New EU-wide technical standards have been agreed that will help users of RFID tags, labels and systems comply with EU Data Protection rules and the Commission’s 2009 recommendation on RFID (see IP/09/740 >>> ) A “data protection impact assessment” process has also been agreed.
Tyco Retail Solutions announced that Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has awarded Tyco a chain wide contract for RFID-based Inventory Intelligence. The Tyco solution is currently deployed in 700 Zara stores across 22 countries, and is recognized for delivering significant value to the Inditex business.
HID Global® announced that its Identification Technologies division is shipping the IN Tag™ 300 8KB RFID transponder, which is ideal for memory intensive applications. IN Tag™ 300 8KB incorporates ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) technology from Fujitsu Semiconductor. This accelerates data access close to the maximum high frequency (HF) speed; endures billions of read and write cycles; and withstands gamma radiation up to 50 KGray to survive e.g. medical sterilization processes.
The Turck Beierfeld GmbH officially inaugurated the new ten million euros expensive production building on 4. July in the presence of the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich. After the enlargement of the area to 9,000 square metres, the centre for innovation and electronics production within the Turck Group has now a total of 23,500 square metres for production, development, logistics and quality control.
The garment's unique ID is recorded on a chip inside the security alarm, which makes distribution more efficient and in-store garment management more accurate, improving overall customer service standards.