- Taiwan RFID Technology, Applications Showcased at International Exhibit
The TAITRA exhibit draws 60,000 potential buyers of RFID technology and includes 50 vendors sharing RFID technology developments.
- RFID Journal Launches RFID in Fashion Seminar at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe
Leading apparel producers, retailers and other experts will explain how radio frequency identification is currently delivering benefits, at RFID Journal's fourth annual conference and exhibition in Europe.
- Dow Monitors Hazardous Rail Shipments in Real Time
The system employs an RF-based auto-ID system that uses sensors, satellite communications and GPS to track the location and status of 650 tank railcars in North America.
- Ándale! Spain's Postal Service Deploys RFID
Correos, the Spanish national postal service, has outfitted 37 distribution centers with an RFID system that tracks mail samples to analyze the flow of mail through the system. Reva Systems, whose equipment was used in the project, says the postal industry is a growing RFID market.
- Spanish Postal Service Expands Its RFID Deployment
Correos is now using a total of 65,000 EPC Gen 2 RFID tags, enabling it to monitor and improve the movement of mail at 56 sorting centers.
- Navy, Marines Track Assets on Oahu
Military warehouses at Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay are using EPC Gen 2 RFID to track inbound and outbound supplies and equipment.
- Walgreens RFID Deployment Announced
Walgreens is using RFID at its most advanced distribution center to make sure orders sent to stores are complete and loaded in the right truck in the right sequence. The largest drug store chain in the US is currently outfitting a second DC with the system, which will go online next year.
- Taiwanese Company Unveils EPC Gen 2 Chip With 128-kbit Memory
Favite says tags made with the IC will be available in early 2009, and that its RFID interrogator module supports the chip's large memory size.
- Evigia Launches 433 MHz Active RFID Product Line
The company's new EV3 product line includes seven transponders and three interrogators—all compliant with the ISO 18000-7 standard.
- Swiss Retailer Using RFID to Track Cases in Reusable Containers
Swiss retailer Manor is using RFID to track reusable transport containers at eight stores and two distribution centers, and plans to expand the system to all 82 of its retail locations. RFID applications automate shipping and receiving operations at stores and DCs.
- METRO Group Brings DHL Into Its RFID Fold
Logistics provider DHL will provide pallet tagging and tracking services to METRO Group to support the retailer's RFID rollout to 89 METRO Cash & Carry wholesale stores in France. The firms announced 1.3 million pallets will be tagged annually to facilitate shipment tracking and order verification.
- RFID Journal to Host Middle East Event
TagStone will be the Cornerstone Sponsor for RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East, to be held Jan. 5-7, 2009, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai.
- RedPrairie Adds RFID Support for Yard Management
RedPrairie announced its core warehouse management system now supports RFID for yard management functions. The leading WMS and supply chain software provider said its customer base has shown strong interest in using RFID for asset management and yard management, but not for case and pallet tracking within distribution centers.
- Metro Group, DHL to Roll Out RFID in France
The rollout—which the companies claim is the largest French retail deployment—will provide Metro with a better understanding of shipment flow, while also helping reduce delays.
- New RFID Solution Targets Sales Chain Automation
SkyeTek is commercializing a managed service that uses smart cabinets and other unattended RFID readers to monitor inventory and notify field sales staff when customers require replenishment. Early users have reported rapid ROI from reduced out-of-stocks and time savings resulting from less inventory management time and paperwork.