Sunday, April 25, 2010

RFID enables Fembot interactivity

Cool robotics enabled by RFID technology ...

... "She's also got an RFID reader, which scans the objects in her hand (obviously said object must have an RFID tag to recognize) ... " ...

Via CNET: German Fembot

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mobile RFID

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

RFID Medicine Clinical Trial Passes Data through Phone

RFID enabled telemonitoring will support the clinical trial of Novartis drug in the treatment of leukemia. The drug monitoring process is called eMedonline. ...

... "Medication data read from a RFID smartlabel on the medication package is collected wirelessly by the phone in real time and helps verify that patients are taking the right drug at the right time while monitoring patient reported outcomes. Data from the phone is sent wirelessly to a secure server ... " ...

Via DOTmed: Telemonitoring

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Facebook RFID Presence Check

Facebook spices up their f8 Conference with location awareness. ...

... "have given all attendees a small RFID tag attached to their conference badge. This tag is a part of something called Facebook Presence which allows you to check-in ... " ...

Via TechCrunch: Facebook Presence Location

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Monday, April 19, 2010

iPhone 4 RFID iintegration

iPhone 4 prototype evaluated ...

... "It's also compatible with the notion Apple will place some sort of RFID tag/reader tech in upcoming iPhones. " ...

Via Fast Company: iPhone 4 Leaked Photos

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

RFID smartbands enable waterparks

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Friday, April 16, 2010

SAVI ODIN RFID Platform Collaboration

Savi and ODIN combine technologies in partnership to deliver a platform of active and passive RFID solutions. ...

... "The companies have joined forces to develop the latest generation of RFID software that will exploit the full range of RFID and related Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies. The solution is architected to benefit customers in the Aerospace and Defense, Government, Manufacturing, Healthcare and IT Services industries.

Drawing on the deep experience of Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Savi in active, battery-powered RFID and ODIN’s expertise in passive RFID, the solution will enhance supply chain performance, efficiency and security within the four walls of facilities as well as throughout extended supply chains. The two companies have a combined global experience on every continent encompassing more than 500 successful RFID projects. " ...


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

ThingMagic Compact Embedded RFID Reader Module

ThingMagic delivers the smallest 1 Watt, four port RFID reader module, the Mercury6e (M6e), to the radio frequency identification market. ...

... "M6e is designed to the RFID tag read/range and power management performance standards of full size RFID readers, but is small and efficient enough to be used in a wide variety of mobile applications. The M6e offers: The first 4 port UHF RFID module with multi-protocol support; expanding the number of applications supported with a single module; The first 4 port UHF RFID module that operates at greater than 30 dBm; delivering greater read range for multi-antenna reader configurations; " ...

Via ThingMagic: Embedded RFID Innovation

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SAVI ODIN RFID Development

Savi and ODIN plan market announcement on Thursday. Stay tuned. ...

... "A game-changing development integrating passive and active Radio Frequency Identification solutions. The result is the most comprehensive platform to track and manage everything from items and assets to containers and transport vehicles. " ...


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Monday, April 12, 2010

RFID monitors conveyor belts

Advanced ID supplies RFID solution to Correias Mercurio in Brazil to enable monitoring of its high value conveyor products.

... "Correias Mercurio initiated an RFID project to monitor the condition of the belt at all times to prevent costly repairs and minimize downtime. After nearly a year of working and testing Advanced ID products, the RFID tag has been approved for commercial deployment. " ...

Via Advanced ID: Correias Mercurio, Brazil

RFID monitors conveying equipment

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Battery Assist Passive RFID Technology

Intelleflex introduces a next generation, standards based Battery Assisted Passive XC3 technology platform, built on RFID chips, tags, reader modules, fixed readers and mobile hand held readers. ...

... "The new Intelleflex XC3 technology platform provides industry leading BAP RFID performance and capabilities that are normally associated with active RFID solutions, such as: read/write operating ranges up to 100 meters, 60 kbits of on-chip extended memory, security using multi-layer password protection and over-the-air data encryption, and sensor support. These capabilities come at a significantly lower price point than traditional active tags and will enable applications previously not served due to prohibitive tag cost. Intelleflex is upgrading their existing tag and reader family with the new XC3 technology." ...

Via Intelleflex: New Standards Based Battery Assisted Passive (BAP) RFID Platform (PDF)

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Moto RFID Handheld Readers

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Tagsys RFID Portal on Linen Packaging Line

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Korea RFID will drive pharmaceutical supply chain efficiency

Korean government will leverage RFID technology on pharmaceuticals to improve inventory management and reduce defects in drug prescriptions. ...

... "Government officials suggest that the radio frequency identification (RFID) tags will improve efficiency in distribution, allowing pharmaceutical companies to save around 1.8 trillion won (about $1.6 billion) annually, and also providing an easier way to retrieve subpar quality drugs. " ...

Via Korea Times: Korea RFID for Drugs

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Motorola RFID deployed to manage cold chain logistics application

Motorola and Franwell collaborate to deliver radio frequency identification (RFID) solution to improve H&M Bay’s distribution center processes in Federalsburg, Maryland. ...

... "Time is of the essence in a temperature controlled environment. Such is the case for H&M Bay, a premier freight mover in the less-than-truckload (LTL) frozen and refrigerated commodities market. In this industry, cold storage freight transfers must be stored and shipped in environments that meet stringent industry guidelines and government mandates. In an effort to improve the company’s operational efficiencies and guarantee consistent temperature controls, H&M Bay turned to Motorola and Franwell, Inc. for an RFID hardware and software solution that would locate and record pallet information in real time – giving operators an instantaneous read of inventory as it enters, moves through and leaves the distribution facility. " ...

Via Motorola: Cold Storage Freight Transfer

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Low cost RFID labels on the horizon

Nanotechnology is evolving to the point that RFID applications will benefit from the low cost capability. ...

... "New RFID tags will be the first product to use printed transistors made from carbon nanotubes. Researchers have been developing nanotube inks for a decade ... " ...

Via Wired: Carbon nanotube RFID

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Sunday, March 28, 2010


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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RFID University Certificate Encodes Information

University deploys smart graduation certificates to students, based on RFID technology. ...

... "This new Smart RFID solution is beneficial to both, the university and its students. The Smart certificates issued to the students include all the certificate information encoded and stored onto an RFID label ... " ...

Via AMEinfo: American University

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Monday, March 22, 2010

RFID Fish Monitoring Tags in Pacific Northwest

Digital Angel deploys RFID monitoring solution on Federal Columbia and Snake River hydroelectric projects to monitor the native salmon population. ...

... "Destron Fearing unit has been awarded new orders for Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) fish-monitoring RFID tags from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The value of the new orders is expected to be in the range of $1.5 to $2.0 million over the next year. The Company expects to begin shipping product under the new orders within two weeks. The new orders extend the Company's participation in a project currently underway to continue to develop a PIT-tag system for monitoring salmonids using the spillways at hydroelectric projects in the Columbia and Snake River basins in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. " ...


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Sunday, March 21, 2010

RFID Library Book Management

RFID enables automation in library book management processes so that librarians can spend more face-time with customers. ...

... "The sorter contains RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology that reads the computer chip tags on each returned item that drops into a bin, which can hold a maximum of 125 items. " ...

Via Prescott Daily Courier: RFID speeds sorting at local library

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

RFID on Metal

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Printed RFID is invisible using nanotubes

University researchers have developed nanotechnology based RFID tags that are printed on paper or plastics. ...

... "Rice researchers, in collaboration with a team led by Gyou-jin Cho at Sunchon National University in Korea, have come up with an inexpensive, printable transmitter that can be invisibly embedded in packaging. It would allow a customer to walk a cart full of groceries or other goods past a scanner on the way to the car; the scanner would read all items in the cart at once, total them up and charge the customer's account while adjusting the store's inventory. More advanced versions could collect all the information about the contents of a store in an instant, letting a retailer know where every package is at any time. The ink is used to make thin-film transistors, a key element in radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that can be printed on paper or plastic. " ...

Via Rice University: Nano-based RFID printable tag

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Handheld RFID for Goods Receipt

Gerry Weber International selects Nordic ID handheld RFID to enable its global RFID project where high mobility was part of the requirements. ...

... "The RFID handhelds will be most heavily used in goods receiving and inventory management at about 150 stores. Nowadays it takes us about two days to complete the inventory on a 200-square-foot retail space, says Christian von Grone, CIO at Gerry Weber. After the rollout, this process will take only about ten minutes.

Nordic ID handsets were chosen after a meticulous selection process, including extensive testing of different devices. The fact that the PL3000 Cross Dipole is able to read tags from up to four feet away, even through closed boxes, was the deciding factor in its choice. For Gerry Weber, this is especially important when tagged goods, in individual boxes, are transported in bulk on pallets. " ...

Via Nordic ID: Gerry Weber

GERRY WEBER International RFID Project: "The GERRY WEBER group is the first company in Germany to use RFID as article surveillance technology. A further innovation, are the RFID labels made of fabric, which the company will sew directly into the garments in future. "

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Floral Trolleys tracked by RFID

FloraHolland will deploy Omni ID RFID tags to track trolleys that transport flowers and plants through its the supply chain. ...

... "FloraHolland merged with VBA to create a single flower-auction organization with six auction centers, a nationally operating intermediary organization and a transit department. The merge created a need to integrate resources, including the call for a redesign of 270,000 auction trolleys used for logistical processes throughout the entire supply chain. As part of the redesign, over the next two and a half years, every auction trolley will be tagged with an Omni-ID passive UHF RFID tag. " ...

Via Omni-ID: Floral Auctioneer Implements RFID Tags to Track Trolleys

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Monday, March 15, 2010

RFID on Blackberry

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IDSystems RFID Luggage Handling

ID Systems receives patents for system that controls human access to mobile assets, and a mobile portal for tracking the movements of luggage. ...

... "The patented mobile portal for tracking luggage describes baggage handling vehicles equipped with both a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader and a device that actuates the reader under certain operating conditions. The system identifies RFID-tagged luggage as it is loaded, moved, and unloaded—wherever the baggage handling vehicles may travel. The system also compares scanned luggage to a predefined list, such as a manifest that matches airline passengers with their luggage. " ...

Via I.D. Systems: I.D. Systems Awarded Patents for Access Control and Luggage Handling

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

iPhone RFID reader

Instructions to build your own RFID reader for the iPhone ...

... "a research assistant at CASA/University College London has managed to build his own RFID iPhone accessory ... " ...

Via Recombu: How to make your own ...

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

RFID Warehouse Logistics

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