Week of 05/02/11

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German retailer Gerry Weber
leads the way in RFID innovation
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Gerry Weber has been a driving force behind item level retail tagging. The German retail chain has taken an aggressive stance on RFID and became the first overseas retailer to source-tag all of its products earlier this year when it began tagging all 28 million items that travel through its supply chain.

As both a manufacturer and a retailer of women's fashion items, Gerry Weber has added incentive to tag at the source of manufacture. In a recent interview, CIO Christian von Grone explained that in phase two of its RFID program, Gerry Weber will extend the use of RFID to improve front of store and back store operations.

Gerry Weber is also making its RFID software interface available to all apparel manufacturers, and expects utilize cutting edge RFID systems to provide a near real-time view of inventory and to allow customers to shop with interactive fitting rooms.

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Firstlight Foods turns to Omnitrol solution
to trace and track meat processing plants

Omnitrol has partnered with Trident RFID to supply an RFID based solution to Firstlight Foods to automatically capture complete pedigree and track venison processing in real-time.

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RFID 24-7 Q&A: Impinj founder Diorio
on the future of RFID technology

An excerpt: The enhancements we are making to UHF Gen2 will allow it to better meet user requirements for loss prevention, consumer privacy, and usage in consumer electronics, aerospace, and applications that require secure access.

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Shawnee Peak Ski Area considers
RFID-based ticketing system for 2012

The Maine ski area is collecting customer input about the use of RFID-based ticketing systems that would eliminate the use of paper tickets.

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French firm launches RFID-based wireless
detection system for piping networks

Unveiled at the Wasser Berlin International Exhibition in Berlin, the RFID solution simplifies the maintenance of water networks and reduces the accidental cutting or breakage of networks.

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Identec Solutions intros solutions standard
for oil, gas and mining industries

The IndustrySMART Program ensures that all products bearing an IndustrySMART designation have been pre-screened and evaluated to meet ATEX and other certification standards set forth by the oil, gas, mining and tunnelling industries.

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About the Editor

John R. Johnson is a veteran business and technology journalist with over 20 years of experience covering RFID technology, smart grid and supply chain topics. He is the former editor of RFIDWatch Weekly and DC Velocity magazine.

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