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Project Jumpstart: A "bird's" eye view

RFID Antenna exclusive: Cardinal Health shares the ups and downs of the extensive Project Jumpstart pilot test of item- and case-level RFID for pharmaceutical products.
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How to build more saleable machinery

A January 10 visit to Westpack, sponsored by Canon Communications, included a stop at the booth of Omron, a provider of manufacturing automation and control solutions. In a conversation about packaging machinery OEMs and the machine characteristics that add value in today’s manufacturing environment, the Omron brain trust offered these suggestions:
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Anticounterfeiting: Many happy returns

Combatting counterfeiting isn’t easy, and it’s not inexpensive. The tangible capital outlays to go to battle may include costs for packaging equipment, equipment integration, and ongoing materials expenses.
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Cognex Corporation: Cognex Corporation: Cognex Corporation: Label print/verification system

The LPVS label print/verification system from Nutec integrates the Wolke m600 printing system—equipped with Hewlett-Packard’s digital thermal ink-jet printing technology—to print reduced-space symbology (RSS) and 2D datamatrix bar codes onto a label transport system.
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Walgreens commits to RFID/EPC technology

National drugstore chain Walgreen Co. in November announced that it is participating in programs testing radio-frequency identification (RFID) and electronic product code (EPC) technologies.
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Purdue Pharma uses RFID on OxyContin

In mid-November, Stamford, CT-based Purdue Pharma LP announced a pilot program to apply radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels (right) to 100-ct bottles of its OxyContin tablets shipped to Wal-Mart and wholesaler H. D. Smith, two of its largest customers.
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RFID expands on drugs

The Food and Drug Administration and several major drug companies are turning to radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to improve the safety and security of drugs.
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Sun Chemical forms security solutions business unit

Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a range of products used to print packages, documents, and currency that incorporate security measures.
Purdue Pharma plans to donate 100 hand-held RFID readers to law-enforcement offices that target drug thefts.
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Purdue Pharma uses RFID on OxyContin

In mid-November, Stamford, CT-based Purdue Pharma LP announced a pilot program to apply radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels to 100-ct bottles of its OxyContin tablets shipped to Wal-Mart and wholesaler H. D. Smith, two of its largest customers.
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RFID: The promise and the struggle

Hype about radio-frequency identification clashes with reality at Baltimore EPC Global conference.

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