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  • 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.

  • Clarisonic Adds RFID to Its Skin-Cleansing System

    The company's Smart Profile product uses HF passive tags and readers to automatically adjust the settings of the motorized handheld unit, and to alert a user when a brush head needs to be replaced.

  • Hotels, Retailers Try Cisco's Beacon-Management System

    Using BLE-enabled Cisco access points, Cisco's CMX 10.0 software can identify when a beacon is missing or moved, or if it is a rogue.

  • NFC Brings Focus to Eyewear Returns

    Luxottica boosts quality and efficiency by up to 50 percent by using NFC RFID to track each pair of eyeglass frames or sunglasses during its reverse-logistics process.

  • GS1 US Survey Finds Strong RFID Adoption

    The results, released this week, found that 78 percent of retailers received at least some RFID-tagged merchandise (primarily apparel and footwear), with those retailers receiving, on average, 47 percent of those goods with EPC UHF RFID inlays.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 Keynote Speakers to Explore RFID Usage and Analytics by the NFL Network, Interstate Batteries, Airbus and Others

    RFID Journal's 13th annual event, being held on Apr. 15-17, in San Diego, will feature an unprecedented lineup of keynotes and general sessions.

  • RFID Jogs Customer Interest at Munich Sports Shoe Store

    Shoppers are using RFID-enabled interactive displays to look up product information, such as size and color availability, in the back room, thereby improving the shopping experience.

  • Sephora Sees Beauty in Beacon-Based Services

    As it continues piloting the technology's use at two sites in California, the global cosmetics company plans to expand the deployment.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Farsens intros flexible platform for developing battery-free wireless sensors ••• Auburn University RFID Lab launches Tagged Item Certification Program ••• Bluvision, Beam Wallet team on rewards program ••• Aquabit Spirals unveils Smart Plate to deliver content to shoppers ••• RFID Professional Institute announces first official certification exam.

  • GameStop Has Long-Term Plans for Short-Range Beacons

    The retailer has been piloting Bluetooth beacons at 36 stores in Texas, and plans to launch another pilot in a different U.S. region, to determine how much its customers value the services the technology provides, as well as whether it leads to greater sales.

  • Active RFID Helps Deliver Food Fresh at Restaurants

    Fast casual restaurants, such as Grub Burger Bar, are using technology from HME Wireless to enable food runners to locate diners as they deliver meals, as well as to collect historic data to help them improve their efficiency.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Trimble's RFID-enabled CrewSight automates personnel management on construction sites ••• FinnCode brings NFC-enabled added-value to Italian luxury shoes, bags ••• Ams, STMicroelectronics launch secure NFC mobile-payment solution ••• Estimote adds beacon-sharing to its Cloud platform ••• Mayo Clinic, Gentag partner to develop wireless sensors to treat obesity, diabetes.

  • Arjowiggins Offers Paper With Embedded NFC RFID Tags

    The company's PowerCoat Alive product, which includes printed tag antennas, is being marketed to brand owners, retailers and other potential users.

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