- All Eyes on FDA for Drug E-Pedigree
Now that California has extended its electronic-pedigree deadline to 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could become the first governing body to issue e-pedigree requirements for protecting the pharma supply chain—assuming it meets its goal.
- R&D Firm Developing Passive Ultra-Wideband RFID
Martec says its system will offer improved read range and other benefits compared with traditional passive RFID tags, and cost less than systems using active tags.
- Turnkey Self-Service Store Would Employ RFID Instead of People
The prefabricated transportable structure, developed by a European startup, features RFID interrogators at the point of sale and exit door, enabling a retailer to operate without staff, and to quickly open up new branches to meet demand.
- Impinj Announces Next-Gen Monza Chip
The new Monza 3, the chipmaker says, offers a read range as much as 40 percent longer than that of other EPC Gen 2 RFID chips.
- Soccer Fans Use RFID Cards to Gain Admission and Buy Food
The Manchester City Football Club is issuing season tickets containing 13.56 MHz RFID tags, enabling them to unlock the stadium's turnstiles, and to function as contactless PayPass payment cards.
- Metro Expanding Use of RFID, for Both Pallets and Cases
The retailer says it is seeing positive results across its various RFID initiatives, and it plans expansions in 2008.
- University of Arkansas Study Finds RFID Can Add Value to EAS
The researchers compared RFID-based theft-deterrent applications with traditional electronic article surveillance technologies, both RF and acousto-magnetic.
- Plaintiff Prepares Appeal of RFID Case Against Wal-Mart, Target, Gillette
Patent-holder Ronald Bormaster has asked the judge to dismiss the case, but plans to appeal on the basis of patent interpretation. The defendants want the judge to rule now.
- RFID Helps Reward Consumers for Recycling
Kraft Foods joins RecycleBank in its use of RFID to track and reward consumers for recycling.
- Researchers Say Sharing Is the Key to Privacy for EPC Tags
Three computer scientists say they have devised a means of protecting tag data by using a method that disperses pieces of a decryption key among multiple RFID tags.
- RFID Journal, EPCglobal to Provide Compliance Training for Sam's Club Suppliers
The partners will coproduce an "EPC Compliance and Benefits Training" preconference seminar during RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 in Las Vegas, April 16-18.
- At a Kuwaiti Children's Store, Parents Drop and Shop
Thanks to an RFID-based tracking system, parents can drop off their kids at an indoor playground, then view them in real time at kiosks located throughout the store.
- Diakinisis Finds RFID Helps It Expedite Shipments
The Greek third-party logistics provider is using EPC Gen 2 RFID tags and interrogators to track 1,300 pallets per day for a global food and beverage company.
- At Manor, RFID Keeps Food From Spoiling
The Swiss company is using active tags with built-in sensors to measure and log the temperatures of freezers and refrigerators. Later this year, it hopes to expand the application to track perishable foods as they move through the supply chain.
- ShopRite to Roll Out Second Test of RFID Shopping Carts
As in the first trial, MediaCart's system will employ RFID tags attached to store shelves to identify a shopper's location and provide relevant ads and services on the cart's video screen.