Tuesday, January 31, 2006

RFID Gen 2 is all around better

The next generation of RFID is poised to penetrate even further... Read More

Transitioning from Bar Codes to RFID

Good short article on the transition from Bar Codes to RFID

Friday, January 27, 2006

IDTechEx says RFID market to grown 10 fold by 2016

They expect the size of the market to go from $2.7 billion to $12.3 billion in 2010 to $26.2 billion in 2016. IDTechEx analysis here...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Colorado using RFID to try to protect elk herds

The State of Colorado is using RFID tags to try to protect them from contagious disease. The article gives a good example of some issues involved in actively tracking a moving animal in wide open space with RFID...

WhereNet chosen as RFID partner with Californai Ports

WhereNet was chosen to partner up with major California ports to enhance their security with RFID. Article here...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Top 5 "Do's" and "Don'ts" for gen2

Zebra Technologies release their top 5 do's and don'ts for gen2 RFID:

1. Do go straight to Gen2 if you're starting up RFID pilots now.

2. Don't overlook your RFID basics ... communication of data is still key to success

3. Do thorough research and testing of Gen2 products to ensure compatibility and feature support

4. Do plan to support a multi-protocol environment.

5. Don't buy a short term solution.

In depth looks at each of these do's and don'ts are in the article here...

Monday, January 09, 2006

Pfizer using RFID to stop counterfeiting of Viagra

As of December 15, 2005, all Viagra coming out of Pfizer has been tagged with RFID. 5 million counterfeit pills were seized last year by authorities and they are hoping this helps to stem the tide. They have signed on with Tagsys and Alien Technology to supply the tags. Article Here...

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Kimberly-Clarke Betting on RFID

Kimberly-Clarke has built a warehouse solely for the purpose of testing RFID tags and the best way to use them in their system. Article here...

Wal-mart having problems with RFID in China

In a local media poll, 94% of Chinese enterprises polled said they had no intention of adopting RFID to track their merchandise. 44% of those companies said one of the main reasons for not using the technology is their unfamiliarity of RFID. Another main reason is they already have very cheap labor and don't need RFID to reduce costs...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

RFID to fight counterfeiting in China

The host of the Tennis Masters Cup in China is going to use RFID tags from Texas Intruments embedded in their tickets to help stop the counterfeiting that runs rampant there. This will also give them the opportunity to sell tickets up to 5 months in advance, as opposed to the 1 month they could only previously do because of counterfeiters. Article here...

Symbol Technologies' VP in Podcast

Symbol Technologies' Vice President Phil Lazo has a podcast speaking about the future of RFID.