- New Retail Kiosk Enables RFID-based Sales
Stora Enso's Intelligent Cabinet features an RFID reader and an antenna to capture the unique ID numbers of tagged goods, enabling un-manned sales for food, beverages or other consumer goods by retailers in such places as office buildings, malls and schools.
- Service Bureau, IC Company Team Up on Low-Cost Printed Labels
Smooth & Sharp Corp. offers 13.56 MHz HF or NFC labels, converted from PragmatIC's flexible, low-cost integrated circuits, for easy picking and placement on brand packaging.
- NFC Caps Enable Tracking, Engagement, Authentication of High-Value Products
Closure Systems International and Talkin' Things have partnered to develop the Talkin' Cap, which CSI is selling as an NFC-enabled enclosure for its customers, including pharmaceutical companies and those making high-value consumer products.
- New Type 5 NFC Chip Boasts Long Range, Tamper Detection
STMicroelectronics' ST25TV chip can be read via ISO 15693-compliant readers, as well as NFC-enabled mobile phones, resulting in tags that can be used from the point of manufacture to consumer use with a limited footprint for small packaging.
- Stora Enso to Be Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018
RFID Journal announced today that Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging will be the cornerstone sponsor for its 14th annual conference and exhibition in Europe, to be held on Nov. 7, in London, England.
- Paper Company Brings Intelligence to Packaging
Several consumer-brand businesses are testing RFID and NFC versions of Stora Enso's Intelligent Packaging solution that includes RFID-enabled packages and readers, as well as software and apps to manage read data.
- RFID News Roundup
HID Global intros ceramic Brick and Slimflex on-metal tags ••• GAO RFID launches new 2.45 GHz active readers ••• Smartrac unveils extra-compact UHF RFID inlays for retail applications ••• OnlineLabels.com adds RFID labels to product lineup ••• Datalogic acquires 20 percent stake in CAEN RFID ••• TimBar uses Shelfbucks' beacon platform for point-of-purchase displays.
- Chinese RFID Adoption Takes Many Forms
The Shanghai branch of U.S. RFID technology provider Impinj is seeing strong demand for passive UHF tags and readers from the nation's banking, transportation and retail sectors, with the greatest growth coming from consumer goods manufacturers.
- Flexstr8 Offers NFC-Enabled Labels for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products
The startup's NFC Smart Label solution is being trialed by companies to track goods, pharmaceuticals, and maintenance and service for industrial equipment.
- Consumer Physics Begins Shipping SCiO Pocket Molecular Sensors
The pocket device is designed to help consumers better understand the products they buy, the foods they eat or the medicines they take.
- R-pac Releases EPC UHF Label for Spirits, Wine, Cosmetics
The foil-CapTag, developed in partnership with ePix and Interactive Product Solutions, offers a 15-foot read range by leveraging a bottle's foil packaging and liquid contents.
- Thinfilm Launches OpenSense Printed NFC Sensor Label for Bottles
The Norwegian firm's product comes at the same time that the company prepares the release of an NFC temperature label, and has signed a partnership with Xerox, which is planning to mass-produce contact memory labels using Thinfilm's platform, and is researching an NFC version of the labels.
- RFID News Roundup
Checkpoint Systems brings bulk-encoding solution to Inditex's Zara DCs ••• Gimbal, Urban Airship partner to provide "in the moment" mobile engagement ••• Reteneo offers Bluetooth beacons as a subscription service ••• Two hotels adopt InvoTech's RFID-enabled uniform-management solution ••• Ibotta to deliver rebate offers via Roximity Bluetooth beacons ••• HID Global intros HID Mobile Access, enabling smartphone-based access control.
- L'Oréal Italia Prevents Warehouse Collisions Via RTLS
An active RFID solution ensures forklift operators are alerted when they near another vehicle or pedestrian, as well as providing data analytics about any near-misses.
- 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.