- RFID Sheet Antennas Enable Unique Shelf-Management Systems
Measuring only six millimeters in thickness, the short-range antennas—marketed by Teijin Fibers and Convergence Systems Ltd.—are being installed on shelving, along with EPC UHF readers, to track the locations of tagged items.
- RFID Greets Partygoers By Name
Montreal's Apollo Agency is using EPC Gen 2 tags to provide guests with personalized greetings to the marketing and networking events that it holds.
- Grupo Exito Launches Major Electronics Tagging Pilot
The Colombian retailer has tagged more than 45,000 items at its new electronics store in Bogota.
- Narian Technologies to Launch NFC RFID Applications for Customer Service
The system allows consumers at a store or restaurant to use NFC-enabled phones to request assistance from staff members, and to receive an alert when a product or service is ready.
- GS1 Releases Privacy-Assessment Tool for RFID Users
The software application is intended to help companies assess any privacy risks that may result from their use of RFID technology, determine if they meet the European Commission's privacy recommendations and show them how to take corrective actions, if necessary.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal's 10th Annual Event
RFID Journal LIVE! 2012 will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.
- Brouha Uses RFID to Measure Loyalty
The New York company's system enables users to receive loyalty points for the number of visits they make to shops as they pass over an RFID reader at the entrance, while rewards are sent to their mobile phones.
- Auchan Tracks Produce Containers Via RFID
The French supermarket employs EPC Gen 2 tags and readers to track 1.8 million plastic reusable containers moving through the supply chain.
- ShelfX Unveils Store Shelves for Automating Purchases
The system, slated for supermarket pilots, will weigh products, determine what has been removed, and automatically charge a customer based on that person's RFID-enabled loyalty card or wristband.
- Lord & Taylor Tags Shoes, Boosts Sales
By attaching EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to shoes displayed on its sales floor, the retailer can ensure that customers can see every shoe style it sells.
- Ambitious European Project Traces Food from Farm to Fork
More than a dozen colleges and companies have joined a consortium under the guidance of the University of Wolverhampton, to pilot RFID technology as it tracks the movements of fish, wine, pork and cheese through production and on to retailers.
- New Brazilian Fashion Chain Launches With RFID
At its debut store, Memove is using its garments' sewn-in EPC Gen 2 tags to increase efficiency at its DC and store, as well as improve its customers' experiences.
- Several Pilots Planned for NFC Temperature-data Logger
American Thermal Instruments intends to launch several three-month pilots to test Near Field Communication RFID data loggers used in conjunction with NFC-enabled smartphones.
- Advantech's Infotainment Terminal Supports Multiple RFID Applications
The touch-screen device enables users to pay for products and services, as well as view data specifically approved for them, or to set equipment to personal settings—all with the tap of an RFID-enabled card or mobile phone.
- Rush Tracking Systems Acquires ShockWatch Equipment-Monitoring Division
With this acquisition, the company has adopted a new name—TotalTrax—and will now offer a complete solution that can track not only a forklift's location and cargo, but also its driver's identity and any collisions that may occur.