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Founder John R. Johnson is a veteran business and technology journalist with over 15 years of experience covering RFID technology and supply chain topics, first as editor of Warehousing Management and most recently as editor of DC Velocity. Contact us at

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08/22/11 - Issue 1711
Charleston County rolls out RFID to 120K homeowners for recycling collection
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08/08/11 - Issue 1611
Hawaiian produce pilot takes next step; will track pallets of produce from Taiwan
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07/25/11 - Issue 1511
Macy's extends RFID to six DCs for tagging furniture and bedding supplies
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07/11/11 - Issue 1411
RFID explosion in social media offers firms supply chain and marketing visibility
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06/20/11 - Issue 1311
RFID makes strides in medical implant and hospital supply chain/re-stocking programs
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06/06/11 - Issue 1211
Retailers look to RFID item level tagging to kick $430B out-of-stock problem
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05/23/11 - Issue 1111
DOD tests RFID to monitor food items shipped to troops during combat
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05/02/11 - Issue 1011
German retailer Gerry Weber leads the way in RFID innovation
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04/25/11 - Issue 0911
Impinj unveils long-awaited public offering; IPO will ignite investment in RFID sector
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04/11/11 - Issue 0811
Optimism high at RFID Live; new solutions and innovation drive the industry forward
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04/04/11 - Issue 0711
New chip and tagging platform expected to further accelerate item level tagging
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03/28/11 - Issue 0611
Auto manufacturers consider high memory tags for maintenance, warranty programs
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03/21/11 - Issue 0511
RFID can speed time to market for new drugs by improving the accuracy of clinical trials
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02/21/11 - Issue 0411
RFID makes further strides in financial, supply chain and healthcare sectors
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02/07/11 - Issue 0311
Retail push into item level tagging will benefit shoppers in the long run
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01/24/11 - Issue 0211
RFID deployments will accelerate as more companies move to the cloud
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01/10/11 - Issue 0111
Retailers: Item level RFID could be ubiquitous by the end of 2012
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12/13/10 - Issue 1019
West coast retailer prepares to deploy active RFID-enabled customer loyalty cards
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11/08/10 - Issue 1018
Tego eyes production of millions of high memory tags; Aerospace, automotive are sweet spots for adoption
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10/25/10 - Issue 1017
ThingMagic acquired by Trimble; Deal could ignite M&A activity
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09/27/10 - Issue 1016
Textbooks and technology; public schools and universities embrace benefits of RFID
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09/13/10 - Issue 1015
Item-level RFID plays a greater role in eliminating counterfeits
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08/16/10 - Issue 1014
Police in Nottingham trial RFID to track hundreds of Tasers
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07/26/10 - Issue 1013
Wal-Mart's RFID apparel deployment could push global acceptance for item-level tagging
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07/05/10 - Issue 1012
Can academic research alone sustain future advances in RFID technology?
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06/14/10 - Issue 1011
Can academic research alone sustain future advances in RFID technology?
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05/24/10 - Issue 1010
Use of RFID expected to grow for tracking carbon emissions
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05/03/10 - Issue 0910
RFID aids in revitalizing valuable and rare Koa tree crops in Hawaii
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04/19/10 - Issue 0810
RFID leads to new gains at Airbus; Wal-Mart pursues item-level apparel tagging
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04/05/10 - Issue 0710
Pharma industry returns to RFID; double-digit growth expected through 2015
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03/22/10 - Issue 0610
Mexico EVR deployment on schedule program will tag 25M vehicles by 2012
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03/08/10 - Issue 0510
IT asset tagging set to explode as more sectors seek RFID solutions
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02/22/10 - Issue 0410
Impinj unveils Monza® 4 family of tags; enhanced functionality to drive market
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02/08/10 - Issue 0310
RFID could have aided rescuers at Conn. power plant tragedy
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01/18/10 - Issue 0210
Airbus to embed high memory tags on its A350 fleet starting next year
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01/04/10 - Issue 0110
NH passes RFID restrictions; privacy concerns may rise in 2010
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12/07/09 - Issue 1909
Stimulus funds could accelerate use of RFID at U.S. airports
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11/16/09 - Issue 1809
RFID add-on brings NFC to iPhone; will Apple embed RFID in the G4?
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11/02/09 - Issue 1709
Trash talk: researchers rely on technology to track the waste removal chain
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10/26/09 - Issue 1609
Metro pilots combined RFID/EAS tag; Multi-use tag likely two years away
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10/09/09 - Issue 1509
Georgia Tech research to address standards for RFID and medical supplies
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9/25/09 - Issue 1409
RFID to enhance patient experience at Disney Cancer Center
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8/31/09 - Issue 1309
RFID: the real thing
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8/13/09 - Issue 1209
Smart grid could be fertile ground for RFID technology
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7/27/09 - Issue 1109
RFID improves crowd control at Boston Pops fireworks display
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2/9/09 - Issue 0309
Despite challenging financial times, Omni-ID has landed $15M in venture funding. Learn how they did it, and how the funds will be put to use.
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1/19/09 - Issue 0209
Savvy retailers continue to find unique ways to utilize RFID technology. This week we look at the use of ultra-wideband technology to track store associates.
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1/5/09 - Issue 0109
Happy New Year! It remains to be seen how RFID will fare in '09, but one of the hottest applications is IT asset tracking. Learn how major banks like Wells Fargo are using the technology in our lead story.
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12/01/08 - Issue 0808
As we count down the days to 2009, RFID appears to be in a strong position, despite the worldwide economic slowdown. This marks our final issue of 2008. RFID 24-7 will be back with our first issue of 2009 the week of Jan. 5.
Until then, be sure to check my blog for breaking news and updates. Happy Holidays.
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11/17/08 - Issue 0708
Be sure to check my blog for breaking news between issues!
It sure looks like a positive sign for the RFID sector as investors continue to make sizeable investments in the technology, despite a troubled economy.
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11/3/08 - Issue 0608
Can RFID play a role in future presidential elections? For example, can states with RFID-enabled driver’s licenses utilize the technology to move voters along quicker, reduce lines and verify voter identification? Other than some asset tracking operations to track voting equipment in California, I’d like to know your thoughts on other potential applications.
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10/20/08 - Issue 0508
NASA is no stranger to RFID technology, but the group is stepping up its use of RFID at the Kennedy Space Center. NASA just unveiled phase two of an asset management rollout, with more to come.
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09/30/08 - Issue 0408
Proof that RFID is gaining acceptance is evidenced by the wide number of use cases being deployed around the world. In this issue, learn how RFID is being implemented at Spain’s post office. And some day, the technology might even help your airline to get you to your destination on time!
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09/15/08 - Issue 0308
Last week’s RFIDWorld show in Las Vegas went a long way toward proving that RFID is reaching maturity. Although the show was short on actual users during the exhibit hall hours, it was long on case studies that validate the technology. Learn all about them in our lead story.
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09/02/08 - Issue 0208
These are exciting times for the RFID industry...HP RFID guru Frank Lanza explains that business is booming.
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08/18/08 - Issue 0108
The dog days of summer might be upon us, but that's not the case in the bustling RFID sector.
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