The organization's latest "UHF RFID Transponder Benchmark" survey found that this year's chips and tags are 20 percent more sensitive than previous versions, on average, and that many are capable of controlling their communications as a precursor to more intelligence-based use cases.
ANWR Group is attaching an RFID tag to each shoe in every pair, as well as to the box in which footwear is sold, to learn how EPC UHF RFID tags can improve inventory tracking, theft reduction and sales transactions.
The installation—using handheld readers, software and an app provided by Nedap—focuses only on inventory counts throughout each store, in order to trigger replenishment orders.
The latest version can identify not only EPC Gen 2 RFID tags, but also Bluetooth beacons, enabling companies to track tools and other assets in real time.
The company's RFID-based ToterTrax system, which can automatically record when and where its workers deliver each waste bin, opens up a range of other possible uses.
Coopercam is attaching passive UHF tags to bags of beans, enabling it to track the receipt, storage and shipment of coffee.
In a new report, Frost & Sullivan predicts that yearly RFID revenue will reach $5.4 billion in 2020, due to increased omnichannel sales fueled by better understanding of the technology by retailers, more online purchases, and the increased tagging of goods by product manufacturers.
The new 2014B IC, designed for tolling applications, supports 128-bit encryption and, the company says, the ability to be read at highway speeds.
The results, released this week, found that 78 percent of retailers received at least some RFID-tagged merchandise (primarily apparel and footwear), with those retailers receiving, on average, 47 percent of those goods with EPC UHF RFID inlays.
By employing a simple coding scheme, you can quickly identify where items in your supply chain were manufactured, and ensure that your customs declarations are accurate.