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  • AIM RFID Experts Refute RFID Virus Claims
    Operational Excellence & Lean Six Sigma Most applications of RFID, including EPC Gen2, look for specific kinds of data. Poor reader design might allow the reading of a "rogue " tag, but a good system will verify the data against pre-defined parameters, as do current bar code systems, and any code
  • Jump Starting RFID in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    This quick, one-time registration gives you access to members-only site benefits. The industry is already using RFID to track and trace Class 2 pharmaceuticals, which, in most cases, are narcotics that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) oversees. Earlier this year, H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Co
  • FDA Report Supports Use of RFID
    for a group that will explore the use of RFID and electronic product code (EPC) in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Group members include Abbott Laboratories, Barr Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson as well as distributors, retailers and trade groups. The group plans to test how RFID can
  • Inside GSK s New RFID Pilot
    faith in the data it collects from supply chain partners. "Right now they share data [with partners], but it 's assumed data, " Chang says. "RFID is actual physical data that you can trust. " GSK has chosen to use high frequency (HF) tags carrying electronic product code (EPC) data, which has
  • RFID Standards and Drug Security in the Year Ahead
    to be resolved by general use of either of two coding structures, HIBCC or GS1 (formerly EAN/UCC), as well as advances in bar code readers that can identify and read virtually any symbology automatically. Debate over which RFID frequency to use offers many parallels. While pallet- and carton-level
  • Europeans Test Drive Point-of-Use RFID
    Drugs in the Virtual Enterprise (DRIVE), a $4-million research project funded by the European Commission, is now studying the use of collaborative logistics and smart labels using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Partners for the project include the San Raffaele Research Institute
  • Pfizer s Staver on RFID: Technology Isn t the Only Solution
    . As an extension of the program, the company recently initiated, utilizing SupplyScape s e-pedigree software, a new service that will allow supply chain partners to verify electronic product codes via the Internet. After reading a bottle s electronic product code (EPC), found on both the RFID tag and a 2-D
  • Road to RFID Paved with Bar Codes
    This quick, one-time registration gives you access to members-only site benefits. When it comes to printing bar codes, the correct data needs to be encoded in the right symbology and the symbol must be well printed. ANSI and/or ISO standards have been in place for more than 15 years detailing how
  • Medical Device Link .
    Smart Labels Support Read-and-Write Operations A recent development in printing technology is the introduction of radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels, or so-called smart labels. Manufacturers can encode data in the labels, which appear and function like standard labels, explains Matt Ream
  • Purdue Pharma Blazes a Trail for Drug Security
    of individual bottles in the plant and of those bottles once packaged in 48-count cartons, says Graham. It is also successfully using RFID capabilities to monitor product flow throughout the supply chain. And it is associating the electronic product code (EPC) data with other business transaction data
  • EETimes.com | Electronics Industry News for EEs & Engineering Managers
    Philips readies RFID chip that meets global spec Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands said it is testing engineering samples of an RFID chip compliant with Electronic Product Code Class 1 Generation 2 standard. S2C teams with Zaiq to offer transaction-level verification capabilities S2C
  • EETimes.com | Electronics Industry News for EEs & Engineering Managers
    Philips ships next-generation RFID chips Royal Philips Electronics said it's shipping RFID chips based on the new ultra-high-frequency electronic product code. Philips readies RFID chip that meets global spec Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands said it is testing engineering samples
  • EETimes.com | Electronics Industry News for EEs & Engineering Managers
    Philips ships next-generation RFID chips Royal Philips Electronics said it's shipping RFID chips based on the new ultra-high-frequency electronic product code. Philips readies RFID chip that meets global spec Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands said it is testing engineering samples
  • Play it Safe with Secure Packaging
    RFID in a single setting and expect that same solution to cover the entire world." Failing to test or calibrate readers. Using home-brewed or do-it-yourself implementations: "Those days are gone, even for bar codes. " Cutting corners: "If a vendor tells you that four readers are needed and you only
  • EETimes.com | Electronics Industry News for EEs & Engineering Managers
    RFID will go through growing pains Radio-frequency identification technology in the short term won't live up to the hype and the promises. Startup promises to reduce design iterations A long-time user and developer of EDA tools, Dave Von Bank (right) knows firsthand the time engineers spend

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