- Tag-Reading Robot Wins RFID Journal's Coolest Demo Contest
Keonn Technologies was recognized for the second year in a row for having the coolest demonstration at the RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.
- IER's Expedited Self Payment Kiosk Speeds Up Checkouts
Nestlé Nespresso and other European specialty retailers are testing the self-service point-of-sale system, which promises to reduce checkout lines and free up sales staff.
- Temporary RFID System Tracks Flow of Shoppers
A Canadian supermarket is piloting an RFID-based solution from Moxie Retail that collects location data regarding shopper behavior, to better plan displays and shelf layout, while two other retailers intend to pilot the technology later this year.
- New Alien UHF Tags Target Challenging Retail Environments
The company has released three tags offering improved functionality, for use when items are packed tightly and tag orientation is skewed, when handheld readers are utilized and when metal and liquid are present.
- 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.
- Russia's Future Store Seeks a Supermarket for Its RFID Solution
The Russian joint venture is winding down a pilot deployment of its item-level RFID system, including smart shelves and RFID-based self-checkout terminals.
- C&A Expands RFID Usage to Track Inventory
The clothing company plans to employ EPC tags and readers to manage shipments of high-demand items to a total of 25 stores, and to use the technology to monitor inventory at each location.
- University of Arkansas Researchers Study How to Link Visual Identification Technology With RFID
The school's RFID Research Center and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies will also try to develop standardized formats for VIT data, while testing the use of visual data with radio frequency identification for inventory tracking.
- Russian Tag Company Reaches for a Worldwide Audience
Mikron, which makes Moscow Metro's RFID-enabled subway tickets, is marketing its HF and UHF passive tags through new distributor GoGlobal, with a focus on logistics and retail applications.
- Invengo Launches Production of NFC Tags
The Chinese RFID company's first pair of Near Field Communication products signals its plans to diversify its portfolio to meet market demand for NFC tags for posters, payments and gaming cards.
- E.Leclerc Adopts RFID Solution to Manage Goods Shipments
The French hypermarket's Scarmor subsidiary is applying passive UHF tags to pallets and installing RFID readers at its DCs and in truck trailers, as well as at 58 E.Leclerc retail sites in Brittany.
- Bloomingdale's, Carrier Top Keynote Speaker Lineup at RFID Journal LIVE! 2013
The two companies, along with BP, Vail Resorts and EADS, will offer presentations at this year's conference and exhibition, being held from Apr. 30 to May 2, in Orlando, Fla.
- TAMOCO Provides Analytics About NFC Use
The London startup focuses on Near Field Communication RFID tags and services designed to help its clients—retailers and product marketers—learn more about consumer behavior.
- RFID News Roundup
U.K. retailer John Lewis trials ZBD's electronic signs, displays; Novadis unveils rubber-encased UHF tag for harsh environments; RF Technologies consolidates product offerings; Danish agency seeks tenders for auto-ID and tracking in hospitals; MasterCard announces contactless-payments gains in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature Retail Apparel Demonstrations in Exhibit Hall
The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center will show how retailers and suppliers can benefit from RFID applications.