- Omron Introduces New Gen 2 Inlays
The company says its Gen 2 inlays can be read in any part of the world.
- Xterprise Provides RFID for Plastic Pallet Pool
Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), a startup that plans to offer an RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool, has selected Xterprise as its RFID solution provider. Xterprise will work with iGPS' manufacturing partners to embed RFID tags in the pallets, and will help design business applications for the company's pallet tracking system.
- Patent Holder Sues Wal-Mart, Others
A company called RFID World claims that leading adopters using RFID for inventory control have violated its patent, and it is suing for damages.
- Peg Pérego USA Tags Toys
The company will apply tags to individual boxes of riding toys made in its factory, and eventually plans to tag the vehicles' components.
- IGPS Rolls Out RFID-Enabled Plastic Pallets
Embedded with EPC Gen 2 tags, Intelligent Global Pooling Systems' pool of pallets can be tracked throughout the supply chain. Sensors connected to tags can indicate if products suffered damage in transit.
- Coverall Maker Adds RFID to Its Shipping Process
Walls Industries, which sells work and hunting clothes, expects to benefit internally by integrating tagging into its warehouse-management system.
- New Balance Taking First Steps With RFID
The athletic shoe and apparel company's initial technology tests went well; now, the firm is planning a pilot.
- Electronic Dictionary Maker Spells Out RFID Plans
Group Sense, a Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer, is about to start a trial tracking cases of products in its factory and DC.
- Will China's RFID Standards Support EPC Protocols, Systems?
China has yet to release its much-anticipated RFID standards; some observers say it has produced too little, too late.
- Indiana Jeweler Uses RFID to Track Its Trinkets
Peter Franklin uses 13.56 MHz tags to take inventory of its stock, eliminating a process involving manual counting and bar-code scanning, and the associated human error.
- Intermech Uses RFID to Slash Inventory and Manufacturing Costs
The Singapore distributor and manufacturer of industrial automation components is using high-frequency passive tags to manage inventory and track production at its factory.
- Prediction: 300m Gen2 RFID Tags Ship This Year
Analysts and industry watchers have long considered the number of RFID tags sold to be a key metric of the overall industry's size. The question is, with the industry supposedly crawling out of the trough of disillusionment, how many tags are actually being manufactured now, half-way through 2006.
- Unrealistic Expectations, Costs Curb Retailers’ Appetite for RFID
David Hogan, senior vice president and CIO of the National Retail Foundation, says demand for item-level tagging is poised for growth.
- RFID Provider Intelleflex Lands $15.5m
Intelleflex, the Silicon Valley-based provider of battery-assisted RFID platform solutions, today announced $15.5 million in a Series B round of equity funding. Led by Morgenthaler Ventures, the round was over-subscribed.
- Mat Maker Embeds Tags for Traceability
Composite Mat Solutions is placing a tag in each mat it manufactures in order to improve its manufacturing records and track each mat, either to the point of sale or throughout its rental lifespan.