- FDA Works on Draft ID System for Medical Devices, Supplies
Once finalized, the new requirements could help drive the adoption of RFID in the medical supply chain and the reporting of adverse events.
- Elektrobit Unveils UHF RFID Suite
The EB Identification Network consists of RFID interrogators, controllers and software to help companies more easily implement, tune and manage networks of RFID readers, thereby reducing interference and congestion.
- GS1 UK Launches Nationwide RFID Pilot
The trial's purpose is to enable participants to share RFID-related data by means of applications based on EPCglobal's EPCIS standard.
- Two Singapore Fashion Retailers Use RFID to Track Inventory
The use of HF tags enables the stores to perform a daily inventory, reduce shrinkage and restock goods in a timely manner.
- Printing Houses, Paper Mills Test Reel-Tracking Solution
The companies have been trying out a system employing battery-assisted passive tags to track the movements of paper reels at mills, warehouses and printing houses, as well as facilitate newspaper production.
- Parma's RFID Lab Plans Pork Pilot
The Italian project will track packaged meat at the factory, distribution center and retail store, in an effort to quantify the benefits of using RFID and EPCglobal services in the fast-moving consumer goods supply chain.
- Hoist-Ring Manufacturer Using RFID to Carry Life-Cycle Data
Jergens is fitting passive HF RFID tags to hoist rings for industrial cranes. The tags will store safety-testing and repair data, which the company plans to use to improve its products.
- RFID Journal, AIM Europe Produce Auto-ID Seminar
At the third annual RFID Journal LIVE! Europe conference and exhibition, AIM Europe will host preconference sessions to educate attendees about a range of auto-ID topics, including how to use bar codes and RFID in tandem.
- RFID Gains Traction at John Deere
The heavy-machinery manufacturer is using EPC Gen 2 tags to aid quality control, monitor work-in-process and streamline production.
- HP, Nosco, SupplyScape, Systech Intl. Team Up on E-Pedigree Solution
The companies are offering an integrated solution of software, hardware, RFID tags and 2-D bar-coded labels and services designed to help fight drug counterfeiting and create electronic pedigrees.
- Philip Morris Intl. Seeks to Make Serialized Bar Codes Work With EPC Network
The ability to use EPC infrastructure, the cigarette maker says, will help it stop illegal trade and ensure the authenticity of its brands.
- Alien Adds Five Products to Gen 2 Portfolio
Alien Technology's CEO told EPC Connection attendees that the company is seeing significant sales growth for closed-loop applications of RFID, rather than demand from goods manufacturers seeking to comply with retail-industry tagging mandates.
- EPCglobal Certifies EPCIS Software, Foresees Stronger RFID Adoption
At its annual member conference, EPCglobal says its work in setting and testing industry standards is beginning to pay off, and that its focus has shifted to helping companies deploy RFID.
- HP Canada Partners With Universities to Create RFID Labs
The joint effort, participants say, helps all involved parties conduct RFID pilots, carry out research and better serve the needs of industrial companies and other end users.
- NXP Boosts EPC Gen 2 Tag Memory, Performance
The semiconductor maker's two new RFID chips require less power to operate and work across the entire UHF RFID frequency range, from 840 to 960 MHz. One chip offers 512 bits of user memory.