- RFID Sheet Antennas Enable Unique Shelf-Management Systems
Measuring only six millimeters in thickness, the short-range antennas—marketed by Teijin Fibers and Convergence Systems Ltd.—are being installed on shelving, along with EPC UHF readers, to track the locations of tagged items.
- New Chicago-area Casino Chips Its Uniforms
To streamline the management of its complicated uniform inventory process, Rivers Casino has sewn EPC RFID tags into 20,000 pieces of apparel.
- Colombian Retailer Crystal Vestimundo Plans Second Item-Level RFID Pilot
Results of its first three-month pilot showed a significant reduction in labor associated with the shipping, receiving and inventorying of tagged apparel items; now, the company is preparing to run a more ambitious in-store trial.
- Japan's Upcoming Shift to 920 MHz Promises Better UHF Tags
The nation's revised UHF RFID regulations will narrow the global UHF frequency range, enabling tag makers to offer passive EPC RFID inlays with improved sensitivity.
- Warmkraft Boosts Order-Fulfillment Efficiency With RFID
The military uniform finisher is using EPC Gen 2 tags to reduce mispacks by 96 percent, and has cut shipping-related labor costs in half thanks to technology provided by SimplyRFID.
- Container Centralen Says RFID Provides 'Substantial' Cost Savings
The horticulture logistics provider reports that less than a year after its 3.84 million trolleys were fitted with RFID tags, the company and its customers are seeing real benefits.
- Brazilian Chip Maker Announces EPC UHF Chip
CEITEC expects that tags manufactured with the new IC, which has 1 kilobit of memory, will become available in mid-2012.
- Tego Offers New 2-Kilobit Chip
The TegoChip 2000 enables the aerospace industry to use a smaller, less expensive UHF passive RFID tag with greater data storage capacity than that of traditional EPC Gen 2 tags.
- University of Parma's RFID Lab Launches Test Program for Apparel
The "RFID 4 fashion certified" initiative is intended to determine how well EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID readers, tags and printer-encoders perform in real-world use cases for Europe's garment industry.
- RFID Improves Supply Management for Brazil's Army, Air Force
Military logistics centers in Sao Paolo are equipped with EPC Gen 2 technology as part of a program to increase the efficiency, accuracy and visibility of distributing supplies to soldiers.
- At Surplus, Inventory Takes Just a Few Minutes
One of the apparel chain's stores is using EPC RFID tags to track men's jeans stored on shelves in stacks up to eight feet high.
- Medical Marijuana Companies Use EPC Tags to Keep Things Straight
Denver-based LeafTrack is providing its RFID-based tracking system to help producers meet state requirements, track the condition of each plant, and receive alerts if any plant's health is in decline.
- Oncology Clinic Gains Efficiency, Safety With RFID
The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track the amount of time that each patient awaits radiation treatment, and to verify that the correct equipment is being employed.
- VICS Item Level RFID Initiative Enters Phase II
The group intends to publish a road map by mid 2012 to help retailers, suppliers and technology vendors deploy RFID systems for the supply chain, while seeking more membership from retailers and suppliers and inviting technology providers to join at a fee.
- Finnish Railroad Streamlines Operations
VR Group is using EPC Gen 2 RFID technology to track 10,000 freight wagons, locomotives and passenger cars, helping the company to manage rail cars and work processes within its rail yards.