RFID News headlines
Datalinx has paired with Dunlop Motorosport Europe to develop a new RFID tire tracking system which could be promising in future applications.
The RFID tags are safely embedded into the tire walls during manufacturing, making them tamper proof and protected from the harsh exterior elements that it may encounter while driving on the race track. ...read more
Six months into a Near-Field Communication (NFC) payment trial being held in Bangalore, India, global finance company Citibank is finding that participating consumers use their mobile phones to pay for purchases at a higher rate than consumers using traditional credit cards. The Citi Tap and Pay project, which launched in June 2009 and is slated for completion in early 2010, involves approximately 3,000 consumers and 250 merchants. ...read more
European apparel retailer Gerry Webber, which has 338 stand-alone stores and offers product in an additional 1,400 locations, announced its intent to begin a rollout of RFID to improve inventory visibility. Gerry Webber produces 25M garments each year and will embed RFID chips during the manufacturing process in each woven care label slated for an RFID enabled store. ...read more
Every year, ABI Research conducts a comprehensive survey of companies currently using, deploying, or piloting/evaluating RFID. This year more than 115 qualified organizations from across the world responded to ABI Research's annual RFID end-user survey.
Nearly half (49%) of those respondents currently using, deploying, evaluating, or piloting RFID report that they expect their RFID budgets to increase in 2010. "ABI Research considers this a welcome result in these difficult economic conditions," says practice director Michael Liard. "Moreover, 100% of those organizations with rollouts currently in progress intend to increase their RFID budgets next year." ...read more