- NXP Releases New NFC Tag Chips for New Applications
The company's NTAG21x series supports such functions as tracking which tags have been accessed by consumers, off-line authentication via a digital signature and the ability for a tag to count the number of times it is read.
- Norwegian Recycler Tracks Empty Cans and Bottles
Norsk Resirk is using an RFID solution from ACT Systems to track bags of recyclable materials, with plans to expand the technology's use to all of its processing plants, as well as at pickup sites and for truck drivers.
- FineLine Launches NFC RFID Tag and Label Service Bureau
The company's customers can place an order online for NFC labels encoded with IDs linked to a URL, or other content or services, such as verifying that product is genuine.
- Omni-ID Introduces Printable On-Metal RFID Labels
The company's new thin inlays, models IQ 400 and IQ 600, are available as adhesive labels that can be printed and encoded on a thermal printer. Several companies are now testing the tags.
- Hitachi Chemical Markets Tiny UHF Tag
Measuring only 2.5 millimeters in length and width, the Ultra-Small Package tag has a read range that can be boosted by means of an external antenna or other metallic object.
- Canada's Foreign Affairs Department Uses RFID to Track Assets Worldwide
The agency is piloting a solution that employs passive UHF tags and readers to better monitor the furniture and appliances located within the residences of its officials and employees stationed abroad.
- T-Mobile Austria Updates Prices Wirelessly
Thanks to RFID-based electronic shelf displays, the company can change product information across all of its retail stores in an instant.
- SML Group Buys CGP Labels
The Hong Kong-based company plans to use its acquisition of the U.S. label maker to expand its RFID tag production and R&D capabilities, as well as its global service bureaus.
- Tanning Salon Products Manufacturer Shines a Light on Product Diversion
New Sunshine is using a UHF RFID system from WS Packaging to track shipments of its Designer Skin products, thereby creating a record that it can trace if goods are diverted to another outlet.
- An E.Leclerc Supermarket Automates Its Pricing
The store has installed thousands of Altierre's electronic shelf labels, enabling it to instantly change the prices of goods, via RFID readers.
- RFID-enabled Lexus Ad Debuts in Pages of Wired Magazine
The publication's readership can access information about the carmaker's new app suite, by tapping a mobile phone against an NFC label attached to an advertisement within its April edition.
- VGB Group to Deploy RFID at Its 120 Siberian and Crawford Stores
The company's decision follows its successful implementation of EPC Gen 2 technology in its Memove chain, launched last October.
- Bell Helicopter's On-Time Delivery Rate Climbs Higher
The aircraft manufacturer is managing the movement of parts from a central warehouse to each production location, using an RFID solution from OATSystems.
- Luxury Apparel Maker to Test TexTrace's Fabric RFID Label
The new woven label, incorporating an EPC Gen 2 chip and a stitched-in antenna made of yarn, is being sewn into luxury goods, to provide brand authentication, inventory tracking and theft prevention.
- Italian Study Shows How RFID Can Help Reduce Supermarket Overstocks
The pilot used EPC Gen 2 UHF tags and readers to track the movements of cartons of goods into and out of an Auchan distribution center, to a store, and then to that store's trash compactor.