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  • TrueDemand, VeriSign to Enable EPC App

    Software company TrueDemand is working with Internet services provider VeriSign to pull important product data into its demand-forecasting tool.

  • NECSAP Launches RFID Customer Cards

    The Singapore-based arm of Japanese electronics giant NEC Corp. has introduced an RFID-enabled card to improve service for buyers of NEC mobile phones.

  • Company Execs Foresee RFID's Potential

    Although the technology has yet to deliver benefits to many companies' internal operations, a majority of executives believe RFID deployments will eventually pay off, the Aberdeen Group reports.

  • KPN to Use RFID to Track Phones

    Trial participants will apply tags to packaging of individual mobile phones and track them as they are transported between a distribution center and retail stores operated by the Dutch telco.

  • NCR to Begin Tagging Its Hardware

    The firm will use its own RFID products and services to track and maintain service histories on the equipment it sells.

  • 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.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Dow joins EPCglobal; Gartner says RFID to grow to $3 billion in 2010; Zebra announces Gen 2 firmware availability; Symbol, Vue developing item-level tracking solutions; RFID in China: uneven growth; Gen 2 start kits from Avery Dennison Printer Systems; ToP Shop selling Rafsec, other RFID goods; NCR partnership targets Mediterranean market; Inside Contactless raises €9 million.

  • Papermaker Works on Brand Authentication

    Finnish packaging specialist Stora Enso is preparing a new software application using RFID to help companies track products and deter counterfeiting.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ABI report says UHF chipsets may lower reader prices; costs stymieing RFID in European supply chains; Avery Dennison RFID names 17 qualified converters; AeroScout, Alanco team up on Wi-Fi tracking; HID, INSIDE partnering on access control apps; New Zealand passports carrying Philips chips; South Korea approves use of Savi 433.92 MHz systems; AIM Global unveils RFID Emblem.

  • NATO Rolling Out System for Sharing Data

    Refinements to the Savi CMS platform will enable the sharing of RFID tag data among NATO and its allied nations.

  • 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.

  • Walgreen to Use Tagged Displays

    All of the chain's 5,000 drugstores will use RFID to track retail product displays to help the company and 15 of its CPG suppliers get a handle on the displays' effectiveness.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Philippines drafts rules for RFID frequency, power use; SAMSys introduces Gen 2 portal reader package; research projects $2.3 billion market for RFID in health care, pharma; IP Smart Packaging is now ASURYS; Australian chipmaker receives government grant; German retailer Rewe testing RFID.

  • TI Buys Impinj Gen 2 Chips for Inlays

    Texas Instruments is the latest tag manufacturer using the Impinj Monza chip for Gen 2 inlays and chip-and-strap assemblies.

  • Sensitech’s RFID Cold Chain Solution

    The cold chain technology company has RFID-enabled its TempTale sensors and developed a platform for end-to-end temperature-tracking of perishable foods.

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