The company is using EPC Gen 2 tags to track the shipment, receipt, inspection and repair of 150,000 returnable plastic containers.
Global RFID market to reach $5.3 billion this year; RF Code unveils RFID solution for monitoring data center environment; French retailer launches NFC payment trial; California residential/retail park implements RFID-enabled parking system; CSL's EPC Gen 2 handheld reader available in North America; Omni-ID's UHF tethered tag for small assets; Sirit and Mikoh partner on passive RFID vehicle identification system.
At October's EPC Connection event, held in Chicago, 350 industry professionals attended presentations from organizations currently deploying EPC RFID technologies successfully. They also received updates from EPCglobal North America and viewed technology demonstrations. View the presentations from the conference.
Military warehouses at Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay are using EPC Gen 2 RFID to track inbound and outbound supplies and equipment.
As they did with Wal-Mart, many suppliers are assuming Sam's Club will back off its EPC tagging requirements.
An EPCIS-compliant system from Spartan Solutions Services is enabling Swire Oilfield Services and Aker Solutions to share data regarding the whereabouts of their equipment and containers.
FTC to host workshop about RFID's impact on consumer privacy; strong growth predicted for RFID in retail apparel market; RedPrairie integrates RFID into its yard-management application; Bibliotheca introduces hybrid bar-code, RFID library system; PowerID expands channel network in the Americas; XIO Strategies to help DOD with RFID, IUID.
The new request for proposal will enable the military to purchase active RFID technology from more than just a single vendor.
The rollout—which the companies claim is the largest French retail deployment—will provide Metro with a better understanding of shipment flow, while also helping reduce delays.
A CompTIA survey finds that 75 percent of IT companies say they will or might offer RFID products and services in the next three years—a drop of 14 percentage points.