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  • Ahold Learns Lessons From Drug-Tracking Trial

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Based on its U.S. pilot deployment, the supermarket operator expects to use both HF and UHF technologies to track containers of drugs, but says read rates are still not quite high enough.

  • Ocean Spray Using RFID Analytics Tool to Reduce Out-of-Stocks

    By Claire Swedberg

    The juice and fruit supplier is employing a new service from TR3 Solutions to track the location of its products and act proactively wherever needed.

  • RFID to Enable Outside-In Supply Chain Management

    AMR Research analyst John Fontanella argues in this guest column that RFID will enable enterprises to orient processes around the objects which they produce. This will result in more accommodating, flexible processes, and a departure from the current practice of doggedly striving for fixed, standardized processes.

  • Vue Technology Releases TrueVUE Mobile

    By Claire Swedberg

    The software makes it possible for vendor sales reps to take inventory of tagged items in retail stores and medical facilities at a fraction of the time needed for manual inventory-taking.

  • Survey Suggests RFID Could Aid Clinical Trials

    A new survey-based report identified areas where RFID could help track materials and drugs in pharmaceutical clinical trials. The ChainLink Research survey also found positive attitudes within the life sciences industry regarding RFID's potential value in clinical trials, but there are no known reference implementations.

  • Checkpoint Combines EAS Tags With RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The labels contain both a Checkpoint 8.2 MHz RF antitheft inlay and an EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID tag.

  • NIST Completes RFID Security Guidelines

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology's report describes the risks to data security and personal privacy that RFID deployments may pose, and provides best practices and procedures to mitigate those dangers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    EPCglobal ratifies reader protocol; Impinj, Lowry ink distribution agreement; Blue Vector adds logic to pharmaceutical RFID implementations; Calif. Senate passes second RFID bill; Starport licensing KU-Tag technology for challenging asset-tracking apps; Tyco Electronics announces DOD RFID kits; Kennedy Group acquires NCR's RFID converting equipment; RFID Journal LIVE! conference attendees can earn CompTIA cert.

  • Software Simplifies RFID Input for Pharma Applications

    Blue Vector announced a new version of its RFID automation platform that includes specific features to help pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and retailers combine multiple RFID and sensor technologies for track-and-trace, shipment automation, inventory management, and product authentication applications.

  • ISO Ratifies 2.4 GHz RTLS Standard

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The ISO 24730 standard, published last month, is likely to spur an increased supply of interoperable tags and readers, as well as a decrease in prices.

  • US Gov Hints at Major Passenger Tracking System

    The US Transportation Security Administration has issued a public request for information to learn about methods and technologies that could be used to build a comprehensive airline passenger- and luggage-tracking system based on RFID, biometrics, smart cards, and other technologies.

  • RFID at the Car Wash

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    An RFID-based payment system is helping streamline the car-wash process, and increase customer loyalty.

  • RFID Helps Gem Dealers Track the Diamonds They Buy, Cut and Sell

    By Claire Swedberg

    Two jewelry wholesaler/retailers are using a passive HF system enabling them to read hundreds of tags attached to stacked envelopes in seconds.

  • RFID-Based Asset Tracking in Manufacturing

    ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti gives a number of examples of the well-documented benefits manufacturers are realizing from RFID-based asset tracking solutions. She also highlights important caveats and considerations manufacturers must weigh before moving forward with deployment.

  • Siemens Launches RFID Pilot to Track Surgical Sponges, Procedures

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's IT Solutions and Services division is working with Munich's Isar River University Hospital.

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