Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Music Festival Opts for RFID - December 18, 2013 - 7:00am
The event's organizers have selected a new RFID solution from Vendini, which is providing RFID wristbands, handheld and fixed HF readers, and hosted software for managing access control and ticketing data.

Zwipe Offers Fingerprint-Authenticated RFID Access-Control Card - December 18, 2013 - 7:00am
The passive RFID card has a built-in fingerprint scanner to verify a user's identity and make sure that only authorized personnel gain entrance to a facility.

Colorado Readies System for Monitoring Marijuana - December 16, 2013 - 7:00am
The state requires that growers, processors and retailers of medical or recreational marijuana use EPC Gen 2 passive RFID tags to authenticate and identify each plant or product.

OhioHealth Tests System for Tracking Hand-Hygiene Compliance - December 16, 2013 - 7:00am
A trial of RFID-enabled hand-washing stations has allowed supervisors to view usage and takes steps to promote compliance, while personnel can view their own performance and that of their colleagues.

Feig Expands U.S. Operations, With an Eye Toward NFC - December 13, 2013 - 7:00am
The German RFID hardware vendor has moved into a larger facility in the state of Georgia, in anticipation of strong demand for NFC RFID contactless-payment technology in point-of-sale terminals, kiosks and vending machines.

RFID News Roundup - December 12, 2013 - 7:00am
Phychips unveils new Arete RFID readers for phones, tablets; Zebra's Zatar IoT cloud platform to integrate with Entigral's TraxWare software; Ekahau's RTLS reduces emergency response times at Danish elder-care center; NiceLabel acquires its North American distributor, Niceware International; Nor-Lea Hospital District to enhance patient flow via Versus RTLS.

Call for Entries for Eighth Annual RFID Journal Awards - December 12, 2013 - 7:00am
RFID Journal is now accepting submissions. The winners will be announced at LIVE! 2014, in April.

RFID Takes the Strain Out of Testing Minnesota's Roadbeds - December 11, 2013 - 7:00am
The state's transportation department is using passive EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID tags to help it better identify the exact locations of the buried sensors it employs to test various road-construction materials and processes.

Marshall University Researchers Foresee a 'Perfect Storm' for RFID in Health Care - December 10, 2013 - 7:00am
RFID technology is competing for the attention of hospital IT departments, a study says, but when deployed, it can reduce costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars, and benefit hospitals experiencing growth due to the Affordable Care Act.

Macy's Tests Shopkick's ShopBeacon at New York, San Francisco Stores - December 9, 2013 - 7:00am
The Bluetooth tags enable the retailer to share promotional data about its merchandise with consumers who have downloaded and opted in to the Shopkick app.

Avery Dennison, Alien Technology and Invengo Sign Licensing Deals With Round Rock - December 6, 2013 - 7:00am
The RFID technology makers say that the patent agreements will eliminate obstacles to deployments of EPC UHF RFID technology in the U.S.

RFID News Roundup - December 5, 2013 - 7:00am
Colorado's E-470 tollway adopts Confidex EPC UHF labels; Applebee's to roll out NFC-enabled tablets at more than 1,000 restaurants; 3DISC adds RFID to its digital dental X-ray system; Precyse Technologies announces intrinsically safe RTLS products; MarketingCharts' Analysis indicates limited NFC use in U.S.; IDTronic updates M3 Orange mobile PC.

SDV and IER Offer an End-to-End RFID Solution for Retailers - December 4, 2013 - 7:00am
Based on a solution developed for a large European retailer, iD by SDV is designed to track apparel from factory to store, with the goal of increasing sales and efficiencies.

Bon-Ton Brings NFC to Shoe Displays - December 3, 2013 - 7:00am
The U.S. department store retailer has installed an NFC RFID-based solution within 32 of its shoe departments, to test how the technology can help shoppers locate the size, color and style of shoes they seek while at a store.

Swedish Armed Forces Completes Tests of RFID to Track Uniforms, Shipments - December 2, 2013 - 7:00am
The military's logistics and materiel divisions have finished testing both active and passive tags, with deployment dates yet to be determined.

SATO Acquires Magellan Technology - November 29, 2013 - 7:00am
The company says it will complete its acquisition of Magellan's health-care business, along with all intellectual properties, by early next month.

RFID News Roundup - November 28, 2013 - 7:00am
RF Code announces new asset-management tamper-detection tabs; Metalcraft unveils RFID wristbands for waterparks, amphitheaters, outdoor events; HID Global adds RFID to Fargo direct-to-card printer line; SensMaster intros active RFID sensor tag for personnel safety applications; Washington clinic improves patient waiting times and workflow with Versus' RTLS technology; AIM creates AIM Europe to guide regional AIDC growth.

Boston Ad Agency Experiments With RFID-enabled Marketing Strategies - November 27, 2013 - 7:00am
In one example, Allen & Gerritsen married RFID, Instagram and tic-tac-toe, as a team-building exercise for its staff and a demo for its clients.

RFID Brings Canoe Competition to Spectators - November 26, 2013 - 7:00am
LearningWell's ViewLaps solution was used during this year's Canoe Marathon World Championships to track competitors' progress and trigger live videos.

Intel Processor Comes With NXP NFC Reader for Tap-and-Go Online Payment - November 25, 2013 - 7:00am
Computers and tablets containing the processor can read the tags in NFC-enabled credit cards registered with MasterCard's MasterPass e-wallet service, enabling secure, convenient Internet transactions.
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