- 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.
- EPC Track-and-Trace for Hemophilia
Domino Printing Sciences today announced the successful deployment of a complete EPC track-and-trace solution for the administration of hemophilia products.
- Reduce the Cost of Tagging and Reading
ARC Advisory Group's Chantal Polsonetti herein argues that end-users can achieve better value from RFID deployments in their warehouses and distribution centers by relying more on the automation offered by fixed RFID readers and less on the common (and costly) practice of manual tag-reading using portable readers.
- Sensing Supply with RFID
This guest contribution from Manufacturing Insights' Bob Ferrari considers the need for more actionable, real-time supply chain information and how RFID along with other sensor technologies can enable this possibility.
- Pfizer Shipping RFID-tagged Viagra
One of the pharmaceutical industry's most significant announcements with respect to RFID came Friday afternoon as drug giant Pfizer announced that is has begun shipping RFID-tagged bottles, cases, and pallets of Viagra.
- Analyst: Establish a Data Acquisition Platform
Bob Parker, analyst with research firm Manufacturing Insights, argues in this guest contribution that enterprises should adopt data acquisition platforms that go beyond just RFID to include all the technological resources at their disposal: bar codes, sensors, wireless networking, and web services, to name a few.
- Heavy Activity in Item-Level Tagging
There have been a slew of announcements related to item-level RFID tagging in the last week. RFID Update tells you what you need to know in this article.