Feature Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Six Best Practices For Effective Source Tagging
    9/8/2014

    Manufacturers and retailers face an ever-changing consumer environment, where operational agility and customer loyalty drive margins and revenue. This has increased the focus on source tagging, which provides a ubiquitous product protection solution throughout the retail supply chain. Source tagging benefits both manufacturers and retailers by increasing sales and in-stock rates, while decreasing shrink.

  4. RFID Solution Tracks Assets For Global Provider Of High-Pressure Gas Cylinders
    7/14/2014

    A worldwide atmospheric gas provider was looking for a way to track its inventory of high-pressure gas cylinders through its global supply chain, including warehouses and manufacturing facilities. The cylinders are placed on pallets and are delivered from and to a variety of locations around the globe daily. Not only would the tracking solution need to be intrinsically safe due to the volatile nature of the gasses inside the cylinders, it would need to work in an environment where multiple metal surfaces would be present such as carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel, aluminum and carbon fiber wound metal.

  5. The Bar Code Turns 40
    6/25/2014

    When first introduced four decades ago, bar codes helped warehouses, retail shops, and grocery stores to scan their products quicker and keep better track of inventory. A look at the bar code as it observes its 40th anniversary this week — June 26, 2014 — reveals new innovations that VARs can leverage to provide business solutions for customers.

  6. SATO CL4NX Series: Rugged Thermal Printer
    5/6/2014

    Label printers should be easy to deploy, operate, and maintain. If a printer jams frequently, produces poor quality labels, or if it is difficult for operators to quickly change out labels, ribbons, print heads or platen rollers, the resultant downtime can be costly in terms of both productivity and real dollars.

  7. Driving To Faster, Dependable Delivery At Bon Appetit Bakery
    3/25/2014

    Bon Appetit® Bakery is a California-based wholesale bakery manufacturing facility, specializing in gourmet baking and distribution of top quality Danish, cakes, muffins and a vast assortment of other fine gourmet products to the retail and convenience store industry throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  8. Five Reasons Why RFID Is Ready For Prime Time
    2/13/2014

    It’s been more than 10 years since the term “RFID” burst into the public lexicon, and in those early days, the word “hype” was truly an understatement. Every technology company or services provider suddenly realized they were an RFID company, providing an integral piece of the RFID value proposition. “RFID experts” crawled out of the woodwork — presenting at every conference on how RFID would change the world.

  9. Rugged Tablets For Enterprise: A Realistic Overview
    9/13/2013

    “The Year of the Tablet” was officially launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2011, when Toshiba, Samsung, HP, Motorola, Dell, Panasonic and many other companies unveiled products they hoped would unseat the Apple iPad as the tablet category leader.

  10. Using Mobile Tablets To Solve The Top Five Challenges In Field Service
    9/13/2013

    Having operations that extend beyond the four walls makes the organization vulnerable to inefficiencies in communications, data collection, and time management. and since many of these tasks are customer-facing and tied directly to profitability, solving these challenges is a priority.