- Renewed Buzz around RFID
Mike Witty, analyst with research firm Manufacturing Insights, notes in this guest contribution that despite predictions of stalled RFID adoption as recently as a few months ago, the first quarter of 2006 has seen great strides, and it appears that industry may be coming out of its funk.
- EPCglobal Tracks Item-Level RFID
EPCglobal hosted an event last week at which RFID vendors demonstrated their item-level tagging technology solutions. Hosted at the MET Laboratories in San Jose, California, the item-level technology demonstration saw 56 demos from 23 vendors. RFID Update spoke with EPCglobal's Sue Hutchinson about the event.
- Report: HF Wins First Round of RFID Frequency Battle
ODIN technologies today will release a new benchmark that could be considered the end of round one in the ongoing debate between high frequency (HF) and ultrahigh frequency (UHF) RFID technology. The winner: HF. "By technical knockout," said Patrick Sweeney, ODIN's president and CEO.
- GlaxoSmithKline Tags HIV Drug
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline yesterday announced that it has begun an RFID pilot for the HIV drug Trizivir. The news represents the most significant pharma-tagging announcement since Pfizer announced in January that it had begun tracking and tracing Viagra.
- Vue RFID Platform Chosen by Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble yesterday announced that it will use the TrueVUE RFID platform from item-level tagging solution provider Vue Technology in its RFID innovation center. RFID Update spoke with Tim von Kaenel, Vue's senior vice president of product management, about the announcement and what his company's technology brings to P&G.
- Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for March
Baird has released its March report. The thirteen-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.
- Item-Level Tagging, at Production-Line Speed
The application of RFID tags to cases and pallets has been, it's generally agreed, a major step forward in tracking and tracing products through the supply chain.
- RFID World Sees Technology Taking Root
At this year's RFID World 2006, held last week in Dallas, Texas, there was ample evidence that RFID is taking root, including improved technology, expanded applications, sophisticated end-users, and higher show attendance. This article takes a closer look.
- SAMSys CEO on Company's Future
Last week at RFID World in Dallas, there were rumors of internal turmoil at RFID manufacturer SAMSys circulating on the conference floor. RFID Update sought out Tom Dziersk, the 12-year-old company's recently-appointed President and CEO, to ask about those rumors and SAMSys' future.
- Report: RTLS Market Worth $2.7b in 2016
Research firm IDTechEx of Cambridge has released a report on the real-time location systems (RTLS) market and its growth prospects over the next decade. This article lists the key findings from , which predicts the RTLS market will grow to $2.71 billion by 2016.
- Compliance No Longer Industry Obsession
RFID World just wrapped up here in Dallas, Texas, and there was one theme that was undeniable across the conference floor: the diminished importance of mandate compliance as the driver of RFID adoption.
- EPCglobal to Compare Item-Level Solutions
Standards organization EPCglobal will host an event at the end of March to evaluate various RFID technologies for their application in item-level tagging. The "technology demonstration" will contribute significantly to the base of industry knowledge about the most appropriate item-level tagging technologies.
- Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for February
Baird has released its February report. The thirteen-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.
- Tagsys Releases Gen2 Tags for Item Level
Item-level RFID solutions provider Tagsys today announced a new approach to item-level tagging using UHF Gen2 technology. Dubbed "The-Package-Is-The-Tag", the approach represents an expansion into UHF technology from what had historically been a strong HF focus at the company.
- Impinj Launches UHF Tech for Item-Level Tags
Impinj today announced an extension to its GrandPrix line of Gen2 technology solutions that will allow UHF RFID technology to be used for item-level tagging applications. The Seattle, Washington-based company believes its new technology could prove game-changing for RFID adoption at the item level.