- Swiss Food Co-op Deploys RFID to Automate Shipment Tracking
Thanks to RFID tags attached to returnable containers, Migros' East Switzerland regional cooperative knows which refrigerated goods are being loaded onto which truck, and can intervene if a mistake is being made, while stores can also access that data to check the status of their orders.
- Kizy Tracking Solution Uses Cellular Network to Locate Goods
The company is marketing its RTLS service as a low-cost alternative to conventional RFID, by employing battery-powered tags that communicate with GSM cellular towers instead of dedicated readers.
- Asahi Glass Co. Tracks Documents via Smart Shelves
The Japanese company is using Cell Form RFID antennas to know the locations of 6,000 files, and when a particular document was removed, thereby reducing labor hours and the risk of a misplaced document.
- RFID to Boost Quality and Yield at Fish-Processing Plants
Marel's automated ProCon Flowline system enables companies to track each individual basket of fish and its weight as fillets are trimmed and inspected for quality, prior to being packaged and shipped to customers.
- Unipart Logistics Tests Active RFID for Automotive Customer
The U.K. company is using a system from RF Code to track when each of its five trucks are loaded with assembled parts, and when they leave its facility for delivery to a car manufacturing client.
- U.S. Biologics Distributor Markets RFID Solution to Its Customers
FFF Enterprises believes its Verified Inventory Program-Consignment system can lower a hospital's costs by automating the inventorying and monitoring of blood products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals stored in cabinets located onsite.
- RFID News Roundup
HID Global intros 'smallest high-frequency direct-bonding technology'; InvoTech, T-Y Group provide tagged-linen system to Miami's Grand Beach Hotel Surfside; Thinfilm acquires Kovio, opens Silicon Valley NFC Innovation Center; Delage protects luxury leather-goods brand via Selinko's NFC solution; Spanish transport company implements NFC ticketing system from Aditium; Phone Halo unveils BLE-enabled tag, app for tracking personal items.
- Ctrack Markets RFID-based Cargo-Tracking Seals in Europe
The technology, known as ISIS, enables companies to record which goods are loaded onto and removed from a particular truck—information that can be coupled with sensor data about the location of the vehicle itself.
- ELA Innovation's Readers and Active RFID Tags Monitor Goods, Tools in Transit
The French company is marketing a tiny RFID reader—small enough to fit on the dashboard of a truck's cab—designed to track tagged items loaded in the vehicle's trailer.
- Finnish Dairy Company Tracks Products Via Carts With RFID-tagged Wheel
Valio is testing trolleys with RFID-tagged wheels, as well as reader antennas built into the floor, to track products as they move through packing and shipping processes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Veiling Holambra, a Major Latin American Horticultural Supplier, Adopts RFID
The cooperative, which is tagging more than 1 million baskets, carts and other circulating materials, expects to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
- Latvian Container Terminal Tracks Cranes Via RFID
The system, provided by Autepra, enables the Baltic Container Terminal to identify the locations of containers being loaded or unloaded at the Freeport of Riga, based on the tagged cranes carrying them.