- RFID Ensures Proper Blending for Smoothies, Spreads and Soups
A new subscriber- or à la carte-based product called Blix employs HF RFID technology to identify and authenticate each cup of fruit, vegetables or other foods, and blends them according to a recipe setting stored on a tag.
- Retailers Discuss the Benefits of RFID
Representatives from Lids, Stadium AB and Capgemini will participate in a panel hosted by SML at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018.
- Study Finds Value for RFID in Visual Merchandising
Seeking to learn how RFID can benefit retailers beyond inventory management and store shelf replenishment, the University of Parma has released the results of a study that used RFID to investigate how well merchandise performed in specific store display areas.
- Japanese Auto-Checkout Piloting Expands
Efforts to provide 100 billion RFID-tagged products are expanding from convenience stores to drug stores, while RFID technology companies such as Impinj are announcing their support.
- RFID Journal LIVE! Retail to Co-locate With IRCE, GlobalShop Under New RetailX Concept in 2019
The combined event will bring leading designers, innovators, technologies, manufacturers and e-commerce together at one fully integrated retail event.
- Powershelf Adopts RFID With One-Penny Tag
The smart-shelf technology, from Compass Marketing, now features RFID readers built into the shelf labels and low-cost tags, proprietary to the system, with about a 3-foot read range.
- Proposed GS1 Specification Would Link Bar-Code, QR-Code, NFC and RFID Data
The organization's working group is planning a summer release of its new spec, while EVRYTHNG, a software company co-chairing the group, is selling its own platform to manage data about a product in a single location, whether accessed via NFC, RFID or bar-code technology.
- Checkpoint RFID-Enables Its Security Solution to Protect Electronics, High-Value Products
The Spider Wrap emits alerts when tampered with or when installed at EAS gates, and now comes in an RFID version with a UHF tag to prompt RFID-based alerts when read at a doorway.
- RFID News Roundup
B.O.S. Better Online Solutions' RFID and Mobile Division receives order for retail self-scanning project ••• Comprion launches NFC testing and troubleshooting system ••• Scania evaluates H&D Wireless RTLS solution for indoor positioning ••• SML sponsors Auburn University RFID Center, joins Board of Advisors ••• MetraLabs, Qopius collaborate on retail vision robot ••• Frost & Sullivan report cites high-revenue RF test and measurement areas.
- Sales Are Up and Overstocking Is Down, Study Reports, Due to RFID Use in Stores
A University of Leicester study involving 10 participating retailers, sponsored by GS1 UK and the ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group, found that all companies realized a return on investment, with sales boosted by between 1.5 and 5.5 percent.
- RFID News Roundup
Fujitsu Components America offers BLE sensor beacon, data logger ••• Asahi Kasei Microdevices develops transmit-only BLE IC ••• DeltaTrak unveils BLE wireless monitoring solution ••• Frost & Sullivan honors Smartrac for its RFID solutions ••• Inmarsat says IoT will play major role in protecting agricultural workers.
- New Checkpoint Antennas to Bring RFID to Wide-Open Store Entryways
The company's NEO electronic article surveillance antenna platform and UF-1 under-floor antenna enable a longer read range for a wide entrance, with the ability to read very small tags, and to be less visible, for high-value goods stores and boutiques.
- RFID Couples With Gaming Technology for 2D Mapping of Tagged Goods
Stealth Network Communications' solution leverages RFID reads on a handheld device, as well as augmented reality data, to provide wayfinding for associates as they seek products for omnichannel picking or for aiding shoppers; the system provides a store- or warehouse-wide view into the locations of tagged items that management and other individuals can employ to understand the location and status of their goods.
- Activa-ID Launches 'IoT Place' Project
With this initiative, the company seeks to encourage the use of new technologies aimed at the Internet of Things, automation and interactivity.
- Men's Clothing Store Brings RFID Intelligence to Fitting Room
UNTUCKit is piloting RFID technology to track the movements of its "try-on" shirts into dressing rooms, and is comparing that information to sales and traffic data in order to understand which shirts draw customers' interest, how well they fit and, ultimately, whether that leads to sales.