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  • ARINC, Impeva Unveil Real-Time Supply Chain Tracking Solution

    Designed to provide in-transit visibility of assets and goods, and currently being tested by the U.S. Army, the solution leverages a variety of RFID technologies including mesh networking and wireless sensors.

  • Smart Bottles Reduce Glass Breakage

    Glass container maker Ardagh Glass, as well as Coca-Cola, Coors and other beverage companies, are using facsimile bottles with built-in active RFID tags and sensors to identify sites on assembly lines that subject the glass to damaging pressure or collisions.

  • Airbus, Emirates SkyCargo to Present at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East 2009

    At the event, to be held Jan. 5-7 in Dubai, industry leaders will reveal how to improve operational efficiencies.

  • SecureRF to Develop Secure RFID for US Air Force

    The US Air Force wants active RFID tags it can use with sensors to monitor the location and status of assets but which can't be read by enemies. SecureRF received a grant to help develop the RFID system, which will also securely encode all data transmission.

  • Microsoft's Mobile RFID Software Now Available

    Microsoft announced general availability of BizTalk RFID Mobile software, which was released in beta form in April. The software simplifies connectivity between mobile RFID devices and back-end systems.

  • Malaysian Propane Supplier Fills Up on RFID

    The system, specially designed for use in explosive environments, has enabled the company to increase worker productivity by 93 percent.

  • Clothing Designer Brings RFID to Its Shoppers

    NP is expanding its RFID system to fitting rooms, store shelves and sales counters, to improve customers' shopping experience and speed the payment process.

  • Cisco Testing, Deploying RFID on Multiple Fronts

    The networking and communications equipment company has been exploring how RFID can help it to improve supply chain management, asset tracking and usage, and reverse logistics.

  • CASAGRAS Says the Internet of Things Should Be More Than RFID

    An interim report argues that the network linking the virtual and the physical worlds should make use of all automatic identification and data capture technologies, as well as other sensor and communication technologies.

  • 15x More Efficient: Tracking Propane Containers with RFID

    A liquid propane (LP) gas provider in Malaysia is using RFID to track gas cylinders and automate filling and inspection processes. The system features custom-designed low frequency RFID readers that are certified for use in hazardous environments and are now available commercially.

  • EPCglobal Plans Multi-technology RFID Pilot

    EPCglobal is planning an international logistics pilot that will use passive and active RFID technologies, the EPCIS RFID data communication protocol, and multiple standardized numbering systems to track and secure ocean-bound cargo shipments from Japan to the Netherlands.

  • DPT Tries a Dose of RFID

    The contract drug developer and manufacturer has been exploring both RFID and 2-D bar-code serialization, and is preparing an RFID pilot for one of its customers, dermatologic drug company Galderma.

  • Indian Conglomerate ITC Focuses on RFID Expansion

    The company's item-level RFID deployment is already yielding some significant benefits at two distribution centers and eight of its Willis Lifestyle stores.

  • EPAL Moves Ahead With RFID Pallet-Tagging Pilot

    The European Pallet Association is successfully using EPC Gen 2 passive RFID tags to track 1,000 pallets in Switzerland, and plans to expand the pilot to additional countries in 2009.

  • CHEP Tracks Auto-Part Containers in Europe

    The company is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track the shipment, receipt, inspection and repair of 150,000 returnable plastic containers.

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