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While scores of Wal-Mart suppliers struggle to meet soft deadlines, companies like UPS and Delta are moving forward with new applications designed to benefit both company and consumer. This month, editors talk to companies pioneering unexplored segments of the RFID market.
From trucks to totes, UPS continues to explore the benefits of RFID tagging throughout its operations. RFID News talks to Donna Barrett about some of the company’s pilot programs.
Despite rising fuel costs and tight competition, Delta has become the first air carrier to announce that it would RFID-enable its baggage handling system wide by 2007. Andy Williams examines the transportation giant’s bold visions for ubiquitous luggage tracking.
Canada’s SIRIT has provided hardware, software and expertise for countless high profile RFID projects. VP John Fruend says the company’s traffic systems, “represent an important step in our efforts to expand across the United States and to build on our leading position in this innovative, high-growth application.” RFID News reports on the progress and setbacks facing Florida and SIRIT’s traffic management system.
The costs of an infant abduction are tremendous. That’s why the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations makes the use of infant protection systems mandatory. Nurez Khimji, CFO of eXI Wireless discusses the benefits and costs of hospital security RFID systems.
Ask the Experts: Rom Eizenberg, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Precision Location Systems
Will complementary technologies enhance RFID’s capabilities? Rom Eizenberg, director of business development at Precision Location Systems speaks with RFID News about combined optical/RFID real time location systems.