- 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.
- Integration Impeding Use of RFID
A new survey says many companies are interested in deploying RFID technology but are concerned about integrating RFID data with back-end systems.
- Intermec Unveils Handheld Reader
The new IP3 UHF reader is built into a grip that works with the company's 700 Series handheld computer.
- Two Vendors Offer RFID Packages
Intermec and Manhattan Associates have introduced all-in-one packages aimed at helping companies get RFID pilots off the ground quickly.
- Temperature Sensors Down Under
Global Licensing & Innovation will resell KSW Microtec's low-cost, RFID TempSense labels in Australia and New Zealand.
- Group Examines RFID Retail Costs
Four Canadian companies plan to explore the cost implications of deploying RFID in a retail environment.
- GSI to Produce Thin-Film Batteries
Printed batteries that can power low-cost active RFID labels will likely hit the market next year.
- Kraft to Track Containers with RFID
The company has chosen TrenStar to tag and track intermediate bulk containers through the supply chain.