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May 15, 2013
Item-level RFID Reaches into the DC
A growing number of companies are turning to item-level RFID tagging to boost inventory accuracy throughout the retail supply chain. How will this affect distribution centers?
May 14, 2013
American Apparel Says Goodbye to Handheld Readers
The retailer is nearly fully deployed at 254 stores, and is shifting to a fixed infrastructure reader solution to eliminate handheld interrogators.
May 14, 2013
When Will Merchants Realize the Disruptive Potential of RFID?
Have RFID discussions been hindered because retailers have focused attention primarily on areas in which only incremental improvement is possible?
May 14, 2013
Saving Costs and the Environment With RFID Tagging
Walki's SmartFacing item-level RFID tagging is a fast, cost-efficient and accurate solution to track inventory through the supply chain and in the retail environment.
May 13, 2013
Bloomingdale's and Others Say RFID Works
Early adopters conducted many tests to prove that it does, which means companies considering the technology can focus on the business benefits it will likely deliver.
May 11, 2013
Tag-Reading Robot Wins RFID Journal's Coolest Demo Contest
Keonn Technologies was recognized for the second year in a row for having the coolest demonstration at the RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition. When placed within a given space, such as a retail store, the company's AdvanRobot moves across that space and reads the RFID tags of all tagged items, without human intervention.
May 10, 2013
IER's Expedited Self Payment Kiosk Speeds Up Checkouts
European specialty retailers are testing the self-service point-of-sale system, which promises to reduce checkout lines and free up sales staff.
May 8, 2013
Avery Dennison's New Tags Target Challenging Use Cases
The company's Retail Branding and Information Services division has released seven EPC Gen 2 UHF inlays and labels for use in hard-to-read environments, such as on metal or near liquids, as well as for applications requiring durable or small tags.
May 7, 2013
CYBRA Debuts Locking RFID Seals
The company sees the new tags being used to help secure the contents of plastic distribution totes used in a variety of industries, including apparel.
May 6, 2013
C&A Expands RFID Deployment
The European apparel retailer is scaling up its Checkpoint Systems RFID deployment from five to 25 stores.
May 5, 2013
Reflections on RFID Journal LIVE! 2013
RFID Journal's annual conference and exhibition marked the end of the 'year' of pilots, and the beginning of large-scale deployments. Representatives from Bloomingdale's and Macy's discussed their omni-channel retailing strategies.
May 3, 2013
RFID News Roundup: Checkpoint Systems Launches RFID Solution to Protect Merchandise
The provider of RF- and RFID-based solutions for merchandise identification, tracking and security has announced Evolve Exclusive E10, a range of antennas with high-quality fabric panels designed specifically for use in retail stores.
May 2, 2013
Checkpoint's New RFID System Helps Retailers Transition From RF
The supplier of shrink-management, merchandise-visibility and apparel-labeling solutions for the retail industry has announced the launch of EVOLVE Exclusive E10, a range of RF- and RFID-based antennas with fabric panels adaptable to fashion retailers' store aesthetics and in-store promotions. A major European chain store is currently rolling out the solution across 50 of its stores worldwide.
May 2, 2013
Intelligent RFID Clothing Tag Unfastener
This unfastener from GAO RFID is designed for theft-reduction, shrinkage-reduction and inventory-management applications.
May 1, 2013
Avery Dennison Introduces Multiple RFID Solutions for Retailers and Brands
The company has partnered with leading technology firms to introduce new RFID-enabled solutions for apparel, footwear, accessories, jewelry and more.
Apr. 30, 2013
William Frick Adds HID Global's Slimflex Laundry Tag to RFID Portfolio
The company has partnered with HID Global to support its line of RFID tags for tracking clothing to be laundered.
Apr. 28, 2013
Checkpoint Systems Launches Innovative Solution for Merchandise
Protection That Will Help Retailers Sell More and Lose Less
The supplier of shrink-management, merchandise-visibility and apparel-labeling solutions for the retail industry has announced the launch of Evolve Exclusive E10, a range of RF- and RFID-based antennas with high-quality fabric panels adaptable to fashion retailers' store aesthetics and in-store promotions. A major European chain store is currently rolling out the solution across 50 of its stores around the world.
Apr. 27, 2013
Mobility in Retail: How Technology Lets Consumers Track Products
Concern from consumers about the origins of the products they purchase is prompting retailers to start using mobile technologies to track provenance and sustainability of goods. But costs could hold back widespread adoption, at least for the time being.
Apr. 25, 2013
RFID News Roundup: Tageos Expands Its Product Range With RFID Hangtags
The company has announced several RFID labels in a new hangtag format.
Apr. 23, 2013
Item-level Retail RFID: The Power of End-to-End
Once items are being tagged at the source, there are many different places and ways within the retail supply chain that RFID can be used to improve performance or provide additional value to the consumer.
Apr. 19, 2013
Will RFID Take Off Now That Tag and Hardware Prices Have Dropped?
Among the objections put up by companies that have chosen not to use radio frequency identification technology in the past, particularly at the item level, is the cost of hardware and tags. RFID vendors say costs have come down in recent years, so will that mean greater adoption at retail?
Apr. 18, 2013
Dual-Locking RFID Clothing Tag Successfully Deployed
The tag, model 116314, improves inventory management and has been implemented at a number of department stores, each of which has seen a return on investment by means of theft reduction.
Apr. 17, 2013
Don't Just Automate—Innovate!
RFID can do much more for retailers than merely speeding up existing processes.
Apr. 16, 2013
When Things Talk to One Another
Lower-power, wireless mesh-networking devices will enable objects to communicate without conventional RFID readers.
Apr. 15, 2013
Coming Clean About RFID Laundry Systems
Technology advancements, lower costs and complete solutions are among the reasons to consider automating the tracking of linens, towels and uniforms.
Apr. 15, 2013
Businesses are adopting RFID to identify and eradicate the inefficiencies that impede growth and profits.
Apr. 11, 2013
New Alien UHF Tags Target Challenging Retail Environments
The company has released three tags offering improved functionality, for use when items are packed tightly and tag orientation is skewed, when handheld readers are utilized and when metal and liquid are present.
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Apr. 9, 2013
RFID in the Retail Supply Chain:
New Report Highlights Benefits of End-To-End Systems Approach
The report, commissioned by Tagsys, provides a current and thorough analysis of challenges, strategies and best practices for choosing and deploying an advanced RFID-based item-level inventory-management system throughout retail, apparel and luxury goods supply chains.
Apr. 7, 2013
Tamper-Proof RFID Tags Help Clothing Retailers Elevate
the Diaphaneity of Inventory Management
DAILY RFID has released a new series of tags that protect consumers from counterfeiting.
Apr. 5, 2013
Apparel Magazine: The Next Chapter for EPC-enabled Item-Level RFID
GS1 US' Patrick Javick explains why item-level tagging has spread to the source, enabling retailers and brands to take full advantage of the technology.
Apr. 3, 2013
Apparel Software Trends: Tackling the Challenges
Faced with a raft of challenges across the apparel supply chain, how can software help tackle the key issues? RFID and cloud solutions are two key technologies that are ready for prime-time.
Apr. 2, 2013
Russia's Future Store Seeks a Supermarket for Its RFID Solution
The Russian joint venture is winding down a pilot deployment of its item-level RFID system, including smart shelves and RFID-based self-checkout terminals.
Mar. 29, 2013
C&A Expands RFID Usage to Track Inventory
The clothing company plans to employ EPC tags and readers to manage shipments of high-demand items to a total of 25 stores, and to use the technology to monitor inventory at each location.
Mar. 28, 2013
University of Arkansas Researchers Study How to Link
Visual Identification Technology With RFID
The school's RFID Research Center and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies will try to develop standardized formats for VIT data, while testing the use of visual data with radio frequency identification for inventory tracking, enabling retailers or other companies to share an item's standardized data.
Mar. 27, 2013
SML Group, Nordic ID Join Forces
The companies are partnering to offer a new range of cost-effective RFID applications designed for the apparel retail and brand-owner supply chain markets.
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Mar. 26, 2013
Russia's Tag Company Reaches for a Worldwide Audience
Mikron, which makes Moscow Metro's RFID-enabled subway tickets, is marketing its HF and UHF passive tags through new distributor GoGlobal, with a focus on logistics and retail applications.
Mar. 25, 2013
Marks & Spencer Rolls Out RFID to All Its Stores
The U.K. retailer is updating its radio frequency identification technology as it moves to tag all apparel and hard goods.
Mar. 24, 2013
Signs of Momentum for RFID
Anecdotal information suggests that adoption is beginning to accelerate in retail and other sectors.
Mar. 23, 2013
Invengo Launches Production of NFC Tags
The Chinese RFID firm's first pair of Near Field Communication products signals its plans to diversify its portfolio to meet market demand for NFC tags for posters, payments and gaming cards. During the past 12 months, the company's sales have increased by 100 percent, with hundreds of millions of tags—mostly in the retail and apparel sector—sold in the Americas and Asia.
Mar. 22, 2013
Centre for Retail Research Issues New Retail Theft Report
In 2011, more than 78 percent of retail shrinkage—losses caused by theft and fraud, as well as procedural failures and accounting—was due to shoplifting by dishonest customers or retail employees, according to the 2013 edition of the "Global Retail Theft Barometer," an annual study conducted by the Centre for Retail Research and underwritten by Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of electronic article surveillance (EAS) and radio frequency identification systems.
Mar. 22, 2013
Vietnam's Ho Tram Beach Resort Automates Uniform Management With RFID
InvoTech Systems, a provider of linen and uniform inventory-control solutions for hotels, casinos, resorts, theme parks and sports arenas, has announced that the resort is using InvoTech's RFID Uniform Tracking System to automate the management of uniforms for its staff of 2,400 employees.
Mar. 21, 2013
International RFID Institute Prepares Certification Program
The nonprofit group intends to develop tests focused on the fundamental information necessary for all RFID professionals, while also supporting education and research for members of the industry.
Mar. 20, 2013
Fashion Retailer C&A Extends RFID Project to 25 Stores in Germany
The company's focus will be on the optimization of stock flow and data security.
Mar. 18, 2013
Avery Dennison Delivers Its Smartest Item-Level Markdown Technology
At Retail Business Technology Expo 2013, the company's Retail Branding and Information Solutions division introduced the Pathfinder 6140 Printer, the latest in its line of one-piece, scan-print-and-apply price-marking technologies.
Mar. 17, 2013
Truecount Corp. Announces Traditional and Cloud-Based
"Software as a Service" for Item-Level RFID
The company is introducing a new SaaS pricing and deployment model that places inventory visibility and all other RFID benefits within the reach of any size retailer.
Mar. 16, 2013
Source Tagging Gains Steam in Retail and Medical
In order for RFID to firmly take hold in the retail sector, it's imperative that products are tagged at the point of manufacture. Source tagging is becoming more common as big retailers issue mandates to manufactures, and as vendors realize that they can benefit from tagging all products, as opposed to partial lots.
Mar. 14, 2013
StorefrontBacktalk Gets Its RFID Facts Wrong—Again
The retail-focused Web site incorrectly says Costco believes item-level RFID isn't viable.
Mar. 12, 2013
Retailers Cite RFID in Year-End Financial Reports
American Apparel and Sears are two companies that have let shareholders know they are investing in radio frequency identification.
Mar. 8, 2013
RFID News Roundup:
HID Global Introduces RFID-enabled Laundry Tag
The SlimFlex Laundry tag is capable of withstanding the chemical exposure and high temperatures of repeated commercial washing, drying and pressing cycles, as well as sterilization procedures.
Mar. 7, 2013
RFID in the Race to Integrated Retailing
Whether a company's focus is on in-store experience or omnichannel fulfillment, RFID can help, while paving the way to a fully integrated shopping experience.
Mar. 6, 2013
Handheld RFID Scanners Help Clothing Retailers Control Inventory
DAILY RFID has released a series of handhelds designed to facilitate the management of the clothing supply chain, as well as help retailers boost business.
Mar. 5, 2013
New RFID Button Tags for Laundry and Apparel Management
DAILY RFID's button tag series facilitates the growth of the apparel industry, and helps to improve the efficiency of laundry management.
Mar. 3, 2013
RFID News Roundup: Swedish DYI Retailer Installs
RF-enabled E-paper for Digital Product Pricing, Inventory
The home-improvement retailer Fredells Byggvaruhus has implemented an RF-enabled electronic paper solution provided by Breece System, designed to automate shelf-level product information and improve daily operations.
Feb. 28, 2013
Bloomingdale's Tops Keynote Speaker Lineup at LIVE! 2013
The company, along with Carrier, BP, Vail Resorts and EADS, will offer a presentation at this year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition. Topics will include the retailer's RFID journey from concept to rollout. Attendees will hear where the technology can deliver value for retailers, as well as the facts every company must know in order to deploy the technology successfully.
Feb. 27, 2013
RFID Strips Guesswork from the Dressing Room
Common People's RFID applications give patrons instant access to information, traditionally only available in e-commerce, while simultaneously providing all of the benefits of an in-store shopping experience.
Feb. 26, 2013
Handheld RFID Scanners Help Clothing Retailers
Control Inventory Easily
Daily RFID has released a series of handheld scanners to facilitate the management of the clothing supply chain, and help retailers boost business.
Feb. 25, 2013
SML Group Expands Into Inlay Design and Production With
Launch of Three New UHF RFID Inlays, Aimed at Global
Retail Apparel and Textile Markets
The global brand-identification solutions provider, which supplies tags, swing tickets and labels to the retail apparel industry, has announced the opening of a new inlay production center at its CGP facility in North Carolina. The new high-tech facility will produce inlays designed and developed at SML's Chinese and U.S. technical labs.
Feb. 22, 2013
RFID News Roundup: Port Logistics Group Deploying
Tagsys' RFID Solutions for Its Retail and Apparel Clients
The two companies, a provider of gateway logistics services and a supplier of item-level inventory-management systems, have announced a partnership to enable RFID solutions for Port Logistics Group's customers at its U.S. gateway facilities in New Jersey and in Long Beach, California.
Feb. 20, 2013
Smart Personlization: Burberry Prorsum's Fall 2013 Collection
RFID enables customers to order coats and accessories from the runway, have garments personalized with bespoke nameplates, interact with in-store displays and more.
Feb. 19, 2013
Move to 0HIO
Retailers should let RFID do its job.
Feb. 19, 2013
RFID-Labeling Apparel Items
Here's how to set up your printer-encoder software.
Feb. 19, 2013
Easing the Way for Tagging Items
The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center's compliance program aims to ensure that RFID transponders will work in retail stores.
Feb. 19, 2013
J.C. Penney Pauses RFID Efforts
A troubling decline in sales has had an impact on the retailer's RFID rollout.
Feb. 19, 2013
Kinect Gives RFID Another Pair of Eyes
Complementary technologies could boost confidence in RFID visibility solutions.
Feb. 18, 2013
Port Logistics Selects Tagsys RFID for Apparel Retailers
Port Logistics Group, a provider of gateway logistics services, and Tagsys RFID, a supplier of item-level inventory-management systems designed to streamline the supply chain, have announced a strategic partnership to enable RFID solutions for Port Logistics Group's customers at its U.S. gateway facilities.
Feb. 17, 2013
Burberry Launches Interactive Clothing at London Fashion Week
One of Britain’s oldest fashion brands has launched another interactive catwalk feature at London Fashion Week. Digital chips have been embedded in its clothing to let fashionistas access bespoke video content about the product’s lifecycle, in the hope that it will get them to pre-order on the spot.
Feb. 15, 2013
RFID News Roundup: U.K. Retailer Trials ZBD's
Electronic Signs, Displays
John Lewis, one of the United Kingdom's largest department store retailers, is trialing an electronic-paper solution in its new shop in Exeter.
Feb. 14, 2013
RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature Retail Apparel
Demonstrations in Exhibit Hall
The University of Arkansas' RFID Research Center will show how retailers and suppliers can benefit from RFID applications.
Feb. 12, 2013
Liquid Lemon Links South Africans to Social Media
The company offers RFID-based solutions in South Africa that enable users to share photos and "likes" via Facebook, Twitter and similar sites; clients include Sunglass Hut.
Feb. 11, 2013
With Stylinity in the Limelight, Sharing With Friends
Just Got a Whole Lot Easier
Stylinity.com uses RFID to allow shoppers to search photographs that others have shared. Each article of clothing is tagged with RFID, which is read by a reader located inside the Style Stage.
Feb. 5, 2013
Chinese Apparel Factory Improves Efficiency Via
80,000 Tag Reads Daily
Affirm Heart attaches a passive tag to each piece of fabric, so that it can monitor the manufacturing of tens of thousands of garments each day.
Feb. 1, 2013
SML Group Announces New Tags, Production Center
The Hong Kong-based company has opened a new facility in North Carolina, to enable the rapid growth of its business in supplying RFID tags for the apparel industry, and has released three new EPC RFID inlays designed for fast encoding and read sensitivity.
Jan. 31, 2013
AAFA Releases New Corporate Social Responsibility Resources
The American Apparel & Footwear Association has released three new resources designed to assist U.S. apparel and footwear companies as they navigate mounting social responsibility reporting requirements and other important social responsibility concerns within the global apparel and footwear industry supply chain.
Jan. 30, 2013
J.C. Penney Defers Its RFID Dreams
Six months after its CEO announced plans to use RFID tags for 100 percent of its goods by February 2013, the retailer now says that it will restrict tagging to only a few merchandise categories, in order to reduce costs.
Jan. 28, 2013
Item-Level Tagging Exploding in Apparel Retail
There was strong enthusiasm for RFID among attendees at the NRF Big Show. From Marks & Spencer deploying RFID for all apparel and home goods products at its 700 stores, to a host of smaller deals, the sentiment is strong that 2013 is the year for RFID and retail.
Jan. 25, 2013
Intelligent UHF RFID Inlay Tags Help Apparel
Companies to Usher in a New Era
The RFID products manufacturer has released a series of inlay tags designed for the garment industry, to help companies improve management transparency and efficiency.
Jan. 24, 2013
RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature Nine Preconference
and Four New Post-conference Seminars
The company's 11th annual conference and exhibition will include seminars and workshops focused on RFID's use in various industries.
Jan. 23, 2013
Chico's RFID Vision Disclosed
Although item-level apparel inventory tagging is the sweet spot for RFID, there are also use cases for the technology in loss prevention, enabling omnichannel operations and shedding light on fitting-room conversion rates; in addition, RFID can help to speed up the checkout process, since all items are read simultaneously instead of each individual bar code being scanned.
Jan. 21, 2013
Façonnable Adopts RFID Across the Globe
The international high-end clothing designer is installing Tagsys' FiTS solution at 70 stores and three distribution centers, to provide supply chain visibility, fast point-of-sale processing and security at the store doors.
Jan. 18, 2013
B:MING Clothing Stores Try RFID
A solution from Fujitsu enables the Japanese retailer to track inventory from its distribution centers to its stores, and to increase efficiency at the point of sale by reading the tags of goods sold.
Jan. 17, 2013
RFID News Roundup: Schneider Moden Adopts Enso Detego
RFID Software at Its Gerry Weber Stores
Enso Detego, a provider of RFID solutions for supply chain management in the apparel and retail market, has announced that Schneider-Moden, a German fashion retailer, has implemented its Detego Basic Store software to track garments labeled with EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID tags.
Jan. 17, 2013
RFID News Roundup: Intermec Enhances 70 Series Mobile
Computers With Integrated RFID
The company has announced that it now offers fully integrated UHF RFID readers with no external antennas in its CK70, CN70 and CN70e mobile computers, supporting medium- to long-range read distances, and optimized to read one or multiple tags in support of inventory- and asset-tracking applications in retail and other sectors.
Jan. 17, 2013
RFID News Roundup: U.K. Retailer Marks & Spencer
Expands RFID Program With Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison's Retail Branding and Information Solutions division has announced that its nine-year partnership to supply radio frequency identification equipment to U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has been extended.
Jan. 16, 2013
NRF 102: Session Highlights With Macy's, Walmart,
Brooks Brothers and More
For those who didn't make it to the National Retail Federation's annual convention and expo this year, Apparel magazine helps readers catch up on some quick hits and highlights.
Jan. 15, 2013
Marks & Spencer Expands RFID Program With Avery Dennison
At the NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO, Avery Dennison announced an expansion of its nine-year RFID supply partnership with Marks & Spencer PLC, a leading U.K.-based apparel and food retailer.
Jan. 15, 2013
TradeCard Displaying Power of RFID at NRF Show
The company, which provides a supply chain collaboration and global trade platform used by more than 10,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers, is showcasing the power of RFID scanning and packing at the factory during the National Retail Federation (NRF) show, being held this week at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, in New York.
Jan. 14, 2013
Top Retailers Continue to Deploy RFID Solutions From Tyco
Tyco Retail Solutions' RFID inventory-tracking solutions have been installed at more than 1,000 stores.
Jan. 13, 2013
Avery Dennison Provides Smart Item-Level Markdown Technology
The company's Pathfinder 6140 system uses the intelligence of smart devices to drive sales lift and save labor costs through more effective markdowns.
Jan. 12, 2013
Façonnable, Tagsys Roll Out RFID Fashion
Inventory-Management System Deployment
Tagsys has announced that it is rolling out a global deployment of its integrated RFID Fashion-item Tracking System with one of the world's top fashion brands. The implementation includes more than 70 branded retail stores, distribution centers on two continents, integration with third-party logistics suppliers, and 100 percent coverage of the millions of items being sold by Façonnable and its retail partners.
Jan. 11, 2013
Apparel RFID Industry to Grow at Double
the Rate of Overall RFID Market
According to new IDTechEx analysis, the systems and tag business concerned with apparel RFID will grow at double the rate of the overall RFID market through the next ten years.
Jan. 10, 2013
RFID News Roundup: InvoTech Systems' RFID Solution Tracks
Uniforms at Santa Ana Star Casino and Mandarin Oriental, Boston
The company recently announced that two hospitality companies are new adopters of its RFID-enabled solution designed to track and manage employee uniforms: Santa Ana Star Casino and luxury hotel Mandarin Oriental, Boston.
Jan. 10, 2013
RFID News Roundup: Truecount Unveils New Channel
Program, J.D. Associates Joins as Reseller
The company has announced its Channel First Program, as well as a reseller agreement with J.D. Associates, a systems integrator and provider of point-of-sale and enterprise resource planning software solutions for the retail industry.
Jan. 7, 2013
RFID Eliminates Shrinkage at Borsheims' Jewelry Store
The Berkshire Hathaway-owned retailer is using TJS' ZeroShrink software and RFID technology to capture daily inventory counts and sales data for watches and high-value jewelry.
Jan. 5, 2013
Predictions for RFID in 2013
It will be another year of steady progress and consolidation.
Jan. 3, 2013
2012: A Year of Progress
End users rolled out new RFID applications and expanded existing deployments in retail and other industries. The technology continued to improve, and there were some major acquisitions.
Jan. 2, 2013
UHF Gen 2 RFID Reader-Writer Supports Power-over-Ethernet
GAO RFID is offering a Gen 2 RFID reader-writer with 4 antenna ports that employs PoE to simplify deployment and reduce costs, by eliminating the need for AC outlet installation at read points.
Jan. 1, 2013
Smartrac Launches Inlay for Item-Level Tagging
The new inlay can function on a range of products, from denim to kitchen electrics, while maintaining a small form factor.
Dec. 21, 2012
R-pac Offers Small EPC UHF Label With Long Range Read
Macy's, JC Penney and other major retailers have already tested the new labels, made with Smartrac's new WebLite inlay.
Dec. 20, 2012
Impinj Monza 5 Chips Boost Item-Level Tracking Applications
In a recent webinar, George Dyche, Avery Dennison's director of RFID product line management, presented details of five RFID tags that the company launched to take advantage of the Impinj Monza 5 tag chip, targeting a variety of item-level tagging applications, including retail apparel.
Dec. 18, 2012
Apparel RFID 2013-2023
The RFID tagging of apparel is now the largest and fastest-growing application of RFID in retailing, the retail supply chain and associated industries. About 100 organizations are tagging apparel in trials and rollouts. Just two will buy 500 million tags annually. According to new analysis from IDTechEx, the systems and tag business concerned with apparel RFID will grow at double the rate of the overall RFID market through the next ten years.
Dec. 17, 2012
RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 to Feature IEEE RFID 2013 Colocated Event
The 11th annual conference and exhibition will host the IEEE Technical Committee's RFID event for the fifth year running.
Dec. 16, 2012
It's Time for CEOs to Take the Lead
We've had a decade of learning how to deploy RFID, thanks to the efforts of retailers and other companies. Now, corporate leaders must develop an enterprise strategy for implementing the technology, to ensure their companies will be competitive—and successful—in the future.
Dec. 14, 2012
Imec Paves the Way for Intelligent Item-Level
RFID Tagging to Replace Bar Codes
At the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, the company presented its UHF Schottky diode, based on amorphous IGZO (Indium-Gallium-Zinc Oxide) as semiconductor. This will enable the development of thin-film passive UHF RFID tags to replace item-level bar codes, for use in retail and other sectors.
Dec. 11, 2012
Avery Dennison Expands Its Monza 5 Tag Family
Three new tags join two existing models—all made with Impinj's Monza 5 chip—resulting in a lineup intended to provide greater versatility with a variety of sizes and, in some cases, longer read ranges. These new tags are suitable for a variety of applications, including item-level apparel tracking.
Dec. 9, 2012
You can't do it without RFID.
Dec. 8, 2012
What Retailers Need to Know About Smart Fixtures, Shelves and Labels
Innovative in-store RFID solutions provide a convenient and cost-effective way to manage fast-selling items and frequent price changes.
Dec. 7, 2012
RFID as a Disruptive Technology
Bill Hardgrave makes the case that companies can get the most value out of RFID by using it to disrupt the competition.
Dec. 6, 2012
The Secret Life of RFID
Retailers that don't reveal information about their deployments are slowing adoption and reducing their own ability to benefit from the technology.
Dec. 6, 2012
It's Time for CEOs to Take the Lead
We've had a decade of learning how to deploy RFID. Now, corporate leaders must develop an enterprise strategy for implementing the technology, to ensure their companies will be competitive—and successful—in the future.
Dec. 5, 2012
RFID Journal Seeks Nominees for Its Seventh Annual Industry Awards
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, with winners to be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2013, scheduled for Apr. 30 to May 2, in Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 4, 2012
Tagit-EAS, Truecount Work on Circumvention Resistant RFID Tag
The two companies plan to release the multifunction tag—which combines EPC RFID with EM-based electronic article surveillance—by mid-January, as well as software to manage data collected by both technologies.
Dec. 4, 2012
U.S. Retailers Expect $9 Billion in Theft During Holidays
A new report claims RFID could reduce losses by several billion dollars.
Dec. 3, 2012
RFID Journal LIVE! Europe—UK Report
At RFID Journal's first event in London, presenters explained how businesses can employ radio frequency identification technologies for a variety of applications in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and marketing. View the presentations from the event.
Dec. 3, 2012
RFID in Brazil
RFID Journal's inaugural event in that country revealed great enthusiasm for the technology. In particular, Brazilian retailers are embracing RFID.
Nov. 29, 2012
RFID News Roundup: NFC-Enabled Mobile Payments
Coming to Australia
The Vodafone SmartPass app will be accepted at hundreds of thousands of payWave-enabled contactless terminals across Australia and around the world, including large retailers Coles, Woolworths, JB Hifi, McDonalds and Bunnings Warehouse.
Nov. 29, 2012
RFID News Roundup: Tagonic Kicks Off Contest
for NFC-Driven Interactive Campaigns
The provider of services designed to help companies create and implement interactive campaigns is calling on retailers and other customers to offer ideas regarding how to use Near Field Communication RFID technology to drive consumer engagement.
Nov. 28, 2012
Europe: RFID Market Set for Swift Growth
The European radio frequency identification market is set to explode, with forecasts suggesting it will be worth $3.2 billion in 2017, up from $289.6 million in 2011.
Nov. 26, 2012
Tagsys Releases Two Small Long-Range Passive UHF Tags
One of the new tags is designed to harvest RF energy from the products to which it is attached, thereby boosting performance; the other, measuring 7 millimeters, is built to withstand laundry and sterilization process.
Nov. 20, 2012
New-Generation Tool to Boost Clothing Sales for Retailers
A new solution from Daily RFID can help companies greatly enhance their inventory control.
Nov. 18, 2012
RFID Moves Into Fashion Retail
On Feb. 19-21, 2013, EuroCIS, a trade fair for retail technology, will be held in Düsseldorf. Approximately 240 exhibitors from 25 nations will present their latest retail-specific solutions at the event.
Nov. 15, 2012
RFID Garment Tags—Durable to Benefit Clothing Management
Tag manufacturer Daily RFID Co. has announced its latest tags, designed to meet the huge demands of the garment market.
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Nov. 13, 2012
RFID Vehicle Hang Tag
This tag, from William Frick & Co., can be hung from a rear-view mirror, enabling users to track and identify vehicles entering and exiting parking lots, gated communities and other locations. The tag's unique RFID information can be from a distance. This removable, reusable tag is designed for temporary access-control applications in which a tag's permanent attachment to a windshield would not be feasible.
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Nov. 13, 2012
Checkpoint Systems Partners With ECR Europe and the
University of Leicester for a Four-Year Study on Shrinkage
New research projects planned for the next four years will aim to transform the understanding of loss in the retail community.
Nov. 13, 2012
Checkpoint Systems Launches Enhanced Performance Label
for Shoe Source Tagging and Improved On-Shelf Availability
The global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry has announced the introduction of its 2815 Enhanced Performance Shoe Label, a small security label integrated into footwear during the shoe manufacturing process.
Nov. 12, 2012
The Many Faces of RFID: Macy's and Beyond
RFID hasn't had the clearest path to adoption over the past 10 years, but technology advancements and market evolution clearly have it heading to a bright future.
Nov. 10, 2012
In the world of apparel, your speed to market can mean the difference between a big success and a dismal failure. At American Apparel, the value of moving quickly is a mantra throughout the enterprise—very much including the information technology department, under the leadership of CTO Stacey Shulman.
Nov. 8, 2012
Tagsys Demonstrates RFID Innovation at MIT Enterprise Forum
The company, a provider of item-level inventory-management systems that streamline the supply chain, demonstrated the technical innovation and business benefits of its patented UHF RFID solution at an MIT Enterprise Forum event on Nov. 5. The event, titled "Disruptive Innovation: Impact of Long-range RFID & Sensors on Internet of Things," featured presentations covering the latest RFID developments and use cases.
Nov. 6, 2012
Tools for UHF Deployments
A video shot at our London event shows how the Power Mapper and Power Ranger, from ePix Ltd., can help you "see" radio waves.
Nov. 5, 2012
About RFID and Your Garbage
A recent article published on Slate.com suggests that radio frequency identification will make it easy for criminals or marketers to scan your trash and know what you purchased. Here's why you have nothing to worry about.
Nov. 3, 2012
Canadian Leather Retailer Pilots RFID for Replenishment Visibility
Danier Leather is testing a Truecount UHF Gen 2 system at three of its stores to track when goods are received on the sales floor, as well as when they are sold, and to automatically alert employees when an item needs to be replenished.
Nov. 2, 2012
RFID Adding to Some Bottom Lines
Checkpoint Systems and Avery Dennison have reported that revenue from RFID products is growing.
Nov. 1, 2012
NXP Releases New NFC Tag Chips for New Applications
The company's NTAG21x series supports such functions as tracking which tags have been accessed by retail consumers, off-line authentication via a digital signature and the ability for a tag to count the number of times it is read.
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