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RFID Tags Help Hawaii Rainforest Zipliners Capture the Moment

RFID Tags Help Hawaii Rainforest Zipliners Capture the Moment

HID Global’s SlimFlex RFID tags are being used at Princeville Ranch Adventures in the Hawaiian Islands to help guests capture a photographic record of their zip-lining experiences in the rugged rainforest valleys of Kauai’s north shore. “Knowing that HID Global’s SlimFlex tags perform exceptionally well in extreme environments gives us the confidence to deploy RFID technology […]

April 8 2014 | Posted in Consumer RFID, RFID News | Read More »

Report: RFID Industry to Grow 17% in 2014 and be Worth $30.2 Billion by 2024

Report: RFID Industry to Grow 17% in 2014 and be Worth $30.2 Billion by 2024

New research conducted by IDTechEx called “RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2014-2024,” finds that the RFID market—including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID—will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems, interrogators, and then tags, in terms of total money […]

March 25 2014 | Posted in RFID Industry, RFID News | Read More »

New Smart Cabinets with RFID Enabled Technology Used in Healthcare Rooms to Track Items

New Smart Cabinets with RFID Enabled Technology Used in Healthcare Rooms to Track Items

Meditek, who is Skytron’s supplier in Western Canada is supplying  healthcare smart cabinets in Canada. SkyTrac, a product line of cabinets integrated with RFID technology, makes it easier for healthcare facilities to automatically track consumable items used for patient care. Using the RFID technology, SkyTrac smart cabinets automatically track products such as sutures, stents and […]

January 27 2014 | Posted in Healthcare RFID, RFID News | Read More »

New Battery Free RFID Magnetometer Tag – Magneto

New Battery Free RFID Magnetometer Tag – Magneto

The Magneto from Farsens is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated magnetic field measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. The device features a LIS3MDL magnetometer from ST Microelectronics with a measurement range from ±4 […]

November 26 2013 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

24-7 Car Rental Service Introduced in London with Help of RFID Cards

24-7 Car Rental Service Introduced in London with Help of RFID Cards

Hertz Corporation has signed a partnership with Imperial College London to provide Hertz 24-7 technology-enhanced (including RFID technology), cars for staff use during working hours and for students and private requirements during evenings, weekends and holidays. More than 3,000 staff and 13,500 students now have the ability to rent a low emission or electric car from […]

October 21 2013 | Posted in Retail RFID, RFID News, Transport RFID | Read More »

Canadian Government Investing 40 Million in Printable Electronics Technology like Printed RFID Antennas

Canadian Government Investing 40 Million in Printable Electronics Technology like Printed RFID Antennas

Minister of State, Science and Technology Greg Rickford, along with the National Research Council of Canada and industry partners, discussed a new program and industrial consortium that will focus on consumer technology such as electronic intelligence capabilities to printed materials. This will be made possible by creating new functional inks, printing and imprinting processes, and electronic circuits. […]

October 3 2013 | Posted in Government RFID, RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

New Patent Approved for RFID Tracking System that Withstands Gamma Irradiation

New Patent Approved for RFID Tracking System that Withstands Gamma Irradiation

The Verigenics division of NewAge(R) Industries was awarded a U.S. patent (number 8,519,846) covering its GammaTag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) technology. The system tracks and identifies bags; liners for vessels; filters; medical devices; and pharmaceutical, chemical and biological processing devices that require gamma irradiation for sterilization purposes. “This patent complements our existing portfolio and further enhances […]

September 26 2013 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

Using RFID for Fiber Composites

Using RFID for Fiber Composites

Antennas that are capable of transmitting radio waves turn components into intelligent objects. Researchers have now found a way to embed these antennas in fiber composites. As a result, the technology also works with carbon and glass fibers. t is barely visible to the naked eye: the work pieces in the production hall look normal. […]

July 8 2013 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

High Performance UHF-RFID Mount-on-Metal Label for Asset Tagging

High Performance UHF-RFID Mount-on-Metal Label for Asset Tagging

RFID Canada is introducing a new RFID Mount-on-Metal Label called the SteelWING This RFID label is a Gen2, ISO 18000-6C, UHF label with a read range of up to 10m (32ft). It has been designed to overcome the challenges of metal asset tagging. A high performance, compact structure and cost-efficiency are achieved with SteelWING’s innovative […]

May 15 2013 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

The History of RFID Technology – Looking Back at Its First Patents

The History of RFID Technology – Looking Back at Its First Patents

The 1st patent (US-based) that used the term RFID (radio frequency identification) was granted in the year 1983 by an American inventor Charles Walton. Although many individuals actually contributed and assisted to the invention of RFID technology, Charles Walton was awarded 10 patents for a number of RFID related devices. His 1st RFID patent granted […]

May 6 2013 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »