- Tagit-EAS, Truecount Work on Circumvention Resistant RFID Tag
The two companies plan to release the multifunction tag—which combines EPC RFID with EM-based electronic article surveillance—by mid-January, as well as software to manage data collected by both technologies.
- Palex Medical Launches RFID System for Tracking Surgical Supplies
The solution includes an RFID-enabled locking cabinet and a Kanban supply-management system, the latter of which is being used by Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus.
- In Minnesota, RFID Helped Zombies Get Treats and Stop Tricks
The passive EPC tags and readers allowed managers of the Twin Cities' Zombie Pub Crawl to count the event's undead participants, as well as control access more efficiently and prevent gate-crashing.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2013
RFID Journal's 11th annual conference will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 200 technology companies.
- Dutch Technology Companies Develop EPC UHF Solution for Tracking Pigs
Schippers and PureSpekt have developed a tag that Schippers intends to market with third-party readers next year, as a solution for farmers.
- European EPC Competence Center Report Finds New UHF Tags to Be More Sensitive
After testing 191 models of EPC Gen 2 passive tags, the EECC found that they require less power to become activated—but may transmit a backscatter signal too weak to be read.
- ProTech Sales Deploys Valve-Tracking System for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
The company is using Xerafy RFID tags to identify valves, and to record when they are inspected or serviced at Anadarko's oil fields in Colorado and Wyoming.
- Hospital Pharmacy Keeps Emergency Medication Kits in Check
The University of Maryland Medical Center's solution, from Kit Check, employs an RFID reader station to identify which medications are loaded onto a crash cart's tray, and which require replenishment.
- Truecount Launches 'RFID in a Briefcase' Solution to Simplify Retailers' Deployments
The company has released RFID 2-GO, a complete EPC Gen 2 system loaded into a case, enabling small or midsize retailers to begin tracking inventory without installing fixed readers.
- SML Group Buys CGP Labels
The Hong Kong-based company plans to use its acquisition of the U.S. label maker to expand its RFID tag production and R&D capabilities, as well as its global service bureaus.
- Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin Tracks Asset Locations Via Passive EPC Tags
The Texas hospital is the first to use a low-priced solution from U.S Med-Equip that involves bar-code scanners, handheld UHF readers and a hosted server.
- Michelin Uses RFID to Track Tire Pressure and Tread for London Bus Company
The tires on Stagecoach London's double-decker buses are equipped with passive EPC RFID tags and wireless air-pressure sensors that record a tire's pressure and tread depth within a matter of seconds.
- Packaging Company Tags Its Shipping Containers
Faerch Plast is using an EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID system from Prosign to keep a better eye on the reusable steel cages it utilizes to deliver its products to customers.
- GS1 Pilot Program Shows How RFID Can Track International Wine Shipments
GS1 Italy and GS1 Hong Kong have completed a project demonstrating how EPC technology could improve supply chain management, through greater visibility of crates of wine being shipped from Europe to Asia.
- Window and Door Company Doubles Output via RFID
Idealcombi has reduced the time required to produce a custom window or door down to about one minute, using EPC Gen 2 passive UHF tags to automatically adjust the settings on its manufacturing equipment.