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  • DaimlerChrysler Putting RFID Tags in Kanban Cards

    The automaker plans to begin pilot RFID projects that will increase the visibility of parts at two of its German production sites.

  • Blommer Tracking Chocolate with RFID

    The cocoa-processing company has launched a warehouse management system and an RFID tracking system to improve inventory control and visibility.

  • Alien Seeks to Disprove Intermec Patent Infringement

    Alien says it is seeking a declaratory judgment to prove its RFID products do not violate Intermec’s intellectual property.

  • Cardinal Health Readies Item-Level Pilot

    The drug manufacturer, packager and distributor will test an RFID system that could help verify the authenticity of products moving through the supply chain.

  • Orion Pharma Finishes RFID Trial

    The Finnish drugmaker says it learned a lot about how to tag and track individual items, and has gained insight into how to use RFID to track raw materials and packaging.

  • Companies Believe in RFID Benefits, Not Hype

    At RFID Journal LIVE! this week, attendees received an update on Wal-Mart’s RFID deployment and tried to match their needs with the state of the technology.

  • CPG Manufacturers Need RFID Framework

    After surveying U.S. makers of consumer packaged goods, the Grocery Manufacturers Association published a white paper promoting a three-tier template to guide RFID adoption.

  • TI, Smurfit-Stone Demo RFID-Enabled Cases

    Texas Instruments and packaging manufacturer Smurfit-Stone have jointly devised a prototype cardboard case with an integrated RFID tag for the consumer packaged goods sector.

  • Impinj Adds Item-Level RFID Offerings

    The company is unveiling new inlay and interrogator antenna designs and small inlay form factors aimed at item-level tagging.

  • Company Execs Foresee RFID's Potential

    Although the technology has yet to deliver benefits to many companies' internal operations, a majority of executives believe RFID deployments will eventually pay off, the Aberdeen Group reports.

  • KPN to Use RFID to Track Phones

    Trial participants will apply tags to packaging of individual mobile phones and track them as they are transported between a distribution center and retail stores operated by the Dutch telco.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Dow joins EPCglobal; Gartner says RFID to grow to $3 billion in 2010; Zebra announces Gen 2 firmware availability; Symbol, Vue developing item-level tracking solutions; RFID in China: uneven growth; Gen 2 start kits from Avery Dennison Printer Systems; ToP Shop selling Rafsec, other RFID goods; NCR partnership targets Mediterranean market; Inside Contactless raises €9 million.

  • Papermaker Works on Brand Authentication

    Finnish packaging specialist Stora Enso is preparing a new software application using RFID to help companies track products and deter counterfeiting.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ABI report says UHF chipsets may lower reader prices; costs stymieing RFID in European supply chains; Avery Dennison RFID names 17 qualified converters; AeroScout, Alanco team up on Wi-Fi tracking; HID, INSIDE partnering on access control apps; New Zealand passports carrying Philips chips; South Korea approves use of Savi 433.92 MHz systems; AIM Global unveils RFID Emblem.

  • MIT to Host RFID Academic Convocation

    The Auto-ID Lab at MIT will host a two-day event aimed at bringing together the leading RFID researchers with a select group of end users.

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