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  • U.S. DoD Publishes RFID Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Defense yesterday published the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement, which outlines the regulations for shipping the DoD RFID-tagged goods.

  • Intellectual Property and RFID

    By Ari Juels

    Patents and patent strategy have become critical issues for RFID vendors and others in the RFID community. RFID end users need to understand the patent landscape to ensure that they are not committing to technologies that pass through intellectual property minefields. This preconference, hosted by the , explores critical intellectual property issues that companies selling, deploying and investing in RFID technologies face today.

  • DOD Publishes DFAR Amendment for RFID

    By Jonathan Collins

    The U.S. Defense Department has issued a proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement amendment that specifies RFID requirements for suppliers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Ari Juels

    OrganicID proves HF capability in organic circuit; Sun upgrades RFID software for Gen 2; ABI launches RFID database service; software boosts handheld reader; Paxar giving 110 percent; new funding for TAGSYS.

  • ABI Research: "Major Consolidation" of RFID Pure-Plays

    A new report from ABI Research takes a close look at the relationships forming between young, smaller RFID pure-plays and larger, established enterprise and data capture technology companies.

  • RFID Phone Payment Systems Good to Go

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A report by a smart card industry group predicts a strong market for RFID-enabled payment systems using mobile phones, but only if certain issues are resolved.

  • AMR Research: RFID Adoption "Stuck In Neutral"

    Based on observations of last week's big industry show RFID Journal Live!, AMR Research's Dennis Gaughan concludes that RFID adoption is "stuck in neutral."

  • Passive Tag Powers Sensors, Switches

    By Jonathan Collins

    U.K. company Instrumentel says its passive RFID tags can drive sensors and actuators, enabling a range of telemetric and security applications.

  • TSA Funds Tracking System for Seaport

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has provided a $1.6 million grant to develop an RFID system to track ground vehicles and cargo at Jacksonville, Fla., port.

  • Sun Releases 2.0 Upgrade to RFID Middleware

    Sun Microsystems announced yesterday the release of Sun Java System RFID Software 2.0, an upgrade to the company's 1.0 version released last July.

  • VeriSign Launches EPC Application Developers Contest

    VeriSign has launched the EPC Application Developers Contest to spur adoption and innovative uses of the EPCglobal Network.

  • ObjectStore Adding Event-Driven Tools

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Through its parent's acquisition of real-time application provider Apama, RFID solutions provider ObjectStore is developing software to integrate event-driven processing with RFID data management.

  • Avante Takes On Cargo Security

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Claiming that adding an RFID tag to container seals does not secure cargo, RFID systems provider Avante offers what it says is a better way to monitor a container's integrity.

  • School Studies RFID's Effect on Wal-Mart

    By Jonathan Collins

    The University of Arkansas is carrying out research at Wal-Mart stores in order to quantify the ability of RFID to decrease retail out-of-stocks.

  • Alien Passes 50 Million RFID Tag Milestone

    With all the excitement swirling around the , it has been easy to forget that we are still firmly rooted in a GEN 1 world. Take for example Alien Technology's announcement this week that it has shipped 50 million first generation Class 1 tags.

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