P&G, Wal-Mart on CorrExpo program

When merchandising executives from top retailers speak, packaging people tend to listen.
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Machine Product Brief

Zebra Technologies: Zebra Technologies: Wireless card socket

ZebraNet® wireless card socket from Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) allows industrial networking with multi-card compatibility. Simplifies set-up, management, and monitoring of printer products.
Weber Marking Systems, Inc.: New RFID Smart Label Printer-Applicator
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Weber Marking Systems, Inc.: New RFID Smart Label Printer-Applicator

Pre-apply reject feature ensures compliant encoding before application!
Supplier News

RFID technology

AFE Industries (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has developed Total Tech Support services for companies interested in expanding into radio-frequency identification Smart Labels.
Controls Product Brief

Teklynx Intl: Labeling/integration software

Teklynx (Milwaukee, WI) has released Codesoft 6, bar-code labeling and integration software with RFID programming capability. Software includes features such as ActiveX link for users to create labels and a new graphic interface for smart label programming.
The thermal-transfer printer/encoder "test" machine (above) operates at a Hines Veterans Hospital outpatient pharmacy. It encode
Machine Case Study

VA hospital tests 'talking' label

Visually impaired patients at a veterans hospital are participating in a pilot program involving a radio-frequency identification labeling system that can read aloud prescription information and instructions for a medicine.

RFID tags metal beer kegs

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Metal-iTag™, a new metal asset tracking solution from Marconi's InfoChain div. (Wood Dale, IL), was displayed on empty beer kegs at its booth. Marconi’s Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology offers real-time product identification. Metal-iTag is currently being beta tested with all major brewers nationwide, according to Marconi.
Wheeled dollies (top) of reusable plastic crates filled with chilled foods are rolled through portal readers at the Tibbett & Br
Feature Article

UK firms are out to shorten time to market

Sainsbury’s will soon implement a sophisticated RFID tag system to better manage its chilled foods distribution, while ICI Paints evaluates digital asset management.
Feature Article

Solutions 2000: world's largest packaging conference

PACK EXPO International 2000 is not only the biggest U.S. packaging show, but this year it also boasts what it calls “the world’s largest conference:” Solutions 2000, planned for Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8.
Machine Product Brief

Zebra Technologies: 'Smart label' printer

Operating on labels that have radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders embedded in them, Zebra’s (Vernon Hills, IL) R-140™ prints on the labels’ surface while simultaneously encoding the transponders.


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