- Injunction May Slow Momentum for RFID E-Pedigrees
Efforts to document the transfer of drugs in the pharmaceutical supply chain using RFID-enabled electronic pedigrees have suffered a blow with a federal court judge's issuance of an injunction that blocks the FDA's pedigree requirement.
- Visa Gives Its Contactless Payment Card Program a Global Push
The credit-card company is promoting its global spec for RFID-enabled Visa credit and debit cards. It has also announced a U.K. rollout.
- Italian RFID Lab Launches Warehouse Project
Headed by the University of Parma's RFID Lab, the project has the support of 20 major manufacturers and retailers of fast-moving consumer goods.
- Cardinal Health Deems RFID Pilot a Success
The drug company has not yet determined, however, how to achieve satisfactory read rates of individual tags on pharmaceutical items packed in cases on pallets.
- Marks & Spencer to Tag Items at 120 Stores
By spring 2007, the U.K. retailer says personnel at 78 additional stores will use handheld RFID interrogators to track inventory and make sure certain departments are well stocked.
- Marks & Spencer to Expand RFID Item Tagging
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is expanding its successful RFID garment-tracking system from 42 to 120 stores starting in the spring of 2007. The company is using the technology to improve stock accuracy and forecasting.
- Pharmaceutical RFID Pilot Finds Promise, Problems
Cardinal Health released results of an extensive pilot project to evaluate UHF RFID technology for item-level pharmaceutical tracking. Despite extremely low read rates for some operations, Cardinal viewed the pilot as positive, especially for the ability of Gen2 RFID to support item-level applications.
- Major RFID Innovation for Pharma Item-Level Tagging
Packaging giant O-I has devised a method of embedding RFID inlays into pharmaceutical packaging for each of the four typical pharmaceutical dosage forms: solids, gelcaps, powders, and liquids. In addition, the solution works with either HF or UHF, enabling O-I clients to elect whichever technology best suits their needs.
- Rite Aid Embarks on Item-Level Tracking Pilot
The drug store chain will begin reading tagged bottles of Viagra received at its DC in Perryman, Md., and plans to equip two of its stores with handheld RFID readers so pharmacists can track incoming tagged bottles.
- Vue Brings UHF Item-Level RFID to Pharmacies
Vue Technology today announced a solution for item-level tagging in retail pharmacies that uses UHF RFID. Based on the existing TrueVUE RFID platform, the solution represents what the company claims is the first UHF item-level tagging solution for pharmacies.
- Pro-Privacy Tearable RFID Tag Becomes a Reality
IBM has licensed its innovative Clipped Tag technology to label converter Marnlen RFiD, who has already started shipping samples to select end users. According to what Marnlen's vice president of business development Andris Lauris told RFID Update, the tags are ready for immediate production, and the company is taking orders.
- RFID Brings Further Automation to Mail-Order Pharmacy
The introduction of RFID is expected to reduce errors during the picking and packing process by 99 percent.
- Bookstore Item-Level RFID Tagging Boosts Sales
CIO Insight provides an update on the item-level tagging deployment by the Dutch book retailer Boekhandels Groep Nederland (BGN). According to the article, the deployment is generating major benefit, so much so that BGN plans to expand it across 16 more stores before the end of next year.
- Dutch Horticultural Company Sends Flowers via RFID
FloraHolland expects to improve the flow of flowers from dock door to auction floor.
- UWB to Help Sales Staff Fish for Leads
Fish Software is adopting an ultrawide-band real-time location system to help its clients identify attendees at trade shows and other events.