- EPAL Moves Ahead With RFID Pallet-Tagging Pilot
The European Pallet Association is successfully using EPC Gen 2 passive RFID tags to track 1,000 pallets in Switzerland, and plans to expand the pilot to additional countries in 2009.
- Boeing Tracks Assets at Kennedy Space Center
RFID Global Solution's real-time locating system allows Boeing to track its tools as they are used on NASA spacecraft in real time, and to ensure none are left at the launch pad.
- CHEP Tracks Auto-Part Containers in Europe
The company is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track the shipment, receipt, inspection and repair of 150,000 returnable plastic containers.
- Home-Improvement Retailer Uses RFID to Improve Store Layout
By providing its customers with active Wi-Fi-based tags, Rautakesko can track their movements and actions, in order to optimize the design of its sales floor.
- HP Optimizes RFID System at Printer Plant
Hewlett-Packard has removed more than 30 RFID readers and middleware to make its RFID system less intrusive and easier to deploy at other sites.
- Italian Retail Pilot Quantifies RFID's Many Benefits
The participants, which include ham-maker Parmacotto and supermarket operator Auchon, tracked tagged cases of food as they moved from production to sales floor.
- Automotive Manufacturer Tracks Incoming Inventory
Continental Automotive uses an Xterprise RFID system on a Microsoft BizTalk platform to track incoming electronic parts in reusable totes as they pass from third-party logistics providers to the manufacturer.
- Dutch Forensics Lab Tracks Evidence With RFID
The Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) tracks crime scene evidence in real time using RFID, providing complete chain-of-custody documentation to authorities.
- Kovio Set to Commercialize Printed RFID Tags
Kovio, which is developing printed RFID tag technology, announced it will begin shipping test quantities by the end of the year and expects to go into full production by June, 2009. The 13.56 MHz read-only tags will initially be priced between five and ten cents.
- Dutch Forensic Institute Uses RFID to Control Crime Evidence
The agency is employing EPC Gen 2 tags to document an item's chain of custody and trigger an alarm if evidence goes awry.
- Pacific Coast Producers Works Through Challenges to Realize Benefits
By studying the RFID data it receives from Wal-Mart, the canned goods supplier has reduced out-of-stocks by 50 percent and boosted sell-through rates for the promoted products.
- Tyco's Sensormatic Division Buys Vue Technology
The deal is intended to strengthen both companies' ability to offer a full portfolio of RFID-enabled solutions for retailers.
- DOD Needs to Enforce Its Own RFID Mandate, Says Inspector General
Many suppliers and contracting officers are failing to comply with the U.S. Defense Department's directive for applying passive RFID tags to certain shipments, according to a recent investigation by the DOD's inspector general.
- Staples Achieves Great ROI, Expands RFID Deployment
Staples Canada has announced success of the office supply retailer's five-store RFID pilot. Director of process engineering Joe Soares was extremely pleased by the pilot, which has yielded a "very, very satisfying return on investment." The company will now roll the pilot out to ten more stores in the hopes of achieving similarly positive results.
- Cosmetics and Liquor Companies Assess Toppan Printing's Holographic RFID Labels
If the tags meet performance and cost criteria, the companies will begin using them, with the goal of preventing counterfeiting and illegal distribution of their products.