- European Co-op Tries Out Various Options for Tagging Shoes
ANWR Group is attaching an RFID tag to each shoe in every pair, as well as to the box in which footwear is sold, to learn how EPC UHF RFID tags can improve inventory tracking, theft reduction and sales transactions.
- River Island to Deploy RFID Across All 280 Stores
The installation—using handheld readers, software and an app provided by Nedap—focuses only on inventory counts throughout each store, in order to trigger replenishment orders.
- Venture Research Adds More Intelligence to Its Surface Reader
The latest version can identify not only EPC Gen 2 RFID tags, but also Bluetooth beacons, enabling companies to track tools and other assets in real time.
- Toter Dumps Wasted Time With RFID-Tagged Bins
The company's RFID-based ToterTrax system, which can automatically record when and where its workers deliver each waste bin, opens up a range of other possible uses.
- Brazilian Coffee Cooperative Uses RFID to Manage Inventory
Coopercam is attaching passive UHF tags to bags of beans, enabling it to track the receipt, storage and shipment of coffee.
- RFID Market for Retailers Forecast to Grow 39% Annually
In a new report, Frost & Sullivan predicts that yearly RFID revenue will reach $5.4 billion in 2020, due to increased omnichannel sales fueled by better understanding of the technology by retailers, more online purchases, and the increased tagging of goods by product manufacturers.
- Brazil's Von Braun Labs Brings New Secure UHF Chip, Solutions to U.S.
The new 2014B IC, designed for tolling applications, supports 128-bit encryption and, the company says, the ability to be read at highway speeds.
- GS1 US Survey Finds Strong RFID Adoption
The results, released this week, found that 78 percent of retailers received at least some RFID-tagged merchandise (primarily apparel and footwear), with those retailers receiving, on average, 47 percent of those goods with EPC UHF RFID inlays.
- British Clothing Retailer Sees RFID as 'Enriching Experience'
Giulio is using privacy-protecting RFID technology from Friendly Technologies to determine which garments shoppers are interested in, and to prompt a touchscreen to display information about those products.
- RFID Speeds Police Vehicles Through Assembly
Troy Design and Manufacturing is expanding an EPC UHF RFID system to track the movements of Ford vehicles through 10 or more procedures that modify the cars for use by police forces.
- National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art Adopts Active-Passive RFID Solution
The RFID system, provided by EPC Solutions Taiwan, is designed so that the museum can view the real-time location of artwork on display or being moved within its warehouse.
- East Midlands Ambulance Service Uses RFID to Track Equipment Quickly
The British emergency services provider has attached EPC Gen 2 UHF passive RFID tags to critical gear, and can now more easily verify what is onboard each vehicle, and when it was last serviced.
- Mühlbauer Unveils Machines that Print Tag Antennas, Attach Chips, 'Personalize' Labels
The new machines, the company reports, are designed to meet the market's needs for quality inlay production, as well as speed, scalability, flexibility and cost-savings.
- Taiwanese Liquor Manufacturer Deploys Dual-Frequency Authentication Solution
The company is using Alien fixed readers at its factory, warehouse and DC, and is providing stores selling its high-value wines and liquors with low-cost, short-range readers that transmit a 433 MHz signal to read 902 to 928 MHz EPC Gen 2 tags.
- Avery Dennison Looks Beyond Apparel
The company's seven new passive EPC Gen 2 tags are designed to expand the use of item-level RFID to other products, such as cosmetics, jewelry and shoes.