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  • UN Publishes "Internet of Things" Report

    The International Telecommunication Union, a body of the United Nations that coordinates global telecom networks and services, released a report entitled at the World Summit on the Information Society held the week before last in Tunis. This article highlights the report's contents.

  • Loggers Use Tags to Track Trucks, Timber

    By Claire Swedberg

    Papermakers and sawmills deploy RFID systems in forests to facilitate the loading, weighing and unloading of logging trucks.

  • RFID Tracks Tires at NASCAR

    By Claire Swedberg

    Goodyear used handheld interrogators and embedded tags to keep track of leased racecar tires.

  • Health Care Sees Safety in RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    A survey shows that the biggest health-care players are deploying RFID at a faster pace, with spending expected to jump industry-wide in 2007.

  • RFID Tracks Military Families' Household Goods

    By Jonathan Collins

    A new project is using the technology to keep tabs on the movement of household goods for relocated military personnel.

  • Major Release of Open Source RFID Platform

    A major milestone release of the open source RFID platform Singularity was announced last month by the project's overseer i-Konect. This article recaps the release's functionality as well as the overall progress of the Singularity project.

  • IATA Approves UHF for Bag Tags

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The group voted unanimously to endorse the use of RFID tags and interrogators compliant with ISO's 18000-6C candidate standard for baggage-tracking systems.

  • Jail to Test RFID-Managed Phones

    By Claire Swedberg

    At a Texas correctional facility, inmates will use RFID wristbands to access the phone system and pay for calls.

  • KSW Makes Dual-Antenna Tags

    By Jonathan Collins

    The German company claims its new antenna, the Taurus, gives long-range tags better short-range read-write performance.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    IBM, Intermec put full middleware suite in IF5; R and V Group guarantees Gen 1 labels, drops price; Bearing Point offering bag tracking consultation; study shows little change in consumer awareness of RFID; Plitek giving inlays the third degree; Cogiscan offering RFID for electronics manufacturing; OTI shipping 10 million RFID cards in 2005; Macau casino ordering 600,000 RFID gaming pieces; CISC creates products to simulate and measure portals; USDA offers grant program for NAIS trials, research.

  • Hard RFID Questions for Logistics Providers

    While logistics providers are still concerned about RFID issues like security, data encryption, and tag costs, their attention has shifted to problems specific to the 3PL industry. This guest article from Forrester Research looks at a few of the hard RFID questions that they are starting to tackle.

  • FCC Grants ODIN Experimental License

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The firm says permission to use the 866-956 MHz band enables it to offer UHF RFID system testing and design services to customers with operations both inside and outside the United States.

  • The Present and Future of RFID in Logistics

    At the event held last month in Las Vegas, some of the leading logistics providers described their current progress with RFID and provided an analysis of the long-term potential of the technology's role in their operations. This guest article from Forrester Research recaps what they said.

  • New Report: RFID in the Public Sector

    A new report on RFID in the public sector has been released. Commissioned by the IBM Center for the Business of Government, it is a comprehensive and up-to-date look at the technology, its many applications, and associated public sector issues. This article tells you what you need to know about the 100-page report.

  • New RFID-Enabled Drug Pedigree Solutions

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Sun Microsystems has launched one solution for deploying item-level pharmaceuticals track and trace applications with RFID. SupplyScape, Systech and Tagsys are partnering on another.

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