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  • Pfizer to Tag Celebrex

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The drugmaker will use Gen 2 RFID technology to track cases and pallets and test the concept of case-level serialization and authentication, which could help wholesalers catch counterfeit Viagra.

  • Rite Aid Embarks on Item-Level Tracking Pilot

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The drug store chain will begin reading tagged bottles of Viagra received at its DC in Perryman, Md., and plans to equip two of its stores with handheld RFID readers so pharmacists can track incoming tagged bottles.

  • AmerisourceBergen to Conduct HF/UHF RFID Pilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    The pharmaceutical distributor is installing an EPCIS-based system to track tagged bottles and cases of drugs passing through one of its DCs. Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline will be among the participating drugmakers.

  • RFID Vendors Launch Item-Level RFID Drug-Tracking Systems

    By Beth Bacheldor

    One system reads EPC Gen 2 UHF tags on items, while the other reads both HF tags on items and UHF tags on cases.

  • Vue Brings UHF Item-Level RFID to Pharmacies

    Vue Technology today announced a solution for item-level tagging in retail pharmacies that uses UHF RFID. Based on the existing TrueVUE RFID platform, the solution represents what the company claims is the first UHF item-level tagging solution for pharmacies.

  • Toshiba Laptop Plant Raises Productivity

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's RFID system, installed in Germany last summer, is already paying dividends, increasing worker productivity by almost 60 percent.

  • Certicom and TI Announce Data Security for HF Tags

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A system developed by the two companies uses public-key elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) to encrypt a drug's National Drug Code (NDC). Supply-chain partners can read the encrypted tags to authenticate that the goods are genuine.

  • DaimlerChrysler Looks to RFID's Future

    By Rhea Wessel

    The automaker sees open standards as key to achieving its vision of collaborating with the wider supply network.

  • Aberdeen on Getting ROI from RFID

    Research firm Aberdeen Group this week released the latest installment in a series of reports on RFID adoption. Entitled , the report is available free. In this guest contribution, report author Russ Klein summarizes the key findings and recommendations for action.

  • Canadian Retailer Wraps Up RFID Pilot

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Canadian supermarket giant Loblaw has recently completed an RFID pilot project and plans to work closely with its suppliers to develop an RFID strategy.

  • Show Report: RFID Journal LIVE! Canada

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    At RFID Journal's first Canadian conference, Wal-Mart Canada and other end users provided progress reports; EPCglobal Canada and EPCglobal US talked about their planned merger; and McMaster University announced the debut of its new RFID applications lab.

  • Crown Saves Manufacturing Costs via RFID

    By Claire Swedberg

    The lift truck maker says the new system enforces more discipline among factory workers when it comes to checking out and restocking tools.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    ViVOtech announces new RFID payment applications; NXP chip supports Advanced Encryption Standard; Ekahau upgrades location engine; TI makes fobs and wristbands for PayPass; SAP certifies SupplyScape's e-pedigree app; Atmel, Melexis partner on payments, ID apps; Mercury4 gets green light in So. Korea; collaborative RFID approach can hasten ROI, says Aberdeen.

  • Inability to Measure Process Performance Hides RFID Value

    AMR Research analyst John Fontanella argues in this guest article that it is far easier to measure the costs of RFID than it is the benefits, and it is for this reason that determining ROI has been so challenging. But just because measuring the benefits is difficult does not mean they don't exist, especially when trading partners collaborate.

  • Missouri School District Puts RFID on Buses

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The system helps make sure every driver performs a daily safety inspection, that mechanics perform needed repairs and that the vehicles are being operated properly.

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