- Jones Apparel Group Plans RFID Pilot in Nine West Stores
At two sites in New York, the company plans to test the ability of item-tagging to help improve stock availability, productivity and customer service.
- Turkish Retailer Uses Hybrid EAS-RFID Tags to Stop Theft, Improve Inventory Management
LC Waikiki plans to roll out the system—which combines EPC Gen 2 RFID and acousto-magnetic electronic article surveillance technology—at 50 stores within the next six months.
- Communities Turn to RFID to Boost Recycling
Three U.S. municipalities are using passive UHF tags to monitor whether their residents place recyclable bottles, cans and paper out at the curb.
- Researchers Work on Using RFID to Calculate an Item's Carbon Footprint
The Bits to Energy Lab has developed a prototype system utilizing data collected via RFID to calculate an individual item's carbon footprint and display it on an RFID-enabled mobile phone.
- At William Ashley, RFID Name Tags Improve Service
The Canadian retailer is using Ubisense's real-time location system to speed the process of bringing the goods to customers, and of summoning sales help.
- Precyse Technologies' RFID System Uses Beacons to Extend Reach
The company's iLocate technology enables companies to track assets in remote sites, by deploying multiple beacons that allow an RFID reader to communicate with battery-powered tags thousands of feet away.
- Fluensee Purchases TrenStar
By acquiring TrenStar, the RFID asset-tracking software provider gains inroads into software-as-a-service, as well as the company's RFID-enabled distribution service for beer kegs and other containers.
- Thai Researchers Study RFID for Managing Prawns and Other Food Fish
In addition to investigating the physical effects of implanting RFID tags in aquatic animals, the project will develop an RFID-enabled system to monitor and improve broodstock on fish farms.
- Tracking Temperatures From the Inside Out
Organizers of the Netherlands' Four Day Marches are using RFID-enabled sensor pills to monitor the risk of heat sickness, with help from a firm that is developing an application for analyzing athletes' temperature and location in real time.
- Defense Contractor Relies on RFID for On-time Delivery of Armored Vehicles
Navistar Defense is using an RFID-enabled real-time locating system to track the assembly process of the armored vehicles it produces, which are designed to protect troops from bombs.
- Xterprise Rolls Out IT Asset-Tracking Solution
The system, which combines software and EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID hardware, is designed to serve a rapidly growing demand.
- Premier Tells Medical Device Makers to Adopt GS1 Supply Chain Standards
The hospital purchasing alliance wants medical devices to be tracked by Global Trade Item Number and Global Location Number, which could make it easier for the health-care sector to implement RFID technology.
- Stanley Bolsters RFID Portfolio With VeriChip Subsidiary
The manufacturer of tools and security systems has completed its acquisition of Xmark, a provider of RFID-enabled patient-tracking systems for the health-care market.
- New Zealand Study Finds UHF Superior for Livestock Tracking
Researchers with the RFID Pathfinder Group report that EPC RFID tags performed better and more cost-effectively compared with traditional low-frequency tags.
- UCLA Group Offers Interference-Testing Service for Medical Devices
The service, provided by the WINMEC consortium, is designed to measure how an RFID system's electromagnetic radiation affects the operation of infusion pumps, pacemakers and other medical equipment.