- University of Arkansas' New RFID Research Center Parallels Growth of RFID Industry
Officials unveiled plans for the new 20,000-square-foot space, which will include a simulated supply chain, from factory to home.
- With Its New Reader Chip, NXP Hopes to Expand Market for Tagging Consumables
The company says the SLRC900, designed for installation in printers, drink dispensers and other devices, can be used in tandem with tags containing its EPC Gen 2 UHF chips, in order to enhance the consumer experience, as well as combat product counterfeiting.
- Battery Supplier Deploys RFID to Manage Product Inventory
A major automotive battery maker is using Seeonic's SightWare-Seeniq system, installed on shelving, so that it can view whether its batteries need to be restocked at third-party locations, such as auto repair shops and parts dealers.
- Italian Study Shows How RFID Can Help Reduce Supermarket Overstocks
The pilot used EPC Gen 2 UHF tags and readers to track the movements of cartons of goods into and out of an Auchan distribution center, to a store, and then to that store's trash compactor.
- Canadian Advertisers Promote Contest Via NFC, QR
Astral Outdoor and Newad are using Scanvee RFID/bar-code tags that can be read using smartphones, enabling a marketing campaign that lets consumers enter a contest to win prizes.
- Finalists Unveiled for Sixth Annual RFID Journal Awards
The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2012, for Best Implementation, Most Innovative Use, Best Use to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the Green Award, as well as a new award for Best RFID Thesis.
- RFID Solution Tries to Put the Brakes on Warehouse Accidents
Several consumer goods manufacturers are testing technology from Transmon Engineering to alert forklift drivers when they come within range of a pedestrian.
- GS1 US Offers "EPC Item-Level Readiness Program" Aimed at Retailers, Suppliers
The program, consisting of webinars, discussion groups and support tools, is intended to help U.S. consumer goods suppliers and retailers pilot and deploy EPC-based UHF Gen 2 item-level RFID technology.
- Sensors Track Consumer Goods Bound for Troops in Afghanistan
To combat theft or security breaches, American President Lines is using Cubic's Container Tracking and Monitoring Solution to monitor overseas shipments to U.S. post exchanges.
- GS1 Releases Privacy-Assessment Tool for RFID Users
The software application is intended to help companies assess any privacy risks that may result from their use of RFID technology, determine if they meet the European Commission's privacy recommendations and show them how to take corrective actions, if necessary.
- ShelfX Unveils Store Shelves for Automating Purchases
The system, slated for supermarket pilots, will weigh products, determine what has been removed, and automatically charge a customer based on that person's RFID-enabled loyalty card or wristband.
- Ambitious European Project Traces Food from Farm to Fork
More than a dozen colleges and companies have joined a consortium under the guidance of the University of Wolverhampton, to pilot RFID technology as it tracks the movements of fish, wine, pork and cheese through production and on to retailers.
- Kimberly-Clark Expedites Logistics at Colombian Plant
The consumer goods manufacturer is using a solution that includes EPC tags and readers to track the arrival, loading and departure of trucks transporting the company's goods throughout Colombia.
- French Supermarket Tests NFC Tool for Visually Disabled Shoppers
Groupe Casino has teamed with the Institut de la Vision to try out an NFC-based solution from Think&Go so that customers with vision impairments can access data about the products they are considering purchasing.
- Hartford Encourages Its Food-Industry Clients to Deploy RFID Temperature Tags
A strategic alliance between Hartford Financial Services Group and Intelleflex is designed to improve visibility into the conditions of perishable-food shipments, thereby reducing spoilage and helping to lower the cost of insurance premiums.