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  • FDA RFID Drug Pilot Planned This Summer

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed on to a six-month project with a technology firm, as well as drug companies and hospitals, to study the value of data captured from UHF RFID-tagged injectable drugs as they move from the point of manufacture to a patient.

  • New Retail Kiosk Enables RFID-based Sales

    Stora Enso's Intelligent Cabinet features an RFID reader and an antenna to capture the unique ID numbers of tagged goods, enabling un-manned sales for food, beverages or other consumer goods by retailers in such places as office buildings, malls and schools.

  • Smart Packaging Industry Estimated to Reach $6 Billion By 2023

    At a recent AIPIA event, Smithers Pira addressed how inventory control, validity, authenticity, security and the consumer experience will all be impacted by technologies such as RFID; other companies presented their latest innovations.

  • New On-Metal Tags Target Food, Beauty, Small Products

    Avery Dennison is releasing two small, on-metal tags to enable brands and retailers to expand RFID tagging to include metal containers, liquids and metallic packaging for food, beverages and cosmetics.

  • HP Brazil Integrates RFID With Smart Packaging

    The technologies work in parallel and in a complementary manner, lowering costs and increasing efficiency in controlling the value chain of products.

  • Smartrac, Partners Aim for Green Tags

    The Green Tag Program offers green certification to UHF and NFC tags sold by Smartrac that omit heavy metals, adhesives and chemical etching processes as tags are increasingly being applied to products and packaging that might be recycled.

  • NFC Caps Enable Tracking, Engagement, Authentication of High-Value Products

    Closure Systems International and Talkin' Things have partnered to develop the Talkin' Cap, which CSI is selling as an NFC-enabled enclosure for its customers, including pharmaceutical companies and those making high-value consumer products.

  • Chinese Packaging Company Brings Low-Cost RFID to United States, Europe

    Baoshen Group is opening offices in both regions, and is offering two new RFID products: a hybrid RFID-EAS tag and a printed NFC tag for authentication and consumer engagement that will be released early next year.

  • New Type 5 NFC Chip Boasts Long Range, Tamper Detection

    STMicroelectronics' ST25TV chip can be read via ISO 15693-compliant readers, as well as NFC-enabled mobile phones, resulting in tags that can be used from the point of manufacture to consumer use with a limited footprint for small packaging.

  • Stora Enso to Be Cornerstone Sponsor of RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2018

    RFID Journal announced today that Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging will be the cornerstone sponsor for its 14th annual conference and exhibition in Europe, to be held on Nov. 7, in London, England.

  • RFID Ensures a Proper Seal for Health-Care Packaging

    Nelipak has released the latest version of its medical packaging sealing equipment, which employs RFID technology to ensure that the correct components are used.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SML enters new markets for RFID beyond apparel, footwear ••• ImageFIRST introduces managed solutions for tracking scrubs, lab coats ••• FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V. ••• China Unicom Research Institute joins ZigBee Alliance ••• NFC Forum issues call for entries for Innovation Awards ••• Unified Office adds IoT infrastructure management to managed business communications service ••• Thales eSecurity, 451 Research report data breaches rising with transformative technology adoption.

  • New NFC Tag Detects Tampering, Transmits That Status to Readers

    Automotive, pharmaceutical and high-value brand companies are testing samples of Smartrac's Circus Tamper Loop tag with NXP's NTAG 213 TT chip built in, to identify whether a product has been tampered with and respond to interrogation with the tampered status.

  • Paper Company Brings Intelligence to Packaging

    Several consumer-brand businesses are testing RFID and NFC versions of Stora Enso's Intelligent Packaging solution that includes RFID-enabled packages and readers, as well as software and apps to manage read data.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Alien Technology to host workshop about RFID in Latin America ••• NFC Forum inks agreements with Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Wireless Power Consortium ••• Inmarsat finds skills gap could limit IoT innovation in energy sector ••• STATSports selects Taoglas to monitor sports performance ••• Telink Semiconductor releases SDK compatible with new Bluetooth SIG standard ••• Cortet By CEL launches ZigBee extender for wireless sensor network, M2M and Internet of Things applications ••• Fathom intros new industrial Bluetooth beacon.

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