- RFID Lures Maker of Electronic Lobster Callers
Used to entice lobsters into traps, the gadgets are fitted with EPC Gen 2 tags, enabling the manufacturer to monitor which fisherman are using which devices—and get paid accordingly.
- Two Studies Describe the RFID Workforce
A pair of reports released last week provides insights into the industry's emerging workforce. One says RFID vendors and integrators face a shortage of RFID professionals, while another indicates end users prefer workers with industry-specific hands-on experience.
- Paz Energy Uses RFID for Fuel Security and Inventory Efficiencies
The Israeli company is using a combination of RFID, GPS and GPRS from Hi-G-Tek to track fuel deliveries to gas stations and stores around the Middle Eastern country.
- Karstadt Readies for RFID
After years of sitting on the sidelines, Germany's largest fashion retailer has decided to launch a six-month pilot involving the tagging of 50,000 items.
- EPCglobal Director Says No Need to Wait for China to Officially Condone EPC
The organization's global development director says the nation's new UHF RFID regulations mean global companies can now use EPC tags and readers to track Chinese-made goods throughout the supply chain.
- DHL Express Steps Back from Internal Use of RFID
The company's head of global customer service says DHL has no current plans to use EPC RFID labels to track packages, because the technology doesn't currently meet its requirements.
- Staples Testing Active RFID for In-Store Tracking, Security
The retailer is working with Fujitsu Transaction Solutions and RFID solution provider AbsoluteSky to run a six-week pilot, evaluating a proprietary, active RFID system for tracking product inventory and shrinkage in a 37,000-square-foot Montreal retail store.
- IDTechEx on RFID Adoption in Retail
UK-based research firm IDTechEx has published an update on the retail market for RFID. All in all, the market continues to be a challenging one for vendors, with relatively soft demand exacerbated by imperfect read rates. This article includes the highlights from IDTechEx's update.
- DHL, AeroScout, Microlise Team to Track Temperature for Pharma Maker
A European pharmaceutical manufacturer is testing RFID and sensors to monitor temperatures inside vans transporting drugs from Belgium to Sweden.
- Siemens Communications Partners With Ekahau
Siemens will integrate and resell Ekahau's Wi-Fi-based real-time locating system as part of its wireless network offerings.
- Metro Pushes Pallet Tagging
The retailer has told its top suppliers they will need to put RFID tags on all pallets shipped to 180 Metro locations within Germany starting Oct. 1.
- Portuguese Manufacturer Opens Doors With RFID
Vicaima, a maker of wooden doors and doorframes, is using passive UHF tags to monitor production at its manufacturing facility in Portugal.
- RFID Payment Platforms Gaining Momentum
At last week's CardTech 2007 payments industry conference, Visa, MasterCard and American Express provided updates on their RFID-enabled payments rollouts.
- In an Academic Study, RFID Fractal Antenna Wins Out
Researchers at Finland's Tampere University of Technology found that a fractal UHF RFID handheld reader antenna performed better than four traditional antenna designs.
- Metro Group Expands RFID Pilot in Asia
The retailer's new Tag It Easy program with Checkpoint Systems will enable 30 Chinese suppliers to tag goods bound for Metro stores in Germany.