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April 8, 2014

Checkpoint Systems Inc. is releasing its new Zephyr 2 RFID label, which is certified by the University of Arkansas’ ARC Center for item-level tagging of all apparel categories in the U.S. and Europe.

Orlando, Fla. -- Checkpoint Systems Inc. is releasing its new Zephyr 2 RFID label, which is certified by the University of Arkansas’ ARC Center for item-level tagging of all apparel categories in the U.S. and Europe. The Zephyr 2 RFID label design has an integrated UCode 7 chip from NXP Semiconductors, and comes with optimal read/write sensitivity for accurate counting and quicker encoding.  

March 4, 2014

The data security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have put a white-hot fire under the push for the adoption of microchip-based credit-card technology to replace the traditional (and, many would say, backward) U.S. standard of magnetic strip cards.

The data security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have put a white-hot fire under the push for the adoption of microchip-based credit-card technology to replace the traditional (and, many would say, backward) U.S. standard of magnetic strip cards. (The latter store unencrypted customer data on magnetic stripes.) Advocates of the chip cards, which store encrypted customer data on embedded microchips, say their use minimize the risk of data breaches at the POS.

But how exactly do chip-enabled cards work, and how much additional protection do they really offer?

August 12, 2013

American Apparel is automating in-store inventory tracking processes with a wide-area RFID, eliminating the need for handheld readers.

Los Angeles – American Apparel is automating in-store inventory tracking processes with a wide-area RFID, eliminating the need for handheld readers. As reported by RFID 24-7, following a six-month pilot, American Apparel has deployed an automated inventory system using fixed RFID antennae mounted in ceiling track lights at all locations in North America.

January 23, 2013

Pervasive computing, the ability to digitally engage and interact (via your mobile devices) with enabled objects around you, ranks among the top technology trend that will impact businesses this year, according to PwC’s just released “2013 Top 10 Technology Trends for Business” report.

New York -- Pervasive computing, the ability to digitally engage and interact (via your mobile devices) with enabled objects around you, ranks among the top technology trend that will impact businesses this year, according to PwC’s just released “2013 Top 10 Technology Trends for Business” report.

January 14, 2013

TAGSYS RFID said it is rolling out a global deployment of its FiTS (Fashion-item Tracking System) integrated RFID system with fashion brand, Façonnable.

New York -- TAGSYS RFID said Monday it is rolling out a global deployment of its FiTS (Fashion-item Tracking System) integrated RFID system with fashion brand, Façonnable.

September 28, 2011

Macy’s is ramping up its adoption of RFID technology. The retailer announced that its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores are adopting the technology on an accelerated timeline to more precisely manage item-level merchandise inventories.

Cincinnati -- Macy’s is ramping up its adoption of RFID technology. The retailer announced that its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores are adopting the technology on an accelerated timeline to more precisely manage item-level merchandise inventories. The company expects that by the third quarter of 2012, it will begin using RFID in all stores nationwide to count size-intensive replenishment goods, which accounts for about 30% of the company’s total sales.

August 9, 2011

Visa announced Tuesday that it plans to accelerate the migration to EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the United States.

San Francisco -- Visa announced Tuesday that it plans to accelerate the migration to EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the United States.

The adoption of dual-interface chip technology will help prepare the U.S. payment infrastructure for the arrival of NFC-based mobile payments by building the necessary infrastructure to accept and process chip transactions that support either a signature or PIN at the point of sale.

July 11, 2011

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited and MasterCard Canada have introduced the MasterCard PayPass contactless payment technology at participating restaurant locations throughout the country.

Toronto -- McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited and MasterCard Canada have introduced the MasterCard PayPass contactless payment technology at participating restaurant locations throughout the country.

PayPass point-of-sale payment terminals have been installed at more than 1,400 McDonald's restaurants in Canada, giving patrons the option to tap-and-go when making purchases.

July 5, 2011

Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange said Tuesday it has deployed a radio-frequency identification inventory management solution from Electronic Inventory Solutions in its showroom stores in Texas, California, and South Carolina, for the dual purposes of automating the inventory count process and adding additional physical security.

Dallas -- Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange said Tuesday it has deployed a radio-frequency identification inventory management solution from Electronic Inventory Solutions in its showroom stores in Texas, California, and South Carolina, for the dual purposes of automating the inventory count process and adding additional physical security.

March 4, 2010

Federal Signal Corp., an environmental, safety and transportation solution provider, said Friday that it has...

January 13, 2010

Sirit and Federal Signal Corp., a provider of environmental, safety and transportation solutions, have signed...

October 31, 2008

Anything that makes shopping easier and faster for consumers is a win for retailers—and...

August 10, 2008

Jones Apparel Group Monday announced that it has initiated a program to evaluate radio frequency...

May 31, 2008

Compared to the adoption of credit cards by U.S. consumers, contactless payments are being...

September 30, 2007

Today’s shopper is more time-starved than ever before. While a plethora of new technologies promise...

August 31, 2007

Nearly 45% of retailers responding to a recent survey indicated they were either testing...

August 30, 2007

Merchants Add Mobile MarketingSan Jose, Calif.-based Cellfire announced new partnerships with Dallas and Seattle merchants...

August 30, 2007

Nearly 45% of retailers responding to a recent survey indicated they were either testing or...

August 30, 2007

In April 2007, footwear manufacturer and retailer New Balance initiated an RFID pilot to determine...

August 30, 2007

In April 2007, footwear manufacturer and retailer New Balance initiated an RFID pilot to determine...

August 30, 2007

The success of every retailer and every consumer-product-goods (CPG) supplier comes down to how well...

July 30, 2007

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June 30, 2007

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May 31, 2007

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