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  • Report: RFID to Drive Contactless Payments in 2005

    A new report from ABI Research entitled RFID Contactless Payments predicts that 2005 will be a transition year in the area of contactless payments.

  • Avery Dennison Commits $35M to RFID

    Label making giant Avery Dennison is forging ahead with an aggressive $35 million commitment to RFID development in 2005 alone.

  • Rotary Screen Used to Print UHF Antennas

    By Jonathan Collins

    A team of European companies says it has used rotary screen technology to print antennas that it used to make fully functioning UHF RFID tags.

  • Worley Plans RFID Warehouse Pilot

    By Jonathan Collins

    The third-party logistics provider will deploy RFID readers on forklift trucks to test the technology and develop new services.

  • RFID Aided Marines in Iraq

    By Mark Roberti

    Marines on the ground in Fallujah had real-time visibility into the location of replenishments for the first time in military history.

  • Marks & Spencer to Extend Trial to 53 Stores

    By Jonathan Collins

    Starting in spring 2006, the U.K. retailer will tag all items in six of the stores' clothing departments.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Bob Violino

    Kennedy to sell Alien 128-bit tags; Chicago hospital picks Mobile Aspects; INSIDE and Axalto collaborating on mobile RFID; Swiss IC for animal tracking; Alien qualifies Paxar products.

  • Bandai Debuts RFID Doll in Japan

    Popular technology blog Engadget has reported that an RFID-enabled doll called Naoru-kun is being sold in Japan by Japanese toy maker Bandai.

  • Microsoft's RFID Initiative Broadening

    Today, for the first time in months, Microsoft announces important updates on its RFID initiative.

  • McKesson Starts RFID Pilot for Viagra

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The drug distributor is reading case and pallet tags on shipments of Viagra it receives from Pfizer, and will soon expand the project to read item-level tags.

  • Sound and Light

    By Bob Violino

    Two Scandinavian companies have switched off the radio and are using sound and light to locate and identify objects and vehicles.

  • Surveys Reveal Dubious Consumers

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Recent surveys in the U.S. and in Europe show a need for more thorough public education on the uses and capabilities of RFID.

  • Maxell Introduces RFID Test Tube Tracking System

    At the Automation 2005 show held in San Jose, California, electronics company Maxell showcased an RFID system to track test tubes in a laboratory.

  • RFID Supplier Pulls Out of Student-Tracking Program

    The plan at a California elementary school that required students to wear RFID tagged badges has been shelved because the technology supplier has retracted its agreement to provide the system.

  • RFID Takes Attendance—and Heat

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A California startup developed an RFID system to help teachers take roll call, but called off an in-school pilot after it incited protests from parents and advocacy groups.

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