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  • Omni-ID, Atlas RFID Offer New Rugged Active Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Power 1 and Power 400 tags are designed to provide a long read range—typically, 100 meters—in extremely harsh environments.

  • Round Rock Completes Licensing Deals With Majority of RFID Vendors

    By Claire Swedberg

    The licensing firm says it now has agreements with at least 90 percent of all EPC tag suppliers to the U.S. market, and will focus its future efforts on educating RFID suppliers and end users, to ensure the patents are honored.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Paul Prince

    Farsens unveils battery-free RFID moisture-sensing tag; TSL adds wrist-mount and holster accessory options for its 1128 UHF RFID reader; NXP brings NFC badges to 2014 International CES; Knapp speeds up fulfillment process for Klingel's warehouse and Next Group's DC; Comprion launches robot solution for automated NFC testing.

  • Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Music Festival Opts for RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The event's organizers have selected a new RFID solution from Vendini, which is providing RFID wristbands, handheld and fixed HF readers, and hosted software for managing access control and ticketing data.

  • Zwipe Offers Fingerprint-Authenticated RFID Access-Control Card

    By Claire Swedberg

    The passive RFID card has a built-in fingerprint scanner to verify a user's identity and make sure that only authorized personnel gain entrance to a facility.

  • Colorado Readies System for Monitoring Marijuana

    By Claire Swedberg

    The state requires that growers, processors and retailers of medical or recreational marijuana use EPC Gen 2 passive RFID tags to authenticate and identify each plant or product.

  • OhioHealth Tests System for Tracking Hand-Hygiene Compliance

    By Claire Swedberg

    A trial of RFID-enabled hand-washing stations has allowed supervisors to view usage and takes steps to promote compliance, while personnel can view their own performance and that of their colleagues.

  • Feig Expands U.S. Operations, With an Eye Toward NFC

    By Claire Swedberg

    The German RFID hardware vendor has moved into a larger facility in the state of Georgia, in anticipation of strong demand for NFC RFID contactless-payment technology in point-of-sale terminals, kiosks and vending machines.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Paul Prince

    Phychips unveils new Arete RFID readers for phones, tablets; Zebra's Zatar IoT cloud platform to integrate with Entigral's TraxWare software; Ekahau's RTLS reduces emergency response times at Danish elder-care center; NiceLabel acquires its North American distributor, Niceware International; Nor-Lea Hospital District to enhance patient flow via Versus RTLS.

  • Call for Entries for Eighth Annual RFID Journal Awards

    By RFID Journal

    RFID Journal is now accepting submissions. The winners will be announced at LIVE! 2014, in April.

  • RFID Takes the Strain Out of Testing Minnesota's Roadbeds

    By Claire Swedberg

    The state's transportation department is using passive EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID tags to help it better identify the exact locations of the buried sensors it employs to test various road-construction materials and processes.

  • Marshall University Researchers Foresee a 'Perfect Storm' for RFID in Health Care

    By Claire Swedberg

    RFID technology is competing for the attention of hospital IT departments, a study says, but when deployed, it can reduce costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars, and benefit hospitals experiencing growth due to the Affordable Care Act.

  • Macy's Tests Shopkick's ShopBeacon at New York, San Francisco Stores

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Bluetooth tags enable the retailer to share promotional data about its merchandise with consumers who have downloaded and opted in to the Shopkick app.

  • Avery Dennison, Alien Technology and Invengo Sign Licensing Deals With Round Rock

    By Claire Swedberg

    The RFID technology makers say that the patent agreements will eliminate obstacles to deployments of EPC UHF RFID technology in the U.S.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Colorado's E-470 tollway adopts Confidex EPC UHF labels; Applebee's to roll out NFC-enabled tablets at more than 1,000 restaurants; 3DISC adds RFID to its digital dental X-ray system; Precyse Technologies announces intrinsically safe RTLS products; MarketingCharts' Analysis indicates limited NFC use in U.S.; IDTronic updates M3 Orange mobile PC.

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