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  • Retailers Reveal How RFID Can Boost Sales and Improve Customer Experience

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    British designer Nick Tentis and Neco Can, co-owner of the Industry Standard boutique, will present new case studies at the RFID Journal—AAFA Apparel & Footwear Summit.

  • Textile Manufacturer Gets Quick 30% ROI from RFID

    RFID products and services provider Alien Technology announced today the successful deployment of a work-in-process RFID application for Griva, a textile manufacturer in Italy. In just over nine months since the deployment went live, Griva has reported a 30% return on investment.

  • Italian Textile Firms Rolls Over to RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Griva applies an EPC RFID tag to each roll of fabric it processes, resulting in lower labor costs, increased production and a rapid ROI.

  • Washington Driver's Licenses to Carry EPC Gen 2 Inlays

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The state will issue the RFID-enabled driver's licenses on a voluntary basis next year, to test if the technology can improve traffic flow across the Canadian border.

  • Digimarc Selected to Produce RFID Driver's Licenses

    Secure identity and media management solutions provider Digimarc has been selected by the state of Washington to produce the new RFID-enabled Enhanced Driver License (EDL), which can be used as a travel document to re-enter the US by sea or land, the company announced this week.

  • Emprevi Launches Service for Securing, Tracking Cargo

    By Claire Swedberg

    Using Savi active RFID seals and interrogators, the Colombian logistics provider expects to reduce security costs by $350 per container and cut shipment time by two days.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    MetraTec announces new HF reader; Visa, La Caixa rolling out payWave in Spain; SkyeTek raises third funding round; Inside Contactless growing staff, office space; Bibliotheca expands U.S. operations.

  • Analyst on the Growing Market for WiFi-based RTLS

    ABI Research a few days ago released findings that the market for RTLS based on WiFi technology is positioned for an impressive annual growth rate of more than 70 percent over the next few years. RFID Update spoke with ABI analyst Stan Schatt, who shared additional trends affecting the market and what to expect going forward.

  • Ocean City Plans to RFID-enable Its Beaches

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The N.J. municipality hopes to issue RFID wristbands to serve as beach passes, and provide visitors a means of cashless payment for food and parking. RFID would also help keep beaches clean.

  • RFID Reader Interoperability Takes a Step Forward

    Seven RFID organizations announced an open-source software development initiative to promote and simplify the integration of the EPCglobal Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) standard. LLRP is a standard interface for integrating RFID equipment from multiple vendors in a single system, and for controlling reader functions from software.

  • SPAR Uses RFID to Track Promotional Displays

    By Claire Swedberg

    The supplier of merchandising services to product manufacturers and retailers is involved in several pilots employing active tags to provide real-time status reports and alerts.

  • RFID Vendors Collaborate on Open-Source LLRP Project

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    By offering an open-source low-level reader protocol toolkit to RFID interrogator manufacturers and software developers, the group expects to help lower the cost of RFID implementations.

  • Analyst: Strong Growth Ahead for WiFi-based RTLS

    ABI Research today announced findings from recent reseach it conducted on the WiFi-based real-time location systems (RTLS) market. Partly due to the already large and continually growing footprint of WiFi infrastructure, ABI predicts that the WiFi-based RTLS market will see phenomenal 70 percent-plus growth over the next five years.

  • BRIDGE Expects to Launch Five European RFID Pilots This Fall

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The biggest of the EU-funded projects involve seven pharmaceutical and health-care organizations, using RFID and 2-D bar codes to trace drugs from the point of manufacture to delivery at a pharmacy.

  • RFID Helped Monkey Zoo Ease Crowding

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    To help determine where, when and why pedestrian traffic jams occurred, the Netherlands' Apenheul Primate Park gave tagged "monkey bags" to a percentage of its visitors.

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