- RFID Gets Boots on the Ground for Air Force
Wellco is using a solution from Odyssey to create passive UHF RFID labels for every pair of boots, case and pallet, and confirms shipping orders are correct by reading those tags before loading goods onto trucks.
- Italian Purse Company Finds a Discreet Way to Prevent Gray Market
Braccialini is using Tertium Technology's BlueBerry keyfob readers to inconspicuously determine if unauthorized outlets are selling its goods, and to investigate the history of such diversions.
- RFID Helps Make Marriage Special
A Taiwanese wedding services provider not only tracks the garments it rents out via EPC tags, but also offers RFID-enabled invitations that guests can use to find their seats and play games.
- New Alien UHF Tags Target Challenging Retail Environments
The company has released three tags offering improved functionality, for use when items are packed tightly and tag orientation is skewed, when handheld readers are utilized and when metal and liquid are present.
- C&A Expands RFID Usage to Track Inventory
The clothing company plans to employ EPC tags and readers to manage shipments of high-demand items to a total of 25 stores, and to use the technology to monitor inventory at each location.
- Russian Tag Company Reaches for a Worldwide Audience
Mikron, which makes Moscow Metro's RFID-enabled subway tickets, is marketing its HF and UHF passive tags through new distributor GoGlobal, with a focus on logistics and retail applications.
- Invengo Launches Production of NFC Tags
The Chinese RFID company's first pair of Near Field Communication products signals its plans to diversify its portfolio to meet market demand for NFC tags for posters, payments and gaming cards.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature Retail Apparel Demonstrations in Exhibit Hall
The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center will show how retailers and suppliers can benefit from RFID applications.
- Liquid Lemon Links South Africans to Social Media
The company offers RFID-based solutions in South Africa that enable users to share photos and "likes" via Facebook, Twitter and similar sites; clients include Sunglass Hut.
- Chinese Apparel Factory Improves Efficiency Via 80,000 Tag Reads Daily
Affirm Heart attaches a passive tag to each piece of fabric, so that it can monitor the manufacturing of tens of thousands of garments each day.
- SML Group Announces New Tags, Production Center
The Hong Kong-based company has opened a new facility in North Carolina, and has released three new EPC RFID inlays designed for fast encoding and read sensitivity.
- J.C. Penney Defers Its RFID Dreams
Six months after its CEO announced plans to use RFID tags for 100 percent of its goods by February 2013, the retailer now says that it will restrict tagging to only a few merchandise categories, in order to reduce costs.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature Nine Preconference and Four New Post-conference Seminars
The company's 11th annual conference and exhibition will include seminars and workshops focused on RFID's use in various industries.
- Faconnable Adopts RFID Across the Globe
The international high-end clothing designer is installing Tagsys' FiTS solution at 70 stores and three distribution centers, to provide supply chain visibility, fast point-of-sale processing and security at the store doors.
- R-pac Offers Small EPC UHF Label With Long Range Read
Macy's, JC Penney and other major retailers have already tested the new labels, made with Smartrac's new WebLite inlay.