Week of 09/13/10

 

 
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Item-level RFID plays a greater
role in eliminating counterfeits
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RFID technology is playing a greater role in eliminating counterfeit products, from high-fashion apparel to costly pharmaceuticals. Chinese apparel maker Jossy Jo says an item-level solution has pulled the plug on counterfeits that formerly accounted for as much as three percent of sales.

And in Africa, more than a billion RFID tags and one million mobile readers could be in circulation within one to two years in an effort to curb the out of control drug counterfeiting that plagues many African nations, where counterfeit rates can reach 30 percent and higher.

The low-cost RFID authentication solution, which will rely on pen-like RFID readers/authenticators, will start to be deployed in Nigeria early next year. Developed by Verayo and SkyeTek, the solution offers authentication and security for a wide range of applications, including crucial documents and food items.

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Chinese fashion brand Jossy Jo
eliminates counterfeits with RFID

Beijing-based high-grade fashion brand is one of the first apparel companies in China to implement item-level RFID tagging, which eliminated product forgery that previously accounted for three percent of annual sales.

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ODIN Labs releases 2010 Handheld
RFID Reader Benchmark

Report evaluates eight handheld readers including the Motorola MC3090-Z (FCC); Motorola MC3190-Z (ETSI); Intermec IP30 (FCC); Intermec IP30 (ETSI); CSL CS101; Unitech RH767; MacSema PCE 4050; and Symbol MC9000. Readers were evaluated for performance, flexibility and ergonomics.

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RF Code intros rack-level tracking
for open and closed server racks

Company says the fully automated system leapfrogs current tracking approaches by coupling infrared technology with active RFID for rack level asset insight.

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Vail Resorts intros RFID-based
social media tool for skiers

EpicMix allows skiers at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly to digitally capture their ski and ride experience and share it with friends and family.

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South Korean University of Incheon
automates library operations with RFID

In the first phase, the Haksan library tagged 500,000 educational and research items; RFID solution allows students to use their credit cards for library transactions, eliminating the need to carry a library card.

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Versus RTLS/RFID system selected
to support disaster response initiatives

Bethesda Hospital's Emergency Preparedness Partnership chose the RFID/ RTLS project to track patients to the room-level throughout designated emergency care areas.

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Enable IPC inks $4.5M, three-year
deal for RFID livestock application

Subject to successful product development and testing, Enable IPS customer has committed to purchase a total of $4.5 million in customized ultracapacitor devices over the next three years to incorporate into its livestock-tracking RFID tags.

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Parexel utilizes RFID for temperature
recording in drug transportation

Temperature recording solution specifically designed and optimized for the clinical trial supply process incorporates an RFID tag for temperature recording.

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