- Food and Livestock Tagging Expected to See Bumper Gains
The sector is expected to be the dominant RFID market by 2017, when sales of RFID tags for food and livestock are slated to reach $2.66 billion.
- GS1 UK Launches Nationwide RFID Pilot
The trial's purpose is to enable participants to share RFID-related data by means of applications based on EPCglobal's EPCIS standard.
- Two Singapore Fashion Retailers Use RFID to Track Inventory
The use of HF tags enables the stores to perform a daily inventory, reduce shrinkage and restock goods in a timely manner.
- RFID Sweetens Imperial's Shipping Process
The sugar manufacturer is using tagged plastic pallets to track its shipments from the refinery to the store, and to reduce the likelihood of contaminant exposure.
- German Hospital Expands Bed-Tagging Project
Bielefeld City Clinic will use RFID to track beds and mattresses as they move through an automated washing system, to make sure they're properly cleaned and to cut down on unnecessary procedures.
- Denver Health Adopting a Hospital-Wide RTLS System
Based on the success of a pilot project, the organization plans to apply Wi-Fi-based RFID tags to 2,700 pieces of equipment and study new ways to use its real-time locating system to improve processes and its bottom line.
- Printing Houses, Paper Mills Test Reel-Tracking Solution
The companies have been trying out a system employing battery-assisted passive tags to track the movements of paper reels at mills, warehouses and printing houses, as well as facilitate newspaper production.
- Parma's RFID Lab Plans Pork Pilot
The Italian project will track packaged meat at the factory, distribution center and retail store, in an effort to quantify the benefits of using RFID and EPCglobal services in the fast-moving consumer goods supply chain.
- Hawaii Plans Trace-Back Program for Fresh Food
Beginning in November, three of the state's farms will begin using EPC Gen 2 RFID tags so farmers, retailers and distributors can monitor product movement and trace problem produce back to its source.
- HP Unveils Prototype Smart Display Case
Once deployed, the shelving unit would store HP inkjet printer cartridges and provide the company with real-time information about the demand for different types available.
- Agricultural Company Tracks Equipment Loaned to Farmers
In northern California, Bear River Supply is using battery-assisted passive RFID tags to help keep tabs on such items as tanks and machinery used to store and apply fertilizers.
- RFID Printer Maker Zebra Makes Two Acquisitions
RFID printer manufacturer Zebra has agreed to pay $145 million for Navis, a logistics solutions provider to marine terminals and other operations managing supply chain cargo. Zebra also announced the $16.3 million acquisition of all outstanding shares of proveo, an RTLS company that serves the airport ground-handling operations.
- Ohio Boutique Takes a Unique Approach to RFID
Clothing merchant Industry Standard uses the technology to support social retailing, which lets shoppers confer with friends before making buying decisions.
- Sonrai RFID-Enables Its Trash Compacters
Retailers can use the RFID tag reads as a final data point indicating goods have been received and put out on the sales floor.
- Wal-Mart's RFID Refresh
PC World reports on comments made by Ron Moser, RFID strategy leader at Wal-Mart, at the Taiwan International RFID Applications Show last week in Taipei. This article has highlghts of Moser's comments.