Feature Articles

  1. Tractica: Wearable Payments Could Total 500 Billion+ Annually By 2020
    8/26/2015

    It’s no surprise wearables including smart watches, fitness trackers, and wristband devices are growing in popularity.

  2. RFID And Its Growing Importance To Your IT Clients
    7/14/2015

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is set to revolutionize and reinvent the shopping experience, according to advisory firm KMPG.

  3. Target Set To Implement RFID Price Tags
    5/27/2015

    Implementation should be complete by 2016 and is anticipated to improve inventory management.

  4. Retail IT VAR Of The Future Preview: 4 Parts Of The Retail IT Ecosystem
    3/2/2015

    Business Solutions Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12-13, at Bally’s Las Vegas, will present an in-depth look at four topics: POS-as-a-Service, mobile point of sale (POS), Payment Security and EMV, and customer experience.

  5. GS1 Performance Protocol Aims To Standardize Tagged-Item Requirements
    2/4/2015

    Standards group GS1 US has issued a new protocol outlining tagged-item requirements that assigns grades to EPC (electronic product code) ultrahigh-frequency UHF RFID tag specification and that standardizes testing.

  6. NIST Study Examines Use Of RFID For Forensic Evidence Management
    12/16/2014

    RFID technology is widely used in manufacturing and other industries as a method of tracking and managing inventories.

  7. How RFID Technology Can Help Protect Students
    12/2/2014

    In an effort to improve the safety of children on their way to and from schools, school systems are looking into tracking solutions as a way to keep tabs on where students are.

  8. RFID Tracks Medications, Improves Safety
    11/14/2014

    Electronic tracing of medication trays has improved patient safety at Fletcher Allen in Vermont. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  9. Could RFID Tech Improve Breast Cancer Surgery?
    10/16/2014

    University of Wisconsin researchers are currently working on using implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to guide surgeons to a tumor’s location. They believe that the technology has the potential to replace painful and less accurate wire localization methods.

  10. Retail RFID – Improving The Customer Experience Means Increasing Demand For Source Tagging By Suppliers
    9/25/2014

    As Retailers expand the implementation of item-level RFID, how do suppliers meet the requirements placed on them for source tagging? Initiatives by retailers’ to-date have largely been focused on inventory management of specific products and tagging of the items done in the DC or store.  But as retailers go beyond modest-scope goals and tagging of specific items such as shoes, bras and denim the shift to source tagging by retail suppliers will continue to grow.