- Stora Enso Releases Paper-Based Sustainable Labels
The forest products company has been leading an effort to introduce paper-based RFID tags; it now has the capacity to sell its five new retail RFID ECO labels to service bureaus at a rate of 500 to 800 million annually.
- RFID Solution Tracks Goods in Stock
T-Systems and Valid have jointly developed a system to identify stored products and optimize distribution center operations.
- NFC Technology Protects Brands Against Piracy
Several companies are utilizing HID Global's Trusted Tag services, which combine cloud authentication with Near Field Communication tags to identify counterfeit products.
- RFID Pours Beer at Shopping Market
Lynn Street Market, a corner grocery in Danville, Va., opened this month with a 12-tap beer wall that allows shoppers to pour their own drink by tapping an RFID card against the wall's readers to control and pay for their pour into a glass or growler.
- SML Offers Sustainability With New Products
The company's new product family features a line of tags and labels known as Inspire, as well as its EcoHanger and EcoInspire products that are aimed at reducing RFID's carbon footprint by eliminating PET layers and making antennas environmentally friendly.
- RFID News Roundup
CAEN RFID intros fixed reader for retail, warehousing; STMicroelectronics launches new payment system-on-chip; Industrial Internet Consortium announces contestants for IoT smart buildings challenge; BehrTech, MAJiK Systems partner on IoT connectivity for industrial brownfield environments; Impinj extends support for Japan's electronic tag initiative at convenience stores, drug stores.
- Smartrac Launches Circus PRO Label for Secure NFC Interactions
The new labels have been piloted by SneakerCon to provide encrypted authentication of high-value sneakers and to enable individuals to create both public and private access to data about a product, such as a collectible shoe.
- NFC Solution Fights Beverage Counterfeiting
Toppan Printing and Amcor are working in partnership to ensure the origin of wines and beverages marketed by their customers, using a Near Field Communication solution.
- Avery Dennison Targets Retail Deployments With Mobile Printer, Robomart Partnership
The company's new Pathfinder 6059 handheld RFID printer can create and apply RFID tags for retail goods and logistics within five seconds, while its EPC UHF RFID tags will be used on Robomart's products when the self-driving store system brings stores to customers wherever they are.
- SML RFID Opens Retail Ideation Space in China
The facility, located in Shanghai, will showcase item-level RFID technologies and applications to government leaders, business partners and retail end users.
- Pinea Wine to Speak at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2019
The upscale winery will explain how it is using RFID technology to engage customers and build a loyal following.
- Smartrac Intros Flexible On-Metal NFC Tags for Industrial and Retail Sectors
The flexible, ferrite-based inlays and tags are suitable for multiple applications for which items with metallic surfaces need to be identified or interacted with.
- Retail Reload, Mainetti Partner on Omnichannel and Big-Data Solutions
The two companies are offering retailers a solution that tracks data about goods in stores beyond inventory management, either with QR codes or using handheld or fixed RFID readers.
- RFID News Roundup
Sensormatic Solutions offers RF-based EAS technology for retail; Balluff intros new handheld UHF RFID reader; Avery Dennison opens European intelligent labels hub; Altizon showcases IIoT manufacturing solutions; AtomBeam Technologies joins LoRa Alliance; IIoT study compares BehrTech platform against LoRa LPWAN; Simbe Robotics raises $26 million in Series A funding.
- Sales Up By 40 Percent for New York Venues With RFID Wristband
Billfold POS's HF RFID-based solution allows concert-goers to make credit card payments for food, beverages and merchandise at Brooklyn Mirage and similar venues, thereby reducing payment times to less than five seconds and reducing or eliminating queues.