- 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.
- 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.
- Kerry Logistics Looks at the Big Picture for Item-Level RFID
The Hong Kong company is testing the use of EPC Gen 2 tags to track Canon cameras and lenses as they are packed and shipped to local retailers.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2011
The RFID industry's biggest event, to be held on Apr. 12-14, in Orlando, Fla., will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.
- RFID Boosts Store Turnover by Nearly 10 Percent in Italian Pilot
A study conducted by the University of Parma's RFID Lab, working with a retailer, apparel suppliers and logistics providers in Italy, reveals significant benefits throughout the supply chain.
- Hawaiian Group Readies Cold-Chain RFID Pilot
The state's agricultural department will test RFID-enabled temperature sensors in reusable pallets as they are used to ship produce between the islands, while information will be stored on an Internet-based application hosted by GS1 Hong Kong.
- EECC Tests Find Big Performance Differences for Tags Read in Bulk
For the European EPC Competence Center's latest annual report, researchers tested dozens of EPC Gen 2 RFID tag models, and discovered that, while performance overall is better than ever, some models suffer a dramatic drop in read rate when packed closely together.
- Nigerian Drug Agency Opts for RFID Anticounterfeiting Technology
A system designed by Verayo and SkyeTek and marketed by GlobalPCCA will be mandated for all of the nation's pharmacies, once tags are attached to drugs, to ensure that medicine is authentic.