- GS1 US Offers "EPC Item-Level Readiness Program" Aimed at Retailers, Suppliers
The program, consisting of webinars, discussion groups and support tools, is intended to help U.S. consumer goods suppliers and retailers pilot and deploy EPC-based UHF Gen 2 item-level RFID technology.
- Survey Shows Half of U.S. Retailers Have Already Adopted Item-Level RFID
The survey, conducted by Accenture on behalf of the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative, finds that if tag prices continue to drop and adoption momentum remains steady, most retailers will be using RFID technology within five years.
- Lipa Betoni Uses Bluetooth-Based RTLS to Manage Production
The Finnish precast-concrete manufacturer says 9Solutions' Indoor Positioning and Communication Solution is helping it to become more efficient.
- Cisco Tracks IT Assets Via RFID
The manufacturer of routers and switches that run the Internet is turning to radio frequency identification to know where its blade servers and other assets are located, in real time.
- BCS National Championship Fans Use RFID to 'Kinect' to Social Networks
The Kinect-based game tests participants' ability to throw, dodge and run like a pro football player, and utilizes radio frequency identification to share the results with friends on Facebook or Twitter.
- Zebra, OAT Partner on Solutions Combining Passive and Active Tags
The companies will incorporate OATSystems' passive RFID middleware into Zebra Technologies' existing RTLS products, enabling customers to track goods and assets using active and passive RFID on a single platform.
- Polyfilld's RFID Solution Helps Roads Talk to Inspectors
The system uses Schreiner LogiData passive tags embedded in nonwoven fabric installed under asphalt, as well as Schreiner LogiData readers mounted on vehicles.
- Boeing to Launch RFID Program for Airlines in February
The system will allow the company's customers to track the maintenance records of their aircraft parts using high-memory RFID tags, and may enable it to track those parts' locations as well in the future.
- Steelcase Mexico's RFID Solutions Help Banks Manage Assets
Banks and other businesses in Mexico City are using EPC passive UHF tags to track office furniture, and are testing a system that uses active tags to detect when specific office areas are in use.
- Czech Oncology Center Uses Wi-Fi RTLS to Locate People, Equipment
The system has enabled the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute to reduce the number of items lost, and is improving safety by allowing patients to transmit requests for help to employees assigned to their ward.
- Smartrac Acquires UPM RFID, Becoming a UHF Tag Leader
With its acquisition of UPM RFID, as well as Neology and KSW Microtec, Smartrac has moved to the front of the market for passive UHF RFID tags and inlays.
- RFID Sheet Antennas Enable Unique Shelf-Management Systems
Measuring only six millimeters in thickness, the short-range antennas—marketed by Teijin Fibers and Convergence Systems Ltd.—are being installed on shelving, along with EPC UHF readers, to track the locations of tagged items.
- KCF Technologies to Launch Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensors
The RFID-based devices will allow users to track their machinery's condition based on vibration and temperature readings, with power supplied by a battery or generated by heat, vibration or sunlight.
- Treehouse Labs Unveils iPhone RFID System for Locating People and Things
The solution consists of application software, active tags and an RFID reader built into a case that snaps onto the phone. In the future, the tags could be combined with sensors to monitor such things as an athlete's concussion risk.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal's 10th Annual Event
RFID Journal LIVE! 2012 will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.