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  • Apparel, Footwear Groups Study RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The U.S. apparel and footwear industry is examining how best to deploy RFID to track product inventory at the item level.

  • Philips, TI Testing Gen 2 Products

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The two firms say they are building on a history of cooperation to ensure conformance and interoperability of Gen 2 products.

  • Does the RFID Industry Know the Facts?

    According to research from Incucomm, there is a widely held but erroneous view that the DoD mandate will cause the consumption of more RFID tags than the Wal-Mart mandate. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • JCB to Run RFID Payment Trial in Amsterdam

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Holders of JCB credit cards will use RFID-enabled Nokia phones to make payments using the near-field communication protocol.

  • Gen 2 Candidate Passes First ISO Ballot

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The 18000-6 Part C candidate amendment, submitted to ISO by EPCglobal and based on the Gen 2 standard, passed its preliminary ballot with no major technical changes.

  • Microsoft, BT to Develop RFID Services

    By Jonathan Collins

    Microsoft and British Telecom are jointly developing managed RFID offerings for retailers, including Marks & Spencer.

  • Symbol, Philips Demo Gen 1 and 2

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The two companies used Symbol's new XR400 reader to demonstrate the interoperability of Gen 1 tags with Gen 2 tags, and Symbol released a new portal reader based on the XR400.

  • IBM Announces 3 New RFID Offerings

    IBM today made three announcements relating to RFID: the launch of a Privacy Consulting Practice, the introduction of an RFID-enabled printer, and the release of software "starter kits."

  • IBM Announces RFID Privacy Consulting

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The computer giant has created a service to help companies establish privacy policies around the use of RFID, and has also announced a new RFID-enabled printer and RFID starter kits.

  • Taking a Pragmatic Approach to RFID Deployments

    According to AMR Research's Dennis Gaughan, many companies are starting to develop a more pragmatic, targeted roadmap for how to implement RFID.

  • University Opens RFID Research Center

    By Mark Roberti

    With funding from major corporations, including J.B. Hunt, Tyson Foods and Wal-Mart, the University of Arkansas aims to do primary research that will support the adoption of RFID technologies.

  • Cattle Auctioneer Promotes Tracking Plan

    By Claire Swedberg

    A Montana livestock auction company is advocating a simplified cattle-tracking RFID system as an alternative to the one being considered by the USDA.

  • Gartner: Intermec's Program to Accelerate IP Issues

    Research firm Gartner this week released an assessment of the Rapid Start Licensing Program from Intermec Technologies, which began June 1st and will conclude the 31st of August.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Paxar demos Gen 2 label production; TAGSYS, STMicroelectronics interoperable; Germany picks Philips chip for passports; HP Taiwan reselling PDC bands for patient tracking; Wavetrend, OxLoc make traceable active ID system; Printronix, Impinj show Gen 2 interoperability.

  • ABI Research: Plug-and-Play RFID to Save the Day

    ABI Research, a technology research firm based in Oyster Bay, New York, believes that the answer to recently reported RFID doldrums can be summed up in three words: plug-and-play.

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