Week of 02/21/11


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RFID makes further strides in financial,
supply chain and healthcare sectors
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There is major traction for item level RFID in the retail environment, but several other industries are also seeing rapid adoption. That's been evident by the RFID-enabled hygiene systems being unveiled at this week's annual conference hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

In addition, there's a big story unfolding in Europe, where Confidex has filled an order for 3.5 million tags for Container Centralen to use in tracking floral deliveries. The deal is the largest UHF RFID tag implementation for returnable transit items in the world, and is also the largest purchase order of EPC Gen2 specialty tags ever.

Lastly, keep an eye out for greater use of RFID in financial circles, including tagging bundles of cash. The recent publicity RFID gained in the theft of RFID-tagged poker chips from a Las Vegas casino has put more focus on how RFID could help to track large amounts of cash -- from casinos, to armored cars and banks, to the large amounts of money moved by retailers like Walmart.

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Laboratorios Gador completes
RFID track and trace pilot

Pharmaceutical firm relied on systems from Telectrónica, Impinj, Zebra and UPM RFID to complete the first pharma pilot in Argentina that will track and trace drugs at the item, pack and pallet level.

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Aeroscout intros RFID powered hand
hygiene compliance monitoring system

The solution, a joint effort with GOJO Industries, enables healthcare organizations to automatically monitor when staff members sanitize their hands.

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Quebec maple syrup producers
receive $100K for track and trace pilot

Funding from the Canadian Integrated Food Safety Initiative will examine how tagging maple syrup barrels with RFID can improve product quality and origin labeling.

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Zebra intros global partner program
for independent software vendors

New program creates a collaborative environment for ISVs and channel partners to foster development of innovative solutions.

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Identec Solutions to launch
SensorSMART platform at CEBIT

The scalable, wireless network is ideal for asset management, process automation and personnel safety in the oil, gas, mining & tunnels, military, marine, intermodal and logistics industries.

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PGA Tour turns to RFID to enhance fan
experience at Northern Trust Open

Pilot program will measure fan and corporate sponsor experiences by relying on technology from Avery Dennison and Stark RFID.

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