- RFID Reduces Oxygen-Generator Waste for Delta Air Lines
The company is attaching William Frick RFID labels to the generators, and using Motorola handheld readers and AeroCheck software to ensure the units don't expire and are not discarded prematurely.
- RR Donnelley Introduces Custom-Printed NFC RFID Tags
The company will offer tags with application-specific printed antennas, to create custom RFID labels or embed them in printed products, such as catalogs, product packaging and retail displays.
- RFID Eliminates Shrinkage at Borsheims' Jewelry Store
The Berkshire Hathaway-owned retailer is using TJS' ZeroShrink software and RFID technology to capture daily inventory counts and sales data for watches and high-value jewelry.
- R-pac Offers Small EPC UHF Label With Long Range Read
Macy's, JC Penney and other major retailers have already tested the new labels, made with Smartrac's new WebLite inlay.
- Helsinki Commuters Use RFID to Get Transit Updates, Post Messages
By tapping an NFC-enabled phone against the tags installed at 211 tram stops, riders can buy tickets or upload and view comments on Helsinki Region Transport's online message wall.
- Consortium Pilot Finds RFID Improves Efficiency of Blood Supply Chain
The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium is seeking 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the blood-tracking solutions it developed, which technology provider S3Edge intends to market to blood banks, clinics and hospitals.
- NXP Releases New NFC Tag Chips for New Applications
The company's NTAG21x series supports such functions as tracking which tags have been accessed by consumers, off-line authentication via a digital signature and the ability for a tag to count the number of times it is read.
- Norwegian Recycler Tracks Empty Cans and Bottles
Norsk Resirk is using an RFID solution from ACT Systems to track bags of recyclable materials, with plans to expand the technology's use to all of its processing plants, as well as at pickup sites and for truck drivers.
- FineLine Launches NFC RFID Tag and Label Service Bureau
The company's customers can place an order online for NFC labels encoded with IDs linked to a URL, or other content or services, such as verifying that product is genuine.
- 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.
- Hitachi Chemical Markets Tiny UHF Tag
Measuring only 2.5 millimeters in length and width, the Ultra-Small Package tag has a read range that can be boosted by means of an external antenna or other metallic object.
- Canada's Foreign Affairs Department Uses RFID to Track Assets Worldwide
The agency is piloting a solution that employs passive UHF tags and readers to better monitor the furniture and appliances located within the residences of its officials and employees stationed abroad.
- T-Mobile Austria Updates Prices Wirelessly
Thanks to RFID-based electronic shelf displays, the company can change product information across all of its retail stores in an instant.
- SML Group Buys CGP Labels
The Hong Kong-based company plans to use its acquisition of the U.S. label maker to expand its RFID tag production and R&D capabilities, as well as its global service bureaus.
- Tanning Salon Products Manufacturer Shines a Light on Product Diversion
New Sunshine is using a UHF RFID system from WS Packaging to track shipments of its Designer Skin products, thereby creating a record that it can trace if goods are diverted to another outlet.