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  • ISO Reconsidering E-Seal Specification

    By Stephen Barlas

    A vote to finalize ISO’s draft e-seal specification is being delayed to assess issues that might make e-seals more expensive but perhaps more secure.

  • Sun Makes Dumb RFID Readers Smarter

    Sun Microsystems announced the expansion of its RFID portfolio yesterday with the introduction of RFID software for Java-enabled RFID readers and appliances.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Ari Juels

    ACG launches handheld read-write module; S&N, TrenStar expand keg contract; NFC Forum launches four Technical Working Groups; SAMSys introduces Gen 2 RFID UHF reader; Toshiba announces RFID-enabled thermal printer; Tata Consultancy Services opens RFID Technology Center.

  • FAA to Publish Passive RFID Policy

    By Mark Roberti

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's formal approval paves the way for the use of passive RFID tags on individual airline parts.

  • DeVry University's RFID Course Launches in July

    Yesterday DeVry University held an Executive Briefing at its Arlington, Virginia, location to present details about its new initiative to offer RFID training and education.

  • Sun Software Smartens RFID Readers

    By Claire Swedberg

    RFID reader makers ThingMagic and SIS Technologies are adding Java System RFID Software to their devices to perform tasks now managed by external middleware.

  • GEN 2 Progress Apace with TI and Rafsec

    Announcements about GEN 2 developments came from two major RFID manufacturers this week: RFID tag manufacturer UPM Rafsec of Finland, and Texas Instruments of Dallas, Texas.

  • Rafsec Set to Produce Gen 2 Inlays

    By Jonathan Collins

    The Finnish company says it plans to start production of Gen 2 tags in July, using a newly designed antenna to lower costs.

  • Intermec IP Program Earns Stripes with Zebra

    Last week saw a major development on the RFID intellectual property landscape as Zebra Technologies joined the Rapid Start Licensing Program of Intermec Technologies. Intermec's stock spiked on the news.

  • Seeburger Hosts RFID Compliance

    By Jonathan Collins

    The German middleware provider has launched a service for U.S. companies looking to outsource their program for tagging shipments of goods.

  • Unisys Manages RFID for Thomasville

    By Jonathan Collins

    Under a two-year contract, Unisys is providing round-the-clock help desk and on-site support services for the furniture maker's RFID system.

  • TI to Begin Production of Gen 2 Inlays, Straps

    By Jonathan Collins

    Texas Instruments says it will soon begin volume manufacturing of EPC Generation 2 inlays and straps, with more than 1 million inlays set for July.

  • Lessons Learned from RFID Training, Part 2

    I concluded yesterday's article by noting that RFID technology is still very complex. This simple fact leads to the following key points for any corporation considering a deployment.

  • Calif. Bill Allows RFID in More IDs

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Modification to the state’s proposed Identity Information Protection Act would permit RFID tags in many government-issued ID documents, provided certain conditions were met.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Ari Juels

    RFID Journal unveils speakers for Europe conference; survey shows fewer U.S. consumers concerned about RFID; Avicon offers free EPC translation; ODIN benchmarks handheld readers; CompTIA launches RFID skills survey; Zebra, Intermec Cross-Licensing IP; Weber announces smart labels; RF Code receiving VC funding; ConnecTerra, Cisco work on AON version of RFTagAware.

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