- New Brazilian Fashion Chain Launches With RFID
At its debut store, Memove is using its garments' sewn-in EPC Gen 2 tags to increase efficiency at its DC and store, as well as improve its customers' experiences.
- Several Pilots Planned for NFC Temperature-data Logger
American Thermal Instruments intends to launch several three-month pilots to test Near Field Communication RFID data loggers used in conjunction with NFC-enabled smartphones.
- Advantech's Infotainment Terminal Supports Multiple RFID Applications
The touch-screen device enables users to pay for products and services, as well as view data specifically approved for them, or to set equipment to personal settings—all with the tap of an RFID-enabled card or mobile phone.
- Rush Tracking Systems Acquires ShockWatch Equipment-Monitoring Division
With this acquisition, the company has adopted a new name—TotalTrax—and will now offer a complete solution that can track not only a forklift's location and cargo, but also its driver's identity and any collisions that may occur.
- RFID Delivers Unexpected Benefits at American Apparel
A major reduction in employee theft, fewer processes errors and lower employee turnover add to the company's return on investment in RFID.
- Macy's Inc. to Begin Item-Level Tagging in 850 Stores
The company plans to RFID-enable its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores in 2012, and will tag garments most often replenished—accounting for about 30 percent of the retailer's sales.
- French Supermarket Tests NFC Tool for Visually Disabled Shoppers
Groupe Casino has teamed with the Institut de la Vision to try out an NFC-based solution from Think&Go so that customers with vision impairments can access data about the products they are considering purchasing.
- NFC Companies Prepare for Windows 8
New Near Field Communication RFID functionality in Microsoft's next operating system provides the opportunity for hardware and software firms to innovate.
- Turkish Teens "Like" RFID at Rock'n Coke Festival
The system features passive 13.56 MHz tags and readers enabling festival attendees to connect with their Facebook pages, with the first deployment taking place at an event sponsored by Coca-Cola Turkey.
- RFID Brings Intelligence to Billabong Store in Brazil
The store is applying EPC Gen 2 tags to its merchandise, and piloting applications that allow customers to make clothing selections in changing rooms, and provide inventory, point of sale and security data to the staff.
- German Supermarkets Use RFID to Manage Warehouse Access and Send Alerts
ALDI and Lidl are both using active tags from Albis Technologies to ensure only authorized personnel enter their warehouses; Lidl is also using the technology for its freezers.
- London History Museum Adopts Technology of Future
Museum of London has installed NFC RFID tags in its two locations, to provide the growing number of NFC-enabled phone users with additional exhibit information, access to social Web sites and vouchers.
- Hartford Encourages Its Food-Industry Clients to Deploy RFID Temperature Tags
A strategic alliance between Hartford Financial Services Group and Intelleflex is designed to improve visibility into the conditions of perishable-food shipments, thereby reducing spoilage and helping to lower the cost of insurance premiums.
- At Surplus, Inventory Takes Just a Few Minutes
One of the apparel chain's stores is using EPC RFID tags to track men's jeans stored on shelves in stacks up to eight feet high.
- Wall of Beer Lets Patrons Draw Their Drinks
An RFID-enabled system allows the Cheeky restaurant to provide a pour-your-own-beer service, while monitoring and controlling the amount that customers consume.