- RFID Pilots Address Perishable Foods, Beauty Products
A restaurant chain is trialing the RFID functionality in Avery Dennison's Freshmarx solution to ensure food is delivered fresh and at appropriate temperatures, using the company's microwave-safe tags, while retailers are planning to expand existing pilots of RFID systems to include cosmetics and perfumes.
- South Africa's The House of Busby Slashes Inventory Labor via RFID
The retailer is using Keonn RFID technology from Milestone Integrated Systems to track inventory and prevent shrinkage at one of its Johannesburg stores.
- Small RFID Tag from SML Group Offers 30 Percent Sensitivity Boost
The GB4U8 inlay leverages NXP's UCODE 8 chip and antenna design to accomplish what SML calls an increase in performance over other tags in its 42- by 16-millimeter size.
- Alien Offers Sled Reader With Multi-Antenna Polarization Options, 24-Hour Battery Life
The ALR-S350 is designed to enable companies to employ their own iOS or Android devices with a Bluetooth connection to manage read data, using the polarization of their choice.
- U.K. Hospitals Testing Passive Ceiling-Mounted RFID for Real-Time Location
Harland Simon has completed a pilot of a PervasID reader as part of its RFID Discovery solution, to provide real-time location within such areas as clinical engineering departments.
- RFID News Roundup
ImageFIRST uses UHF RFID to manage client's linen inventory ••• SuperCom secures contract to deploy electronic monitoring suite in Idaho ••• Positive Proximity expands RFID, wearable beacon offerings ••• NetObjex demos IoT smart parking solution with cryptocurrency payment ••• Kerlink helps Proximus expand, densify LoRaWAN IoT network in Belgium.
- Foodles Brings Oodles of RFID-Enabled Dining Options to Paris
The technology startup is delivering UHF and NFC systems to small and mid-sized businesses so that they can provide fresh food offerings to employees, while RFID enables sales transactions and inventory management.
- 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.
- Totvs Presents RFID and IoT Solutions at New Showroom
At its new headquarters, the Brazilian firm presents radio frequency identification and Internet of Things systems for companies of any size.
- Levi's Tests RFID Use Successfully
A number of factors, including greater efficiency in the repositioning of goods for sale, led the company to sell 56 percent more apparel this year on Black Friday than in 2016.
- Small Tamper-Evident Beacon Aims to Prevent Product Theft and Fraud
Companies are purchasing Bluvision's new BEEKs Mini Tamper Proof Tag to protect their high-value assets or supplies, by detecting if someone breaks the beacon adhesive, and then receiving alerts based on that action.
- Royal Cornwall Hospitals to Boost Surgical Safety With RFID
The United Kingdom's NHS Trust is launching a UHF RFID system from Ingenica Solutions to track implants received, stored and then placed inside patients, to reduce manual efforts for tracking the high-value devices, while also increasing patient safety.
- Retailers, Hospitals Trialing or Deploying End-to-End RFID Solution
PervasID's Ranger Series includes specialized readers for dock doors, overhead wide-area reading, point of sale and security, along with software to manage read data.
- RFID-based App Helps Consumers Find a Cold Drink
Cool&Go is an app-based extension of Blulog's automated data-logging system to point consumers in the direction of beverages or ice cream in their neighborhood, while also sharing their temperatures.
- Shopper Fulfillment Expectations Up, Satisfaction Still Elusive in Study
Zebra Technologies has released its "2017 Global Shopper Study," which measures how well retailers are keeping up with shopper expectations at physical stores and online, with an eye toward improving those numbers with RFID and IoT technologies.