Week of 04/19/10


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RFID provides global visibility at Airbus;
Wal-Mart targets item-level tagging
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Airbus is a leader in RFID innovation, and one of the firm's most exciting projects involves using active ultra wideband RFID technology to track work-in-progress at plants around the world. "We want a real-time view of our work-in-progress across multiple sites throughout the world," Carlo Nizam, head of value chain visibility and RFID for Airbus, told attendees at last week's RFID Live event. The system is not complete yet, but is on target to be live in June.

Airbus was just one firm to provide updates on their usage of RFID technology. The other hot news from the show centered around Wal-Mart's stepped up use of RFID to track apparel. While nobody could confirm exact details, numerous reports say the retailer wants to roll out item level tagging at 1,000 stores, starting with basic lines of clothing like socks and underwear.

"The overall content, messaging, and mix of exhibitors and attendees at RFID Live suggests that the technology, solutions, and industry are advancing on multiple levels," says Michael Liard, practice director of RFID and barcodes for ABI Research.

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Impinj partners with Digilogics to bring
RFID solutions to Mexican government

Impinj Speedway® Revolution reader certified for purchase by state and local government agencies to support electronic vehicle registration initiative.

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Motorola unveils new RFID and
bar code scanning technologies

DS9808-R and MC9090-G RFID ER readers strengthen Motorola's RFID business and industrial-class portfolios, offering a greater opportunity for organizations to determine how RFID solutions can add business value.

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Metalcraft intros Universal RFID tags;
ideal for asset tracking applications

Universal RFID Tags are designed to deliver a read range of 15 feet regardless of the mounting surface, and feature custom printing of barcodes and other information on the label.

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Juniper Networks selects Fluensee RFID
solution to track assets worldwide

Fluensee's AssetTrack™ is a single platform that simultaneously supports multiple RFID technologies to track highly valued and mission-critical assets including electronic test equipment, circuit boards and IT assets Juniper's facilities.

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Identive Group completes acquisition
of RockWest Technology Group

RockWest Technology Group, a provider of identification and security solutions, is expected to serve as a base from which Identive Group can launch and build its Multicard brand in the U.S.

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ODIN and Savi partnership offers
comprehensive RFID software platform

Unified and ground-breaking passive and active RFID solution enhances tracking and management of items, assets and containers.

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This week's issue of RFID 24-7 recaps highlights and news from last week's RFID Live show in Orlando. Also, be sure to follow RFID 24-7 on Twitter @johnrfid247



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John R. Johnson is a veteran business and technology journalist with over 20 years of experience covering RFID technology, smart grid and supply chain topics. He is the former editor of RFIDWatch Weekly and DC Velocity magazine.

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