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  • Proview Deploys RFID System

    The monitor and TV manufacturer has launched an RFID system at its manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China, to tag shipments to retailers and issue advance shipping notices.

  • Company Execs Foresee RFID's Potential

    Although the technology has yet to deliver benefits to many companies' internal operations, a majority of executives believe RFID deployments will eventually pay off, the Aberdeen Group reports.

  • AAFA Offers RFID Savings Program

    The American Apparel and Footwear Association is offering its eligible members deep discounts on RFID smart labels from Avery Dennison RIS.

  • Atlas Cold Storage Warms Up to RFID

    The food distribution services company is tagging shipments as part of its service to one of Wal-Mart's suppliers, and plans to leverage RFID in its own operations.

  • Novetex Deploys RFID to Track Yarn

    In the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai, yarn manufacturer Novetex is using Gen 2 EPC tags to identify and locate spools of yarn in its warehouse.

  • ODIN Benchmarks EPC Gen 2 Tags

    After testing 11 different Gen 2 tags, the systems integrator reports that those from Alien, Impinj and RF IDentics came out on top.

  • Symbol Says PICA Ready in Mid-2006

    The company reports that it has retooled the high-speed RFID inlay assembly machine, which should be ready as demand rises.

  • Analyst: Establish a Data Acquisition Platform

    Bob Parker, analyst with research firm Manufacturing Insights, argues in this guest contribution that enterprises should adopt data acquisition platforms that go beyond just RFID to include all the technological resources at their disposal: bar codes, sensors, wireless networking, and web services, to name a few.

  • RFID News Roundup

    TI buys Chipcon for $200 million; Cognio releases RFID spectrum analysis tool; Oakton College building RFID lab, curriculum; Stratum and Meridian collaborate; BlueStar distributing Gen 2-compliant hardware.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Dow joins EPCglobal; Gartner says RFID to grow to $3 billion in 2010; Zebra announces Gen 2 firmware availability; Symbol, Vue developing item-level tracking solutions; RFID in China: uneven growth; Gen 2 start kits from Avery Dennison Printer Systems; ToP Shop selling Rafsec, other RFID goods; NCR partnership targets Mediterranean market; Inside Contactless raises €9 million.

  • Papermaker Works on Brand Authentication

    Finnish packaging specialist Stora Enso is preparing a new software application using RFID to help companies track products and deter counterfeiting.

  • New System's Tags Talk First, and Fast

    A new passive UHF RFID system from iPico uses "tag talks first" technology, making it suitable for applications where items move at high speeds.

  • Auto Industry RFID Data Standard Proposed

    EPCglobal and AIAG have proposed an RFID tag data structure allowing tire manufacturers to use both Electronic Product Code and existing data identifiers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ABI report says UHF chipsets may lower reader prices; costs stymieing RFID in European supply chains; Avery Dennison RFID names 17 qualified converters; AeroScout, Alanco team up on Wi-Fi tracking; HID, INSIDE partnering on access control apps; New Zealand passports carrying Philips chips; South Korea approves use of Savi 433.92 MHz systems; AIM Global unveils RFID Emblem.

  • NATO Rolling Out System for Sharing Data

    Refinements to the Savi CMS platform will enable the sharing of RFID tag data among NATO and its allied nations.

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