- DOD Sees Tiny RFID Chip as a Way to Verify Electronics
DARPA's SHIELD project, headed by Northrop Grumman, is developing an RFID dielet with a sensor to prove the authenticity and integrity of an integrated circuit or other electronic component.
- RFID Prevents Johnson Controls' Containers from Being Lost
The company recouped its investment in RFID soon after tagging 876,000 reusable containers used to transport car seats and their components, and installing SLS' smartPORTALs at 600 dock doors within 37 facilities.
- RFID News Roundup
IXYS intros cylindrical LF half-duplex read-only RFID tag ••• FlexStr8 launches NFC temperature-logging label ••• AtlasRFIDstore becomes Tageos distribution partner ••• Martin's HQ installs Boon Edam RFID-enabled revolving door ••• U.K.'s Centre for Process Innovation heads up NFC packaging project ••• Northern Apex updates its personnel tracking solution.
- Leaders Representing Retail and Apparel Industries to Discuss RFID's Benefits at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016
Executives from lululemon athletica, Levi Strauss & Co., Macy's, Marks & Spencer, Sport Zone and other companies will share deployment lessons and strategies.
- RFID Locates Press Tools at Auto Parts Factory
Voestalpine Polynorm installed RFID readers and antennas on one of its plant's cranes and tagged 8,000 press tools, enabling the company to prevent production delays.
- RFID Helps Aerospace Factories Manage Small Parts
Supplier City Solutions' system is designed to help workers easily identify which bins require replenishing, thereby ensuring that no parts run out when needed on the production floor.
- Neutraceutical Company to Use eAgile's RFID Solution to Track Its Products
The firm has ordered millions of eSeal bottle enclosures to manage the bottling and shipping of products, with long-term plans to track them throughout the supply chain.
- Dutch Consortium to Track Steel Plates via RuBee Tags
The system, from Visible Assets, will enable Eagle Eye Innovation—a consortium of 30 rental agencies—to track the locations of plates at construction sites.
- 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.
- Airbus, Marks & Spencer, Vail Resorts Help Commemorate RFID Journal Awards' 10th Anniversary
The companies will join an end-user panel discussing RFID's past, present and future at RFID Journal's 14th annual LIVE! conference, to be held on May 3-5, in Orlando.
- RFID News Roundup
Radley adds Omni-ID RFID technology to its solutions for manufacturers ••• Metalcraft expands RFID label service ••• Thinfilm, Jones to develop smart packaging for pharmaceuticals ••• Jadak acquires SkyeTek ••• DNP, Phoenix Solution announce new on-metal RFID tags ••• Swedish grocery retailer ICA Nära Norrviken tests NFC price labels ••• Gentex to integrate TransCore's Universal Toll Module in rearview mirrors.
- RFID Professional Institute to Sponsor 10th Annual RFID Journal Awards
RFID Journal is now accepting submissions for next year's awards, which will be presented at LIVE! 2016, to be held in Orlando on May 3-5.
- U.K. Company Finds RFID Chemically Attractive
Industrial Chemical Ltd. has adopted a UHF system from CoreRFID to manage its reusable containers, helping the manufacturer to save money and meet environmental regulations.
- Barilla Uses RFID to Automate Home-Cooking
The Italian food manufacturer is marketing an RFID-enabled oven that captures instructions from a passive tag, then automatically mixes and cooks the ingredients; the company also has RFID plans in the works for its Safety for Food program.
- RFID Goes to Bat Against Gray Market for DeMarini Sports
A UHF RFID system from Entigral enables the high-end aluminum and composite bat manufacturer to link its products to a particular retailer, thereby tracing any gray-market sale items directly to the store of origin.