- Companies Testing New IoT Devices for Refrigerated Container Monitoring
Orbcomm's cellular-based CT 3000 and CT 3100 units can be plugged into the reefer units of containers, thereby providing two-way access to sensor data, along with GPS-based location information, which shippers or transport companies can access via the ReeferConnect software platform, and adjust conditions remotely.
- Chinese Packaging Company Brings Low-Cost RFID to United States, Europe
Baoshen Group is opening offices in both regions, and is offering two new RFID products: a hybrid RFID-EAS tag and a printed NFC tag for authentication and consumer engagement that will be released early next year.
- Single Solution Counts Inventory, Tracks Movement, Thwarts Theft
U.K technology company PervasID says its Multi Ranger is designed to accomplish all three functions with a single overhead reader in a store measuring 200 square meters or less, with antennas in the back room and storage area, and at the exit.
- Project Zipper Finds Order Accuracy Jumps to Nearly 100 Percent With RFID
GS1 US and the Auburn University RFID Lab have released a white paper describing a 12-month pilot involving eight brands and five retailers, which found RFID technology, when used in the supply chain from the point of source through two distribution centers and to the store level, nearly eliminated shipping errors.
- Global Rental Company Achieves Near-100 Percent Inventory Accuracy
An RFID solution from CoreRFID has given Lowe Rental visibility into 10,000 of its refrigeration and catering assets as the rental company expands its UHF technology use around the world.
- RFID Tracks Specialty Drugs Through Pharmaceutical Network
Asembia has deployed a UHF RFID-based solution to track the movement and status of specialty medications as they flow from the distribution center to pharmacies and to patients, thereby preventing the dispensing of expired products.
- RFID Ensures Equipment Is on Hand for Poker Tournaments
Alpha Logistics Europe is leveraging a UHF RFID system from Real Asset Management to gain visibility into each piece of equipment that goes to poker tournament sites, and to ensure that they are then returned when the event ends.
- RFID Brings Visibility, Analytics to Conditions and Status of Electronics Under Assembly
DAIHEN Corp. is already saving approximately 1,800 hours annually with an IoT-based system that employs RFID and sensor data to understand conditions and work-in-progress for each product being built.
- Fracking Companies Track Iron via RFID-enabled App
Weir has already been applying RFID to its fracking equipment for servicing, but now it provides an app, along with hardware, to enable its oil and gas company customers to digitally track inventory and manage certificates linked to each asset.
- RFID Pilot Brings Intelligence to Solid Tires
Camso is investigating a new RFID tag, known as a plug, that could be built into its forklift tires to enable performance, maintenance and service improvements for its customers, as well as provide manufacturing and supply chain visibility.
- RFID Tracks Fuel Trailers to Prevent Theft in Chile
Technology provider GPS Chile is offering its fleet-management solution to an oil company using Agorabee active RFID technology to link each trailer with a truck, identify the location of the truck and trailer, and gain visibility into when the vehicle leaves its expected route or stops.
- Study Finds Value for RFID in Visual Merchandising
Seeking to learn how RFID can benefit retailers beyond inventory management and store shelf replenishment, the University of Parma has released the results of a study that used RFID to investigate how well merchandise performed in specific store display areas.
- Rental Company Raises Efficiency, Accuracy With RFID
The UHF RFID system from Aucxis enables Dutch furniture rental company Alvero to manage 200,000 pieces of furniture as each is loaded for customers, and again when they return.
- RFID Markers, GPS Data Track Underground Lines in India
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. is cutting in half the amount of time for each maintenance visit to its underground lines, thanks to UHF RFID readers built into handheld devices, along with GPS to link underground markers with a specific geographic location.
- Sales Are Up and Overstocking Is Down, Study Reports, Due to RFID Use in Stores
A University of Leicester study involving 10 participating retailers, sponsored by GS1 UK and the ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group, found that all companies realized a return on investment, with sales boosted by between 1.5 and 5.5 percent.