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  • RFID Keeps the "Fresh" in Fresh Express

    New analytics service helps packaged-salads division make sense of tag data as products move through the supply chain.

  • Sirit Lays Off Staff, Closes Plants

    The RFID vendor says it is eliminating redundancy after acquiring SAMSys and TradeWind, and remains committed to UHF RFID readers for supply-chain applications.

  • European RFID Test Sees Near-Perfect Read Rates

    Reva Systems and Impinj today announced what they are calling a performance breakthrough for RFID deployments in Europe, where adoption in the supply chain has been hindered by poor performance owing to restrictions on radio frequency allocations.

  • CHEP Announces New RFID-Enabled Container-Tracking Service

    The company is using tags with Impinj's Monaco/64 Gen 2 chip, which offers an extra 64 bits of user-programmable memory that clients such as Procter & Gamble and Avon will be able to use to store data.

  • TNT Uses RFID To Track Temperatures of Sensitive Goods

    The new service assures that health-care, pharmaceutical and chemical companies' products remain at appropriate temperatures during transit.

  • Alien Opens RFID Tag Plant, Releases Gen2 Chip

    Alien Technology this week made four announcements that together represent the company's most assertive public move since it came out of the legally-mandated quiet period triggered by the IPO attempt earlier this year. The two major announcements were the opening of its North Dakota tag manufacturing facility and the introduction of its Gen2 chip product.

  • New Heart Hospital Plans Major RFID Operation

    A 68-bed cardiovascular facility in Texas is implementing an RFID asset-tracking system to monitor more than 10,000 medical devices kept in inventory.

  • Honda UK to Track Components Through the Supply Chain

    The manufacturer plans to track 350,000 containers and metal cages with EPC Gen 2 tags, specially made to work in metal-rich environments.

  • 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.

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