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  • Canadian Grocery Pilot Finds ROI in RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    By implementing RFID, retailers and suppliers should markedly reduce out-of-stocks and improve promotional execution, according to a seven-month project involving Loblaw and four of its suppliers.

  • Pfefferkorn Spedition Uses RFID and Video to Track Shipments

    By Claire Swedberg

    At the German forwarder's warehouse, workers employ bar-code scanners fitted with active RFID tags to record a package's location and link it to specific surveillance images.

  • RFID Debuts as Hand-Washing Compliance Officer

    By Beth Bacheldor

    To reduce the spread of infections, a new automated hand-sanitizing system uses RFID to monitor how well health-care workers wash their hands.

  • Best Buy Eager to Use RFID to Eliminate Checkout Lines

    By Claire Swedberg

    The greatest obstacle to deployment, according to Best Buy CIO Bob Willett, is the current cost of tags and readers.

  • As Part of Lockheed, Savi Spreads RFID Around NATO

    Active RFID solutions provider Savi Technology announced a new contract with NATO that could bolster the company's market position among the 26 NATO nations as well as non-NATO countries that are part of the Partnership for Peace initiative. The company was also featured in a recent Forbes article, recapped herein.

  • Airbus Hires ODIN Technologies for RFID Deployments

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The systems integrator will help Airbus deploy the technology across its airplane-manufacturing operations.

  • RFID Journal Announces Speakers for Apparel Event

    By Andrew Price

    Dillard's CIO Bill Holder heads a lineup of industry leaders at the only RFID event designed for apparel and footwear companies.

  • Manufacturers Propose Tools to Fight Counterfeiting

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A group of manufacturers, trade groups and others are calling for tougher laws, increased government support and technology solutions—such as RFID—to fight counterfeit and pirated goods.

  • RFID Triggers Video Surveillance for Freight Tracking

    A German freight forwarder found an innovation solution to its regulatory documentation needs. Every time the bar code label on freight is scanned in the warehouse, an active RFID tag embedded in the bar code reader signals the host application. System software calculates the location and directs a surveillance camera to record the transaction.

  • WhereNet, Identec Solutions Offer GPS Tracking

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    GPS, both companies say, will enable end users to track assets even when the installed RFID technology is insufficient to provide the desired level of visibility.

  • Gruninger Uses RFID Sprinter to Meet Metro's Mandate

    By Rhea Wessel

    The German sausage maker is deploying a packaged solution put together by a 10-company consortium of vendors, and expects an ROI within two years.

  • Converter Licenses Innovative RFID Antenna Technology

    Label converter Nashua signed an exclusive license to use patented, non-traditional RFID antennas from Fractal Antenna Systems. Fractal designs feature repeating geometric patterns to produce compact antennas that reportedly have more range and precision than traditional designs. Nashua intends to include Fractal's antennas in Gen2 tags.

  • Atlanta Mercedes Dealership to Adopt RFID at New Location

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The real-time location system is designed to reduce labor, help sales and service departments quickly locate specific vehicles and track how many times a particular vehicle has been test-driven.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Impinj's item-tagging evaluation kit; Nashua to make tags with fractal antennas; Magellan announces new Euro reseller, U.S. manufacturer; European project organizes RFID guideline workshop; DOD continues Unisys contract for tracking program.

  • DoD Awards Unisys Multimillion Dollar RFID Contract

    Technology services and solutions giant Unisys today announced it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Department of Defense to continue working on RFID-enabled visibility across the military's supply chain. The contract represents an extension to the RFID work Unisys has done for the DoD for 13 years.

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