- Target Announces Nationwide RFID Rollout
The retailer is deploying item-level RFID-tagging for women's, baby and children's apparel, home décor and other key merchandise categories, at a dozen stores this year, and at all 1,795 of its U.S. stores in 2016.
- RFID News Roundup
Vietnam Post and Telecom selects Nedap tags, readers for building, elevator access ••• World Customs Organization adds Thinfilm tags to anti-counterfeiting platform ••• Farfetch to turn fashion retailer Browns into an RFID-enabled 'Store of the Future' ••• Atlas RFID Solutions announces upgrade to Jovix materials-management solution ••• SML Group joins RAIN RFID Alliance.
- Checkpoint Offers RTLS Solution for High-Value Retail Goods
The company's ZigBee-based system, known as S3i, is designed to track the movements and locations of merchandise in stores, in order to prevent shrinkage, as well as better understand shopper activity and product replenishment needs.
- Marks & Spencer Expects to Achieve 100 Percent RFID-Tagging by 2017
The global retailer is also eyeing ways to leverage RFID technology at its stores to further improve in-store inventory accuracy and efficiency.
- Howler Targets a Variety of Business Sectors for Its Beacon-Based Services
The startup has deployed 600 Kontakt.io Bluetooth beacons at 150 stores and other sites in Boston, so that Howler app users can receive location-specific content tightly focused on their interests.
- RFID News Roundup
Impinj intros new RFID chips, RFID reader system-in-package ••• FEIG Electronics debuts cVEND, a secure contactless payment and ticketing system ••• Invengo markets anti-counterfeiting RFID labels in the U.S. ••• Checkpoint Systems announces RFID upgrade kit for EAS applications ••• R-pac International acquires Truecount item-level tracking software ••• Bluetooth beacon platform provider Swirl closes $18M investment.
- Market Researcher Uses Beacons to Study Shopper Behavior
Verve is testing a system utilizing Bluetooth beacons to track members of its research panel within a store, as well as send messages and questionnaires to them in a timely manner.
- NXP Releases IC for Secure Encrypted UHF Reads
The company's Ucode DNA chip, which can be read via most standard UHF readers, transmits a dynamic, encrypted password that prevents a tag from being read without authorization, as well as precludes it from being cloned.
- RFID News Roundup
R-pac International helps Tesco's F&F fashion division deploy RFID at 525 stores ••• Kathrein RFID's automated vehicle ID system up and running at Munich Airport ••• Smartrac introduces BullsEye NFC tag with Sony FeliCa Lite-S chip ••• Times-7's new circular-polarized RFID antenna for large-scale operations ••• Invengo markets its anti-counterfeiting label to U.S. brand owners ••• SATO's PJM RFID technology integrated with diamond-managing software.
- Zebra's Sled Reader Enables UHF RFID Tag Reads Via Smartphone
The RFD8500 reads EPC UHF RFID tags and sends that data to iOS and some Android devices via a Bluetooth connection, enabling users, such as store personnel, to collect read data on their mobile devices.
- Tyco Retail Solutions' Steerable Beam Antenna Brings Movement Data to Retailers
The company's new IDA-3100 antenna is intended to bridge a gap between a traditional handheld or fixed UHF reader portal and a high-cost real-time location system.
- RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its Ninth Annual Awards, RFID Startup Challenge
Interstate Batteries, Kuehne+Nagel, Detroit Diesel Corp. and Zebra Technologies are among this year's honorees.
- R-pac Releases EPC UHF Label for Spirits, Wine, Cosmetics
The foil-CapTag, developed in partnership with ePix and Interactive Product Solutions, offers a 15-foot read range by leveraging a bottle's foil packaging and liquid contents.
- RFID Delivers Location-Based Data at Helsinki Mall
The mall operator and 15 retailers are using an RFID-based system called Physical Cookie, instead of Bluetooth beacons, to identify shoppers' locations and deliver personalized marketing messages on digital signs.
- IGC Brand Services Tags Diamonds, Jewelry
The HF RFID system enables the wholesaler to track when products arrive, where they are as they are processed, and when they are stored, shipped or returned, via a combination of handheld and desktop readers.