- ASICS Uses RFID to Inspire Marathon Runners
The manufacturer of running shoes and clothing is using the technology to provide video and images of friends and family members to racers as they pass RFID readers.
- A Flurry of High-Memory Tags Take Flight
Marubeni Chemix and Xerafy are the latest companies to announce high-memory UHF passive tags for aircraft components, such as those being made for Airbus' A350 wide-body.
- RFID Tracks Wooden Utility Poles at the Factory and in the Field
Cox Industries is using EPC Gen 2 tags to manage the storage and shipment of poles that it makes, while a South Carolina city is employing similar tags to manage its poles' inspection and maintenance.
- Tageos Makes RFID Inlays on Paper, Eliminating Plastic Substrate
The company's passive RFID labels will be 10 to 30 percent cheaper than traditional ones, and more sustainable, Tageos says, due to a manufacturing process that creates an RFID inlay directly on the label itself.
- Avery Dennison Opens European Customer Design and Innovation Center
The company views the new center, located in the heart of Germany's industrial belt, as a key part of its efforts to promote the use of RFID tags attached to apparel.
- Schneider Electric Lays Groundwork for Tracking Circuit Boards via RFID
The solution involves the installation of an EPC Gen 2 RFID chip directly onto the printed circuit boards that the company incorporates into its products, with the board's ground plain serving as a tag antenna.
- RFID Journal Launches Radio Call-in Show
A new program, airing every Friday, will feature Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor, interviewing radio frequency identification experts and taking listener questions live on the air.
- Finalists Unveiled for the Fifth Annual RFID Journal Awards
RFID Journal has announced the finalists for the 2011 RFID Journal Awards, including Best RFID Implementation, Most Innovative Use of RFID, Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the new RFID Green Award. The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011.
- Argo Wireless Creates Item-Level Solution for Small Businesses
Targeting small and midsize product manufacturers, the company has designed an all-inclusive solution that includes RFID tags, readers, software, middleware and services.
- Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Hopes to Save Costs Through RFID
The manufacturer of automotive electrical parts is working with Midtronics to introduce a system that uses radio frequency identification to guide workers through maintenance and diagnostic procedures, and records results on RFID tags attached to trucks and components.
- Hong Kong Electronics Manufacturer Increases Efficiency Through RFID
PC Partner is employing a solution that automatically tracks the components used to assemble circuit boards, and shuts down the assembly process if it detects a potential mistake.
- RFID Heats Up Production at U.K. Boiler Factory
Vaillant Group uses battery-assisted passive tags to identify where carts loaded with boilers should go next, and the system shuts itself down if a cart is wheeled to the wrong location.
- RFID Journal Announces Live RFID-Enabled Supply Chain Demonstrations
Top technology companies will provide real-world supply chain demonstrations on the exhibit floor at the ninth annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.
- BP Uses RFID Sensors to Track Pipe Corrosion
The system, provided by Permasense, enables the oil company to monitor pipe thickness at its refineries worldwide.
- Robots and RFID Help KH Lloreda Distribute Its Products
The Spanish company has launched an automated system for loading and shipping its cleaning products to track where the cartons are being moved, and also capture any errors.