- RFID Deployment at DoD Completes First Phase
In the next few days, RFID solutions provider ODIN technologies will announce the completion of the first of two phases in its RFID infrastructure deployment for the US Department of Defense.
- Major Companies Establish Canada Public-Policy Forum
GS1 Canada, Wal-Mart Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart and other firms in Canada will examine public policy specific to RFID technology, and provide recommendations to foster the technology’s adoption.
- A Shift to UHF Near-Field Predicted for Pharma
Andrew Nathanson, of the market research firm Venture Development Corp., says the pharmaceutical industry will increasingly adopt hybrid HF-UHF RFID solutions over the next five years, followed by near-field UHF technology.
- Recap of the RFID Investor Conference, Part 1
Last week RFID Update attended the 2006 RFID Conference, hosted by investment firm Robert W. Baird & Co. The one-day event catered to the investor community, which was reflected by presentations that tackled higher-level topics than those typically covered at more broadly focused industry conferences. This article has highlights.
- French Mayo Maker Finds RFID a Crucial Ingredient
Benedicta is using EPC Gen 2 tags, EPCIS and ONS to track pallet movements, fill customer orders, create advance shipping notices and share supply-chain data.
- Pfizer's RFID Pilot Is the Start of Something Big
So far, the company has tagged 2.1 million bottles of Viagra, and it plans to continue this effort in 2007.
- Honda Next Automaker to Get On Track with RFID
A Honda UK manufacturing facility is spearheading what solution provider Intellident calls the automotive industry's largest RFID tracking application of its kind in the world. Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) is applying EPCglobal Gen2-standard RFID tags to 350,000 reusable logistics containers.
- New RFID Gate Technology Aims to Improve Read Rates
NEC wants to make a dent in the typical 10 to 20 percent error rate that occurs when scanning multiple RFID-tagged packages simultaneously.
- News from RFID Journal's Industry Summits
At this week's conference, attendees heard from vendors, public-policy analysts and their peers about how they could gain value from RFID in their specific industries.
- CE RFID Holds Its First Meeting
Formed by Metro Group, Deutsche Post World Net, UPM Raflatac and other key European players in RFID, the organization met to develop recommendations on RFID standards and regulations for the European Commission.
- Staples Business Depot Sees Big Benefits From RFID Test
Wins include significant reductions in shipment-processing time and on-time receipt of almost all orders sent to its store test site.
- RFID End-User Council Focuses on Electronic Products
Best Buy, Sears, HP and other retailers and manufacturers will explore RuBee and other alternative RFID technologies.
- RFID Analysts Smile on Motorola-Symbol Deal
Early reactions to Motorola's acquisition of Symbol from the general business and technology press were favorable when the deal was announced last Tuesday. Since then, analysts with a closer view of the AIDC and RFID space have digested the news and issued their own comprehensive analysis of what it means, the highlights of which are discussed in this article.
- RFID Continues to Take Back Seat in Automotive
This guest article from AMR Research's Kevin Reale considers reasons for the automotive industry's lagging adoption of RFID, while making the argument that once adoption finally takes off, auto manufacturers will need to deploy the technology to remain competitive.
- Stakes Are High for Mexican Pharma RFID Mandate
To participate in Mexico's federal Seguro Popular health-insurance program, which currently serves 4 million families, drug manufacturers and distributors will use UHF and HF RFID tags to track pallets, cases and individual containers of pharmaceuticals.