- Texas Instruments Rolling Out Its Gen 2 Chips
TI says its Gen 2 chips will be available in August, in the form of wafers and as rolls of chips attached to straps. The company will stop making Gen 2 inlays.
- Car Dealership Finds RFID the Key to Increased Sales
Bob Lewis Automotive is using RFID-enabled car keys to automatically track test-drives, improve security and simplify key access for salespeople at its Volkswagen showroom in San Jose, Calif.
- Unilever Launches Trial Using EPCIS Protocol
The trial uses software that complies with EPCglobal’s proposed Electronic Product Code Information Services draft standard, following a successful test involving an EPCIS-based data repository from IBM and data analysis application from T3Ci.
- Goodyear Using RFID for NASCAR from Cradle to Grave
The tire maker has rolled out a tire-leasing program for NASCAR and is using RFID tags to track the tires from the point of manufacture to the moment they are scrapped.
- Intermec, Symbol Resolve Outstanding IP Disputes
The companies have worked out a cross-licensing agreement and a covenant not to sue one another over intellectual property rights for four years.
- Identec Solutions Acquires Baumer Ident
The auto-ID systems maker will integrate Baumer's portfolio of RFID tracking solutions.
- Gen 2 EPC Protocol Approved as ISO 18000-6C
The International Standards Organization has made EPCglobal's UHF Gen 2 air-interface protocol a part of its ISO/IEC 18000-6 standard.
- RedPrairie Adds RFID Features to WMS
The latest version of DLx Warehouse aims to make RFID a more integral part of supply-chain and distribution operations.
- New RFID Products for Coping with Metal
FAT tags are designed to work well on metal parts, and a new reader can be installed under metal conveyors.
- BP Tests RFID Sensor Network at U.K. Plant
The energy company seeks to determine how the technology might help it manage its chemical inventory, increase stock visibility and reinforce safe-handling business rules.
- Hoboken RFID-enables Its Parking Permits
Armed with handheld RFID interrogators, the city's parking-enforcement officers can spot scofflaws in just a few seconds.
- NFC Forum Announces Technology Architecture
The group says its first standards will be released during the third quarter.
- DaimlerChrysler Putting RFID Tags in Kanban Cards
The automaker plans to begin pilot RFID projects that will increase the visibility of parts at two of its German production sites.
- Ford Canada Adopts RFID System to Keep Parts Flowing
By July, the automaker's Oakville assembly plant will use active tags to track nearly 1,000 parts-filled trucks.
- Alien Seeks to Disprove Intermec Patent Infringement
Alien says it is seeking a declaratory judgment to prove its RFID products do not violate Intermec’s intellectual property.