- Intermec and Symbol Settle RFID Lawsuits
After 15 months of legal wrangling, industry leaders Intermec and Symbol Technologies have announced an official agreement to lay down their arms -- that is, lawyers. While specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed, it is described broadly as having settled "all outstanding intellectual property disputes between the two companies."
- Gen2 RFID Versus the New Hewlett-Packard Chip
Hewlett Packard made headlines this week with its announcement of a tiny, wireless microchip capable of relatively high storage and data transfer rates. It seems like a Gen2 tag on steroids, and indeed some articles about the chip are calling it a competitor to RFID. Not likely.
- Intermec, Symbol Resolve Outstanding IP Disputes
The companies have worked out a cross-licensing agreement and a covenant not to sue one another over intellectual property rights for four years.
- Semi-Passive RFID Deployed at Global 3PL
Power Paper of Israel, together with value-added reseller NBG ID of France, have announced two large-scale RFID deployments at the French distribution centers of a leading global logistics company. The projects have utilized tens of thousands of battery-assisted passive UHF RFID tags from Power Paper's PowerID division.
- Global Logistics Provider Deploys Battery-Assisted RFID Systems
Since the systems need to track pallets of goods containing RF-unfriendly liquids and metals, the company chose battery-assisted tags to achieve the high reads required by clients in France.
- China Post Deploys EPC RFID System to Track Mailbags
The technology will track express-service mailbags transported to various postal-collection and sortation centers throughout Shanghai.
- ISO Incorporates Gen2 into RFID Standard
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has amended its existing passive UHF RFID standard to include the EPCglobal Gen2 standard. The inclusion now means that Gen2-compliant RFID hardware will also be considered compliant by ISO standards.
- RFID Industry Implications of the FDA Update
The pharmaceutical industry eagerly anticipated an update to the FDA's 2004 report. The update, released June 9th, clarifies the FDA's plans regarding the Prescription Drug Marketing Act and RFID adoption. ABI Research's Sara Shah discusses its implications for the future of RFID-based track and trace.
- Gen 2 EPC Protocol Approved as ISO 18000-6C
The International Standards Organization has made EPCglobal's UHF Gen 2 air-interface protocol a part of its ISO/IEC 18000-6 standard.
- RedPrairie Adds RFID Features to WMS
The latest version of DLx Warehouse aims to make RFID a more integral part of supply-chain and distribution operations.
- RFID Systems Integrator ASURYS Shutters
ASURYS, the RFID division of paper and packaging giant International Paper, shuttered in recent weeks after being shopped around the industry for purchase, according to sources. The company employed about 25 people which International Paper will attempt to place in other positions at the company.
- Next Level of RFID Compliance: Data Synchronization
On June 7th, RFID Update hosted a webinar entitled in which data synchronization was defined and explained, and the presenters' data synchronization offering was demonstrated live. This article recaps.
- RFID to the Rescue: Boeing Uses RFID to Reduce Costs
This guest article from AMR Research's Kevin Reale looks at how Boeing's supply chain has expanded in scope and geography for the manufacture of the upcoming 787 Dreamliner and how RFID is being deployed to manage the resulting complexities.
- FDA Issues New 'Counterfeit Drug Task Force' Report
The agency will not mandate RFID's use within the pharmaceutical industry, but urges the industry to 'move quickly to implement this technology.'
- Biomet Tags Its Orthopedic Knees
The company hopes its pilot RFID project will improve its customer service, reverse logistics and inventory management.