- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2011
The RFID industry's biggest event, to be held on Apr. 12-14, in Orlando, Fla., will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.
- Apparel Retailers Test RFID-enhanced EAS Hard Tags
Three clothing-store operators will use Retailers Advantage's Intelligent a3tag, which combines traditional electronic article surveillance technology with EPC Gen 2 RFID inlays, to track inventory and reduce shrinkage.
- RFID Boosts Store Turnover by Nearly 10 Percent in Italian Pilot
A study conducted by the University of Parma's RFID Lab, working with a retailer, apparel suppliers and logistics providers in Italy, reveals significant benefits throughout the supply chain.
- Staff Jeans to Introduce RFID-enabled Customer Services
Already using EPC Gen 2 tags at the item level in its factories and DC, the Greek clothing company is expanding its use of the technology to offer garment information and shopping suggestions at its flagship store.
- EECC Tests Find Big Performance Differences for Tags Read in Bulk
For the European EPC Competence Center's latest annual report, researchers tested dozens of EPC Gen 2 RFID tag models, and discovered that, while performance overall is better than ever, some models suffer a dramatic drop in read rate when packed closely together.
- Checkpoint Systems Creates RFID-centric 'Visibility' Division
The company has established a Merchandise Visibility Solutions division that will focus on swiftly providing comprehensive item-level RFID systems to retailers around the world, along with installation and maintenance services.
- Impinj Introduces New, Lower-Cost UHF Reader Chip
The R500 joins the company's R1000 and R2000 Indy chip family, and will be aimed at embedded applications and handhelds that don't require a long read range or high throughput.
- RFID Helps Florida Shoe Retailer Keep Its Customers From Walking Away
Peltz Shoes has developed its own item-level RFID system to track the 30,000 pairs of shoes at each of its Tampa-area stores, improving inventory accuracy and reducing inventory-related labor costs.
- RFID Finds Flavor at Izzy's Ice Cream Shop
EPC Gen 2 tags and readers constantly update a list of the currently available varieties, making customers happy and boosting sales.
- New Zealand Dairy Group Milks Many Benefits From RFID
Milk-products producer Fonterra and dairy lab SAITL are saving time and money by using passive 13.56 MHz tags to identify batches of milk from farm to factory, and test samples for safety and quality.
- Nyack Hospital Tracks Medication Compliance
The RFID system enables the hospital to know when discharged patients fail to comply with their prescription regimen, or when side effects occur.
- GS1 Group Completes Early Phase of E-Pedigree Model
The organization's 2015 Readiness Program includes 50 companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain simulating the movement of products from a manufacturer to a drug store, as well as the electronic data that is captured, stored and shared along the way.
- Bairstow Tags Rigging Products
The company has begun tagging rigging and other fall-protection equipment requiring inspections, thereby allowing its customers to use RFID to track items electronically.
- Vancouver Hotel Tracks an Olympic Quantity of Washable Items
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is using soft rubber RFID tags to manage sheets, uniforms and other laundered assets, reducing labor tracking inventory, lost items and the need for safety stock.
- Korean Clothing Company Adds RFID to Its Supply Chain
The Basic House is applying EPC Gen 2 tags to garments at its manufacturing plants, and is also deploying RFID interrogators at two of its DCs and, initially, at 159 of its stores.