- IBM Introduces New RFID Services
The company aims to help Wal-Mart's suppliers deploy RFID systems based on IBM middleware.
- IP Unveils RFID-Enabled Warehouse
International Paper has gone live with a completely automated RFID Warehouse Tracking System that manages inventory at one of its mills.
- Alien Gets $38 Million in Funding
The company will use the money to create tags and readers for worldwide use and to expand its production capacity.
- RFID Speeds Sorting of Packages
Siemens Dematic and Matrics say a test of an RFID-enabled conveyor system sorted cartons with 100 percent accuracy.
- Vendor Touts 'RFID Ready Program'
SmartCode has launched a program aimed at retailers, manufacturers and suppliers looking to deploy low-cost RFID systems.
- Passive, Active RFID Tags Linked
Savi Technology is combining its long-range battery-powered RFID tags with passive tags from Matrics to create "nested visibility."
- CEOs Get the Message about EPC
The Auto-ID Center's CEO Summit last week attracted some 150 top executives from major corporations.
- ABI: RFID Market Poised for Growth
The market research firm predicts that the global RFID market will reach $3.1 billion by 2008.
- RedPrairie Debuts RFID App Module
The logistics software provider's RFID Accelerator is billed as a first step on the migration path to RFID.
- Matrics Gets $20 Million in Funding
The company will use the money to expand into Europe and Asia and to bring a new high-speed antenna attachment system to market.
- EU Airports Send Bar Codes Packing
Baggage-handling systems are switching to RFID to help track, store and route passenger luggage.
- Japan Opens Up UHF for RFID Use
Exclusive: The Japanese government has allocated 950 to 956 MHz for RFID, paving the way for the global adoption of UHF tags for supply chain tracking.
- Second Source of Class 1 EPC Chips
A partnership between Alien Technology and STMicro will create a new source of Class 1 EPC tags, including a version designed for use outside of the US.
- Low-Cost Optical Locating System
An Israeli company has combined optical and RF technology in a way that it says reduces the cost of RTLS deployments.
- Delta Takes RFID under Its Wing
The carrier plans to use 40,000 disposable tags in a one-month test designed to see how RFID can transform its "under-wing" operations.