More than 80 end users and RFID experts will speak at this year's event regarding the technology's benefits for retail, apparel, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, defense, aviation, energy and other sectors.
The two-year TRACE project, led by a consortium that includes PragmatIC Semiconductor, will monitor NFC-tagged beverage bottles and food trays as they are sold, returned to a store, cleaned and then reused.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has launched a pilot that monitors the flow of RFID-tagged containers of ingredients destined for its Chicago-area restaurants, in order to improve visibility, operational efficiency and food safety.
HID offers Secure Element for RFID readers; Enthu, Xorowin Mechatronics integrate Semtech LoRa devices; Semtech teams with Smart Paddock for LoRaWAN cattle-tracking; Essence Group, Team-3 partner on cellular IoT intruder prevention; Fedrigoni becomes Tageos majority shareholder; Digital Twin Consortium announces definition framework.
GS1 US is launching a quarterly best practices program with a panel discussion in March, which will bring together industry experts to foster peer-to-peer learning and networking.
The company has released its postage stamp-sized energy-harvesting device to transmit data at a distance of up to 10 meters, along with a software platform and a starter kit designed for easy development and deployment.
Australia's Bartle Frere Bananas is piloting RFID technology to track batches of the fruit as they are harvested and shipped to customers, while Internet of Things sensors track moisture and nitrates to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
American families sitting down to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast next week should give thanks to supply chain technologies for ensuring their food reaches their plates fresh and delicious.
E-Livestock Global and MasterCard are donating the technology to help farmers record vaccinations, anti-tick dipping and other events to prove animals' good health.
Perdue Farms is deploying UHF RFID tags on its birds, with readers at chicken house pop-holes to track their movements in pastures and identify what conditions promote free-range activity.