- Proview Deploys RFID System
The monitor and TV manufacturer has launched an RFID system at its manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China, to tag shipments to retailers and issue advance shipping notices.
- Kroger Turning to RFID to Stay Fresh
The grocer has enlisted the help of RFID middleware provider OATSystems to help it deploy an RFID tracking system for its case-ready meat products.
- Gartner: RFID Market $3 Billion in 2010
Research firm Gartner today announced the release of its inaugural RFID market size, share, and forecast report. The key prediction is that the RFID market will grow from $504 million this year to $3 billion in 2010. RFID Update spoke with Jeff Woods, research vice president at Gartner, about the findings.
- RFID Helps Take Out the Trash
Wastech Services uses RFID to improve its trucks' productivity at hauling Vancouver's garbage.
- Funktel Tags Its Phones
The telecommunications equipment provider embeds RFID tags in its mobile handsets to improve product quality, enhance customer support and enable applications such as access control.
- Aegate to Track Drugs in U.S., Belgium
Currently utilized by some U.K. pharmacies, the RFID-based system is being tailored for use in other countries.
- Aussies Track Mail Service Via RFID
Using an RFID system set to launch in January, the nation's postal service will automatically monitor tagged test envelopes as they pass through key sorting points.
- RFID Tracks Military Families' Household Goods
A new project is using the technology to keep tabs on the movement of household goods for relocated military personnel.
- Hard RFID Questions for Logistics Providers
While logistics providers are still concerned about RFID issues like security, data encryption, and tag costs, their attention has shifted to problems specific to the 3PL industry. This guest article from Forrester Research looks at a few of the hard RFID questions that they are starting to tackle.
- The Present and Future of RFID in Logistics
At the event held last month in Las Vegas, some of the leading logistics providers described their current progress with RFID and provided an analysis of the long-term potential of the technology's role in their operations. This guest article from Forrester Research recaps what they said.
- U.S. Army Uses UWB to Track Trainees
The U.S. Army is using ultra-wideband RFID sensors to help track the movements of soldiers during combat training maneuvers.
- Report Shows How Wal-Mart Did It
The University of Arkansas has published a study detailing how Wal-Mart's use of RFID to track cases of products reduced out-of-stocks by 16 percent.
- RFID Recommendations to Logistics Providers
This third article of a three-part series from Forrester Research about RFID's adoption in the transport and logistics industry offers recommendations to transport and logistics providers as they approach RFID.
- Asset Management Heats Up with Axcess Offering
Axcess International yesterday announced Asset Activator, a comprehensive physical asset management solution based on semi-active RFID technology. RFID Update spoke with Allan Griebenow, President and CEO of Axcess, about the new offering.
- AMR Research on the Auto Industry and RFID
New survey data from AMR Research sheds light on why the automotive industry isn't embracing RFID more enthusiastically to cut down on the wildly inefficient process of replacing nondisposable containers, a process that costs the industry an estimated $1.4 billion annually. This article elaborates.