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  • PillDrill Uses RFID to Bring Peace of Mind

    The system is designed to simplify medication adherence for patients, and to reassure caregivers and loved ones.

  • SML Group Plans Additional Solution Innovation Center and Pop-Ups to Fuel Growth

    The Hong Kong-based company is furthering its efforts to bring its technology to customers by way of innovation centers and pop-ups that help brands and retailers put the technology in their hands and strategize their own deployments.

  • RFID to Help Consumers Know if Olive Oil Is Really Extra-Virgin

    Several Italian producers are integrating Thinfilm NFC tags into their bottles' labels, enabling purchasers to verify the products' authenticity, as well as access other information.

  • PervasID Releases RFID Readers for RTLS, Portal Applications

    The U.K. company's Space Ranger 9100 UHF reader can track the movements of tagged items within a coverage area as large as 4,500 square feet for zonal tracking.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Denso launches NFC-enabled point-of-sale scanner ••• Suprema adds Android support to RFID-fingerprint scanner ••• Smartrac sells Secure ID & Transactions business to Linxens ••• GS1 US releases new guidelines for item-level pharmaceutical traceability ••• Digi Int'l acquires temperature-tracking solution provider FreshTemp ••• HID Global intros multitech card for government ID programs.

  • Malibu to Enable Consumers to Order Drinks With a Twist

    The maker of flavored rums plans to introduce RFID-enabled coconut-shaped drinking cups to clubs, bars and festivals by summer 2017.

  • RFID Journal Updates Categories for 11th Annual Awards

    To better reflect the current state of RFID adoption, the RFID Journal Awards will now highlight the technology's best deployments in retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as in logistics and supply chain.

  • River Island to Deploy RFID Across All 280 Stores

    The installation—using handheld readers, software and an app provided by Nedap—focuses only on inventory counts throughout each store, in order to trigger replenishment orders.

  • Clothing, Car-Cover Manufacturers Track Work-in-Progress via RFID

    The companies are using an NFC-based system from Shopfloor to view who completed which tasks, in order to identify assembly bottlenecks, facilitate quality control and monitor worker productivity.

  • Large Apparel Retailers, Wholesalers See Sharp Rise in RFID Adoption, ROI

    A Kurt Salmon survey of 60 European and U.S. companies found that the adoption rate shot up from 34 percent in 2014 to 73 percent in 2016, driven by omnichannel growth and a high return on investment for multiple use cases.

  • Leading Retailers to Share RFID Case Studies at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2016

    The one-day event, being held in London on Nov. 10, will include a conference track focused on the retail and apparel sectors.

  • Macy's to RFID-Tag 100 Percent of Items

    Speaking at last week's RFID in Retail and Apparel conference, Bill Connell, the company's SVP of logistics and operations, said Macy's aim is to have all items RFID-tagged at the source by the end of 2017.

  • Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons Get a Try-out

    The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.

  • RFID Spices Up Sales for Maille Mustard

    At the company's boutique in London, a system involving RFID-tagged spoons has increased customer engagement and raised the rate of sales.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Balluff and InformaTrac to provide complete RFID solution ••• IntelliTrack partners with Bluetooth beacon provider Visybl to offer RTLS ••• Ecom unveils CamScan to capture and encode RFID data ••• Leantegra announces new version of Bluetooth beacon platform ••• NXP adds new security features to SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! ••• Shoppers Drug Mart adopts RFID-enabled audio prescription labels for sight-impaired.

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