- Auto-ID Center Adds Six Sponsors
Mitsui, a major Japanese trading firm, and Canon are the latest Asian sponsors.
- Low-Cost Satellite Tracking Offered
AeroAstro, a micro-satellite supplier, has launched a new device for tracking goods in transit that costs just $349.
- RFID Cuts Costs by 3 to 5 Percent
An AMR Research says early RFID implementations have shown a 3 to 5 percent reduction in supply chain costs.
- Gemplus Posts Loss Amid Turmoil
The troubled French smart card maker posted a third-quarter net loss of US$38.3 million, as board battle drags on.
- Partners To offer Air Cargo Tracking
Envirotainer and Savi Technology will develop a real-time asset tracking and security system for the air cargo industry.
- New Unit for Active Smart Labels
Power Paper plans to design battery-powered labels for specific applications.
- Inside's Next-Gen Smart Card
The French company plans to introduce an RFID card that uses a 16-bit microprocessor and new encryption technology.
- Nokia Tests Cell Phone Tracking
The Finnish phone maker will embed chips in individual cell phones and track them from manufacturing to retail locations.
- Partners to Offer Biometric IDs
Datacard and Identix have teamed up to promote and sell fingerprint identification technology to banks and corporations.
- CD Tracking Project Deemed A Hit
All indications are that Phase 1 of the UK's CD.id project, in which music CDs were tracked through the supply chain, was a success.
- SKU Picking in the DC Goes Mobile
FKI Logistex's mobile pick-to-light system speeds up the processes of finding and picking slow moving items in a warehouse.
- Axcess Furloughs Staff
Weak demand for RFID asset tracking and security systems has forced the company to cut spending while it looks for funding.
- EU Retailers To Track At Item-Level
AMR Research says several major European apparel and footwear retailers are planning implementations for next year.
- Thin-Film Battery May Energize RFID
Cymbet has unveiled a flexible, thin-film, rechargeable battery that could transform active RFID technology.
- RFID Chip To Monitor Tire Pressure
Philips Semiconductors has unveiled a new RFID chip that will drive a system for directly measuring vehicle tire pressure.