- Checkpoint Systems Offers RFID Security for Retail Stores
The company's RFID Overhead EAS Solution includes a reader that mounts on a ceiling above an exit, as well as software to send alerts and link read data to a store's back-end inventory records.
- German Drug Company Tracks Products With UHF Tags
Wholesaler Max Pharma is utilizing an RFID system to track medicines internally, and wants to encourage more suppliers and pharmacies to take advantage of the technology as well.
- GS 1 Mexico Opens Knowledge Center
RFID Journal had an opportunity to tour the new facility, which provides Mexican companies with a resource for learning how to use GS1 standards.
- Energy-Harvesting Sensors to Monitor Health of Jet Engines
The wireless sensors will be utilized to monitor engine bearings on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters while in flight, using their turbines' heat to power RFID transmissions.
- Industrial Meat Ovens Cook With RFID
Food equipment manufacturer Alkar is offering wireless temperature probes that have helped its customers save on labor, as well as reduce spoilage.
- RFID Makes Matches for E-Cigarette Smokers
Transceivers embedded in packs of Blu Cigs electronic cigarettes will alert users when another smoker of the same product comes within about 10 meters.
- Tool-Bearing Truck Brings RFID-tagged Tools to Wind Farms
WindBed, developed by Choctaw Renewable Services, is a truck loaded with equipment and outfitted with EPC RFID technology to track tool usage and maintenance.
- Kayser-Roth Takes First Steps Toward RFID Usage
The hosiery company is applying EPC tags to socks sent to one specific retailer, and has also added tag-testing to its product-quality auditing processes, with plans to use RFID in other ways as well.
- Grunnarbeid Manages Tools With RFID
The Norwegian construction contractor is using EPC Gen 2 tags and readers, as well as GPS and cellular technology, to track the location and status of tools on work sites.
- Impinj Files for Initial Public Offering
The chip manufacturer filed an IPO this week, seeking up to $100 million to pay for debts and fund further research.
- Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Boosts Productivity in Its Warehouse
The North Carolina manufacturer of fiber-optic cables has been using EPC tags to track raw materials, and plans to tag the reusable reels that it ships to customers in the near future.
- Identec Group Adopts New Growth Strategy to Go With Its New Name
The owner of Identec Solutions and eight other RFID software, hardware and technology firms expects to gain synergies from its various divisions, and hopes to acquire additional companies around the globe.
- Omni-ID Debuts Tags for Oil and Gas Companies
The tag maker has partnered with C-Logistics to market disposable RFID tags for offshore oil customers, as well as with Holland 1916 to manufacture and distribute metal-mount tags for tracking lifting gear and cranes.
- NXP to Unveil New UHF, HF Chips
The new models include the Ucode I2C, a high-memory EPC chip that can be embedded into computers and other devices in order to activate features or diagnose errors, and the Icode ILT, a high-frequency IC designed for high-volume, fast tag reading.
- Tagsys Offers End-to-End Solution for Apparel Industry
The company's Fashion Item Tracking System (FiTS) is a fully integrated solution for retailers and garment suppliers, including hardware, software and maintenance services.