- 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.
- Thai Consumer Goods Manufacturer Tidies Up Warehousing Processes
Lion, one of Thailand's largest manufacturers of cleaning products, is using EPC Gen 2 RFID tags and readers to improve its processes for storing and retrieving pallets carrying its products.
- VICS Item Level RFID Initiative Enters Phase II
The group intends to publish a road map by mid 2012 to help retailers, suppliers and technology vendors deploy RFID systems for the supply chain, while seeking more membership from retailers and suppliers and inviting technology providers to join at a fee.
- TempTrip Wants to Make Temperature-Tracking as Easy as Netflix
With its Web-based software and returnable tags, the company hopes to make its cold-chain temperature-tracking services as simple as renting movies.
- ATI Partners to Deliver Passive RFID Sensor
American Thermal Instruments has licensed innovative technology that would prevent a tag from transmitting its signal unless the ambient temperature exceeded a preset threshold.
- NXP to Unveil New UHF, HF Chips
The new models include the Ucode I2C, a high-memory EPC chip that can be embedded into computers and other devices in order to activate features or diagnose errors, and the Icode ILT, a high-frequency IC designed for high-volume, fast tag reading.
- European Commission Issues Framework for Measuring and Mitigating RFID's Privacy Impact
GS1 expects the voluntary guidelines will increase consumer trust in the technology, thereby advancing the adoption of RFID in Europe.
- Tego Introduces Radiation-Resistant EPC Tag
The Radion, capable of withstanding high levels of X-ray and gamma radiation, will be available in a variety of form factors, for use in the health-care, food, aerospace and defense industries.
- RFID Journal Launches Radio Call-in Show
A new program, airing every Friday, will feature Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor, interviewing radio frequency identification experts and taking listener questions live on the air.
- RFID Journal Announces Live RFID-Enabled Supply Chain Demonstrations
Top technology companies will provide real-world supply chain demonstrations on the exhibit floor at the ninth annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.
- Norsk Lastbaerer Pool Inserts RFID Into the Norwegian Food Chain
The organization is transitioning to plastic pallets and totes with embedded EPC Gen 2 tags, for use by manufacturers of consumer products sold in Norway.
- Arkansas Radio Compliance Center Aims to Avert Clashing Requirements
The University of Arkansas' new facility is testing EPC Gen 2 passive RFID inlays submitted by tag makers, and hopes to harmonize item-level usage by providing results to retailers and goods suppliers free of charge.
- Turin Business Group Explores RFID's Potential to Add Value to Cheese
The technology would authenticate the product and track its origins—including the very grass eaten by cows supplying the milk from which the cheese is made.
- Axios MA Launches Tagged Pallets and Real-Time Tracking Solution
JD Smith & Sons is the first to test the new RFID-enabled plastic pallets and system, which is designed to let customers not only better track shipments of goods, but also reduce their carbon footprint.