- Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for February
Baird has released its February report. The thirteen-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.
- Tagsys Releases Gen2 Tags for Item Level
Item-level RFID solutions provider Tagsys today announced a new approach to item-level tagging using UHF Gen2 technology. Dubbed "The-Package-Is-The-Tag", the approach represents an expansion into UHF technology from what had historically been a strong HF focus at the company.
- Impinj Launches UHF Tech for Item-Level Tags
Impinj today announced an extension to its GrandPrix line of Gen2 technology solutions that will allow UHF RFID technology to be used for item-level tagging applications. The Seattle, Washington-based company believes its new technology could prove game-changing for RFID adoption at the item level.
- EPC Track-and-Trace for Hemophilia
Domino Printing Sciences today announced the successful deployment of a complete EPC track-and-trace solution for the administration of hemophilia products.
- Reduce the Cost of Tagging and Reading
ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti herein argues that end-users can achieve better value from RFID deployments in their warehouses and distribution centers by relying more on the automation offered by fixed RFID readers and less on the common (and costly) practice of manual tag-reading using portable readers.
- Sensing Supply with RFID
This guest contribution from Manufacturing Insights' Bob Ferrari considers the need for more actionable, real-time supply chain information and how RFID along with other sensor technologies can enable this possibility.
- Pfizer Shipping RFID-tagged Viagra
One of the pharmaceutical industry's most significant announcements with respect to RFID came Friday afternoon as drug giant Pfizer announced that is has begun shipping RFID-tagged bottles, cases, and pallets of Viagra.
- Analyst: Establish a Data Acquisition Platform
Bob Parker, analyst with research firm Manufacturing Insights, argues in this guest contribution that enterprises should adopt data acquisition platforms that go beyond just RFID to include all the technological resources at their disposal: bar codes, sensors, wireless networking, and web services, to name a few.
- Heavy Activity in Item-Level Tagging
There have been a slew of announcements related to item-level RFID tagging in the last week. RFID Update tells you what you need to know in this article.
- 50% OOS Reduction from Item-Level Tagging
AMR Research has released a report that suggests item-level RFID tagging can yield significant benefits today if managed correctly. When targeted only at certain consumer goods categories, item-level tagging can yield a whopping 50% improvement in stock availability. Read this article for more on the findings.
- Reva Releases Reader Management Device
Reva Systems this week unveiled its first product, the Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP). Designed to assuage the persistent complexity and high cost of today's deployments, the TAP is a rack-mountable device that allows the management of RFID readers across a facility.
- The RFID Reader Architecture Debate
The question of whether to treat the EPC reader as simply another automation input device or as part of the IT infrastructure is a frequent topic of discussion. This article explores that debate.
- Siemens and AT&T Jump Into RFID
Today we consider the announcements of two household technology names, Siemens and AT&T. What makes these two particularly interesting is that they represent the first highly-publicized RFID activity by both companies.
- IBM and Cisco Serious About RFID
Amid the flurry of announcements coming out of the EPCglobal conference, some of the biggest names in technology are asserting their commitment to the RFID market with new products and services. Today we look at the announcements of two such heavy-hitters, IBM and Cisco.
- RFID Venture Purchased by VCs
Six-year old Intelligent Systems, which was formerly a division of the New Ventures Group at packaging giant MeadWestvaco, has been acquired by two venture capital firms and renamed Vue Technology.