- RFID Journal Launches Radio Call-in Show
A new program, airing every Friday, will feature Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor, interviewing radio frequency identification experts and taking listener questions live on the air.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2011 to Feature RFID-Enhanced Social-Media Networking Seminar
This new preconference seminar, sponsored by ODIN and being held on Apr. 12, will focus on the ways in which radio frequency identification enhances social networking by linking real-world experiences to networking sites.
- Finalists Unveiled for the Fifth Annual RFID Journal Awards
RFID Journal has announced the finalists for the 2011 RFID Journal Awards, including Best RFID Implementation, Most Innovative Use of RFID, Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the new RFID Green Award. The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011.
- Beverage Metrics Serves Up Drink-Management Solution
The system's active RFID tags can track the amount of liquor poured at a restaurant or bar, while also tracking bottle inventory in the back room and enabling billing of beverage purchases at banquets.
- Google Brings RFID-enabled Hotpot to Portland, Austin
The projects allow businesses to use Near Field Communication RFID technology to provide data about their services and products to customers on the street carrying NFC-enabled phones.
- PGA Tour Tests RFID
The organization is working with Avery Dennison to explore ways in which EPC tags could help it automate a number of processes at its golf events.
- Payback Could Be a Lollapalooza for Concert Promoters
Front Gate Tickets debuted its RFID solution at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and is now in discussions with the event's producers to use the technology at other festivals that they manage.
- RFID Journal Announces Live RFID-Enabled Supply Chain Demonstrations
Top technology companies will provide real-world supply chain demonstrations on the exhibit floor at the ninth annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.
- L.L. Bean Tries to Hike Sales With RFID
The apparel and outdoor gear retailer is testing an RFID system that can track when a shopper handles a hiking boot on display, thereby triggering a video screen to play informational media, while also measuring shopper interest.
- South Korean Consortium Launches EPC Gen 2 Reader for Mobile Phones
Developed by a group that includes SK Telecom, an inexpensive RFID interrogator in the form of a USIM card is already being used to verify the authenticity of whiskey.
- Checkpoint Systems Launches EPC Numbering Service
The firm's Open EPC Number Management Solution, a standalone option for apparel manufacturers and retailers, is designed to simplify the process of deploying item-level EPC Gen 2 UHF tags.
- Norsk Lastbaerer Pool Inserts RFID Into the Norwegian Food Chain
The organization is transitioning to plastic pallets and totes with embedded EPC Gen 2 tags, for use by manufacturers of consumer products sold in Norway.
- Item Level RFID Initiative Focuses on Supplier Benefits
At a meeting held at NRF's Big Show, in New York, members received an update on retail initiatives and were briefed on the benefits that apparel suppliers can achieve.
- University of Arkansas Study Finds 60 Ways to Use RFID in Apparel Supply Chain
Researchers say the results prove their hypothesis that there are a multitude of ways that item-level RFID tracking can benefit garment suppliers.
- E. Leclerc Supermarket Tests RFID-enabled Promotional Offers
In Nice, the French retail chain is piloting a system that includes stickers with built-in Near Field Communication RFID readers that customers can use to select and redeem discounts at the store.