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  • NFC Phones on Shelves Later This Year

    When RFID Update spoke with NFC Forum board member David Turner a few weeks ago, he predicted that commercially available NFC-enabled handsets would debut before year-end. Sure enough, today $6 billion Taiwanese device manufacturer BenQ announced that it will have a new NFC phone on shelves in just that timeframe.

  • GlaxoSmithKline Remains Committed to RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Contradicting a recent news report, the drugmaker says it will continue conducting pilots to demonstrate how RFID can be used to secure the pharma supply chain.

  • RFID-Guided Video System Gives Equestrians Their Best Shot

    By Claire Swedberg

    At New Jersey's Rhythm and Blues Stables, riders and trainers view their performance on the arena's big screen, with the optimum camera angle displayed at all times.

  • IDTechEx: China is Largest RFID Market in 2007

    Thanks to its multi-billion dollar national ID contactless card program, China now has the largest RFID market in the world. This according to research firm IDTechEx, which has just released a new report on the market. This article includes additional findings from the research.

  • Chip Maker Uses Wi-Fi-based Tags to Boost Production

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Freescale Semiconductor's RFID deployment helps machine operators quickly locate work-in-process at one of its factories for fabricating silicon wafers.

  • METRO to Penalize RFID Non-compliance

    Earlier this summer METRO Group announced that it will take its existing RFID pilot activity into full-scale deployment, and that it will expect 650 of its top suppliers to begin shipping RFID-tagged product by early next year. In contrast to other major deployments, METRO will impose a penalty on suppliers for each untagged pallet.

  • Throttleman Adopts Item-Level Tagging

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Portuguese fashion retailer has its manufacturer apply RFID tags to every item it sells, automating the shipment and receiving processes.

  • RFID Helps Cordes & Simon Document Shipments

    By Claire Swedberg

    The German logistics provider is using a system that integrates bar codes, video surveillance and RFID to track the locations and movements of packages within its warehouse.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Alexander C.H. Skorna and André Richter

    Confidex intros new RFID tags for automotive industry; Reva Systems announces upgrades; IPICO inks Chinese electronic toll contract; BJ's, Barclays team up on RFID-enabled credit card; University of Maryland offers free RFID assessments.

  • New RFID Module Aimed at Growing OEM Opportunity

    RFID reader module manufacturer SkyeTek announced new professional services to help OEMs design and integrate RFID readers into their products, and a new high-security 13.56 MHz reader module that can be optimized for product authentication, cashless payment or access control applications.

  • Metal-Powder Factory Adopts IRID

    By Rhea Wessel

    To help it track production, a Swedish maker of metal powders switched from RFID to an infrared auto-ID system.

  • RFID at the Height of Fashion With Clothing, Shoe Companies

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    At the RFID Journal—AAFA Apparel & Footwear Summit, industry executives extolled RFID's benefits across all segments of the sector.

  • New Balance Stepping Up Its Use of RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    With its first RFID deployment complete, the maker of athletic shoes and clothing is testing whether the technology can improve operations inside New Balance retail outlet stores.

  • Kids Clothes Firm Outgrows HF, Puts on Gen2 RFID

    RFID infrastructure provider Reva Systems has announced that children's fashion apparel manufacturer Lemmi Fashion of Germany is converting its existing intercontinental RFID deployment from high frequency (HF) to ultrahigh frequency (UHF) technology, and using Reva's solution to unify and manage it.

  • Dillard's Gears Up for Item-Level Pilot

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The retailer is working with a jeans manufacturer that will apply tags to individual garments and ship them to a store in Dallas.

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