The Polish company says it will be able to produce and ship about 170 million UHF, NFC and HF RFID tags a year to start, for use in smart packaging, with the aim of bringing nearly any product online.
This year's winners—Grupo Boticário, Volkswagen do Brasil, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, SportCor, EM Microelectronic and Tali Freed—were announced at the RFID Journal Virtually LIVE! conference.
The standards organization completed a survey of 20 fashion companies for the University of Parma's RFID Lab to contribute to its international "RFID Barometer in Retail" study, which finds that RFID is enabling omnichannel sales and the rate of stalled or failed deployments has dropped.
How real-time digital twins enable critical deliveries.
The RFID company's TC21 and TC26 devices, designed to increase productivity in these sectors, are aimed at businesses of all sizes.
The technology company is providing four new tools in its Clarity software aimed at automating the process of identifying and routing inventory for sale to customers, as well as marking down prices as stores reopen during the pandemic.
Belgian company Maggy developed the low-power solution for an EU Hackathon and is now selling the solution, leveraging a Silicon Labs SiP, to provide alerting and anonymous contact to help prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Several companies are conducting early testing of Avery Dennison's Maxdura device—which comes with a built-in battery, a sensor and UHF functionality—so that data can be captured as perishable foods, drugs or other goods pass through portals where tags are being read.
Avery Dennison's 2020 market research found the retail market is accelerating its transition into IoT and RFID to bring transparency to supply chains for shippers, retailers and consumers, as part of what it calls a revolutionary digital transformation.
The company has invested in the technology so it can accommodate customers interested in automating the distribution of their goods efficiently and safely.