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03/11/10RFID Handheld Power + Connectivity + Location = RTLS Data Capture
Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) launched a novel plug-in module that provides Quad Band EGSM connectivity as well as GPS location data with its CS501 GSM/GPS module.
02/16/10Union Hospital Launches Versus' Real-Time Locating System (RTLS)
Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN expanded on this commitment by deploying enterprise asset tracking from Versus Technology, Inc. The Versus highly accurate Asset Management Solution helps Union Hospital to better manage equipment resources, including maintenance, storage and deployment.
02/15/10Airbus Selects Ubisense as a Strategic Real-Time Location Partner and Awards First Major Contract
Airbus selects Ubisense to extend the world's largest radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled manufacturing initiative, with the addition of the Ubisense precise real-time location (RTLS) system at multiple Airbus facilities.
01/11/10American Apparel Boosts Sales, Customer Satisfaction and Employee Productivity With RFID Solution From Xterprise
Xterprise Incorporated announced American Apparel (AMEX: APP) has increased sales per store, inventory accuracy, customer satisfaction and associate productivity by deploying the Xterprise Clarity Advanced Retail Solution (ARS) system across 10 stores. American Apparel selected Xterprise based on the company's experience with large RFID deployments, unique item-level inventory management capabilities and the ability to scale to meet the volumes and complexities of a growing retail chain network.
12/17/09Samarinda Aged Services Improves Its Operations and Resident Care Using AeroScout Safety and Asset Tracking Solutions
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - AeroScout , the leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility for the healthcare industry, today announced that Samarinda Aged Services in Ashburton, Australia, has implemented AeroScout's Resident Safety and Asset Tracking and Management
12/02/09Japan's Largest PFI Correctional Facility Deploys AeroScout Prisoner and Staff RFID Tracking Solution to Improve Prison Management
The Shimane facility encompasses 325,000 square meters, with almost 100,000 square meters of floor space, and so it requires the scalability, reliability and flexibility that the AeroScout solution delivers. AeroScout Wi-Fi Tags, Location Receivers, Exciters and Location Engine are integrated into a unified security management system, enabling prison officers to monitor the location of each inmate and compare it with their planned schedule of movements and activities for the day.
11/05/09Mercedes-Benz Dealership Deploys AeroScout Wi-Fi Asset Tracking Solution to Optimize Vehicle Logistics and Service Levels
AeroScout working with Telefónica and Cisco, announced that the Mercedes-Benz dealership of Valencia, Spain has successfully deployed AeroScout's Vehicle Tracking and Management solution. Using the AeroScout Wi-Fi RFID solution, the dealership is able to leverage its reliable, flexible and high-performance Cisco Unified Wireless Network , which is also used for Wi-Fi and voice applications. In addition, the dealership is able to extend operational efficiencies to its service department and ensure the distinctive, high-quality customer experience associated with the Mercedes-Benz brand.
11/05/09Savi and Partners Launch RFID Solution for Oil and Gas Industry; Broadband Wireless System Automatically Tracks and Manages Supplies
Savi has formed an oil and gas strategic alliance with Shipcom Wireless and KBR Wireless, who are offering a complete software solution that links with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to instantly track and manage supplies transported between onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities worldwide.
10/21/09Health Professions to Benefit Exponentially as Broadband Wireless Adoption Proliferates
The health care sector and small businesses will prosper the most from widespread implementation and use of wireless broadband, according to 'Broadband Wireless Information in Professional Markets 2009-2010,' the latest strategic market report released today from Simba Information, a leading media industry forecast and analysis firm.
10/20/09RFID TagSource to Distribute Tracient RFID Readers
RFID TagSource and Tracient Technologies announced they have signed a distribution agreement whereby RFID TagSource will distribute Tracient's RFID reader products in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
10/13/09Universal Postal Union Specifies Alien Technology RFID Tags in High-Profile, Global Postal Application
In one of the world's most high-profile and relevant RFID postal applications, AIDA Centre and Alien team up to provide a complete solution for the Universal Postal Union's (UPU) 21 member country quality efficiency program.
10/01/09Mater Health Services Hits Key Milestones in Smart Hospital Broadband Wireless Tracking and Communications Strategy
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that Mater Health Services , Queensland's largest not-for-profit hospital group, is making significant strides in achieving its Smart Hospital strategy with a roll-out of an expanded suite of business applications on its Cisco Medical-Grade Broadband Wireless Network across its seven ultra-modern hospitals.
09/25/09WellSpan Health's York Hospital Drives Enterprise-Wide Operational Efficiency Using AeroScout's Wi-Fi-Based Asset Tracking and Management Solution
AeroScout announced that WellSpan Health's York Hospital has deployed AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based healthcare visibility solution. York Hospital's emergency, biomedical engineering and transportation departments are using the AeroScout solution to track critical medical equipment throughout the facility to ensure that staff can quickly locate required items. The solution and its time-saving benefits are proving to be especially valuable in the emergency department during peak hours by helping to increase efficiency while improving patient satisfaction, care and safety.
09/23/09Secura Key Selects Lantronix Broadband Wireless RFID Networking Solutions for Its Next-Generation Secure Entry Access Products
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) announced that Secura Key, a leading manufacturer of access control and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions, has deployed Lantronix' Xport and WiPort embedded networking servers into its latest access control panel systems. The implementation of Lantronix wired and wireless connectivity solutions eliminates design complexity by providing self-contained embedded networking systems, which enables Secura Key engineers to focus on their core competency of designing security products.
09/17/09Alien Technology Bolsters Higgs-3 TM RFID IC Security With Dynamic Authentication
Alien Technology announced its "Dynamic Authentication" -- yet another addition to its feature rich Higgs-3 RFID IC, further enhancing data integrity for security, brand protection, and authentication applications.
09/16/09AeroScout and Mine Site Technologies Announce Numerous Deployments for Tracking Personnel and Assets in Mines Across the Globe
AeroScout in a partnership with Mine Site Technologies (MST) announced that Newmont's Leeville Gold Mine has deployed AeroScout and MST's Wi-Fi RFID solutions for tracking workers, equipment and vehicles. The deployment highlights a period of strong global momentum for AeroScout and MST in the mining industry, as mining companies focus on improving safety and productivity.
09/08/09DecaWave Partners With Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) for Its RTLS Wireless Antenna Design Research Expertise
DecaWave the pioneering fabless semiconductor company has partnered with the Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group (AHFR) for antenna design research expertise for its ground breaking broadband wireless ScenSor chip. The resulting antennas are optimised, but are fully customisable to client technologies and application needs and specifications. DecaWave's ScenSor has a wide range of standards-based applications for both Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Ultra Low Power Wireless Transceivers.
08/21/09Impinj Partners With The Coca-Cola Company on Revolutionary RFID Beverage Dispenser Inventory Tracking System
Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provider Impinj, Inc. announced a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company to provide critical RFID technology supporting its new Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispensing system.
08/17/09Alien Technology UHF RFID Inlays Top the Charts
Alien Technology is pleased to announce Top Ranking performance of its UHF RFID EPC Gen 2 inlays for the third consecutive year. Results are in for the 2009 European EPC Competence Center (EECC) UHF RFID inlay benchmark testing, and once again Alien Technology's RFID inlays have topped the charts.
08/13/09Xcellink Announces Details of US Patent for Mobile Electronic Payment System
Xcellink International Inc. (OTCBB: XCEL) announced details of the U.S. Patent # 7024385 titled 'Automated Electronic Funds Transfer System and Method' which covers the automated data interchange to achieve transactions between customers (buyers) and merchants (sellers) over local wired or wireless links. Following a recent license transfer, Xcellink has exclusive world-wide rights associated with this Patent.
08/07/09Broadband Wireless Hardware Sales Could Be Side Effect of Stimulus Bill's EMR Incentives
As the Obama Administration provides incentives to push doctors and hospitals to upgrade their healthcare IT solutions, there will be a greater need to replace antiquated computer hardware with newer, more powerful systems that can support the vast amounts of information created by EMR, wireless, RFID, electronic physician order entry (CPOE) and other advanced software that is rapidly being adopted.
08/06/09Precision Dynamics' RFID Wristband System Provides Cashless Guest Convenience at Newest Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC
The system starts at registration as adult guests are provided a Smart Band RFID wristband, which is embedded with a 13.56MHz RFID inlay. The automated wristbands provide secure, keyless entry into the family's hotel room, eliminating the need to carry hotel room keys or cards. Throughout the resort, RFID enabled point of sale (POS) workstations enable guests to easily make cashless payments with the RFID wristbands at food and beverage concessions, gift shops, and restaurants. Vending and token machines are also RFID enabled to allow cashless purchases with the wristbands.
08/04/09DecisionPoint Recognized by Motorola as Top 10 North American Wireless LAN Partner
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: DNPI) announced that it has been recognized by Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Solutions division as one of the top 10 North American Wireless LAN (WLAN) partners.
07/29/09Awarepoint Expands Its Real-Time Location Solution (RTLS) at Jackson Health System
Awarepoint Corporation announced an expansion of its Real-time Awareness Solution (RTAS) at Jackson Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery system in Miami, Florida. The addition of Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Community Hospital brings the Jackson Health System enterprise asset management tracking deployment to 4,459,000 million square feet, securing this ZigBee-based RTLS installation as the biggest in U.S. healthcare. Awarepoint serves its U.S. hospital customers through a sales, distribution and service agreement with Skytron. Jackson Health System is governed by the Public Health Trust, a dedicated
07/28/09South America's Largest Container Terminal Blankets Shipyard with Wi-Fi to Manage Freight, Equipment and Personnel
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced that Santos-Brasil S.A. has deployed a ruggedized outdoor Aruba Wi-Fi network across its 596,000 square meter Tecon de Santos container terminal at the Port of Santos. Sao Paulo-based Santos-Brasil operates 3 berths, 16 ship-to-shore container cranes, 1 mobile harbor crane, 34 rubber-tired gantry cranes, and 23 reach stackers at the port. Reliable performance is a business-critical function since container handling is wholly dependent on data transferred over the Wi-Fi network to more than 500 Psion Teklogix ruggedized handheld and vehicular computers.
07/09/09Alien Technology Secures RFID Garment Tracking Application With G&P Net of Italy
Alien Technology announced its newest million plus tag RFID garment tracking installation in Europe. Alien teamed with Aton to provide a complete end-to-end RFID traceability solution for leading apparel designer and manufacturer, G&P Net, the producer of brands such as GeoSpirit and Peuterey. G&P Net needed to control channel efficiencies and enhance supply chain visibility throughout Europe, so they approached Aton for a complete hardware and software solution.
07/08/09Giesecke & Devrient Delivers High Security Wireless RFID Enhanced Border Crossing Cards
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced the issuance of an Enhanced Identification Card for Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), and an Enhanced Driver's Licence for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO). This is the beginning of a new, 10 year partnership with Manitoba Public Insurance and a continuation of the current partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
07/06/09Skytron to Provide Broadband Wireless Real-Time Location (RFID) Solutions to Amerinet Members Nationwide
Skytron announced the addition of Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, to its Amerinet group purchasing organization supplier agreement. Amerinet's Total Spend Management Solutions offer margin improvement tools to providers to create new revenue streams and reduce expenses.
07/02/09New Avery Dennison Video Demonstrates How Item-Level RFID at American Apparel(R) Helped Achieve 99% Inventory Accuracy and a 14% Sales Increase
A new video that guides viewers through the innermost operations of American Apparel's item-level RFID inventory management system can now be accessed by apparel, retail and RFID professionals at (Photo: ) Titled RFID Case Study - American Apparel, the video is the first multimedia production that demonstrates how the largest apparel producer in the U.S. deployed item-level RFID to overcome inventory accuracy and replenishment challenges at selected retail stores, while appreciably increasing sales.
07/01/09Reva Systems Introduces Software-Only Version of Industry Leading RFID Broadband Wireless TAP Appliance
Reva Systems announced the introduction of TAP-VM, a software-based virtual machine version of the Reva TAP appliance. The TAP-VM virtual appliance runs on any hardware that supports the VMware Server 2 platform.
06/30/09RFID Technology Tapped to Provide Worldwide Broadband Wireless "Gold" Standard for Art and Collectibles
Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTI) is pleased to announce that the Company is in the process of establishing the worldwide "gold" standard for how art and collectibles are marketed, tracked, and valued through its RFID technology.
06/08/09TeleCommunication Systems' Location Platform Wins Internet Telephony's 2009 WiMAX Distinction Award
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Internet Telephony magazine named TCS' Xypoint® Location Platform (XLP) a recipient of the 2009 WiMAX Distinction Award. TCS's XLP enables wireless carrier customers to have precise, advanced location-based capabilities in an open, scalable and reliable platform. The technology supports network-based solutions and enables mobile operating partners to offer enhanced location data services to their customers.
06/02/09Sirit, eriginate Partner on Broadband Wireless Livestock Tracking Solution
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announced its partnership with eriginate Corporation, a subsidiary of HerdStar, LLC and a global integrator of track, trace and monitoring solutions to the livestock food industry. eriginate will utilize Sirit's RFID tag and reader technology to support its comprehensive solutions developed for the livestock food market.
04/27/09Sirit Expands its Broadband Wireless RFID Product Portfolio
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, announced the release of the IDentity 4100 fixed position reader and the IDentity 3100 desktop reader to its line of leading UHF reader products. In addition, Sirit releases ten new HF and UHF inlays to its large portfolio of specialized tag designs.
04/27/09Reva Systems Delivers RFID Item-Level Inventory for Retailers
Reva Systems announced Reva-4-Retail as the newest addition to its series of industry-focused RFID solutions. Reva-4-Retail integrates Reva's category-leading TAP appliance with a retail store inventory application that facilitates easy stock-taking and replenishment. Reva-4-Retail also includes support for pre-qualified handheld RFID readers and industry standard item-level RFID tags.
04/27/09ODIN's Self-Inventorying SMART Container ® Breaks New Ground in Automated RFID Tracking
ODIN introduced the ODIN self-inventorying SMART Container -- a first in automated technology for the tracking of critical assets. The SMART Container goes beyond basic security and location tracking for a given container. In fact, it provides detailed visibility of items inside the container via passive UHF RFID and can transmit item level data to any ERP system over various communication mediums, to include satellite, cellular, and active RFID.
04/06/09Aruba Networks' Real-Time Broadband Wireless Location Systems Lower Costs by Leveraging Wi-Fi Infrastructure to Keep Tabs on Key Assets
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced three Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) that leverage customers' existing Aruba adaptive Wi-Fi network to lower deployment and operating costs. RTLS uses signal triangulation and propagation algorithms to locate the position of an asset, device or Wi-Fi tracking tag within a facility. Aruba offers an RTLS solution integrated into its AirWave Wireless Management Suite (AWMS), as well as interoperability with RTLS location-engines from AeroScout and Ekahau. Customers can select from among these three solutions based on required positioning accuracy and features.
03/26/09Ekahau Refines Wi-Fi RTLS Performance With New Broadband Wireless Location Beacon
Ekahau Inc. announced that it will make available a family of a small mobile battery-powered transmitters, called Ekahau location beacons, to further increase the location accuracy of its award-winning Wi-Fi RTLS solution. These beacons are designed to enhance system performance in areas that have poor Wi-Fi coverage but where location accuracy is mission critical.
03/26/09Magneti Marelli Selects Sierra Wireless Embedded Modules for Broadband Wireless Telematics Product for Fleet Management
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced that Magneti Marelli has selected Sierra Wireless mobile broadband embedded modules with EMConnect firmware features for integration into its telematics products developed for safety, entertainment and satellite navigation applications.
03/23/09Split Rock Resort & Golf Club Deploys Its Proximities RFID Water Park Customer Tracking Solution
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club selected Bartronics America, Inc. (BAI), to provide its Proximities RFID system solution for their H20ooohh Indoor Family Waterpark.
01/16/09SkyeTek Launches New Compact 1-Watt UHF RFID Reader Modules
SkyeTek, Inc . announced availability of the SkyeModule™ M10 UHF reader module designed to deliver an industry-leading combination of high performance, low cost, and compact size. Leveraging SkyeTek's award-winning reader design expertise, the M10 delivers up to five meters of range and robust anti-collision performance in a package smaller than a typical business card. The M10 is available today with support for FCC regulatory mode and is adding support for the EU and select Asian countries in the coming months.
01/08/09Arada Systems Announces Complete WLAN-Based RFID Solution Featuring Atheros ROCm Technology
Arada Systems announced the availability of its Loc-Air technology platform, the industry's only 802.11a/b/g-based, low-power, wireless design for applications including RFID, sensor networks, security devices and consumer electronics. The new solution leverages Atheros' market-proven ROCm technology for mobile WLAN, which delivers the industry's highest performance, integration and breakthrough low-power.
12/08/08Uruguay Deploys Sirit IDentity 5100 RFID-Based Tolling System
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announced that its IDentity 5100 readers and transponders have been selected for deployment on the only automated toll road in Uruguay. Corporacion Vial del Uruguay (CVU), a government agency responsible for overseeing Uruguay's National Highway Concession program, has finalized plans to upgrade the Toll Collection System in all of the toll plazas operating in Uruguay, selecting Sirit IDentity 5100 readers and transponders
11/27/08IPICO Extends Partnership with CHEP Australia for RFID Deployment across New Zealand
IPICO Inc. (TSX-V:RFD) announced that it has received an order from CHEP Australia for 480,000 tags and reader infrastructure for IPICO's passive Dual Frequency RFID technology to be integrated in CHEP's new, managed, foldable, returnable packaging (FRPCs) solutions across New Zealand. This countrywide deployment will involve three service centres across New Zealand's two islands and kicks off the largest deployment of IPICO's passive Dual Frequency RFID to date.
11/17/08Sirit Announces European Certification for IDentity 5100 RFID Reader
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announced during the ITS World Congress show in New York City, it has achieved European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) certification for its industry leading IDentity 5100 reader.
11/17/08Group Demonstrates 5.9GHz Broadband Wireless DSRC Packet Sniffer
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announced during the ITS World Congress show in New York City that they will demonstrate a Dedicated Short Range Communications ("DSRC") Packet Sniffer at the ITS World Congress using the event's "11th Avenue Theatre" Vehicle Infrastructure Integration ("VII") technology demonstration area.
10/23/08Rautakesko Selects Ekahau RTLS for Retail Store Visitor Tracking
Ekahau Inc. announced that Rautakesko Ltd, a market leader in its operating area and the fifth biggest in do-it-yourself (DIY) business in Europe, has selected Ekahau Wi-Fi-based RTLS solution for retail store customer behavior analysis.
10/20/08Canadian Asked to Reject Enhanced Drivers Licenses with RFID Technology
Ontario's proposed enhanced driver's licences (EDLs) and enhanced photo ID cards are a waste of money, pose significant privacy risks, establish a de facto national ID card in Canada, and the province should cease all plans under the Photo Card Act (Bill 85) to introduce them, a coalition of privacy, consumer, civil liberties and civil society groups will tell Ontario's standing committee on general government today between 3:45 and 5 p.m. in Committee Room 228 at Queen's Park.
10/13/0813.56 MHz RFID Reference Design Offers a True 64-bit Encryption Engine and Lower Host-side BOM
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced its Keen+ reference design for the development of secure, 13.56 MHz logic-based, passive RFID, close proximity applications. The AT88SC-ADK2 Keen+ development kit includes Atmel's Crypto Evaluation Studio tool suite, an application development board, CryptoRF samples in both tag and smart card form, a USB cable, and a quick start guide.
10/03/08Sprint's XOHM Broadband Wireless Internet Service at Demonstrated at WiMAX Smart Home Exhibit
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) offered a first taste of XOHM service to guests attending a WiMAX open house event last night at Chicago's famed Smart Home. The Smart Home was built using green building techniques, technology that manages home energy use, and is designed with the latest in communications technology in mind.
09/29/08US Air Force Medical Service Extends Shipcom Wireless Contract for Major Healthcare RFID Implementation
Shipcom Wireless, Inc. announced that their contract with the Air Force Surgeon General's Office to review the current uses of RFID technology across the Air Force Medical Service has been extended.
09/17/08Broadband Wireless RFID and Wi-Fi Technology at the Center of the Most Advanced Hotel Rooms in Las Vegas
Control4's next-generation automation, coupled with CityCenter's ability to network every guestroom device via one gigabit of bandwidth, will deliver an unrivaled guest experience that will become the benchmark for the hospitality industry.
09/16/08Preferred Travelers Get Broadband Wireless Clearance to Airport Security Fast Lanes
Clear and Vigilant Solutions announced that the companies signed a reciprocal fee agreement. That agreement will allow cardholders from Vigilant's two programs in Jacksonville, Florida and Gulfport, Mississippi to use their cards at Clear's 17 airports including those in New York, Atlanta (opening this month), San Francisco, Orlando and Denver airports and for Clear members to be able to use their cards at the Jacksonville and Gulfport-Biloxi airports.
09/15/08Emerging Broadband Wireless Sensor Network Technology Successfully Piloted; Now Available for Licensing
Gentag, Inc. has successfully tested a broad platform including multi-band cell phone technology and Wi-Fi devices combined with a new disposable, battery-less (or passive) wireless RFID sensor platform and proprietary web software, thereby allowing real time scanning of low-cost wireless RFID 13.56 MHz sensors for virtually any consumer application -- anywhere in the world.
09/12/08Evigia Releases New Family of Active RFID Products
Evigia Systems Inc., the leading provider of highly functional yet low cost integrated active RFID hardware, announced the introduction of its EV3 product family of active transponders, interrogators, and accessories.
09/08/08Entrust Turns Second-Generation ePassport Vision Into Reality
As the preferred security provider to nine of the top 10 global e-governments, Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) will demonstrate its most interoperable and scalable public key infrastructure (PKI) supporting second-generation ePassports at the ePassports EAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests Sept. 7-12 in Prague, Czech Republic.
09/08/08Motorola Expands Global RFID Footprint
The Enterprise Mobility business from Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT ) today introduced several new RFID product enhancements and an increase in geographic availability that meets the business needs of customers around the world. Motorola's collaboration with its global network of partners has helped the company solidify its worldwide market leadership among a wide variety of organizations that cut across multiple industries.
09/08/08Ekahau Broadens its Market Presence With New Wi-Fi Tags
Ekahau Inc. introduced four new Wi-Fi tags that expand the functionality of its real-time location tracking solutions. The tags, which were designed in response to customer demand in a number of vertical markets, include a personnel badge tag that offers the industry's first two-way Wi-Fi pager capabilities and other solutions for industrial, retail and temperature sensitive environments.
09/01/08Report Shows that RFID Tag Revenue Jumped 90%
A new report from Aberdeen shows RFID applications are going beyond "tag and ship." Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB: AIDO ) is one of those companies building an innovative brand in RFID applications in pet ID and now tires.
08/28/08IT Assets the Number-One Target for RFID Tags, User Survey Finds
A recent survey of more than 200 IT and business decision-makers found them planning to expand deployments of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies beyond traditional applications. When asked what they are tagging or planning to tag with RFID technologies, IT assets were cited by the highest percentage of respondents (43%), ahead of more traditional manufacturing work in process, or WIP (35%), and inventory (30%).
08/27/08Ascom Wireless Solutions and Ekahau Introduce WiFi Based Emergency Positioning Solution
Ascom Wireless Solutions (WS) and Ekahau Inc. announced their collaboration on a new WiFi positioning solution. Ekahau's location-based services (Ekahau RTLS) combined with the Ascom i75, a high-end VoWiFi handset from Ascom WS, create a reliable means of locating people in emergency situations.
08/20/08Machine to Machine Broadband Wireless Applications to Track Military Cargo in Combat Theaters
Numerex Corp. (Nasdaq: NMRX) will test its military-grade Orbit One SX1 tracking module against a range of operational environmental conditions similar to those found in combat theaters such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
08/07/08New Broadband Wireless Satellite and RFID Technology Being Developed to Track Fishing Gear and Save Whales
The University of New Hampshire's Zoology Department was awarded $48,000 to develop a system for remote, real-time tracking of fishing gear location. The system would use a radio frequency identification (RFID) scheme and global positioning system (GPS). If successful, this could provide substantial new information on fishing patterns--how much gear is set, when, and where. This could be used, for example, to improve measures that reduce gear in the places, and during the times, large whales are most likely to be present. The UNH team will partner with Blue Water Concepts of Maine to develop this innovative technology.
07/24/08RFID Technology Provides Easy Scans for Season Ski Pass Holders at Vail Colorado Resort
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) announced that its CN3 mobile computers with IP30 handheld RFID readers have been chosen by Vail Resorts, the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury destination-based travel at iconic locations, for its 2008-2009 season ski passes at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly.
07/17/08Reva Systems Extends TAP Performance Range and Unlocks the Mystery of RFID Tag Direction
Reva Systems, a leading RFID network infrastructure provider, announced the general availability of its new Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) appliance, the TAP 721, and the simultaneous release of software version 2.3 for all TAP models. The Reva TAP 721 brings cost effective RFID network infrastructure to facilities operating up to 1,024 read-points per site. The new software release contains customer-driven enhancements that deliver improved management tools, modeling capabilities and data processing.
07/15/08JAMA's Research Report Lacks Understanding of RFID Interference Issues
A research study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that RFID systems can cause "potentially hazardous incidents in medical devices" used in hospitals. Unfortunately, the report ignores mainstream passive RFID readers in favor of an uncommonly high-powered RFID reader used at an uncommonly close distance.
06/19/08Sixth Annual RFID World 2008 Event Addresses Critical Industry and Consumer Requirements With Demonstrable Vertical-Market RFID Solutions
TechInsights announced the expansion of the RFID World 2008 conference, offering demonstrable vertical market RFID solutions, discussion forums, seminars and symposia that address the increased demand from industry leaders for a RFID solutions-focused event. RFID World 2008: Beyond RFID: Global Solutions for the Auto ID Community will take place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand September 8-10.
06/18/08SkyeTek Provides Reader-Driven RFID Tag Security Solution
SkyeTek, Inc., a leading provider of embedded RFID reader technology, continues to provide the highest level of security in the industry while maintaining the lowest cost for customers. While other reader offerings rely on tag manufacturers to provide security for RFID tag memory, SkyeTek supplies advanced RFID readers that implement security onto generic tags, providing immediate cost savings as well as long-term investment protection by allowing customers to switch tags without penalty. This revolutionary approach to tag security allows original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and product designers to control their own security requirements. In addition, with reader-driven security on generic tags, manufacturers can take advantage of encryption without the cost of a proprietary tag.
05/29/08Cisco Utilizes RFID to Track Business Mobility Solutions
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced an evolved architecture that helps empower businesses to meet and exceed mobility demands and move beyond basic wireless networking into the next generation of business mobility -- transforming the way business is done by fostering broader collaboration and new levels of productivity. This announcement is part of Cisco Motion -- Cisco's innovative vision for business mobility that delivers practical solutions to integrate mobile devices, applications, security and disparate networks into a unified platform.
05/21/08Sierra Wireless to Launch Intelligent Vehicle Tracking and Mobile Resource Management Device
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced the newest addition to its AirLink product suite, the PinPoint XT - an intelligent device ideally suited for vehicle tracking, fleet management and telematics solutions. The PinPoint XT is expected to be widely available for GSM and CDMA networks worldwide in the second half of 2008.
05/21/08Automotive Transmission Manufacturer Deploys RFID Broadband Wireless Management System to Automate Parts Replenishment at Two- Million Square Foot Assembly Plant
WhereNet Corp., a Zebra Technologies company (Nasdaq: ZBRA) and the leader in wireless solutions for tracking and managing enterprise assets, announced that GETRAG FORD Transmissions, one of the largest manufacturers of automotive transmissions in the world, has deployed WhereNet's new Material Flow- Replenishment System at its two-million square foot assembly plant in Cologne, Germany to automate parts replenishment processes as part of the company's lean manufacturing initiative.
05/21/08RuBee Pilot Kit Offers Safe, Secure Visibility With Improved Performance Over RFID in Harsh Environment Applications
A complete pilot kit that allows designers to create pilot projects quickly using RuBee (IEEE P1902.1) wireless asset visibility was announced today by Visible Assets, Inc. (Visible). Visible's new RuBee Pilot Kit (RPK) and licensing package includes an IEEE P1902.1 license plus the RuBee hardware, software, and support designers need to carry out a new industry application pilot.
05/20/08US Air Force Medical Service Selects Shipcom Wireless for Major Healthcare RFID Contract
Shipcom Wireless, Inc. announced that they have been selected by the Air Force Surgeon General's Office to review the current uses of RFID technology across the Air Force Medical Service and then pilot RFID systems to improve clinical operations at the Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.
05/19/08GGZ-NML Hospital Deploys Ekahau's Broadband Wireless Real Time Location System for Staff Safety in Psychiatric Care Unit
Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), announced that GGZ-NML, a hospital in Venray, The Netherlands, is the first healthcare organization in that country to use Ekahau RTLS to ensure the safety of its employees in the psychiatric care unit.
05/15/08Fujitsu and Socket Mobile Form Strategic Partnership for Mobile Sales Tools
Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT) and Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation announced a strategic partnership and plans for joint product offerings aimed at improving mobile data collection in a variety of industries. Combining the mobile data collection capabilities of Socket Mobile with the tablet and ultra-mobile computing expertise of Fujitsu will offer trusted, proven solutions for improving customer service by increasing the tools available to mobile workers.
05/14/08Homeland Integrated Security Systems to Add Broadband Wireless Personal Tracking and Energy Management Modules
Homeland Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HISU) announced that the Company will be adding two new products to its existing line in 2008. The new products include a two-inch by two-inch personal tracking device and a "plug and play" energy management module for machine-to-machine applications.
05/13/08Technology Summit Endorses Broadband Wireless RFID Counterfeiting Measures
The Traxxec product (a HDPE Radio Frequency enabled bottle) addresses the needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers required to implement RFID by providing a solution to 'tagging of goods' and the option of using existing packaging processes and legacy systems with a RFID product more robust than "slap and ship".
05/13/08Halo Selects N4 Systems' Field ID for their RFID Based Inspection System
Halo has selected the market leading RFID based inspection and safety compliance system, Field ID, to manage all their inspections and safety compliance procedures. Halo selected Field ID for its unmatched focus on safety compliance and its ability to accommodate large customers.
05/08/08GHX Mobile Solutions' SalesAccelerator Tool Adds Capability to Read RFID Tags, as Well as Barcodes
GHX Mobile Solutions announced that is has released a new version of its SalesAccelerator handheld inventory management tool that can now read RFID tags in addition to barcodes. Using this expanded capability, healthcare manufacturers can more broadly utilize SalesAccelerator to improve inventory and order management processes.
05/06/08Predicting the Future Triumph of Clearwire's $14 Billion Broadband Wireless Network
Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced Wednesday that the companies will combine their broadband wireless units to create a $14.55 billion mobile wireless communications company to provide internet access, phone service, movies, games and a variety of other broadband wireless data services. The new company, which will retain Clearwire's name, will continue developing a mobile network based on WiMax technology, which promises much faster speeds than the latest 3g cellular networks.
05/02/08Augusta Systems Technologies Wireless Sensors Manage New Smart Grid Power Project
Augusta Systems Inc., provider of intelligent wireless enterprise sensor network technologies, announced that its products have been deployed by Allegheny Power for use in a new Smart Grid project that integrates controls for building systems and energy management with utility infrastructure that achieves new levels of peak load control, energy efficiency and reliability.
04/24/08Psion Teklogix and AeroScout Announce RFID Partnership for Wi-Fi Real-Time Asset Management Solutions
Psion Teklogix (LSE: PON.L) and AeroScout, Inc. announced a partnership to develop automated real-time asset management solutions. Integrating AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tags and MobileView software with Psion Teklogix' rugged mobile computers, the companies offer customers accurate and scalable automated inventory tracking and yard management solutions.
04/22/08S3 Edge Launches Ground-Breaking Suite of Applications to Enable Enterprise-Wide Real Time Visibility Systems
S3 Edge, an independent software vendor, founded by previous Microsoft employees has announced the availability of a new category of applications called RTVS (Real Time Visibility Systems). S3 RTVS will provide cost-effective solutions on Microsoft BizTalk Server RFID to allow business processes to seamlessly incorporate visibility from the physical world into their decision making. S3's core focus will be on closed loop asset tracking and warehouse visibility in addition to providing solutions for comprehensive connectivity and management of various mobile and fixed readers on Microsoft BizTalk Server.
04/18/08Motorola Simplifies Radio Frequency ID Deployments With New High-Performance Reader
The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced the new Motorola XR450, an industrial-class fixed radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader featuring both bi- and mono-static antenna ports on one platform to protect RFID investments and decrease deployment complexities. This new two-in-one solution provides an ideal high-performance RFID reader for both item-level tracking and more demanding supply chain applications.
04/15/08Las Vegas Casinos Utilize RFID to Track Millions of Dollars in Chips and High-Profile Guests
Video poker machines aren't the only high-tech applications in casinos. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is becoming increasingly more widespread in the gaming industry.
04/14/08Sierra Wireless and Wavefront Announce Best Mobile Broadband Wireless and GPS Real Time Location Services Contest
Sierra Wireless Inc. (SW:TO, SWIR:NASDAQ) and Wavefront, a commercialization accelerator for the British Columbia Wireless and New Media industries, announced the launch of the "Sierra Wireless - Wavefront Developer Challenge." The purpose of the six-month challenge is to find best-in-class broadband wireless enterprise or consumer applications that take advantage of the mobile broadband and GPS capabilities built into Sierra Wireless PC cards, ExpressCards, and USB modems.
04/10/08Motorola Receives Award for Innovative RFS7000 Broadband Wireless LAN Switch
The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that its RFS7000 Wireless LAN (WLAN) switch was named Best of Show at the FOSE 2008 conference. The solution was also named the best new product in the "Networking Equipment" category.
04/09/08Sirit Introduces New High Frequency RFID Reader Module
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) announces the launch of its INfinity 110 high frequency reader module designed for embedded RFID applications. This new offering leverages Sirit's long history of supplying HF embedded reader solutions by supporting more tag protocols than competitive products in a compact footprint. The IN110 allows for easy integration into RFID devices such as handheld readers, mobile or stationary printers as well as point-of-sale terminals.
04/08/08Atmel and Melexis Introduce a Highly Secure Cryptographic RFID Development Kit
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems N.V. (Euronext Brussels: MELE) announced their innovative development kit, Yuma+, for contactless, highly secure RFID transactions. The Yuma+ solution is based on Atmel's secure CryptoRF(R) chips, with 64-bit embedded cryptographic engines. Atmel's AVR microcontroller and the Melexis MLX90121 reader IC.
03/28/08Impinj Introduces MonzaTM 3 RFID Tag Chips With Industry-Leading Performance
Impinj, Inc. unveiled Monza 3 tag chips with high-performance tag read and write reliability optimized for successful enterprise-wide RFID deployments.
03/27/08Omnitrol Networks Appoints Ed Wodarski to Lead Aerospace and Defense Initiatives
.Omnitrol Networks strengthened its senior management team, appointing Ed Wodarski as senior director of business development to spearhead its activities in the Aerospace and Defense sectors.
03/26/08Leading Retail Consultant Bill Bishop and Industry Veteran Pat Kiernan Join Altierre's Board of Advisors
Altierre Corp announced that well known supermarket and retail industry consultant Willard (Bill) Bishop and grocery industry veteran Patrick L. Kiernan have joined the company's board of advisors.
03/26/08Printed RFID Could Achieve Accepted Commercial Use by 2010, Says a New NanoMarkets Report
According to a new NanoMarkets report, radio frequency identification (RFID) can achieve a functionality that would make it possible to be used for simple inventory management and logistics management by 2010.
03/24/08Privaris and OSI Security Devices Partner to Offer Innovative Wireless Access Control Strategy
Privaris, a leading provider of personal, wireless identity verification solutions, and OSI Security Devices, Inc., a leading provider of standalone and integrated smart reader locking hardware, announced a partnership to provide organizations with an end-to-end wireless access control and identity verification solution. Disrupting the access control market, OSI Wireless Access Management Systems (WAMS) and Privaris' plusID have become interoperable to offer customers a secure, wireless biometric solution that can literally be implemented overnight at a fraction of the installation and maintenance costs of traditional access control solutions.
03/24/08RFID Improves Inventory Accuracy By 13 Percent
A preliminary analysis of the effect of radio frequency identification on retail-inventory accuracy demonstrated that an automated, RFID-enabled inventory system improved accuracy by about 13 percent in test stores compared to control stores. The investigation, conducted by researchers in the RFID Research Center, a research unit of the Information Technology Research Institute in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, also revealed that manual inventory adjustments by store personnel significantly declined in test stores due to the automated, RFID-based system.
03/21/08TeleCommunication Systems Expands Relationship With nTelos Wireless to Provide Commercial and Emergency Location-Based Services
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS) announced that nTelos is expanding its relationship with TCS to address customer interest in commercial location-based services. Under a three-year contract, the first service nTelos will offer is the location-enabled Rand McNally Navigator Wireless application developed by TCS. nTelos also today announced that it is extending its enhanced emergency wireless (E9-1-1) contract with TCS for an additional three years.
03/21/08E.J. Ward, Inc. Implements Real-Time GPS/Wireless Fleet Tracking With NovaTracker L.L.C.
E.J. Ward, Inc. the nation's leading fleet asset management company, has selected NovaTracker's GPS/wireless real-time GPS unit which will soon be installed in thousands of government and commercial fleets. The Ward Track GPS vehicle tracking solution will give fleet/operational managers the ability to optimize and lower fleet risks/expenses through Ward's innovative technologies.
03/21/08Marathon Bibs Equipped with RFID Technology Track Runners in LA Marathon
Recently formed ChronoTrack Systems, Inc. announced that the company's road race timing system, based on Impinj UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, performed flawlessly at the recent Los Angeles Marathon.
03/10/08Checkpoint Systems Wins METRO Group Contract for RFID Portals
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) announced it will provide RFID portals for 200 Real hypermarkets of METRO Group in Germany in 2008. Under the terms of the first agreement, Checkpoint will equip another 200 Real hypermarkets across Germany with its RFID portals. This follows the successful deployment in 2007 of the portals at more than 100 Real hypermarkets. The portals at the stores will be used to track pallets as they arrive to improve supply chain efficiency. Subsequently the same portals will be used for case level tracking.
03/10/08Nortel Healthcare Mobility Broadband Wireless Solutions Implement RFID Tracking System at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport
Healthcare mobility solutions from communications solutions provider Nortel have been implemented by the Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, a 440-bed hospital on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, helping it to provide a safer environment and improved patient care through the wireless tracking and management of patients and equipment.
03/06/08Frost & Sullivan Honors AirClic with Mobility Award for Best Transportation & Distribution Vertical Market Solution
AirClic announced that Frost & Sullivan has awarded AirClic with the 2008 Mobility Award for the best solution in the transportation and distribution vertical market at the annual Frost & Sullivan Mobile & Wireless Enterprise event. AirClic was recognized for excellence in wireless innovation, providing effective mobilization solutions for companies leveraging AirClic's hosted MP 5 platform to deploy and manage multiple applications to meet the needs of their customers. The award was announced at the annual Mobility Awards Banquet on March 4, 2008 at the Marimonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.
03/03/08Wi-Fi Real Time Location Services (RTLS) Service Utilized to Track Assets and Staff for Large Hospitals
Ekahau Inc. announced the successful completion of a project with Spanish service provider, AT4 wireless to track nursing staff and equipment at the Hospital Alta Resolucion(Benalmadena) in Southern Spain.
02/25/08Ekahau Increases Power of Wi-Fi RTLS Positioning Engine
Ekahau Inc. announced the immediate availability of Ekahau Positioning Engine (EPE) 4.2, which improves the solution's ability to deliver unmatched, standards-based location accuracy, speed and savings to the Wi-Fi based RTLS market and application developers. EPE 4.2 is the foundation for Ekahau RTLS, the only comprehensive turn-key RTLS system that can be installed over any brand or generation of Wi-Fi infrastructure. Ekahau RTLS is a software solution that supports location tracking with room-level or better accuracy using only the existing Wi-Fi network. It does not require additional chokepoints, UWB antennas or other proprietary infrastructure, as is the case with many other RTLS systems.
02/25/08Nortel Wi-Fi Broadband Wireless Tracking Tags Help Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Improve Patient Care
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is providing a safer environment and better patient care with wireless tracking and management of patients and equipment using healthcare mobility solutions from Nortel (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT). These solutions, delivered in cooperation with Nortel channel partner CDWHealthcare, include Nortel's Asset Tracking and Management Solution and Collaborative Clinical Solution .
02/09/08Bermuda Demonstrates System Performance of World's First Electronic Vehicle Registration System Using TransCore's RFID Technology
Bermuda ' s Transport Control Department (TCD), a department within Bermuda ' s Ministry of Tourism and Transport, demonstrates system performance of an electronic vehicle registration (EVR) system designed to automate compliance monitoring and enforcement.
01/17/08Wi-Fi Moves into the Sensor Networking Realm, Says ABI Research
"Rarely is Wi-Fi invoked within the context of wireless sensor networking or industrial process control, " observes Sam Lucero, ABI Research senior analyst. " Wi-Fi is considered too power-intensive as many sensors, actuators, and other devices require battery operation while deployed for several years at a time - whereas Wi-Fi is optimized for limited time usage: from a few hours to less than a full day. "
12/26/07Armadillo Dollar Stops Skimming: The New Wireless Identity Theft
Identity theft has taken a turn for the worse, but an impressive new product called theArmadillo Dollar, created by Wisteria House Products of Gilbert, Arizona, can protect you against this new wireless ID theft and RFID monitoring.
12/19/07AIM Global Unveils Top-Five Predictions for RFID Industry in 2008
Important Trends Include More Innovative Consumer Applications in Familiar Settings, Greater Integration with Mobile Devices and CE Products, and Further Expansion into Retail Environments
11/27/07Precision Dynamics' "Smart Band" RFID Wristband System makes Illinois Waterpark Attraction Completely Cashless in 2008
Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) is implementing its Smart Band RFID Wristband System at KeyLime Cove Water Resort, Gurnee, Illinois in what will be the first completely cashless waterpark in the USA.
11/19/07Ekahau Deploys First Mobile Tracking Solution in Madrid Public Transport Complex
Ekahau Inc. announced that the Ekahau RTLS is being used to streamline and facilitate the movement of thousands of buses through Madrid's emerging public transport complex, which is governed by Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (CRTM).
11/07/07Next-Phase Roll-out of AbsoluteSKY's intelliTRACKER Inventory Tracking System Planned
AbsoluteSKY, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ABSY) disclosed that following several months of successful in-store operation, the Company's RFID-based intelliTRACKER product suite at a major customer location, a contract for deployment of the system into additional stores is expected shortly.
11/06/07Thin Film/Printable Batteries Market to Reach $5.6 Billion by 2015 According to New NanoMarkets Report
According to a newly released report from NanoMarkets, an industry analyst firm based here, the value of the thin-film and printed battery market will reach $5.6 billion by 2015. The report, "Thin Film and Printed Battery Markets" is the next in NanoMarkets' ongoing series that covers the emerging markets for thin film, organic and printable electronics.
10/30/07The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Grants Innovatier its First Patent
Innovatier has been granted its first patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The issuance of Patent # US 7,237,724 B2, "A Smart Card And Method For Manufacturing A Smart Card", broadens Innovatier's scope as a worldwide leader in technology. Innovatier's elevation into patented status will help bring more attention to its unique Reaction Injection Embedding processes, which are setting the standard in active RFID and powered cards.
10/12/07Electronic Wallets, Mobile Payment And Banking Meet Growing Requirement For 'On-The-Go' Access To Financial Services In The U.S
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the new Frost & Sullivan Report "U.S. Mobile Payments and Mobile Banking Insight" to their offering Mobile Payment and Banking Meet Growing Requirement for 'On-the-go' Access to Financial Services.
10/10/07GainSpan Unveils Wi-Fi Sensor Network Solution With Years of Battery Life
GainSpan unveiled a wireless sensor network solution that utilizes the widely deployed Wi-Fi infrastructure while providing years of battery life for sensors and other connected devices. GainSpan's semiconductor and software solutions deliver the security, manageability, and convenience benefits of Wi-Fi along with 5-10 years of extended battery life needed for applications such as temperature monitoring for energy management, condition monitoring of industrial equipment in manufacturing plants or streetlights in metro areas.
10/09/07Sky Detective Broadband Wireless Solution Combats Gangs With Its Patent Pending Gang Tracker Application
Gang area zoning involves the zoning of specific known and targeted gang areas. Sky Detective, Inc. has a Patent Pending for a GPS/CDMA assisted device that can be attached to individual gang members by order of the Court, as a condition of their probation or parole, which provides the gang member's location at all times. He or she would not be able to leave or enter designated areas (inclusion or exclusion zones) without alerting the Monitor for immediate action. Rival gang locations can be zoned as exclusion areas for the offender. This is a very real deterrent in preventing known gang members from becoming mobile in order to converge and engage in gang activities.
10/03/07RFID Solutions Center Expands Services Portfolio with EPC Certification and Two New RFID Training Courses
Alien Technology announced the expansion of training courses and professional services at the RFID Solutions Center in Dayton, Ohio (RSC). The RSC is a division of Alien Technology and is an EPCglobal-accredited performance test center (EPC-PTC).
09/28/07RF Code Announces Active RFID Software Development Kit (SDK)
RF Code, Inc. announced the immediate availability of a new SDK for software developers in the asset tracking and mobile asset management sector. The free toolkit was designed to provide developers with the information, resources and sample code necessary to build customized, scalable solutions for the enterprise. In addition, the company announced the first open interface to its award-winning line of fixed and mobile active RFID readers.
09/26/07Tech Data U.S. Launches New Broadband Wireless Specialized Business Unit to Assist Computer Reseller Build Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Data Networks
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) established its Wireless Specialized Business Unit (SBU). The new SBU will provide sales, technical and product management resources to resellers capitalizing on the demand for indoor and outdoor wireless networking solutions like hotspots for small businesses, corporate campuses, universities and municipalities.
09/18/07RFID Application Revenue Mix Is Changing, Says ABI Research
"Established applications such as access control, animal ID, automobile immobilization, and electronic toll collection continue to lead global RFID systems revenues," says research director Michael Liard. "These four applications account for about 59% of the market today, but within five years their share of the market is expected to decrease to approximately 45%. That revenue will instead be generated by four other rapidly emerging application sectors: security-based solutions, contactless payments, supply chain management, and high-value, high-ROI asset tracking and management applications in a number of vertical markets."
09/13/07Intermec Works with Microsoft to Manage and Communicate to RFID Devices on the Microsoft Windows Platform
Intermec announces that its line of Radio Frequency Device (RFID) hardware devices will be supported by Microsoft Corp.'s BizTalk Server 2006 R2. BizTalk Server 2006 R2 enables customers of all sizes to connect core business processes across applications, platforms and partners. Combined with Intermec passive UHF RFID systems, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 gives customers a uniform way to communicate with and manage RFID devices on the Microsoft Windows platform.
09/13/07Manufacturing Innovation and Evolution Are Essential for the Passive RFID Label Market, According to ABI Research
Historically, market volume for passive RFID tags is higher in LF and HF applications, rather than UHF. However, passive UHF labels represent a significant high-growth, high-volume opportunity that is not going unnoticed. Over the last few years, major IC and inlay players have dedicated new lines -- or reallocated existing lines -- to support an increase in passive UHF label demand. The RFID passive-label manufacturing value chain is complex and involves a multitude of players, and ABI Research contends that the industry will require continued component and material innovation, as well as an evolution of manufacturing processes, to better instigate market growth.
09/06/07Cathexis Unveils Mobile Wireless RFID Reader with Bluetooth Technology
Cathexis launched IDBlue, the company's groundbreaking mobile RFID reader. The pen-sized, Bluetooth-enabled reader represents a world first, offering unparalleled mobility and ease of use for close-proximity RFID applications. IDBlue will be on display at next week's GITEX Technology Week exhibition in Dubai.
09/05/07I.D. Systems Launches Wireless Advantage Customer Benefit and Support Program
I.D. Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDSY) announced a new customer support program, called Advantage Support Services. The purpose of the Advantage program is to help customers target and quantify specific benefits to be realized by deploying I.D. Systems' Wireless Asset Net industrial vehicle management system, and to ensure those benefits are achieved and sustained following system deployment.
08/28/07IMCORP, Inc. Builds Broadband Wireless Wi-Fi Network to Manage Inventory of 8,000 Automobiles and Accessorizing Orders at 100-acre Distribution Site
IMCORP, Inc. announces the completion of a Wi-Fi data communications project for the VASCOR, Ltd.'s Montgomery, Alabama auto distribution site. The 100 acre former racetrack facility is temporarily home to some 8,000 newly manufactured automobiles on a typical day. The site is a major distribution and accessorizing point in the 3PL (third party logistics) company's automobile supply chain that includes over 70 such operations throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.
08/28/07VivoMetrics Incorporates Bluetooth Wireless Technology Into LifeShirt Preclinical System
VivoMetrics Inc. announced that it has made significant enhancements to its LifeShirt Preclinical System by incorporating Bluetooth wireless technology. The upgraded capabilities of the wireless technology deliver effortless, fast connections between the LifeShirt and data management systems that measure and quantify the research subject's vital signs.
08/21/07Wavetrend Joins the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Strategic Partnerships Program
Wavetrend announced that it has joined the International Air Transport Association's Strategic Partnerships programme. As a Strategic Partner, Wavetrend will be able to participate in IATA projects, committee meetings and work groups, sharing its active RFID expertise and working closely with the leading air transportation industry players.
08/09/07New WiFi and RFID Technology Used to Track Inmates Using Broadband Wireless Networks
Alanco Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALAN) announced the first U.S.A. installation of its new WiFi compatible, 2.4 gigahertz TSI PRISM RFID inmate tracking technology at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The recently completed deployment of TSI PRISM's new system was unveiled at a public demonstration at the Detention Center, attended by Marion County dignitaries with extensive local and national press coverage.
07/26/07U.S. Patent Office Again Upholds NeoMedia's Mobile Patents
NeoMedia Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: NEOM) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected an application to invalidate its patents and intellectual property on how camera phones read, translate, and process images and codes.
07/26/07After a Decade of Talk, the ''Internet of Things'' Has Moved to a Superb Investment Opportunity for Venture Capital
The opportunity comes from the emerging need for new applications to leverage an increase in network traffic of several orders of magnitude. Such traffic is produced by devices ranging from the billions of tiny, wireless RFID tags increasingly used for inventory management and location control to sensors in buildings, factories, homes, or everyday objects that report or react in real time to changes in status.
07/26/07Wi-Fi Muscling in on RFID's Location-Based Services Markets, Says ABI Research
The large and growing installed base of Wi-Fi equipment means new opportunities for using Wi-Fi in unorthodox ways. One of the most interesting is the growing trend towards using Wi-Fi to provide real-time location services (RTLS) for asset management, security, and work-in-progress tracking, which have traditionally been the province of proprietary RFID solutions.
07/26/07Enhanced Drivers License with RFID Wireless Technology Trialed for U.S. Border Crossing in Washington
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) announced an agreement with the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) to support the State in implementing their newly developed Enhanced Driver License (EDL). Washington DOL and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed to run an initiative that allows the EDL to be used as an alternative travel document to re-enter the United States through sea and land border crossings. Digimarc will supply Washington DOL with applicant enrollment and screening solutions as well as production of the RFID-enabled EDL.
07/26/07NEC Extends Reach of UNIVERGE Solutions Partner Program with the Addition of Three Leading Wireless Developers
NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. is expanding the reach of its global UNIVERGE Solutions Partner Program through the addition of three leading wireless developers, IP Access International, AeroScout and FirstHand Technologies. These organizations are among the most recent to leverage NEC's telecommunications resources and join more than 175 global NEC partners in the development of customized applications and business solutions.
07/26/07Surviving Infancy, Growing Healthcare RFID Technologies Market Set to Reach $3 Billion by 2012
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies, estimated at $297 million in the U.S. healthcare industry in 2007, are expected to experience explosive growth over the next five years, reaching more than $1 billion by 2010 and $3.1 billion by 2012, according to RFID Opportunities in Healthcare in the U.S., a new report by Kalorama Information.
07/25/07ABI Research Finds Horizontal RTLS and VoWi-Fi Applications Starting to Augment Verticals for Enterprise Wi-Fi Broadband Wireless Providers
Wi-Fi vendors continue to generate substantial revenue from the key vertical markets, such as healthcare and manufacturing, that were the technology's early adopters. But a new study from ABI Research shows an increasing trend to enterprise Wi-Fi usage that follows business processes across a number of vertical needs. These include real-time location services (RTLS) - tracking personnel and equipment, especially for security - and fixed-mobile telephony convergence (VoWi-Fi).
07/18/07New Report Provides a Strategic View of the Anticipated Evolution of RFID through 2010 from an Application Perspective
Research and Markets has announced the addition of RFID Applications, Implementation, and Business Case Analysis with Predictions and Strategic Roadmap 2007 to 2010 to their offering.
07/17/07Walking Plant Systems Announces Success of RFID-Enabled Greenhouses
TAGSYS announced that Walking Plant Systems (WPS), one of Holland's leading systems providers for greenhouse botanical growers, has successfully implemented RFID technology into its Plant Order System for commercial greenhouses. By allowing growers to fit each flower pot with a TAGSYS RFID tag, WPS can optimize the months-long greenhouse growing process.
07/13/07"RFID in the Health Care Industry, 2006-2011 Market Dynamics & Insights on RFID Spending in the Health Care Segment" by Compass Intelligence July 2007
This iDRD (Insight-based Data Rich Deliverable) is part of the Health Care and Applications subscriptions and markets. This 14-page report highlights the latest RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) trends and insights in the Health Care industry including the latest happenings with the FDA and HIPAA. Included in this report is the Health Care RFID market forecast from 2006 through 2011. Retail includes establishments primarily engaged in furnishing medical, surgical, and other health services to persons. RFID is a technology that uses small devices called tags placed on items (large and small), pallets, or packaged products that allows for the sensing of bar code and other information from short distances without having direct line-of-sight. The Expert Guide for this report is Stephanie Atkinson.
07/12/07Secured Digital Awarded Contract for Multi-Channel Distribution Management System
Secured Digital Applications (OTCBB: SDGL) announced that the Company was awarded a contract for the supply and installation of a multi-channel distribution management solution by a third-party logistics provider. The contract valued at $665,000 is expected to commence in Q4 2007.
06/27/07METRO Group Deploys Reva Systems' RFID Network Infrastructure for Europe's Largest Retail RFID Rollout
Reva Systems announced that METRO Group is deploying Reva's Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) products in the largest production-scale RFID rollout in Europe. Initially encompassing about 200 locations of the sales brands Metro Cash & Carry, Real stores, and the METRO Group distribution centers, the rollout entails installing Reva's technology at each location. Reva's RFID network infrastructure provides a key component that enables Metro's RFID architecture to support current and future RFID initiatives.
06/22/07WJ Communications Launches Online Store for RFID Solutions
WJ Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: WJCI) launched an online store for its RFID product line. Integrated into the newly designed and easy to navigate WJ corporate website, the online store offers customers a fast and efficient option to purchase the world-class, and cost-competitive RFID OEM reader modules and accessories over the internet. This new capability enables WJ to effectively support the growing RFID market demand.
06/21/07RFID Tags and Wi-Fi Networks Dig Their Way into U.S. Coal Mines
Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) is seeking US federal regulatory certification of the second core component of ActiveMine, a two-way voice communications and locating system for mines with a 100% wireless (Wi-Fi) network, the company announced.
06/19/07Frost & Sullivan Research Report Covers the Battle of RFID Versus Contactless Smart Cards
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the new Frost & Sullivan report "RFID Versus Contactless Smart Card" to their offering. The Frost & Sullivan research titled RFID vs Contactless Smart Cards examines the similarities and differences between the two technologies in terms of their applications and key features. It looks at the key and emerging applications in both technologies in Asia Pacific today, and highlights some of the comparable features between the two technologies. It seeks to clear the misconceptions about their functions and capabilities.
06/19/07New Bangkok International Airport Selects Intermec RFID System to Boost National Transport and Logistics Capacity
Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport, the newest and largest airport in Southeast Asia, has selected Intermec (NYSE: IN - News ), the leading RFID and supply chain technology vendor, to supply an RFID and barcode system for the airport's Cargo Free Zone.
06/18/07AeroScout and DIVIS Deploy Wi-Fi Active RFID Tracking Solution for Leading German Shipping Company
AeroScout, Inc. and Deutsche Industrie Video System GmbH (DIVIS) announced a unique, integrated Active RFID deployment for customer Pfefferkorn Spedition GmbH. Using this solution, Pfefferkorn management can now easily identify and locate packages, reducing the financial impact of shipment loss, damage or theft and third party claims.
06/15/07Sirit Confirms $10.6 Million Renewal of RFID Tag Tollway Contract
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) confirmed that pursuant to the announcement of June 7, 2007, the Company has been awarded a contract worth approximately US$10.6 million over three years from the Transportation Corridor Agencies ("TCA") in Southern California. Under the agreement, Sirit will supply its Title 21-based RFID transponders with shipments to begin in July 2007.
06/13/07Invensys Introduces New Wireless-Enabled Enterprise Solutions and Expanded Implementation and Support Capabilities
Invensys Process Systems announced seven new wireless-enabled solutions and expanded global network implementation and support capabilities. These wireless-enabled solutions can be deployed at both the plant and enterprise levels to help improve overall industrial asset performance management.
06/12/07Fractal Antenna Systems Works with Nashua Corporation to Join Fractal Antenna Technology with RFID Tags
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. and Nashua Corporation (NASDAQ: NSHA) announced a licensing agreement to distribute radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags using fractal antenna technology.
06/12/07Satellites and RFID Tag Technology Makes Tracking Assets Possible Virtually Anywhere
In keeping with its award-winning leadership position of being both an industry leader and technological innovator, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS developed a satellite assisted tag that can isolate the specific location and movement of an asset. Absolute location identification has not been previously possible until the recent development of the IDENTEC SOLUTIONS GPS Tag.
06/06/07RFID Employed to Track Container Shipments on the Shanghai-Savannah Express Trade Lane Project
Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Savi Networks announced their plans to launch an RFID-based network that automatically tracks the location and security of containerized cargo transported between the Port of Shanghai in China and the Port of Savannah in Georgia. Called the "Shanghai-Savannah Express Trade Lane Project," the companies announced their partnership plans today at the Third Annual China Trade and Logistics Conference held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
06/05/07Secured Digital to Install RFID Container and Pallet Tracking Solution with Fleet Maintenance System
Secured Digital Applications, Inc. (OTCBB: SDGL) announced that it was awarded a contract by a leading logistics operator in South East Asia. to provide a Web-based tracking and maintenance system using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
06/05/07Guitar Center Picks Netezza RFID Data Warehouse Appliance
Netezza announced that Guitar Center, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTRC) has implemented the Netezza Performance Server (NPS) data warehouse appliance as its enterprise data warehouse solution at its Guitar Center retail stores. Guitar Center has selected the Netezza system, in collaboration with business intelligence software from QuantiSense and MicroStrategy, to manage and analyze data across its multi-channel retail business.
06/03/07Lack of Understanding the Differences between RFID and Contactless Smart Cards Causing Concerns
Although contactless technology is experiencing a surge, there is still much confusion over the similarities and differences between RFID and contactless smart card technology. The market still lacks a clear understanding of what smart card technology is able to do in terms of security and processing. Hence, there is a need to crystallize the market's understanding of the differences between RFID and contactless smart cards so that better informed decisions can be made and suitable applications be employed for each technology. This will also help boost the growth of the two technologies.
05/31/07AbsoluteSKY Supplies Universal Surveillance, General Dynamics With RFID Solution
AbsoluteSKY, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ABSY), today announced that, under contract from its reseller Universal Surveillance Systems EAS Inc. (U.S.S. Corporation), it has installed an RFID-based security system at a General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems facility in Quebec, Canada. This important installation marks the first defense-related application of a sub-system of AbsoluteSKY's powerful intelliTRACKER product suite that entered the market earlier this year.

05/31/07RFID Skills Shortage Receding But Still Impacting Technology Deployment, CompTIA Survey Finds
The shortage of technology workers skilled in radio frequency identification (RFID) is lessening, but the lack of talent continues to impact deployment of the technology, a new survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association reveals.
05/31/07Tra abilite du Cafe to Give Haiti's Coffee Cooperatives Internet Access from Their Plantations by Applying WiMAX and RFID Technologies
This pilot project called "Tra abilite du Cafe" (Coffee Traceability) will give Haiti's coffee cooperatives Internet access from their plantations by applying WiMAX and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technologies. By having such access to the latest information technologies, they will be able to monitor the traceability of their fair trade labeled production and sell their coffee on optimum terms by reducing the number of intermediaries. Training in information technology for the staff and members of Haiti's cooperatives is also being planned. This project again demonstrates Alcatel-Lucent's commitment to narrowing the digital divide and combining economic development with social responsibility.
05/29/07Fujitsu to Install AbsoluteSKY's RFID Inventory Tracking Systems at Staples Business Depot
Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. announced that Staples Business Depot, Canada's largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services, will perform an initial installation of AbsoluteSKY's (OTC: ABSY) intelliTRACKER(TM) RFID-based product suite at a Canadian store beginning May 2007.
05/29/07The RFID Business is Taking off for Different Reasons in Different Applicational Sectors
Research and Markets has announced the addition of "RFID in Action 2006/7" to their offering. The adoption of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is increasing significantly, and the time is right to understand what has been done so lessons and paybacks can be learnt.
05/24/07In-Stat Projects Wi-Fi RFID Tag Market to Grow More Than 100% Per Year Through 2010
Despite some hurdles to overcome, Wi-Fi RFID tag shipments will grow at over 100% annually through 2010, reports In-Stat. The technology is attractive because Wi-Fi RFID allows businesses to leverage their existing Wi-Fi investments for asset tracking, the high-tech market research firm says.
05/24/07Siemens Tracks Down Partnership with Ekahau for Precise, Highly Scalable RFID Tracking and Integrated Planning Solutions
Tracking assets and people with Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) over an enterprise WiFi network optimizes business processes and reduces operating costs. That is why Siemens Communications, Inc. announced a worldwide reseller and integration agreement with Ekahau Inc., the world-leading provider of WiFi-based RTLS solutions and WiFi planning tools. Integrating RTLS into the HiPath Wireless portfolio further builds on Siemens Enterprise-wide Foundation for Mobility, the key infrastructure needed to deliver on the promise of Fixed Mobile Convenience. Customers can now cost-effectively plan and deploy integrated location-based mobile business solutions from a single vendor.
05/24/07METRO Group and Checkpoint Systems Partner to Help Suppliers Tag It Easy
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) announced its participation in METRO Group's "Tag It Easy!" pilot. The pilot is part of the initiative "Advanced Logistics Asia" (ALA), which the METRO Group started in order to jointly enhance the logistical processes with its Asian suppliers by using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The "Tag It Easy" pilot enables the consumer goods industry to apply RFID labels on the shipments from Hong Kong to Germany. The kick-off with a solution outline and demonstration for 30 key partners took place today at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park.
05/24/07AeroScout Announces Wi-Fi Enhanced Location and Sensor Capabilities With Cisco
AeroScout, Inc. announced the full compatibility of its market-leading Wi-Fi tags with Cisco's newly released CCX tag format. This enables Cisco customers to add the most advanced location functionality to their Wi-Fi networks through AeroScout's award-winning Active RFID hardware and software solutions.
05/23/07NextHop Introduces OEM Software-Only Enterprise Wi-Fi Solution for Wireless Internet Access and RFID Asset Tracking
NextHop Technologies Inc. announced NextHop CompleteMobility, the world's first secure, enterprise-class software solution available for integration into existing and future platforms. CompleteMobility enables a broad spectrum of OEM suppliers to integrate 802.11 Wi-Fi networking and access point control into existing systems without having to purchase dedicated Wi-Fi hardware equipment, enabling seamless management and improved security throughout the enterprise network at a much lower cost point.
05/23/07WhereNet Introduces Multimode Active RFID Real-Time Locating System Tag
WhereNet Corp. (Nasdaq: ZBRA) and the leader in wireless solutions for tracking and managing enterprise assets, announced today general availability of the multimode WhereTag IV active RFID asset tag. Supporting both ISO 24730 and IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi)-based real-time locating system (RTLS) applications, the WhereTag IV works with WhereNet's integrated wireless architecture for real-time location, messaging, telemetry, and workforce communication applications, providing constant asset visibility with the degree of location accuracy matched to the enterprise customer's specific business requirements.
05/23/07Motorola Flagship RF Switch Enables Wi-Fi Location Services, Enhanced Management and Security
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced several new enhancements to its flagship, enterprise-class RFS7000 RF Switch to support location services, management and security services. The RFS7000 can support Motorola and third- party vendor services, providing operational value to large businesses requiring a wireless LAN for their enterprise mobility needs.
05/16/07RFID System That Keeps Sushi Fresh, Decreases Food Delivery Time, Bills Restaurant Customers and Details Precise Ordering Trends
For sushi restaurants, monitoring the quality of its products, including raw seafood, is critically important. Blue C Sushi implemented RFID from Intermec (NYSE: IN) and business process technology from Microsoft to track its food and automatically calculate customers' bills. The system of Intermec RFID readers and antennas, Microsoft BizTalk RFID, and integrator Kikata's Ebisu Live Inventory Management software tracks food as it moves from the kitchen to customers.
05/14/07Emergence of Global Standards Encourages Growth of the Passive RFID Tag Market
Technical advancements and standardization of product solutions have had a huge hand in the evolution of the North American passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag market. The establishment of the electronic product code (EPC) global Gen 2 standard weakened the passive ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID market segment, particularly within supply chain applications.
05/10/07Wavelink Unveils Enhancements to Industry's Most Extensive Multi-Vendor Wireless Management Solution
Wavelink Corporation announced significant upgrades to Avalanche Mobility Center (Avalanche MC). With new features including advanced user management, network traffic management control, simplified WLAN configuration and extended reporting, Wavelink's Avalanche MC 4.2 provides customers with maximized performance, flexibility and control for their wireless networks and mobile devices.
05/07/07Alien Technology Demonstrates Support For Microsoft BizTalk RFID
Demonstrating its support for the Microsoft BizTalk RFID platform, Alien Technology Corporation is collaborating with Microsoft Corporation and Xterprise Incorporated to showcase a scalable "live" production deployment for asset tracking and real-time visibility at the enterprise edge during the RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida this week.
05/07/07Sensatex Announces SmartShirt Field Trials of RFID Technology
Sensatex, Inc. announced that it would shortly begin field trials of its patented SmartShirt System. The SmartShirt System is a seamless shirt designed to monitor an individual's heart rate, respiration and movement wirelessly and remotely. The field tests are the final step before the product will be commercially available.
05/07/07Wal-Mart Adds 400 Stores to RFID Technology Program
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE: WMT) continues to expand its RFID capability to additional facilities, enabling an additional 400 Wal-Mart stores by the end of this fiscal year, Wal-Mart Executive Vice President and CIO Rollin Ford said in a speech Monday. At the RFID Journal Live conference in Orlando, Fla., Ford also discussed the technology's current and future benefits to both business and consumers including broad benefits for improving sustainability.
05/04/07Wireless Data Communications World Eases Toward Mobile Payments at Points of Sale and Transport
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the new Frost & Sullivan report "Advances in Near Field Communications -- Contactless Identification and Interconnection Technologies" to their offering.
05/03/07RFID Technology Increases Termite Inspection Operator Efficiency by 67 Percent
When the system detects termite activity, it triggers an RFID tag that transmits a signal to an electronic scanning unit used by a trained Sentricon System Authorized Operator. With the RFID tags built in to the system, the operator does not have to manually remove the system to determine if termite activity has occurred. Through this technology, the Sentricon System has been able to increase operator efficiency by 67 percent and reduce actual site inspection time by six minutes, thereby increasing possible site visits from approximately 12 to 20 per day.
05/02/07Intermec Introduces the Smartest Enterprise RFID Reader Available
with up-to-1GB of scalable Flash memory and an optional 40GB spinning drive capable of storing data from billions of EPC tags. The reader's "store and forward" capabilities and onboard memory ensure that data won't be lost even if the host system or electrical power fail. The localized intelligence capability of the IF61 means it can be programmed to easily store a day's worth of shipping manifests, compare the pallet tags it reads against the manifests in its memory, and drive a peripheral device to issue a visual or audible signal of a correctly or incorrectly loaded pallet.
05/02/07Tata Consultancy Services Expands Relationship With Microsoft to Deliver RFID Solutions
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced plans with Microsoft Corporation to deliver RFID (radio frequency identification) solutions to global companies. TCS has launched an initiative to develop RFID solutions built on Microsoft BizTalk RFID to help companies simplify business processes, innovate more effectively, drive business efficiencies and enable deeper customer satisfaction.
05/01/07Zebra Technologies Announces Sale Increase for RFID Products and Services
Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) announced that net sales increased 18.6% for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, to $208,576,000 from $175,814,000 for the first quarter of 2006. Net income for the period was $26,716,000, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared with $26,091,000, or $0.37 per diluted share, a year ago.
05/01/07Retail Locations Using Automated RFID Technology to Close the Sale by Providing Product Information to Customers in Dressing Rooms
ChainLink Research's survey of retailers (and other consumer-interaction intensive industries) found that improving the customer experience is a key emerging application of RFID. The research asked participants how RFID was being used or planned to be used to impact the customer experience and found the largest area of adoption to be the use of Near Field Communications (NFC) for payment and loyalty programs.
05/01/07Reva Systems and Intel Develop Open Source Code Project to Drive RFID Reader Standards
Upon completion of a 30-day prototyping period among reader manufacturers, the Reva LLRP developer's kit, implementation code and supporting documentation will be turned over to an open source project available to any individual or company who wishes to participate.
04/30/07Zebra Technologies Offers Certified RFID Partner Training Program to Build Workforce for RFID Industry
Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) is pleased to announce that it has selected RFID4U, the nation's largest RFID training company, to offer technical RFID education and hands-on training in the set-up and deployment of Zebra(R) RFID printer/encoders. Zebra also has authorized RFID4U to offer its vendor-neutral testing and certification program to qualified applicants in Zebra's RFID Partner Program network.
04/30/07Research Report Details RFID Success in Healthcare, Automotive, Warehousing, Marine Terminals (Ports) and Cattle Industries
Research and Markets has announced the addition of RFID Applied to their offering. Radio frequency identification or RFID is a broad-based technology that impacts business and society. With the rapid expansion of the use of this technology in everything from consumer purchases to security ID tags, to tracking bird migration, there is very little information available in book form that targets the widest range of the potential market. But this book is different!
04/30/07Navis Will Provide Multi-Million Dollar RFID/GPS Terminal Automation Solution at Georgia Port Authority
Navis will be the solution supplier of a $15-million management project that will provide gate and yard automation at Georgia Port Authority's (GPA) Garden City Terminal in Savannah, Georgia.
04/27/07ITEC Corporation Announces Contract Manufacturing Agreement with RF Code
ITEC Corporation announced an agreement to manufacture the active RFID product line of tags and readers for RF Code, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-class active RFID technology and asset tracking solutions.
04/26/07Alien Technology Secures $33 Million In New Round Of Funding for RFID
Alien Technology announced that is has secured an aggregate of $33 million in new financing, led by Advanced Equities and Sunbridge Partners. Joining lead investors in the new round of funding are existing Alien investors Rho Ventures and NEA. With this round of financing, the capital invested in Alien totals more than $291 million. Alien's revenue for the first half of FY07 grew 43% over the second half of FY06, while net cash used in operating activities declined 50% from the second half of FY06.
04/26/07Drivers License with RFID Chips Seek to Provide Cheaper Alternative to Passports
The privacy and security of U.S. citizens would take a back seat to convenience if border states follow the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recommendations to pilot long-range, vicinity-read RFID-based state driver's licenses that would double as border crossing cards, according to a statement released by the Smart Card Alliance.
04/24/07G2 Microsystems Demos Advanced Wi-Fi Asset Tracking System with Cisco Systems and SAP
G2 Microsystems Inc. revealed first-time demonstrations of its new Wi-Fi Asset Tracking System. The new solution leverages existing Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) technology to help solve the number-one problem facing supply chain managers -- the limited visibility of their product's status throughout the supply chain.
04/23/07Wirelss Fleet Management Telematics Grows to $300 Million by the End of 2007
After a long period of slow activity, Chinese commercial telematics has seen rapid growth over the past two years. The Chinese market for fleet management systems (FMS) is expected to be worth in excess of $300 million by the end of 2007, according a new study from ABI Research.
04/17/07RF-iT Solutions Provides Award Winning Operating System for RFID Networks
Just as it is unimaginable today for a PC to run without an operating system, in the future RFID-driven processes will not be viable without an operating environment. Once it is possible to integrate RFID processes with legacy business IT systems and to react to optimization requirements required by companies, RFID implementation will quickly lead to positive results. RF-iT Solutions has already marked an important milestone in this endeavour with the You-R OPEN OPerating-ENvironment, which has been employed in a vast array of industries.
04/16/07Precision Dynamics Corporation and Salto Systems Partner to Provide Electronic Access Control Using Smart Band RFID Wristbands
Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and Salto Systems announce a joint marketing agreement for RFID-enabled (radio frequency identification) access control. The agreement supports Precision Dynamics' new business strategy to offer RFID consulting services for customized systems. The Salto partnership allows PDC to deliver advanced access control using PDC Smart Band® RFID Wristbands for keyless entry to rooms and storage lockers in hotels, resorts, water and amusement parks, and other leisure and entertainment venues.
04/16/07RFID Enables Smaller Inventories, Faster Transportation and Routing Troubleshooting, Lower Insurance Rates, Greater Efficiencies and Best Security for Port Authorities
recent EPCglobal pilot project using active RFID tags along with software from Oracle and Savi Technology has highlighted the importance of common standards in maximizing the benefits RFID can bring to port operations. The pilot tagged seaborne shipping containers traveling between Hong Kong and Japan to provide real-time tracking information to EPC Information Services (EPCIS), a draft EPCglobal standard enabling trading partners to communicate in a common computer language on objects moving throughout the supply chain.
04/12/07Altierre Secures $17 Million for Specialty Low-Power Chips and Long Range RFID-Based Wireless Solutions for Retailers
We believe Altierre's total-systems approach to solving critical business problems with specialty low-power chips, long range RFID-based wireless networks and enterprise software is one of the most significant breakthroughs for retailers since the introduction of the bar code 30 years ago," said Andre Turenne, a senior vice president at the D. E. Shaw group.
04/10/07Universal Guardian Unveils New RFID Programs at Department of Defense (DoD) RFID SUMMIT
United States Department of Defense excited about Universal Guardian's faster, better, and less expensive RFID TAGeasy and TAGstation systems.
04/10/07SecureRF Announces Availability of the First RFID Tag With Onboard Security Features
SecureRF Corporation announced the immediate availability of its LIME Tag with Onboard Security and cold chain management features. This battery-assisted passive tag uses SecureRF's breakthrough in security technology that authenticates and encrypts data communications on the tag itself -- an industry first. It is an item-level solution that provides tamper-proof data storage on the tag, and ensures privacy by allowing only authorized readers access to sensitive information.
04/09/07Intermec Expects Revenues of $175 million for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2007
Intermec Inc. (NYSE: IN) develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers and label media.
04/09/07X-Change Corp. Revenue Up 279 Percent for RFID and Wireless Censor Solutions
X-Change Corporation (OTCBB: XCHC) announced that, for the year ended December 31, 2006, the company achieved revenue of $1,154,573, a 279 percent increase on revenue of $414,203 for the year ended 2005. Net Operating Income increased to $829,620 from $255,337 for year ended 2005, a 325 percent increase.
04/04/07Sirit Awarded US$2.0 million RFID Transponder Contract
Sirit Inc.(TSX: SI) announced that it has secured an order totaling US$2.0 million from the Orange County Transportation Authority ("OCTA") in Southern California. The contract calls for Sirit to deliver its UHF RFID transponder technology over the next 3 years, with deliveries to commence in Q2 2007.
04/04/07I.D. Systems Receives $1.8 Million in Additional Orders from U.S. Postal Service For Wireless Vehicle Management Systems
I.D. Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDSY) announced that it has received orders from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to deploy the company's Wireless Asset Net powered industrial vehicle management system at seven additional USPS facilities. The orders are cumulatively valued at approximately $1.8 million. Fulfillment of these orders will increase the number of USPS facilities deploying the Wireless Asset Net to 72.
04/03/07RFID Enabled Credit Cards Make Their Way to Cashless Payments at Cold-Drink Vending Machines at the Atlanta International Airport
SkyeTek, Inc. announced the first consumer application resulting from its partnership with Isochron Inc., a leader in intelligent, networked vending technology for the food and beverage industry. Together, the companies have enabled cashless payment at vending machines located throughout the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Consumers equipped with RFID enabled credit cards can now make a purchase by just waving a card within a few feet of the new vending machines.
04/02/07Universal Guardian Announces Partner Sponsorship of the Department of Defense (DoD) RFID SUMMIT
Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: UGHO), an emerging global leader in non-lethal protection products, integrated transportation and global supply chain security systems, and strategic security services to protect against terrorist, criminal, and security threats to governments and businesses worldwide, announced that it will present at and partner sponsor the United States Department of Defense RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Summit to be held at the Hilton, Washington, D.C. on April 3-4, 2007.
04/02/07Pramari and University of Arkansas Announce Open Source RFID Partnership
Pramari and The University of Arkansas have announced a strategic partnership to further integrate their RFID Open Source Products and create a comprehensive open source offering for RFID. Under this partnership both organizations will work closely by integrating their products, and leverage their collective knowledge in helping some of the most influential RFID users.
04/02/07TransCore Achieves RFID and Satellite Communications Distribution Milestones
TransCore announces radio frequency identification (RFID) and satellite communication distribution milestones, exceeding 150,000 satellite communications transceivers worldwide and surpassing 25 million RFID tags and 45,000 RFID readers worldwide. Annual production of the company's eGo® paper-thin windshield sticker tags also surpassed predecessor hard-case models, marking the shift towards newer more versatile RFID tags that can perform under the rigors of long-range and high-speed requirements for transportation applications.
04/02/07Wireless Matrix Releases New Version of FleetOutlook Fleet Management Application
FleetOutlook is hosted by Wireless Matrix and delivered as "software as a service". It combines vehicle communications, GPS location and mapping capability, and vehicle monitoring and reporting to improve fleet performance and reduce operating costs. FleetOutlook supports optional vehicle telematics reporting with interfaces for OBDII, CAN and J1708.
03/30/07IBM Launches RFID Technology to Extract Business Insight and Drive Value From Mounting RFID Data
IBM (NYSE: IBM) will unveil Radio Frequency Identification software that unlocks business insight from the information explosion created by RFID tags embedded throughout the supply chain, empowering companies to identify entirely new business opportunities and breaking through to the next phase in the evolution of RFID.
03/28/07Kimberly-Clark Deploys First Mobile RFID Tagging Solution
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has deployed OATSystems' newly introduced OAT Mobile Tag, the first enterprise-class, mobile RFID tagging solution to improve the execution of in-store product promotions.
03/28/07Coral8 Introduces RFID 100 Day Program
Coral8, Inc. introduced the Coral8 RFID 100 Day program which provides a combination of software and services, which will enable RFID solution providers to deliver high value-added application services based on CEP technology faster than ever. Through this program, Coral8 will work with solution provider partners to accelerate the delivery of high value-add RFID solutions based on Coral8 and reduce barriers to customer adoption.
03/28/07RFID Sale Promotion Tracking Ensures Timely Setup of Retail Promotional Displays on Sales Floor
OATSystems Inc. announced here at RFID World 2007 its Real-Time Promotion Execution Solution (RPE), which boosts the results of in-store promotions dramatically, benefiting both retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. It does so by providing visibility where previously none existed, thus enabling both retailers and manufacturers to determine if promotional displays are reaching stores and the sales floor on time.
03/28/07SAVR Saves Critical Shipments with SENTRY
SAVR Communications, Inc. has successfully developed the first "package level" tracking device for shippers of high-value or temperature sensitive goods. The SAVR SENTRY is a unique family of in-transit track and trace devices that provide a cost-effective, intelligent, and adaptable solution for remote tracking and monitoring of shipments, equipment and resources. The SENTRY is designed to enhance the visibility and utilization of assets by providing location, status, and environmental information via a unique web interface.
03/28/073M and RFID, LTD. Team Up
RFID, LTD. (OTC:RFDL) announced the execution of a Distributor Agreement between 3M Company Asset Protection and Identification business unit Track and Trace Solutions (NYSE:MMM) and RFID, LTD.
03/27/07Starport Systems Demonstrates Gen2 UHF RFID Reader Reference Designs for PDAs and Smartphones
Starport Systems, Inc. will be demonstrating an SD (Secure Digital) and mini-SD-based EPC Gen2 / ISO18000-6C UHF RFID Plug-n-Play reader reference design during the RFID World 2007 Conference here this week. The reference design is for use in handheld platforms. Starport is located in booth #1716.
03/27/07MTI Wireless Edge to Exhibit New Wide Beam RFID Reader Antennas at RFID World 2007
MTI Wireless Edge adds six new wide beam RFID reader antennas to their large portfolio of high performance and cost competitive RFID antennas. This new family of circular polarized antennas is the BEST Portal and gate control antenna available in the market.
03/27/07Checkpoint Systems Introduces New Family of EPC Generation 2 UHF RFID Labels and Tags
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) announced the development of several new EPC Generation 2 (Gen 2), Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID labels and tags. Designed for broad band (860-960 MHz) case and pallet applications in the retail supply chain, the new RFID labels and tags will be showcased at RFID World 2007, March 27 - March 29 in Dallas (Booth #701), at the Gaylord Texan Exhibition Centre.
03/27/07LXE Announces That Sybase iAnywhere Earns RFID Integration Partner Certification
LXE Inc. announced that Sybase iAnywhere has become a certified LXE RFID Integration Partner. The objective of the LXE RFID Integration Partner Certification program is to develop partners that are qualified to provide integrated solutions that utilize LXE rugged mobile RFID readers and Spire RX antennas to RFID-enable warehouse operations.
03/27/07Wireless Dynamics Inc. Introduces the SDiD 1210, the First Low Frequency RFID Reader SD Card
Wireless Dynamics Inc. announces the SDiD(TM) 1210, the first Low Frequency (LF) RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Reader / Writer SD Card. The SDiD 1210 is the latest addition to WDI's innovative SDiD product line that enables Smartphones and PDAs with SDIO to read and write LF RFID tags. It is suited for most LF RFID applications including: pet and livestock animal identification, herd management, asset tagging, oilfield logistics and process compliance, vehicle security and fuel payment systems.
03/26/07Spanish Postal Service Deploys RFID Technology
Sybase iAnywhere announced that Correos, the Spanish Postal Service, has deployed its RFID Anywhere(TM) software platform in one of the largest RFID projects in Europe. Using RFID Anywhere, Correos has introduced a radio frequency control system, called Q-RFID, in 16 Automated Processing Centers (APCs) throughout Spain and in four other bulk Admission Centers, enabling the company to ensure quality control and the traceability of postal deliveries.
03/23/07Blue Vector Brings RFID to Wireless Wide Area Networks
Blue Vector Systems announced the general availability of its Mobile Edge Manager appliance. Incorporating wireless cellular data and WiFi network access, the Mobile Edge Manager adds data integration, local business logic processing, and over-the-air reconfiguration to any RFID reader.
03/23/07New RFID Solution Identifies Most Productive Employees and Work Being Performed
ICS, Inc. announced its RF-SMART Warehouse Intelligence Module powered by Q4bis at their recent user group conference.
03/23/07RFID, LTD. Announces LOI for $75,000,000 Credit Facility Through RFID Leasing Company, LLC
RFID, LTD announces signing a Letter of Intent with RFID Leasing Company LLC, a division of Allegiance One Leasing Company, LLC, headquartered in Chicago. The companies will work together to facilitate the leasing, usage and marketing of RFID hardware solutions and RFID devices through a planned private label Program credit facility. The Program is expected to handle client transactions of $25K to $2.5M with an anticipated initial partnership commitment of $75,000,000 from RFID Leasing over a two-year period.
03/23/07SkyeTek Signs Resellers to Serve Large RFID Markets in Europe
SkyeTek, Inc. announced the addition of three value added resellers that will provide significant sales, systems integration, and support presence across Europe. TDC, AVE, and IAData will provide SkyeTek with sales and service support in the United Kingdom/Ireland, the Benelux, and Nordic countries respectively. These partners each carry SkyeTek's full line of HF and UHF reader modules and ReaderWare software.
03/23/07Research Says Aerospace and Defense Industries Would Benefit from RFID's Supply-Chain and Asset-Management Solutions
The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is always on the move and changing. Technologies and processes that worked yesterday might not work today. That is why A&D companies are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. Enter RFID technology.
03/22/07InnerWireless and PanGo Plan to Merge
InnerWireless, Inc. and PanGo Networks, Inc. announced their merger, creating the industry's only fully integrated wireless and location services company. The merger combines PanGo's best-in-class location services platform and asset tracking applications software with the industry-leading RF management platform, Horizon, and deployment capabilities from InnerWireless.
03/20/07First IEEE International Radio Frequency Identification Conference Features Leading RFID Experts
The first IEEE International Conference on RFID (IEEE RFID 2007) will feature technical papers and panel discussions by leading RFID academic and industrial researchers from around the world.
03/20/07RFID Microchips to Help Track Diabetic Sugar Levels and Patent Identification Information
VeriChip Corporation (Nasdaq: CHIP) announced it added 13 diabetic patients to its VeriMed Patient Identification System network at a Boston Diabetes EXPO sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
03/20/07Arch Rock Turns Wireless Sensors into Internet Devices with 'Primer Pack/IP'
Taking the last major step toward merging wireless sensor networks (WSNs) seamlessly into the world of Internet Protocol (IP) standards, Arch Rock Corporation has introduced the first commercial implementation of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 6LoWPAN proposed standard for IPv6 communication over low-power IEEE 802.15.4 wireless radio.
03/20/07AeroScout Delivers World's Largest Wi-Fi-Based Active RFID Tag Deployment to City Link
AeroScout, Inc. has announced a major deployment of its asset tracking tags for express parcel delivery firm City Link, the UK's carrier of choice for high-value delivery services.
03/20/07AbsoluteSKY CEO Provides Update On Its RFID Retail Business
Mr. John Frabasile, President and CEO of AbsoluteSKY, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ABSY), provided a general business update today summarizing significant progress made by the Company since successfully introducing its RFID-based Item Level Inventory Tracking solution "intelliTRACKER" in New York earlier this year.
03/19/07SAP Unleashes Next Wave of Business Process Innovation With RFID
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) unveiled the next wave of business innovation with radio frequency identification (RFID) and other auto-identification technologies, enabling companies across many industries to apply the technology in unprecedented ways to solve pressing business challenges.
03/19/07Sybase Opens RFID Wireless Development Center in Singapore
Designed as a research and development hub for Sybase's industry leading mobile and wireless software solutions, the new Wireless Development Center will focus on developing new technologies in the areas of RFID, embedded software, and mobile middleware for the enterprise. This will include developing Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband Software Development Kits for mobile device manufacturers (OEM and ODMs.)
03/19/07Despite Doubters, ABI Research Believes Passive RFID Smart Label Markets Will Reward Patience
Some media commentators have begun talking down the market for passive RFID tags within the retail supply chain. They cite slower-than-predicted progress by the two mighty drivers of RFID adoption, the Wal-Mart and US Department of Defense mandates, and suggest that major vendors Motorola and Intermec may be reordering their priorities away from the compliance mandate-based commodity tag market.
03/15/07Sony Europe Goes Live with Reva Systems for Combined Item-Level RFID & Video Tracking
Reva Systems announced that its Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) products have enabled Sony Europe to successfully move from pilot to production operations with an RFID tracking system that combines item level RFID tagging and digital video to help the company increase shipping efficiency, reduce shrinkage and streamline their claims process.
03/15/07World Wide Technology Partners with AeroScout for Wi-Fi RFID Location Based Services
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) announced a strategic partnership with AeroScout, the leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Active RFID solutions. WWT will leverage the AeroScout partnership and its long-standing relationship with Cisco Systems to help its customers enhance operations through improved asset utilization, security and tracking by utilizing a single, unified wireless network for data, voice and location services.
03/15/07Impinj Speedway Gen 2 RFID Reader Debuts in Europe
Leading semiconductor and RFID technology provider Impinj, Inc. today announced certification of the high-performance Speedway Gen 2 RFID reader for operation under rules of the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI). Impinj's Speedway reader complies with the European Union's stringent Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) guidelines and also carries the CE mark, indicating compliance with all relevant health, safety and environmental regulations in Europe.
03/14/07World Wide Technology and AeroScout Team Up for RFID Solutions
World Wide Technology, Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with AeroScout, the leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Active RFID solutions. WWT will leverage the AeroScout partnership and its long-standing relationship with Cisco Systems to help its customers enhance operations through improved asset utilization, security and tracking by utilizing a single, unified wireless network for data, voice and location services.
03/14/07VeriSign, Alien Technologies, and E. Smith Consulting Team Awarded United States Air Force RFID Pilot Contract
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), Alien Technology Corporation, and E. Smith Consulting LCC announced that the team has been awarded a contract to manage an innovative Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) pilot with the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General's office. Based at Wright Patterson Medical Center (WPMC), this pilot program will test the ability to improve process efficiencies and patient care services by utilizing passive RFID technology to better manage and to track important patient movement items (PMI) and medical devices within an Air Force medical facility.
03/14/07SYMX Installs RFID System for Safety and Support Management
SYMX Technologies, Inc. announced that it has installed a real time location system (RTLS) utilizing radio frequency identification (RFID) at Keiro Senior HealthCare in Los Angeles, California. The ATLAS System will provide location identification of residents and safety measures for those residents that circulate the grounds.
03/14/07WhereNet Active RFID Technology Selected to Improve Security and Optimize Gate Operations at Port of Oakland
Fourth Busiest U.S. Port Introduces RFID Truck Tracking and Identification; Proven System Deployed Globally Supports Homeland Security and Automates Marine Terminal Processes to Increase Throughput and Alleviate Logjams
03/12/07Zapata Engineering Partners with PanGo Networks to Provide RFID Asset Management Solutions
Zapata Engineering is pleased to announce its partnership with PanGo Networks, an asset tracking solutions company. PanGo is a world leader in location management and asset tracking software.
03/08/07Impinj Raises $19 Million in Private Funding Round for RFID Technology
Leading semiconductor and RFID technology provider Impinj, Inc. announced that the company has raised $19 million in a private funding round. AllianceBernstein L.P. led the oversubscribed round. All previous investors also participated including venture firms ARCH Venture Partners, GF Private Equity Group, Madrona Venture Group, Mobius Venture Capital, Polaris Venture Partners and strategic investors Unilever Technology Ventures, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, VentureTech Alliance and the Viterbi Group.
03/07/07RFID Tags Now Available for 60,000 Department of Defense Suppliers
Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc., (OTCBB:UGHO) announced that its innovative TAGeasy web-based RFID system is now available to more than 60,000 suppliers of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), all of whom must comply with current mandates that require all shipments to the DoD to have RFID labels. Universal Guardian's Department of Defense (DoD) approved TAGeasy(tm) web-based software application allows shippers to easily and immediately meet DoD shipping requirements with little or no capital investment.
03/07/07I.D. Systems Deploys $600,000 RFID Solution for Wireless Industrial Vehicle Management Systems at DaimlerChrysler and Nucor Facilities
I.D. Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDSY) announced that it has received purchase orders for its Wireless Asset Net(R) system to be deployed at DaimlerChrysler AG and Nucor Corporation facilities in Ohio and Alabama, respectively. The orders have an aggregate value of more than $600,000.
03/06/07Next Year's Super Bowl Will Track Assets via RFID Tags
The Sports Video Group (SVG), an association of broadcasters, team owners, sports leagues, equipment providers and other sports technology providers, and OATSystems today announced that SVG deployed OATSystems' OAT Foundation Suite for a radio-frequency identification (RFID) pilot study designed to track video production equipment at Super Bowl XLI.
03/05/07AeroScout Secures $21 Million in Funding to Extend RFID Market Leadership
AeroScout, Inc. announced it has secured $21 million in Series C funding led by Menlo Ventures. Both Menlo Ventures and Greylock Partners have joined the AeroScout investor syndicate in this round, and existing investors Star Ventures, Pitango, Cisco Systems and Intel Capital also participated.
03/02/07Coalition for Luggage Security Comments on RFID
The Coalition for Luggage Security comments on RFID (Radio-Frequency Id Baggage Tags), the new luggage tracking device. While this new technology may reduce the instances of lost luggage, it does not eliminate the problem nor solve the security issue which should be at the forefront of all discussions on luggage.
03/01/07Wayport to Distribute PanGo's RFID Asset Tracking Solution for Healthcare Providers
Wayport, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with PanGo Networks, Inc. to enable and distribute the PanGo enterprise asset tracking solution, which is comprised of the PanGo Locator asset tracking application, the PanOS Platform for unified location management and PanGo Active RFID Tags, as part of the Wayport suite of products and services in the healthcare vertical market.
03/01/07Dow Corning Selects Reva Systems for RFID Production Trials
Reva Systems announced that its Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) has been selected by Dow Corning as part of Dow's solution pilot to monitor work-in-process in their Auburn, Michigan, manufacturing plant. Reva was selected based on the significant RFID performance improvements, powerful platform capabilities and best-in-class device management functionality that has been successfully demonstrated at other manufacturing and retail customer sites.
02/28/07VeriChip Corporation to Announce Financial Results for 2006 Fourth Quarter and Full Year on Monday, March 5
VeriChip Corporation (Nasdaq: CHIP), a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced today that it plans to issue its fourth quarter and full year financial results for the period ended December 31, 2006, on Monday, March 5, 2007, at 7:30 a.m. ET. That same day, the Company will hold a conference call to discuss the results.
02/28/07South by Southwest Festivals Use Smart Band RFID Wristbands to Automate Admissions and Prevent Counterfeit Tickets
Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will supply South by Southwest (SXSW) with its Smart Band RFID (radio frequency identification) Wristband System during the world-renowned SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festivals, taking place March 9-18 in Austin, TX. SXSW implemented PDC RFID solutions for the fourth consecutive year to automate admissions, prevent counterfeits, and improve attendees' overall experience.
02/28/07PanGo Location Management Platform Unifies Critical RFID Asset Tracking Technologies
PanGo announced version 4.5 of its PanOS Platform®, delivering the industry's most comprehensive solution for managing location information across the extended enterprise. For the first time, customers can leverage location data from a variety of RFID and Real Time Location System (RTLS) sources and integrate it into enterprise applications in a unified and standards-based way.
02/28/07EU Approves General Usage of Ubisense Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Active RFID Location System
A harmonizing decision of the European Commission has been adopted today outlining the mandatory conditions for the use of ultra-wideband (UWB) technology across the 27 member states of the European Union. UWB is a radio technology which sends low energy pulses across a wide spread of frequencies enabling high data rate communications, imaging of objects through walls and high precision location tracking
02/28/07X-Change Corporation Signs Wireless Distribution Agreement with Ubisense
X-Change Corporation (OTCBB: XCHC) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AirGATE Technologies, Inc., has signed a VAR (value added reseller) Agreement with Ubisense.
02/27/07Sun Health Healthcare Network Deploys Next-Generation Wi-Fi Network to Support Critical Advanced Voice and Data Applications for Patient Monitoring and Management
Meru Networks announced that Sun Health, a non-profit healthcare network in Arizona, has begun deployment of a pervasive Meru Wireless LAN (WLAN) System in its facilities.
02/27/07NEC Announces RFID Tracking for Healthcare Organizations
NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. (NEC) announced it has enhanced its UNIVERGE Assured Mobility portfolio with the addition of a location tracking component for the healthcare industry. The Wi-Fi-based radio frequency identification (RFID) solution operates within NEC's Wireless Optimized Architecture (WOA) to accurately track the location of medical devices, patients and hospital staff, dramatically increasing workflow efficiency and reducing costs for healthcare organizations.
02/27/07Schiff Improves Efficiency With New IBM RFID Technology
Schiff Nutrition International and IBM have announced a new Radio Frequency Identification pilot to better anticipate current and future customer needs and improve efficiency. This makes Schiff the first mid-size manufacturer to execute such a program, giving it a competitive advantage in the market and illustrating that RFID is sustainable for small- and medium-sized businesses.
02/23/07South Carolina Port Partners With Savi Networks to Provide Cargo Security and Tracking Information Network
The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and Savi Networks today announced an agreement to extend the SaviTrak(TM) information service to three container terminals at the Port of Charleston to enhance the security and efficiency of in-transit cargo shipments.
02/23/07TAGSYS Announces e-connectware Platform for RFID Grid Management
The e-connectware platform is a comprehensive set of management and administrative tools that deliver the highest quality of service levels to ensure data accuracy and data integrity in item-level tagging.
02/22/07SkyBitz Extends Footprint Into Latin America as Part of Strategy to Accelerate Global Business Growth and Launches Joint Venture With Grupo Pegaso
SkyBitz announced that it has received regulatory approval to sell its patented SkyBitz Global Locating System (GLS) technology to logistics and transportation companies throughout Mexico. As part of a joint venture with Grupo Pegaso, a privately-held company headquartered in Mexico City, the companies will launch SkyBitz de Mexico to support fleets based in the country. Grupo Pegaso will oversee sales and marketing efforts while product research and development will continue to be directed from SkyBitz's United States headquarters based in Sterling, Virginia.
02/22/07Defense Logistics Agency Runs With Zebra Technologies for Global RFID Initiative
Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will deploy Zebra's high-performance radio frequency identification (RFID) printer/encoders for smart labeling applications throughout the Defense Distribution Center's (DDC) worldwide distribution network.
02/22/07Ingram Micro to Distribute Impinj's Speedway RFID Reader in North America
The distribution agreement will be facilitated by Ingram Micro's Data Capture/POS Division, a leading distributor of automatic identification/data capture (AIDC), RFID, point-of-sale (POS) and mobile computing products. The agreement serves the growing number of North American RFID value added resellers (VARs) incorporating the Speedway reader into complete "Powered by Impinj" RFID systems. Successfully deployed in large retail and distribution environments, the Speedway UHF Gen 2 reader significantly improves manufacturing and supply chain efficiencies and supports a broad range of use cases at the pallet, case and item-level.
02/21/07ThingMagic and Best Buy to Present Opening Day Keynote Addresses at CMP Technology's RFID World 2007
Kevin Ashton, vice president of ThingMagic, and Robert Willett, chief executive officer of Best Buy International, will be presenting the opening day keynote addresses at the 5th Annual RFID World on March 27, 2007 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas.
02/21/07GlobeRanger Partners With YEON Technologies to Extend RFID Edgeware Channel to Growing Pacific Rim Customer Base
GlobeRanger and YEON Technologies Co., Ltd. announced a value-added reseller agreement to market GlobeRanger's iMotion Edgeware Platform offering to joint customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
02/21/07The London Clinic Chooses Ekahau RFID to Track Valuable Assets
The London Clinic, one of the UK's most established independent hospitals has selected Ekahau to safeguard valuable medical equipment using its Real Time Tracking Solution (RTLS). The hospital which has established a reputation for top class healthcare and state-of-the-art technological solutions has built up an extensive Wi-Fi network to ensure that information flows smoothly around the hospital premises.
02/21/07Siemens Showcases its full RFID portfolio at CeBIT 2007
At this years CeBIT, Siemens will be the only company offering a full range of RFID products and services from a single source. This comprehensive portfolio will make it easier for companies to launch their RFID solutions and help lower their investment costs. The three Siemens Groups Automation and Drives (A&D), Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) and Siemens IT Solutions and Services will showcase their joint offering in Hall 6, Booth C40/E3-5.
02/21/07SensorBridge v2.0 Bridges the Gap Between Sensor Data and the Broadband Wireless Network
Augusta Systems Inc. announced the release of SensorBridge v2.0, a suite of software components for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 that enables rapid integration, intelligent processing and enterprise utilization of sensor data within an integrated development environment. The new SensorBridge v2.0 components add new machine to machine (M2M) communications features and expand the product's prior capabilities for sensor networking and security convergence.
02/20/07What is the Best Way to Get FREE Exposure for WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Mesh Network Products and Services?
If you are a broadband wireless product vendor that is selling to wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) such as Wi-Fi hotspots, municipal wireless networks, WiMAX networks, public safety emergency first responders or even the 3G carriers that are now providing high-speed wireless Internet connections, we have the perfect opportunity for you to get some free exposure on the BWE site.
02/16/07WJ Communications to Web Cast Fourth Quarter and Year End 2006 Financial Results on February 21, 2007
WJ Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) solutions serving multiple markets targeting wireless communications, RF identification (RFID), WiMax, and broadband cable. WJ addresses the RF challenges in these multiple markets with its highly reliable amplifiers, mixers, RF integrated circuits (RFICs), RFID reader modules, chipsets, and multi-chip (MCM) modules
02/16/07Will RFID Replace Google in Consumer's Search for Local Good and Services?
Unisone Corporation and Intelligentz Automotive Corporation through its URL, the #1 ranked parts website on the Internet, announced the launch of a mobile parts search application. Mobile phone users can now locate and price millions of factory parts using only their phones. Dealerships now have the ability to reach customers through mobile search with technology that matches the products to the customers' exact needs.
02/16/07RFID Implementations Will Require Industry Specific Expertise, Manufacturing Insights Survey Reveals
Results from Manufacturing Insights' 2nd annual global Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) report entitled, RFID Worldwide Perspective, reveal most companies are cautiously spending on RFID, but the prospects are encouraging. RFID continues to grow overall, however the growth rates vary by industry and geography.
02/12/07Intermec Selected to Supply RFID Products to Microsoft Technology Centers
Intermec Inc. has been selected to supply RFID hardware to Microsoft Technology Centers throughout the United States. Microsoft Technology Centers allow enterprises and ISV (independent software vendor) customers to envision, architect, and evaluate technology solutions before buying and deploying them in their own IT environment.
02/12/07AeroScout Launches New RFID Partner Program to Extend Global Reach and Customer Support
AeroScout, Inc. has launched the AeroScout Partner Program, providing key partners with the tools they need to meet the growing customer demand for AeroScout's market-leading suite of RFID products.
02/12/07ICS Releases Latest RF-SMART Version for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 and RFID Applications
ICS, Inc. announced the latest release of RF-SMART with extended support for Microsoft Dynamics AX versions 3.0 and 4.0. A comprehensive release of RF-SMART for Microsoft Dynamics AX yet, version 3.4 is delivered with dozens of out-of-the-box transactions that extend Dynamics AX's functionality for Trade and Logistics, WMS 1 and 2, Production, Shop Floor and Projects.
02/12/07X-Change Corp. Receives FCC Certification for RFID Tags that Don't Require Batteries
AirGATE maintains an exclusive, national distribution agreement with Carinthian Tech Research, a leading Austria-based developer of SAW devices and technology, used to identify and track tagged items in applications in which traditional RFID systems are not adequate. Based in Technologiepark Villach, St. Magdalen Austria, CTR AG is currently setting new standards in rugged RFID technology and remote access temperature sensors, focusing in particular on surface acoustic wave technology.
02/09/07Intermec's IF30 RFID Network Reader Delivers High Performance in Noisy Radio Frequency Environments
Reading and writing RFID (radio frequency identification) tags one at a time is easy, but in a high-speed environment with multiple readers creating a "noisy RF" environment, it's very challenging. Intermec's new high-performance IF30 network RFID reader features best-in-class dense reader mode operation allowing companies to grow their RFID systems to include multiple dock doors in close proximity.
02/08/07MedicAlert to Launch PHR Pilot Project Utilizing RFID Technology at California State University, Stanislaus
MedicAlert announced plans to launch a pilot project to test the use of Radio Frequency Identification Detection (RFID) in improving access to student health information. MedicAlert is working with Advanced Micro Devices, Siemens IT Solutions and Services and California State University, Stanislaus, to demonstrate the effective application and use of RFID technology.
02/08/07Syscan's Breakthrough RFID Technology Approved for Patent
Syscan International Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SYA) announced that the Canadian Patent Office has issued a Notice of Patent Allowance for the Company's iCE (I Communicate Effectively) technology. iCE technology is a market first in low-power dynamic wireless communication networks. Syscan's allowed patent application consists of 20 claims covering all aspects of iCE technology.
02/08/07MIKOH's RFID SecureContainer Solution Improves Supply Chain Efficiency and Security
While disposable containers, such as cardboard boxes, are widely used to distribute a variety of consumer products, these containers are easily penetrated, exposing the contents to potential tampering, theft or counterfeiting. The economic impact of theft is a major concern in supply chain management. In some cases, such as pharmaceuticals, weapons shipments and international trade, this threat to the supply chain may be life threatening or impact the nation's security.
02/07/07AirGate Technologies and Hitachi Sign VAR Reseller Agreement for RFID Product Lines
X-Change Corporation (OTCBB:XCHC) announced on Monday that the company's wholly owned subsidiary, AirGATE Technologies Inc, has signed a comprehensive value added reseller (VAR) agreement with Hitachi America Ltd.
02/02/07"Can RFID Deliver the Goods?"
Manufacturers are showing signs of significant maturation in their approach to RFID. Penetration of RFID into the manufacturing sector is only 3% or 4% today. But growth is strong -- over 112% in 2007 -- and the average manufacturer's RFID budget will grow from $50,000 to $75,000 per year in 2006 to $100,00 to $200,000 in 2007.
02/02/07Stratum Global and Intermec Help Oakton Community College Create RFID Program
Stratum Global along with Intermec (NYSE: IN) and other industry leaders have helped create an RFID (radio frequency identification) program at Oakton Community College. Based in Des Plaines, Ill., Oakton's RFID program provides hands-on experience in a simulated industrial warehouse environment to prepare students for opportunities in the workplace.
02/01/07WhereNet Establishes Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Shanghai to Support Growing RFID Customer Base in China
WhereNet Corp. (Nasdaq: ZBRA) announced the opening of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai in response to growing market demand. The WhereNet active RFID, real-time locating system (RTLS) technology was certified by the China State Radio Regulation Committee in 2004 and is already deployed at several automotive manufacturers in China. With the opening of the Shanghai office, WhereNet continues to expand its presence as a global solutions provider of active RFID, RTLS technology to reduce operational costs and inventory while increasing throughput and productivity.
02/01/07Newly Upgraded Intermec IF5 RFID Reader Named a Top Performer
Intermec Inc. (NYSE: IN) announced that its newly upgraded IF5 Fixed RFID Reader was ranked the top performer in adjacent dock door use by U.S. RFID testing lab ODIN technologies.
02/01/07OATSystems Names New Vice President of Marketing to Head RFID Business
OATSystems, Inc. announced that Paul Cataldo has joined the company as vice president of marketing to enhance its RFID marketing plans.
01/31/07Port Of Rotterdam to Use Savi Networks SaviTrak for RFID Security and Management Service
Savi Networks announced that it has extended the SaviTrak real-time information service to key terminal locations at the Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest port and a transportation gateway linked to more than 1,000 ports worldwide.
01/31/07Iridium Announces Rapid Adoption of Satellite RFID Tracking Service by U.S. Department of Defense and Partners
Iridium Satellite is pleased to announce the activation and support of approximately 200 of its 9601 Short Burst Data (SBD) devices through its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Applications for the 9601 device include asset tracking; integration with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology providing "total asset visibility."
01/31/07Smart Card Alliance Utilizes RFID Technology for Identity Management
The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council has released guidance regarding best practices for organizations implementing radio frequency (RF) technology in identity management systems.
01/30/07Cisco Enters RFID Wireless Location Business with Wi-Fi Asset Tracking Solution
Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced a new turnkey Wi-Fi Asset Tracking solution specifically geared for aerospace, automotive, mining and semiconductor manufacturing industries. This solution utilizes Cisco Wi-Fi location tracking technology to improve asset utilization, reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies.
01/28/07Broad Participation in Savi TEchnology's Licensing Program Helps Energize a Maturing RFID Market
Savi Technology, a provider of active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based supply chain solutions, announced the first seven companies that have licensed its active RFID technology, signaling a maturing market for the RFID industry.
01/26/07Renesas Introduces SiGe Power Transistor with Industry's Highest Performance for 2.4/5GHz Wireless LAN Routers, RF Tag Readers/Writers
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced the RQG2003 high-performance power SiGe HBT(a)(1), a device that achieves the industry's highest level of performance at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. In IEEE 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN routers/terminals, RF (radio frequency) tag readers/writers
01/25/07Dramatic RFID Growth for Blue Vector in 2006
The pharmaceutical industry was an especially strong source of growth for the company due to intensifying regulatory pressure for item level tracking of prescription drugs throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain. During the year, Blue Vector deployed cost-effective RFID tracking solutions to industry leaders such as McKesson and Rite Aid. Customers benefit from Blue Vector's compatibility with the wide range of RFID standards that are in current use in today's pharmaceutical industry
01/17/07DHL Moves to Next Generation Wi-Fi Tracking Systems Throughout US Network
DHL announced it is adopting the latest "new generation" scanning technology, deploying a single system across the entire DHL US network to provide enhanced shipment visibility for DHL customers. The new scanning devices, used to capture shipment information by couriers and other operations personnel and utilizing a Wi-Fi (wireless local area network connectivity) communications system, will be deployed nationwide by third quarter 2007.
01/16/07Asset Activator Includes $10 Dual-Active RFID Tags, Infrastructure, Middleware, and Scalable Software Yielding
AXCESS International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXSI) introduced a lower price for its comprehensive physical asset management solution, Asset Activator. The unique active RFID system automatically provides precise automatic location determination, tracking, inventory counts and physical protection for all types of enterprise assets. The reduced pricing is designed to generate an ROI for the customer of less than six months for all system sizes.
01/10/07Cisco to Host ''Locate, Secure and Manage Business Critical Resources with Wireless Location Services'' Online Seminar
Cisco and Appear Networks to present how wireless location services can help locate, manage and secure Wi-Fi connected resources and active RFID tags to help secure RF environments, enhance WLAN management, improve business performance and reduce operational costs.
01/04/07National Scientific Corporation Blends Wi-Fi, RFID, Video and Satellites to Monitor School Bus Activities
National Scientific Corporation (OTCBB: NSCT) announced that following a competitive bidding process, it has been awarded a contract to install its Travado IBUS Digital Video Recorder and Rider Authentication System on the 125 buses of Washington State's Clover Park School District. The 26-square-mile district, located south of Tacoma, serves 30 schools and transports some 5,300 students daily.
12/21/06McKesson Announces Live RFID Application for Real-time Tracking
McKesson, the world's largest healthcare services, automation and information technology company, today announced the implementation of Horizon Real-Time Location System(TM) , the company's new radio frequency identification (RFID) solution, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, S.C. Following a comprehensive evaluation period, Spartanburg is using the RFID solution to wirelessly track and electronically record the location history of 550 intravenous (IV) infusion pumps throughout its facility.
12/21/06Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital Select RFID Wireless Patient Badges, Sensors and Communications
Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS) announced that the 741-bed Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital of Long Beach, California, part of the Memorial Health System, has selected the company's Amelior ORTracker® automatic tracking software to improve workflow within its surgical services departments. The software, used to locate, track and orchestrate the flow of patients, staff and mobile medical surgical services equipment, will streamline care and optimize department management.
12/14/06WJ Communications Introduces RFID Reader Module With Worldwide Coverage
WJ Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: WJCI) announced the availability of WJR 7000, the next generation of WJ's state-of-the-art modules, designed to support full 1 watt Gen2 Dense Reader spectrum, fast data rate of 240 KHz, and worldwide operation capability. The WJR 7000 is an engineering breakthrough providing comparable performance to fixed/portal readers but in a module the size of a business card.
12/13/06Symbol Technologies Announces New Engineering Division that Consults with Clients to Deploy RFID, Wireless Security, and Wireless Mobility Solutions
Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: SBL) announced Symbol Advanced Services, a suite of service solutions to deploy new and emerging technologies, including RFID, wireless security and mobility software. With Advanced Services, Symbol works with and through its PartnerSelect members to implement technologies for customers' enterprise mobility needs with a four- step approach: plan and assess; analyze and design; implement; and manage and support.
12/12/06RF Code Expands 802.11 Wireless Network Capabilities for Its Active RFID Readers
RF Code, Inc. announced the certification of the WiBox wireless device server from Lantronix (Nasdaq: LTRX) and the availability of an integrated solution to enhance its 303 MHz and 433 MHz active RFID readers with 802.11 b/g wireless network capabilities.
12/11/06Blue Vector Systems to Provide Sensor Networking for Nortel's Municipal Wireless Initiative
Blue Vector Systems announced that Nortel has selected its line of sensor networking appliances as part of its next generation of municipal wireless solutions. Nortel's municipal wireless solutions will deliver a range of services including automated meter reading, digital video surveillance, asset tracking, fleet monitoring, and video conferencing.
12/06/06Semiautomatic Pallet Stretch Wrappers Add RFID as a Standard Feature
Lantech is introducing RFID tag-reading capability as a standard option on all its semiautomatic pallet stretch wrappers. The company demonstrated a working system at Pack Expo on a Q-300 semiautomatic stretch wrapper utilising Symbol Technologies' new RD5000 portable reader. Capable of reading Gen 1 and 2 tags, the battery-powered system can read tags at the pallet or case level.
11/29/06RFID Pegged to Solve the World's Lost Baggage Problems
Most of the RFID business is booming. Andrew Price RFID Manager at IATA, the airline trade association, enthuses, “In the next few years the air industry will be tagging an ever higher proportion of its two billion bags yearly and it will use RFID in other new applications as well.”
11/28/06Indiana Juvenile Detention Center to Use RFID for Inmate Tracking
Alanco Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALAN) announced that it will provide a WiFi-compatible TSI PRISM RFID inmate tracking system for the Marion County (Indianapolis) Juvenile Detention Center which will be integrated with the facility's IT infrastructure. Installation of the RFID system, valued at approximately $650,000 including design services and staff training, is anticipated to begin in early December.
11/27/06Ezurio Solves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Coexistence and Interference Issues
With the growing success of both Bluetooth and 802.11, there is an increasing need for such products to coexist together, as they share the same radio spectrum. Ezurio's wireless modules support a number of schemes to mitigate the effects of interference, even when they are located next to each other. A new white paper explains the problems of coexistence and collocation and demonstrates how they can be tackled.
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