- Coster Group Boosts Logistics Efficiency
The Italian packaging-components manufacturer is installing a UHF RFID system at all of its production and distribution facilities, to help track the location and status of products as they are produced, stored and shipped.
- RR Donnelley Introduces Custom-Printed NFC RFID Tags
The company will offer tags with application-specific printed antennas, to create custom RFID labels or embed them in printed products, such as catalogs, product packaging and retail displays.
- DropTag Knows When a Package Has Been Handled With Care
The wireless sensor tag, developed by Cambridge Consultants, could be placed in a parcel prior to shipment and interrogated via a smartphone to learn if the contents suffered any impacts.
- Knapp Conveyor Uses RFID to Help Sort and Pack Items in Proper Sequence
The hanging conveyor system, outfitted with passive tags and readers, is being installed at a warehouse run by Olymp, a German manufacturer of men's shirts.
- Promedon Boosts Efficiency and Accuracy of Surgical Supply Shipments
The maker of surgical implants and prostheses is employing EPC passive UHF RFID tags and readers to streamline the tracking of outgoing and incoming orders for hospitals.
- Information Mediary Corp. Developing NFC Version of Its Drug-Tracking Products
The company's eCAP and Med-ic offerings are used to help monitor medication usage during clinical trials, by transmitting data indicating when pills are removed from a vial or blister pack.
- Hitachi Chemical Markets Tiny UHF Tag
Measuring only 2.5 millimeters in length and width, the Ultra-Small Package tag has a read range that can be boosted by means of an external antenna or other metallic object.
- SML Group Buys CGP Labels
The Hong Kong-based company plans to use its acquisition of the U.S. label maker to expand its RFID tag production and R&D capabilities, as well as its global service bureaus.
- AL-KO Improves Production Management Via RFID
The German manufacturer of industrial air conditioners now has visibility into which parts are arriving at its final assembly plant.
- Hanmi Pharmaceutical Uses RFID to Automate Picking, Shipping
The Korean drugmaker—which has employed EPC tags to track 60 million items annually, and to help it carry out government-mandated price changes—is now expanding the system to wholesalers and drugstores.
- Medicarte Uses RFID and Biometrics to Reduce Counterfeiting
Passive HF tags identify expensive drugs dispensed to customers, ensuring that the empty packaging can not be reused by sellers of bogus pharmaceuticals.
- French Supermarket Tests NFC Tool for Visually Disabled Shoppers
Groupe Casino has teamed with the Institut de la Vision to try out an NFC-based solution from Think&Go so that customers with vision impairments can access data about the products they are considering purchasing.
- TempTrip Wants to Make Temperature-Tracking as Easy as Netflix
With its Web-based software and returnable tags, the company hopes to make its cold-chain temperature-tracking services as simple as renting movies.
- RFID Makes Matches for E-Cigarette Smokers
Transceivers embedded in packs of Blu Cigs electronic cigarettes will alert users when another smoker of the same product comes within about 10 meters.
- Schneider Electric Lays Groundwork for Tracking Circuit Boards via RFID
The solution involves the installation of an EPC Gen 2 RFID chip directly onto the printed circuit boards that the company incorporates into its products, with the board's ground plain serving as a tag antenna.