systems, primarily those based on EPCglobal standards.

  • China Post Deploys EPC RFID System to Track Mailbags

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The technology will track express-service mailbags transported to various postal-collection and sortation centers throughout Shanghai.

  • ISO Incorporates Gen2 into RFID Standard

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has amended its existing passive UHF RFID standard to include the EPCglobal Gen2 standard. The inclusion now means that Gen2-compliant RFID hardware will also be considered compliant by ISO standards.

  • Researchers Study Factors Degrading Cattle-Tag Performance

    By Claire Swedberg

    Academics at Kansas State University will work with Tyson and other meat processors to understand better the environmental variables affecting RFID technology for beef-tracking.

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