- SDV and IER Offer an End-to-End RFID Solution for Retailers
Based on a solution developed for a large European retailer, iD by SDV is designed to track apparel from factory to store, with the goal of increasing sales and efficiencies.
- Swedish Armed Forces Completes Tests of RFID to Track Uniforms, Shipments
The military's logistics and materiel divisions have finished testing both active and passive tags, with deployment dates yet to be determined.
- SteadyServ Launches RFID Solution That Keeps Beer Flowing
The company's iKeg system, currently being tested by beer distributors and restaurants, features an RFID-enabled weight sensor for tracking the amount of beer onsite, and for automating reorders.
- Final Agenda Announced for RFID in Health Care
RFID Journal's ninth annual event will focus on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.
- Zebra Releases Small, Low-Cost RFID Printer-Encoder
The desktop ZD500R allows companies to print and encode EPC Gen 2 UHF labels in lower quantities than with industrial printers, thereby saving cost and space.
- RFID News Roundup
Farsens unveils battery-free RFID magnetometer sensor tag; Hong Kong RFID Ltd. announces upgraded industrial handheld reader; Checkpoint report finds shrinkage cost retailers $112 billion, but RFID usage is mixed; Wyoming Medical Center tracks supply replenishment via LogiTag RFID system; AMS schedules multi-project wafer start dates for analog foundry customers in 2014; Quake Global announces modems supporting new Inmarsat-Orbcomm global satellite M2M standard.
- Registration Now Open for LIVE! 2014
RFID Journal's 12th annual conference, to be held on Apr. 8-10, in Orlando, will open with a keynote presentation by Kim Phillips, head of packaging at Marks & Spencer.
- HP, Volkswagen to Speak at RFID Journal LIVE! Brasil
RFID Journal's second Brazilian event will highlight how companies across the nation are benefiting from RFID technologies.
- Farmers and Distributors Try a New Way to Track Hay
The Harvest Tec system, which features a tag applicator mounted on a hay baler, promises to provide hay sellers and buyers with a means of accessing data for each bale, including its origin, date and time of harvest, and moisture content.
- Brazilian Supermarket Operator Improves Logistics, Inventory Accuracy
Grupo Pão-de-Açúcar's investment in RFID has eliminated accounting discrepancies and boosted efficiency related to the distribution of fish to its Pão-de-Açúcar and Extra stores.
- Hong Kong R&D Center Tests Anti-Counterfeiting Solution for Chinese Herbal Medicine
The group expects next month to commercially release the low-cost EPC Gen 2 UHF reader chip that it developed for its AuthenTick application.
- Taiwanese Fruit Distributor Tracks Fresh Produce Via RFID
Je-Nong Cooperative Farm has reduced labor costs by adopting plastic crates with embedded passive UHF EPC tags to document the processing of fruit at its plant.
- RFID Tracks Cheese Production at Tnuva's Factories
A solution provided by LogiTag has helped boost efficiency and reduce errors at two plants, and the Israeli dairy products company now intends to expand the system's use.
- Argentinean Sea Terminal to Launch RFID-Based Reefer Management
TecPlata's terminal at Buenos Aries' La Plata Port is installing active RFID tags from Identec Solutions to enable uses to remotely monitor and control conditions inside refrigerated containers.
- EPix Offers Passive Long-Range UHF Tag for Wine, Spirits
The tag can be read from up to 36 feet away thanks to its near-field antenna, which uses a bottle's fluid contents and foil cork wrapper to boost its backscatter range.