- AMR Analyzes Three Years of RFID Adoption in Retail
Research firm AMR Research has published an article entitled that provides valuable observations based on the past three years of RFID adoption by retailers and in the retail supply chain. This article highlights some of the key points from this highly recommended read.
- Motorola Taps Avery Dennison for RFID Tags
Avery Dennison and Motorola have announced a strategic relationship whereby Avery Dennison will supply RFID tags to Motorola. The deal represents a shift in focus by Motorola away from tag production, while also strengthening Avery Dennison's position as one of the industry's leading RFID inlay manufacturers.
- Wal-Mart Embraces RFID's Green Potential
The retailer says it is using the technology not only to improve customer service and profitability, but also to boost the planet's environmental health.
- Eight RFID Labs Form Global RF Lab Alliance
The goal of the group, which includes the University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center, is to spur large-scale research initiatives.
- Ahold Learns Lessons From Drug-Tracking Trial
Based on its U.S. pilot deployment, the supermarket operator expects to use both HF and UHF technologies to track containers of drugs, but says read rates are still not quite high enough.
- Ocean Spray Using RFID Analytics Tool to Reduce Out-of-Stocks
The juice and fruit supplier is employing a new service from TR3 Solutions to track the location of its products and act proactively wherever needed.
- Vue Technology Releases TrueVUE Mobile
The software makes it possible for vendor sales reps to take inventory of tagged items in retail stores and medical facilities at a fraction of the time needed for manual inventory-taking.
- Checkpoint Combines EAS Tags With RFID
The labels contain both a Checkpoint 8.2 MHz RF antitheft inlay and an EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID tag.
- NIST Completes RFID Security Guidelines
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's report describes the risks to data security and personal privacy that RFID deployments may pose, and provides best practices and procedures to mitigate those dangers.
- ISO Ratifies 2.4 GHz RTLS Standard
The ISO 24730 standard, published last month, is likely to spur an increased supply of interoperable tags and readers, as well as a decrease in prices.
- RFID at the Car Wash
An RFID-based payment system is helping streamline the car-wash process, and increase customer loyalty.
- RFID Helps Gem Dealers Track the Diamonds They Buy, Cut and Sell
Two jewelry wholesaler/retailers are using a passive HF system enabling them to read hundreds of tags attached to stacked envelopes in seconds.
- Singapore's Biggest Grocery Retailer Completes RFID Trial
Cold Storage, which operates hundreds of stores, used an EPC Gen 2 system in a pilot involving Kimberly-Clark and two local beverage suppliers.
- T3Ci Processes Billionth RFID Tag Read
The company says the milestone shows RFID adoption is growing.
- Analyst Update on RFID Adoption and Drivers
Asset tracking is emerging as a breakout RFID application, but other mainstream application candidates are not clear, according to a briefing from industry research and analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. The company predicted 20 to 25 percent overall growth for RFID in the next two years, but said rates may very widely by technology type.