- RFID Tracks Blood for Pediatric Transfusions
BloodCenter of Wisconsin and technology company Fresenius Kabi have piloted an RFID solution at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, to test how well the system helps to ensure that blood products are moved efficiently and are not overstocked or wasted when split into child-sized doses.
- Suzuken Group Deploys RFID-Enabled Coolers for Drug Tracking
The system, provided by ASD Healthcare, was piloted for 18 months, and now will include approximately 1,000 coolers at distribution sites, hospitals and drug stores.
- DynaLogger Provides UHF RFID Temperature and Moisture Tracking
Brazilian company Dynamox's new product is a reusable RFID-enabled sensor that can track moisture and temperature levels in a supply chain and provide the sensor-based history to authorized users equipped with RFID readers.
- RFID News Roundup
RFID Consortium, Convergence Systems Ltd. enter patent portfolio license ••• Thinfilm, Beneli AB partner to offer NFC label conversion services in Europe ••• River Island awards Byways Group exclusive RFID label supply contract ••• CISC Semiconductor releases compact test equipment for RFID ••• NXT-ID chooses Nordic Semiconductor's wireless BLE and NFC module for smart cards, wearables ••• Silicon Labs acquires Wi-Fi company Zentri ••• Terso Solutions to lead panel on health care, inventory automation using RAIN RFID technology.
- 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.
- 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.
- RFID Platform Tracks HP Brazil's Manufacturing, Distribution
The company's cloud-based platform, Exceler8 - Innovating Industry 4.0, provides visibility into status of the desktop, laptop and tablet PCs it produces—yielding a range of benefits.
- SML to Host RFID Pop-Up Retail Store in Conjunction With RFID Journal's RFID in Retail and Apparel Event
The one-day conference will be held in New York City on Oct. 6, and attendees will be able to visit the store on Oct. 5-6.
- RFID Journal to Provide Education to Address Accelerating RFID Adoption in Aerospace, Defense
The company will hold its RFID in Aerospace and Defense event in Long Beach, Calif., on Oct. 20.
- IoT Platform Creates Single Interface for South African Meat Company
The Cavalier Group contracted a Pretoria-based startup to integrate alarm and access-control systems to make it easier for staff to respond to alerts and keep the facility running optimally.
- RFID News Roundup
Vizinex RFID releases Sentry UltraSlim 270 RFID tag ••• Global Tag intros Metally and Fibery RFID tags ••• Champion Healthcare Technologies, VueMed partner on medical device tracking ••• New version of RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional available ••• New York & Company stores to use Shopkick app, beacons.
- Startup to Pilot Low-Cost Wireless Sensor Technology
C2Sense's passive RFID sensors will be tested in at least three pilots to determine if they can detect specific gases in the real world.
- McDonald's, Other Companies Test TAG Sensors' RFID Temperature Loggers
The data logger—in the form of a passive RFID inlay and a battery-powered sensor embedded in an adhesive label—is designed to provide a low-cost method of tracking products' environmental conditions throughout the supply chain.
- Endries International Simplifies Parts-Inventory Management
The global fasteners and production supplies distributor has designed its own RFID-enabled kiosk to identify empty component bins and automatically trigger replenishment orders.
- Sport Zone Raises Inventory Accuracy With RFID
Following a two-store pilot that found UHF RFID raised inventory accuracy to 99 percent, boosting sales, the sporting goods retailer is now deploying the technology at eight other stores.