- RFID Aids the Customer Experience
IMX, a cosmetics company, is using RFID wands to give customers a high-tech buying experience.
- Second Source of Class 1 EPC Chips
A partnership between Alien Technology and STMicro will create a new source of Class 1 EPC tags, including a version designed for use outside of the US.
- Tesco Tests Low-Cost RFID System
Technology from MeadWestvaco lets one reader power hundreds of antennas built into DVD smart shelves.
- Benetton Explains RFID Privacy Flap
Mauro Benetton clears up the confusion behind the Benetton Group's RFID announcement.
- Flint Sets Up Conductive Ink Unit
The new division will develop printed RFID antennas, smart packaging and printed electronics.
- Integration Impeding Use of RFID
A new survey says many companies are interested in deploying RFID technology but are concerned about integrating RFID data with back-end systems.
- Wal-Mart Draws Line in the Sand
CIO Linda Dillman made it clear that Wal-Mart intends to have its top suppliers put RFID tags on pallets and cases beginning Jan. 1, 2005.
- Intermec Unveils Handheld Reader
The new IP3 UHF reader is built into a grip that works with the company's 700 Series handheld computer.
- RFID the Hot Topic at Retail Show
Interest in RFID was high during the opening day of Retail Systems 2003/VICS Collaborative Commerce event in Chicago, as vendors showed off new systems.
- Two Vendors Offer RFID Packages
Intermec and Manhattan Associates have introduced all-in-one packages aimed at helping companies get RFID pilots off the ground quickly.
- Temperature Sensors Down Under
Global Licensing & Innovation will resell KSW Microtec's low-cost, RFID TempSense labels in Australia and New Zealand.
- Group Examines RFID Retail Costs
Four Canadian companies plan to explore the cost implications of deploying RFID in a retail environment.
- GSI to Produce Thin-Film Batteries
Printed batteries that can power low-cost active RFID labels will likely hit the market next year.
- UCC Ready To Commercialize EPC
UCC and EAN have formed AutoID Inc., which will issue Electronic Product Codes later this year. They have also clarified their position on RFID standards.
- RFID Tags for Monitoring Shelf Life
A startup is testing RFID time temperature integrators that monitor the status of perishables in real time.