- RFID Journal Launches Japanese-Language Website
For the first time, daily news about radio frequency identification and its many business and consumer applications will be available to people in Japan in their native language.
- KLM Maintenance Cuts Parts' Packaging Costs With RFID
Working with packaging supplier Nefab, the MRO provider is tracking cases and boxes used to transport airplane parts to and from customers, lowering packaging costs by 50 percent.
- Deutsche Post Offers RFID-based Envelope Tracking for International Mail
The postal carrier's customers in Germany can attach tags to envelopes and similarly sized parcels, in order to receive updates regarding their shipments' whereabouts.
- Decathlon Sees Sales Rise and Shrinkage Drop, Aided by RFID
The French sporting goods retailer is using RFID technology at all of its stores and warehouses.
- Blulog Launches NFC Temperature Datalogger, Service
The company's battery-powered device, currently being used in pilot projects, features a passive NFC RFID inlay for downloading temperature data via an NFC-enabled Android smartphone.
- RFID-Enabled Walkie-Talkies Help Track Remote Workers
Hytera's PD415 radio and Patrol Management software enable companies to track where their workers are, and when, by having employees tap the handset against tags mounted at work sites.
- View Technologies Launches Long-Range RTLS for Passive UHF Tags
The inView system is being tested or deployed by manufacturers, logistics companies and retailers, through systems integrators, to track the locations of UHF RFID-tagged items in real time.
- Stanley Black & Decker to Shutter Its AeroScout Industrial Division
Companies in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics sectors will not be able to buy AeroScout tags and exciters after Oct. 31. However, Stanley will continue to offer AeroScout solutions to hospitals and other health-care customers.
- Norwegian Truck-Body Manufacturer Offers RFID-enabled Trailers
One of Bussbygg's customers is using two RFID-enabled refrigerated trailers in an ongoing trial, and finds that the technology shortens the delivery of goods by 30 minutes per stop, while preventing errors.
- 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.
- HidroMares Helps Port Managers See the Seas to Better Manage Boat Traffic
Using networks of sensors and a cloud-based interface, port managers can get real-time data about water conditions to help them guide ships in and out of port safely and efficiently.
- Hanjin Newport Co. Expedites Loading and Unloading With RFID
The Korean terminal operator is using a Mojix-based solution provided by Qbit to ensure that the automated crane is ready to meet a vehicle for unloading or loading, thereby improving efficiency.
- Identiv Offers NFC RFID Temperature-Tracking Solution
The system—consisting of the disposable uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker tag and an app for Android smartphones and tablets—is designed to serve as a low-cost data-logger.
- Brazilian Recycling Plant Uses RFID to Facilitate Reverse Logistics
When discarded computers and printers arrive at its facility, Sinctronics uses RFID readers to identify their component materials so they can be more quickly recycled and incorporated into new IT products.
- IGC Brand Services Tags Diamonds, Jewelry
The HF RFID system enables the wholesaler to track when products arrive, where they are as they are processed, and when they are stored, shipped or returned, via a combination of handheld and desktop readers.