- RFID News Roundup
RFID joins "The Marvel Experience: The World's First Hyper-Reality Tour" ••• CSL intros CS6821 high-performance passive UHF access card ••• Swirl launches in-store mobile ad exchange ••• ADR announces new installations of its RFID-enabled Workforce Monitor ••• HID Global, RFI carry out HID Mobile Access pilot at Netflix ••• Mühlbauer opens second production plant in Asia.
- John Lewis Store to Furnish Its Customers With RFID
The retailer's flagship store is launching a pilot involving RFID-tagged furniture shapes and fabric samples, to allow customers to view selected chairs, sofas and coverings displayed on a computer monitor.
- Chico's Finds RFID a Good Fit at 13 of Its Soma Intimates Stores
The technology enables the stores to track merchandise as it arrives and leaves, providing visibility into inventory levels and ensuring that customers can always find the sizes and styles they need.
- Norwegian Apparel Company in Good Mood Over RFID
Moods of Norway boosted sales of men's shirts and suits by double digits during a six-month pilot at two stores using an RFID solution from Nedap, by ensuring inventory is accurate; the company has now rolled out the technology at 13 of its locations.
- RFID News Roundup
Checkpoint Systems brings bulk-encoding solution to Inditex's Zara DCs ••• Gimbal, Urban Airship partner to provide "in the moment" mobile engagement ••• Reteneo offers Bluetooth beacons as a subscription service ••• Two hotels adopt InvoTech's RFID-enabled uniform-management solution ••• Ibotta to deliver rebate offers via Roximity Bluetooth beacons ••• HID Global intros HID Mobile Access, enabling smartphone-based access control.
- Advertising Gets Personal With RFID System for Shoppers
A newly launched solution from LUV Advertisements uses RFID to identify the interests of a loyalty card-carrying shopper, and displays video content most appropriate for that individual.
- Major Beacon Deployment Takes Off at Miami International Airport
Assisted by SITA Lab, the airport has deployed hundreds of Bluetooth beacons to encourage app development, and to give SITA's common use registry a test flight.
- PayPal Deploys RFID for Cashless Payments at Music Festival
Following the successful use of RFID wristbands at Spain's Low Festival, the e-commerce company expects to offer similar solutions to resorts, cruise ships and sports stadiums.
- Macy's Expands RFID and Beacon Deployments
The retailer has begun tagging fashion garments at its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, to help make sure the merchandise is on the sales floor and to reduce the need for markdowns.
- Ifinity to Test Energy-Harvesting Bluetooth Beacons in Malls
The Polish company has developed a beacon that collects ambient RF energy; meanwhile, its battery-powered beacons are being used in Warsaw to provide navigation assistance to the visually impaired.
- Sandro Ferrone to Expand RFID Deployment
Already using Tageos passive UHF RFID tags to track its merchandise at its factory and primary distribution center, the Italian clothing company is preparing to deploy the technology at a second DC and its stores.
- BT Trace Brings RFID Retail Solutions Customized to User
The British company's customers include a global luxury retailer that is using the technology to ensure stores in North America and elsewhere are properly stocked with inventory.
- RFID News Roundup
NXP announces commercial release of NTAG I2C chip • • • U.S. Naval Research Lab designs RFID solution for NYC Fire Dept. • • • Sports stadium uses Radius Networks' beacons to give away meat pies • • • Tyco Retail Solutions updates TrueVUE software • • • Trimble, Digi-Key partner on distribution agreement.
- Simon to Implement Bluetooth Beacons at 240 Malls, Outlets
Mobiquity Networks' Mobi-Beacon system will allow shoppers at Simon malls to automatically receive information and offers from merchants.
- TimeForge Intros Beacon-based Solution for Managing Staff, Assets
The company's PlaceForge system can locate personnel in real time via Bluetooth readers that receive signals from beacons incorporated into key fobs.