- KLM Maintenance Cuts Parts' Packaging Costs With RFID
Working with packaging supplier Nefab, the MRO provider is tracking cases and boxes used to transport airplane parts to and from customers, lowering packaging costs by 50 percent.
- Barilla Uses RFID to Automate Home-Cooking
The Italian food manufacturer is marketing an RFID-enabled oven that captures instructions from a passive tag, then automatically mixes and cooks the ingredients; the company also has RFID plans in the works for its Safety for Food program.
- RFID News Roundup
Thinfilm, G World introduce smart wine bottle solution ••• Smartrac releases DogBone, ShortDipole tags based on Monza R6 chip ••• Canada's University Health Network to use Haldor RFID system to manage surgical instruments ••• Teijin develops new medical device management RFID solutions ••• Industry groups promote RFID to reform, automate and accelerate tire recalls ••• NeWave's Wave RFID antenna evolved from New Horizons technology.
- R-pac Releases EPC UHF Label for Spirits, Wine, Cosmetics
The foil-CapTag, developed in partnership with ePix and Interactive Product Solutions, offers a 15-foot read range by leveraging a bottle's foil packaging and liquid contents.
- Uniqarta Seeks to Commercialize Solution for Embedding Ultrathin RFID Chips in Paper
The startup says its process is less cumbersome and expensive than other alternatives, and that it is working with a paper manufacturer on a prototype of its first-generation process.
- Smart Septa System Uses RFID to Authenticate Medications
The solution is designed to enable health-care-related users to track and authenticate vials or bottles via RFID tags built into a cap's seal and hosted software in which RFID-based data is stored.
- RFID News Roundup
U.K. hospital prescribes RFID to track medical records, supplies and more; Adesto introduces low-power, sterilization-tolerant memory for wearable electronics, RFID bio apps; Nestlé delivers recipes via contactless communication to shoppers at Woolworths; Radius Networks updates is RadBeacon USB proximity beacon; Xtreme RFID joins Reusable Packaging Association.
- RFID to Boost Quality and Yield at Fish-Processing Plants
Marel's automated ProCon Flowline system enables companies to track each individual basket of fish and its weight as fillets are trimmed and inspected for quality, prior to being packaged and shipped to customers.
- Tadbik Expands RFID, NFC Offerings in the United States
The Israeli company is providing customized RFID functionality to its labels and packaging, in order to offer smart cabinet solutions, as well as race-timing, cold chain tracking and NFC-based payment solutions, to its customers.
- N.J. Trash Collector Uses RFID to Pay Customers Who Recycle
To improve recycling rates, Sanico has installed readers on its collection trucks and is providing participating customers with bins fitted with passive EPC UHF tags.
- Registration Now Open for LIVE! 2014
RFID Journal's 12th annual conference, to be held on Apr. 8-10, in Orlando, will open with a keynote presentation by Kim Phillips, head of packaging at Marks & Spencer.
- Walki Markets Its Laser-Patterned Booster Tag Antenna to Retail Sector
The Finnish packaging materials company says its Pantenna booster antenna can reduce costs for apparel companies that need to RFID-tag only some of their goods.
- Coster Group Boosts Logistics Efficiency
The Italian packaging-components manufacturer is installing a UHF RFID system at all of its production and distribution facilities, to help track the location and status of products as they are produced, stored and shipped.
- RR Donnelley Introduces Custom-Printed NFC RFID Tags
The company will offer tags with application-specific printed antennas, to create custom RFID labels or embed them in printed products, such as catalogs, product packaging and retail displays.
- DropTag Knows When a Package Has Been Handled With Care
The wireless sensor tag, developed by Cambridge Consultants, could be placed in a parcel prior to shipment and interrogated via a smartphone to learn if the contents suffered any impacts.