- University of Arkansas Kicks Off Apparel and Footwear RFID Study
The project, which is being conducted by the university, consumer goods associations and a major retailer, will explore how tagging individual goods with RFID can improve retail processes.
- EPCglobal Hong Kong Wraps Two-Year, Multi-Company RFID Project
The undertaking tested several EPCglobal standards and involved four pilots tracking goods with RFID as they moved across countries and oceans.
- Telekom Austria Launches Managed RFID Services
Currently focused on the fashion industry, the offering includes tags, interrogators, software, installation and integration.
- Madrid Reebok Club Members Play With RFID
All members now use a card, bracelet or watch with a 13.56 passive RFID tag to access facilities and buy goods and services.
- Indian Retailer Uses RFID on Garments
Tagging individual items reduces theft, cuts the time required for taking inventory and speeds up sales transactions.
- IPICO Enters Race for RFID Sports Timing
Starting with the 48,000-runner BolderBoulder race, IPICO Sports plans to deploy more than 400,000 passive tags and 500 readers over the next two years.
- Middleware Makes RFID a SOX Compliance Tool
A financial consulting firm is marketing RFID middleware designed to send tag data into Sarbanes-Oxley software, eliminating data errors and lowering compliance costs.
- Retailers Test RFID Smart Tables
Two stores are using the tables, which have built-in UHF EPC RFID interrogators, to display marked-down products and track their movements.
- Survey Predicts Majority of Retailers Will Accept RFID Payments by Fall 2008
To fully benefit from RFID payments, retailers need to capture data related to purchasing habits, demographics and interests of customers, according to a new study.
- RFID System Helps Retailers Send Tailored Messages to Customers
The solution uses passive HF RFID tags to identify customers entering the store, then send alerts via cell phones, video screens and other devices to inform them about promotions of special interest.
- RFID Tidies Up Distribution of Hospital Scrubs
At St. Olavs, an RFID-based system tracks work garments, saving space and labor costs while improving inventory accuracy.
- Yakka Uses RFID to Size N.Z. Military
The clothing maker says passive tags help it provide correctly fitting uniforms to recruits more quickly.
- RFID News Roundup
ThingMagic says new OS boosts reader performance; forklift attachment integrates RFID; TI unveils new HF reader chipset; Avery, Vue Technology joining forces for retailers; Fluensee, Intelleflex combine offerings; Spartan stores accepting RFID payments; Manakoa to leverage newly acquired wireless license; Atmel and SkyeTek partnering.
- Magicmirror Could Assist Retail Customers
Developed by Paxar and Thebigspace, the system includes an RFID interrogator and a mirror that displays product information.
- Marks & Spencer to Tag Items at 120 Stores
By spring 2007, the U.K. retailer says personnel at 78 additional stores will use handheld RFID interrogators to track inventory and make sure certain departments are well stocked.