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  • 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.

  • Four Hurdles to Wider NFC Adoption

    In a release about Near Field Communication, or NFC, ABI Research of Oyster Bay, New York, has cited what it considers four leading impediments to faster adoption. NFC is an up-and-coming contactless technology by which electronic devices -- paricularly cell phones -- communicate with each other over a short range.

  • Boeing Selects Chipmaker for Parts Tags

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Intelleflex will supply a chip for the passive tags Boeing wants placed on parts for its Dreamliner jets, but the chips will have one-eighth the memory Boeing originally requested.

  • New Chip Could Transform Active RFID Market

    Last week G2 Microsystems announced the introduction of a new "system-on-chip" technology that it claims will bring down the cost and widen the application of real-time location system (RTLS) solutions. RFID Update spoke with a number of RTLS experts about the new chip and its potential to change the space.

  • Lab to Demo Gen 2 Features at RFID Journal LIVE!

    By Andrew Price

    Daniel Deavours, research director at the RFID Alliance Lab, will demonstrate some of the EPC Gen 2 protocol's advanced features and capabilities on the exhibition floor.

  • Renewed Buzz around RFID

    Mike Witty, analyst with research firm Manufacturing Insights, notes in this guest contribution that despite predictions of stalled RFID adoption as recently as a few months ago, the first quarter of 2006 has seen great strides, and it appears that industry may be coming out of its funk.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    G2 Microsystems launches Wi-Fi tag chip; Avery Dennison sets price for ‘content-insensitive’ AD-420 Gen 2 inlay; Metrologic makes RFID agreement with MaxID; Datamars donates readers for Pet ID; Georgia Tech Researchers to study RFID; Tagsys, Psion Teklogix collaborate on products.

  • Al Jaber Tags Its Vehicles

    By Jonathan Collins

    The construction company is using RFID to track its large fleet of vehicles in the United Arab Emirates.

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