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  • Philip Morris Intl. Seeks to Make Serialized Bar Codes Work With EPC Network

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The ability to use EPC infrastructure, the cigarette maker says, will help it stop illegal trade and ensure the authenticity of its brands.

  • European EPC Competence Center to Provide Training at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2007

    The EECC, founded by GS1 Germany, Deutsche Post World Net, Karstadt Warenhaus and Metro Group, will share experiences gained by these companies over the past four years with attendees looking to leverage EPC/RFID technologies.

  • Dillard's Announces Item-Level RFID Pilot

    US retailer Dillard's this week announced the initiation of an item-level RFID pilot program at a number of its stores, which will see individual garments tagged. The tags will only contain each item's EPC and are designed to be removed at checkout. The company's goal is fewer out-of-stocks by enabling more frequent inventory counts.

  • Wal-Mart, Sam's Club Push RFID Further Along

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Carolyn Walton, Wal-Mart's VP of information technology, revealed three new initiatives that are part of what she called a "change of focus" in the retailer's RFID program.

  • EPC Connection Product Roundup

    Impinj announces high-octane firmware; Intel-powered RFID readers emerging; Adasa's hands-free RFID tag creation and application; HP announces solution to link BizTalk with SAP's Auto-ID Infrastructure; RFID device makers leverage open source to interface with IBM; RSI ID Technologies unveils tamper-evident RFID tag.

  • Wrap-Up from This Week's EPC RFID Event

    EPCglobal held its annual conference this week in Chicago. While no major deployments or end user initiatives were unveiled at this year's event, a number of new products, certifications, and capabilities were announced which collectively speak to the steady progress of EPC-based RFID adoption.

  • Alien Adds Five Products to Gen 2 Portfolio

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Alien Technology's CEO told EPC Connection attendees that the company is seeing significant sales growth for closed-loop applications of RFID, rather than demand from goods manufacturers seeking to comply with retail-industry tagging mandates.

  • EPCglobal Certifies EPCIS Software, Foresees Stronger RFID Adoption

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor and Beth Bacheldor

    At its annual member conference, EPCglobal says its work in setting and testing industry standards is beginning to pay off, and that its focus has shifted to helping companies deploy RFID.

  • RFID Printer Maker Printronix Acquired for $108M

    Leading RFID printer/encoder manufacturer announced a deal to be acquired by Vector Capital, a private equity firm. Printronix also said its senior management will remain in place after the deal closes and the company will continue to follow its existing strategy, despite disappointing RFID sales.

  • Printronix Sold to Private Equity Firm

    By Claire Swedberg

    The maker of RFID and bar-code printers and encoders expects the purchase will help it grow its RFID sales, according to the company's senior VP of marketing.

  • Wave of New Gen2 RFID Tags Opens EPCglobal Show

    EPCglobal opened its annual event EPC Connection today in Chicago. As vendor announcements have streamed out of the show this morning, there are new tag products galore, an encouraging sign of a rapidly maturing ecosystem. Those new tag announcements are summarized in this article.

  • PierPass Makes TruckTag Mandate

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    An organization comprised of Southern California marine terminal operators says trucks using the ports must carry RFID tags by Dec. 1.

  • HP Canada Partners With Universities to Create RFID Labs

    By Claire Swedberg

    The joint effort, participants say, helps all involved parties conduct RFID pilots, carry out research and better serve the needs of industrial companies and other end users.

  • Dayton, Ohio Investing $1.4M to Support RFID Firms

    The city of Dayton, Ohio, is investing $1.4 million in the new Dayton RFID Incubator Corp. (DRIC), an economic development project for RFID-related businesses. Dayton was central to many important early developments in bar coding and is home to many leading bar code and RFID organizations.

  • RxTrakker Puts Patient Data in ID Bracelet

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The system uses encryption and compression to store a patient's medical data on a wristband's embedded RFID tag, providing health-care workers with fast access to vital information.

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