- Europe's RFID Focus Moves to Implementation
At RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2007, attendees and participants indicated the technology's adoption in Europe is on rise.
- $6M Funding for Aerospace RFID Tag Maker
Last week the relatively unknown Tego announced $6 million in Series A funding. The company, which was founded in April of 2005, develops high-memory passive RFID tags and systems. It will use the funding to commercialize its technology, planning to bring a solution to market over the next year.
- Outlook Strong for RFID Printers, Bucking Doubts
Market research and analysts recently affirmed strong growth prospects for RFID smart label printer/encoders, which were called into question in light of tepid supply chain adoption and strategic moves by two leading product manufacturers.
- RFID Printer Maker Zebra Makes Two Acquisitions
RFID printer manufacturer Zebra has agreed to pay $145 million for Navis, a logistics solutions provider to marine terminals and other operations managing supply chain cargo. Zebra also announced the $16.3 million acquisition of all outstanding shares of proveo, an RTLS company that serves the airport ground-handling operations.
- RFID Journal, AIM Europe Produce Auto-ID Seminar
At the third annual RFID Journal LIVE! Europe conference and exhibition, AIM Europe will host preconference sessions to educate attendees about a range of auto-ID topics, including how to use bar codes and RFID in tandem.
- HP Canada Partners With Universities to Create RFID Labs
The joint effort, participants say, helps all involved parties conduct RFID pilots, carry out research and better serve the needs of industrial companies and other end users.
- Alien Technology to Present RFID ROI Partner Demonstrations at EPC Connection 2007
RFID innovators will reveal adoption success stories in the exhibit hall of the fourth annual EPCglobal North America conference and exhibition, to be held Oct. 2-4 in Chicago.
- Gentag to Commercialize Super RFID Technology
Until now, the long-range real-time location system has been utilized solely by the military, but Gentag hopes to develop the tag for use in the private sector, to pinpoint people and objects up to 12 miles away.
- Airbus to Present Case Study at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe
Carlo K. Nizam, head of value-chain visibility and RFID at Airbus, will explain how the aircraft manufacturer is using RFID as part of an integrated, company-wide approach to help streamline business processes and reduce the cost of operations for all partners in the value chain.
- Motorola on Aviation Adoption of RFID
The aviation industry has long been considered a prime candidate for RFID adoption. RFID Update spoke with Pankaj Shukla, director of RFID business development in aviation for Motorola, about the industry's RFID adoption and where the most popular applications of the technology exist today.
- Aggressive Sales Growth Predicted for Passive Tags in North America
Frost & Sullivan expects a compound annual growth rate of 21.5 percent during the next six years, spurred in part by increased adoption in Canada.
- Alien Earns Protection Under SAFETY Act
Alien Technology this week announced that their solutions related to baggage and cargo tracking have been granted protection under the SAFETY Act in the event of an act of terrorism. RFID Update spoke with Alien's Ronny Haraldsvik about the SAFETY Act and what it offers both Alien and other RFID vendors.
- Milan's Malpensa Airport Prepares for RFID Baggage Handling
The airport plans to install the RFID system in two phases over the next three months, with its current bar-code system running simultaneously as a backup.
- RFID World Announces Date Change, New Strategy
CMP Technology, the media company that owns the annual RFID World event, today announced a three-year plan for its RFID business. In 2008, RFID World will be moved from its originally scheduled spring slot to mid-September. Then in 2009 and 2010, the show will return to the spring and be co-located with the business technology event Interop.
- Using RFID to Manage Work-in-Process Is Companies' Top Objective
In a survey by the Aberdeen Group, 57 percent of respondents said the need to manage WIP is the top driver for RFID adoption, while 41 percent cited managing raw materials.