- Seafolly Brings Intelligence to Swimwear Management
The Australian retailer has completed a pilot to improve inventory management with RFID technology, as well as increasing visibility in the supply chain, using readers and magic mirrors from Solos.
- Carvana to Speak at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019
Jonathon McCutcheon, the online car retailer's director of supply chain product, will explain how the company is using RFID to manage the locations and statuses of tens of thousands of used vehicles as they are received, inspected, processed and delivered to hubs and then to customers.
- NATO Samples New GPS-Based Tags, Expands Active RFID Use
Nations and partners in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization can now purchase SCT Technology's active RFID- and GPS-based hardware and software directly from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, as its use of wireless technologies to track containers, palletized goods and vehicles throughout the supply chain grows.
- RFID News Roundup
Apex Supply Chain Technologies, Zebra Technologies announce strategic OEM relationship ••• Schreiner ProTech unveils globally usable RFID label for metal applications ••• RFID company Tönnjes acquires Utsch AG's stake in Utsch Tönnjes International ••• eX2 Technology intros smart truck parking system for Iowa Department of Transportation ••• Kerlink, Electronica Elemon partner to accelerate IoT adoption in Latin America ••• PodM2M offers IoT security monitoring, threat detection as standard on all connectivity products.
- RFID Enters Early Majority Phase in Retail
Findings from a European study, headed by the University of Parma, indicate that RFID deployments for fashion and apparel companies have passed the early adoption stage and are now poised to expand to omnichannel fulfillment.
- Companies Testing New IoT Devices for Refrigerated Container Monitoring
Orbcomm's cellular-based CT 3000 and CT 3100 units can be plugged into the reefer units of containers, thereby providing two-way access to sensor data, along with GPS-based location information, which shippers or transport companies can access via the ReeferConnect software platform, and adjust conditions remotely.
- HID Global Fights Counterfeiting via the Internet of Things
Brazil loses US$34.2 billion annually due to counterfeit products, according to the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality.
- NFC Caps Enable Tracking, Engagement, Authentication of High-Value Products
Closure Systems International and Talkin' Things have partnered to develop the Talkin' Cap, which CSI is selling as an NFC-enabled enclosure for its customers, including pharmaceutical companies and those making high-value consumer products.
- DLA Plans IoT Solution for Tracking Assets at Texas Facility
The agency has signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Savi to initially track the movements of 24,000 vehicles and other high-value assets at the Red River Deport, as well as wherever the vehicles are deployed around the world.
- Avery Dennison Provides RFID System for Food Management
The technology company is offering its Freshmarx intelligent food industry solution, to include RFID deployments with categories aimed at improving food traceability and inventory management, as well as enabling food vending machines and unmanned stores.
- RFID News Roundup
Schreiner ProTech intros on-metal RFID label ••• STMicroelectronics unveils mode-changing MEMS accelerometer for Industrial IoT ••• Kontakt.io opens IoT platform to third-party devices ••• SensLynx offers IoT solution to reduce network downtime ••• Inmarsat research finds Industrial IoT reduces environmental impact of global supply chain ••• PrecisionHawk acquires drone company Uplift Data Partners.
- RFID News Roundup
Smartrac intros RFID tags for luggage, supply chain, automotive and industrial use ••• Savi receives orders for active RFID tags from two U.S. defense agencies ••• Guardhat partners with technology, consulting and software firms to commercialize smart safety equipment ••• Bluepyc, RFID Canada form distribution partnership for IoT, BLE technologies ••• CYBRA, Sewio Networks announce RTLS partnership.
- Project Zipper Finds Order Accuracy Jumps to Nearly 100 Percent With RFID
GS1 US and the Auburn University RFID Lab have released a white paper describing a 12-month pilot involving eight brands and five retailers, which found RFID technology, when used in the supply chain from the point of source through two distribution centers and to the store level, nearly eliminated shipping errors.
- Japanese Retailers Trial UHF E-ink Paper Label
The new RFID-enabled label with e-ink paper, developed by E Ink Corp. and Fujitsu Semiconductor, is intended to boost logistics efficiency in Japan's convenience store market.
- Impinj Reader Device Sales Reach 2 Million
Air transportation is one area of growth, along with retail installations, health-care systems, logistics and food—all driving the deployment of RFID reader infrastructure.