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  • Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2011

    The RFID industry's biggest event, to be held on Apr. 12-14, in Orlando, Fla., will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.

  • Lithuanian Manufacturer Tracks IKEA-bound Furniture

    By Claire Swedberg

    SC Freda is attaching EPC Gen 2 tags to each item it makes, and monitoring the status of its products as they move into storage and onto trucks, thereby improving efficiency in warehouse management, shipping and production.

  • Sensors Probe for Data in Ice and Mud

    By Claire Swedberg

    University of Southampton researchers have deployed wireless sensor systems to gather information about glacier movement, as well as forecast mudslides.

  • Major Retailers, Industry Groups Launch Item-Level RFID Guidelines Initiative

    By Claire Swedberg

    VICS, GS1 Canada and GS1 US, as well as retailers, goods manufacturers and other retail associations, have teamed up to create the Item Level RFID Initiative, in order to provide recommendations for EPC tagging on the item level, to be used by retailers and their suppliers.

  • Innsbruck University Hospital Finds Safety Through RFID

    By Rhea Wessel

    Staff members at the medical center's emergency and psychiatric wards use Wi-Fi-based tags to call for help and respond to alarms from colleagues.

  • Dutch Horticultural Supply Chain Tests RFID "From Plant to Customer"

    By Claire Swedberg

    Growers, exporters and shippers are using EPC RFID tags to track the location of each tray of plants, ensure the accuracy of shipments and reduce labor.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SAP customers that use auto-ID systems like RFID see operational efficiency gains; Qantas signs four-year deal with Unisys for RFID-enabled Baggage Reconciliation System; Connexall connects patients' comfort, safety and well-being at Disney Cancer Center; Toppan Printing develops NFC-compliant IC card with full-color LCD; Garner Transportation and National Center for Manufacturing Sciences pick I.D. Systems solutions.

  • Populous Adds RFID to Its Playbook

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The global sports architectural and events-services firm has started to embed EPC tags into event tickets, passes and credentials, so that its clients can benefit from the use of the technology.

  • Apparel Retailers Test RFID-enhanced EAS Hard Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    Three clothing-store operators will use Retailers Advantage's Intelligent a3tag, which combines traditional electronic article surveillance technology with EPC Gen 2 RFID inlays, to track inventory and reduce shrinkage.

  • Trimble Acquires ThingMagic

    By Claire Swedberg

    The provider of positioning and tracking solutions will incorporate ThingMagic's EPC RFID technology into its own products for the construction and mobile services sectors, while ThingMagic will also continue to operate as an RFID reader and solutions provider, as a Trimble division.

  • Motorola Solutions Announced as Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! 2011

    The company will be the cornerstone sponsor for RFID Journal's ninth major annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Apr. 12-14 in, Orlando, Fla.

  • Fly London Uses RFID to Manage Inventory, and Take Customers Around the World

    By Claire Swedberg

    At a retail store in Lisbon, Portugal, the company is avoiding out-of-stocks and sending shoppers on a virtual trip to London, New York and Tokyo, with the help of EPC RFID tags and readers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Tagsys-Dreamydress solution tracks garments in hundreds of nursing homes; iGPS intros RFID pallet rental service for pharmaceuticals, life sciences; University of Chicago Medical Center tests Proventix hand-hygiene system; DAP Technologies debuts rugged RFID-enabled PDA; German foil manufacturer unveils ultra-thin passive RFID antenna.

  • RFID Boosts Store Turnover by Nearly 10 Percent in Italian Pilot

    By Mark Roberti

    A study conducted by the University of Parma's RFID Lab, working with a retailer, apparel suppliers and logistics providers in Italy, reveals significant benefits throughout the supply chain.

  • Hawaiian Group Readies Cold-Chain RFID Pilot

    By Claire Swedberg

    The state's agricultural department will test RFID-enabled temperature sensors in reusable pallets as they are used to ship produce between the islands, while information will be stored on an Internet-based application hosted by GS1 Hong Kong.

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