- GS1 UK Launches Nationwide RFID Pilot
The trial's purpose is to enable participants to share RFID-related data by means of applications based on EPCglobal's EPCIS standard.
- Agricultural Company Tracks Equipment Loaned to Farmers
In northern California, Bear River Supply is using battery-assisted passive RFID tags to help keep tabs on such items as tanks and machinery used to store and apply fertilizers.
- HP Canada Partners With Universities to Create RFID Labs
The joint effort, participants say, helps all involved parties conduct RFID pilots, carry out research and better serve the needs of industrial companies and other end users.
- Aggressive Sales Growth Predicted for Passive Tags in North America
Frost & Sullivan expects a compound annual growth rate of 21.5 percent during the next six years, spurred in part by increased adoption in Canada.
- Chemical Industry Explores ROI for RFID
The trade group Chemical Industry Data Exchange has teamed up with EPCglobal to develop an RFID business model and foster RFID standards that benefit chemical manufacturers.
- Argentine Airfreight Terminal Tests RFID on Cold Storage Cargo
Logistics provider Terminal de Cargas Argentina is running a two-month pilot testing the use of UHF Gen 2 tags on cases and pallets of refrigerated goods.
- Manufacturers Propose Tools to Fight Counterfeiting
A group of manufacturers, trade groups and others are calling for tougher laws, increased government support and technology solutions—such as RFID—to fight counterfeit and pirated goods.
- Sempra Finds RFID Energizing Its Revenue
The company's utilities group expects to save money by improving its ability to monitor the installation of gas meters.
- Dow and Chemtrec's RFID-Based Rail Safety Project
The initiative will use GPS, radio frequency identification, sensors and satellite communications to electronically monitor the locations and conditions of railcars carrying containers filled with hazardous materials.
- Medical Company Turns to RFID for Authentication
Iris Diagnostics plans to use RFID to authenticate the reagent used in its urinalysis machines so it can prevent the use of counterfeit reagents.
- Manufacturer Tests RFID to Track Industrial-Size Containers of Liquid
At two chemical plants, Container Technology has installed interrogators to record when containers, fitted with EPC Gen 2 passive tags, enter and exit the facilities.
- EC Floats Plan to Facilitate RFID Usage
Steering clear of legislative proposals, the European Commission seeks guidance from industry groups and consumers.
- 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.
- Ultra-Wideband RFID Tracks Nuclear Power Plant Workers
Radiation measurements, combined with real-time location information, enable managers to track workers and assess safety based on radiation exposure.
- Dow Corning Adds RFID to Production
By attaching tags to containers used in the production of lubricants, adhesives and other products, the company hopes to gain more visibility for its work-in-process.