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North York General Hospital Uses RFID to Increase Accuracy and Efficiency in Pharmacy Ops

North York General Hospital Uses RFID to Increase Accuracy and Efficiency in Pharmacy Ops

North York General Hospital, a well respected medical hospital in Toronto, Ontario has deployed an RFID Kit and Tray Management System to leverage RFID (radio frequency identification) technology for its medication management solution to improve accuracy and efficiency within the hospital’s pharmacy operations. A quality study conducted by North York General Hospital and MEPS Real-Time, […]

March 26 2015 | Posted in Healthcare RFID, RFID News | Read More »

RFID Canada Brings Shelf RFID Antennas for Retail & Industrial Product Tracking to Canadian Market

RFID Canada Brings Shelf RFID Antennas for Retail & Industrial Product Tracking to Canadian Market

The Shelf RFID Antennas being introduced by RFID Canada in the Canadian market are Low Profile – High Performance RFID Antennas designed to be used with most UHF readers. These RFID antennas are manufactured by New Zealand based Times-7 and part of the Slimline brand of antennas.   These shelf RFID antennas are thin and […]

March 24 2015 | Posted in Retail RFID, RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

NASA Improves Inventory Time by 30% Using Passive RFID Technology

NASA Improves Inventory Time by 30% Using Passive RFID Technology

DataSpan announced  that it is implementing a RFID system for NASA to more efficiently inventory and manage over 250,000 assets spread over its Space Centers, Research Centers and other facilities throughout the United States. The final integrated solution includes Gen 2 RFID-compliant metal mount tags from Omni-ID, Alien handheld readers and customized software from EDP, […]

March 17 2015 | Posted in Government RFID, RFID News | Read More »

Samsung Introduces NFC & Magnetic Secure Transmission Methods After Acquiring LoopPay

Samsung Introduces NFC & Magnetic Secure Transmission Methods After Acquiring LoopPay

Samsung has announced the acquisition of the mobile payment company LoopPay.  The strategic acquisition of a mobile payment system will help Samsung to compete against it’s growing rivals in the heated mobile payment space such as Google Wallet and the newly launched  Apple Pay. Financial details around the LoopPay acquisition by Samsung have not been […]

March 9 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Bottles to Use NFC Technology Giving a More Premium Experience

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Bottles to Use NFC Technology Giving a More Premium Experience

Diageo plc, (NYSE:DEO) a global leader in beverage alcohol and owner of Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker is looking to change the role of a scotch bottle in the consumer experience, with a prototype JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL® “smart bottle”.  The NFC technology behind the bottle will be provided by Thin Film Electronics ASA. The NFC-enabled “smart […]

March 8 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Indian Railways to Deploy RFID Tags for Train Wagons, Coaches and Locomotives

Indian Railways to Deploy RFID Tags for Train Wagons, Coaches and Locomotives

India’s Railways are likely to propose the use of RFID technology such as RFID tags in the near future for tracking and tracing of wagons, coaches and locomotives even as the public transporter looks to leverage information technology in a big way to improve services. Rail Budget 2015-16 is expected to propose extensive use of […]

March 8 2015 | Posted in Government RFID, RFID News, Transport RFID | Read More »

Low Profile & High Performance Multi-Purpose RFID Antennas Designed to be Used with Most UHF Readers

Low Profile & High Performance Multi-Purpose RFID Antennas Designed to be Used with Most UHF Readers

Markham-based RFID Canada has announced the distribution of the Slimline multi-purpose RFID antennas in the Canadian market. These high performance RFID antennas are manufactured by New Zealand-based RFID antenna designer Times-7. Some of the key features the Slimline multi-purpose RFID antennas include are: 1. Operate at 864-869MHz,902-928MHz 2. Linear or Circular Polarized 3. Available in […]

March 5 2015 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

First Passive UHF RFID Moisture-level Sensing Inlay

First Passive UHF RFID Moisture-level Sensing Inlay

RFID technology manufacturer and developer SMARTRAC has launched SENSOR DOGBONE, the industry’s first passive UHF RFID moisture-sensing inlay, at LogiMAT 2015. This innovative product results from SMARTRAC’s cooperation with sensor specialist RFMicron. The inlay SENSOR DOGBONE is specially designed to measure moisture conditions in industrial environments, and offers significant possibilities for enhancing production control, quality […]

March 2 2015 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

Battery-Free, Wireless RFID Sensors Used for Explosives & Chemical Detection in Cargo Ships

Battery-Free, Wireless RFID Sensors Used for Explosives & Chemical Detection in Cargo Ships

GE Global Research, GE’s (NYSE: GE) technology development arm, today announced a significant technological achievement in a project to develop next-generation, cost-effective sensors for cargo shipping for detecting chemicals used in explosives or other hazardous materials at shipping ports. GE, in partnership with the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), a U.S. Interagency program for research […]

February 25 2015 | Posted in RFID News, Transport RFID | Read More »

Study: Mobile Savvy Shoppers Prefer NFC over Competing Alternatives when Shopping

Study: Mobile Savvy Shoppers Prefer NFC over Competing Alternatives when Shopping

The NFC Forum and Strategy Analytics today unveiled the results of a comprehensive retail research report and web survey on mobile consumer engagement and purchases, revealing the needs and preferences of today’s mobile-centric consumer. The in-depth report – which includes both observational research of retail scenarios comprising 36 participants and a web survey that included […]

February 22 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »