- Paper Company Brings Intelligence to Packaging
Several consumer-brand businesses are testing RFID and NFC versions of Stora Enso's Intelligent Packaging solution that includes RFID-enabled packages and readers, as well as software and apps to manage read data.
- RFID News Roundup
HID Global intros ceramic Brick and Slimflex on-metal tags ••• GAO RFID launches new 2.45 GHz active readers ••• Smartrac unveils extra-compact UHF RFID inlays for retail applications ••• OnlineLabels.com adds RFID labels to product lineup ••• Datalogic acquires 20 percent stake in CAEN RFID ••• TimBar uses Shelfbucks' beacon platform for point-of-purchase displays.
- Chinese RFID Adoption Takes Many Forms
The Shanghai branch of U.S. RFID technology provider Impinj is seeing strong demand for passive UHF tags and readers from the nation's banking, transportation and retail sectors, with the greatest growth coming from consumer goods manufacturers.
- Flexstr8 Offers NFC-Enabled Labels for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products
The startup's NFC Smart Label solution is being trialed by companies to track goods, pharmaceuticals, and maintenance and service for industrial equipment.
- Consumer Physics Begins Shipping SCiO Pocket Molecular Sensors
The pocket device is designed to help consumers better understand the products they buy, the foods they eat or the medicines they take.
- R-pac Releases EPC UHF Label for Spirits, Wine, Cosmetics
The foil-CapTag, developed in partnership with ePix and Interactive Product Solutions, offers a 15-foot read range by leveraging a bottle's foil packaging and liquid contents.
- Thinfilm Launches OpenSense Printed NFC Sensor Label for Bottles
The Norwegian firm's product comes at the same time that the company prepares the release of an NFC temperature label, and has signed a partnership with Xerox, which is planning to mass-produce contact memory labels using Thinfilm's platform, and is researching an NFC version of the labels.
- RFID News Roundup
Checkpoint Systems brings bulk-encoding solution to Inditex's Zara DCs ••• Gimbal, Urban Airship partner to provide "in the moment" mobile engagement ••• Reteneo offers Bluetooth beacons as a subscription service ••• Two hotels adopt InvoTech's RFID-enabled uniform-management solution ••• Ibotta to deliver rebate offers via Roximity Bluetooth beacons ••• HID Global intros HID Mobile Access, enabling smartphone-based access control.
- L'Oréal Italia Prevents Warehouse Collisions Via RTLS
An active RFID solution ensures forklift operators are alerted when they near another vehicle or pedestrian, as well as providing data analytics about any near-misses.
- Asahi Glass Co. Tracks Documents via Smart Shelves
The Japanese company is using Cell Form RFID antennas to know the locations of 6,000 files, and when a particular document was removed, thereby reducing labor hours and the risk of a misplaced document.
- NeWave Sensor Solutions Unveils Smart Shelf to Track High-Volume, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
The system uses RFID-enabled shelf dispensers, eliminating the need to tag individual items, and related costs.
- At Miami Concert, NFC RFID Helps Post Foods Market Its Products
At the Honey Bunches of Oats-sponsored event, the company distributed boxes of cereal, along with NFC RFID cards that directed phones to questionnaires and downloadable music and videos.
- Coster Group Boosts Logistics Efficiency
The Italian packaging-components manufacturer is installing a UHF RFID system at all of its production and distribution facilities, to help track the location and status of products as they are produced, stored and shipped.
- Online Grocer Tracks Orders Via RFID
Spanish company Tudespensa.com can ensure that goods picked and loaded with an automated system are delivered properly, by reading RFID tags on the totes in which those items are packed, using technology from RFID Dipole.
- Omni-ID Introduces Printable On-Metal RFID Labels
The company's new thin inlays, models IQ 400 and IQ 600, are available as adhesive labels that can be printed and encoded on a thermal printer. Several companies are now testing the tags.