- Tagsys Demos Smallest EPC Tag
The French company has produced a 13.56 MHz, Class 1 tag that is no bigger than a contact lens.
- 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.
- Benetton Explains RFID Privacy Flap
Mauro Benetton clears up the confusion behind the Benetton Group's RFID announcement.
- Flint Sets Up Conductive Ink Unit
The new division will develop printed RFID antennas, smart packaging and printed electronics.
- 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.
- Wal-Mart Draws Line in the Sand
CIO Linda Dillman made it clear that Wal-Mart intends to have its top suppliers put RFID tags on pallets and cases beginning Jan. 1, 2005.
- Intermec Unveils Handheld Reader
The new IP3 UHF reader is built into a grip that works with the company's 700 Series handheld computer.
- RFID the Hot Topic at Retail Show
Interest in RFID was high during the opening day of Retail Systems 2003/VICS Collaborative Commerce event in Chicago, as vendors showed off new systems.
- 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.