Smart labels, backed by a Gen 2 RFID inlay, are printed, encoded, and applied to cases and pallets bound for Wal-Mart's RFID-ena
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TI's well-calculated Gen 2 RFID rollout

Texas Instruments' E&PS calculator business unit did its homework before it became the first Wal-Mart supplier to tag cases of product using Gen 2 RFID technology.
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Top 10 smart label tips

The following tips are offered to help companies optimize the printing and encoding of RFID "smart" labels.
Little tag, big changes: Deluxe's director of engineering Jeff Nelson points to a small naked tag that RFID-enables a case of DV
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Deluxe RFID is scalable

Deluxe Media Service’s RFID for boxed DVDs implemented at three distribution centers to meet a retailer mandate is flexible and scalable. See video
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TOPICS ANNOUNCED FOR CONFERENCE AT PACK EXPO

New My PACK EXPO™ Tool Available to Help Attendees Select Compatible Sessions
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UW RFID lab inauguration

An on-site report from the opening of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s new RFID lab.
Deluxe's director of engineering Jeff Nelson points to a small <i>naked</i> tag that RFID-enables a case of DVDs.
In another app
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Deluxe RFID solution is scalable

Deluxe Media Service’s RFID for boxed DVDs implemented at three distribution centers to meet a retailer mandate is flexible and scalable.
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RFID Center opens at U of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville opened its RFID Research Center in June.
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RFID 'a la cart'

Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc., Thomasville, NC, has partnered with Odin technologies to lead its RFID compliance program for its Creative Interiors division where products are shipped to retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart.
Each cart includes bar code and RFID readers, computer, monitor, printer-encoder, and power supply.
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Thomasville rolls out RFID 'a la cart'

Thomasville Furniture’s RFID solution for boxed product moves around on wheeled carts at its Appomattox, VA, DC.
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Resolution choices

Zebra Technologies has expanded print resolution choices for its XiIIIPlus series high-performance thermal printer line. Companies using compliance labeling and other applications can print labels faster with the 203-dpi version 170XiIIIPlus.
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Beaver Street Fisheries tests RFID waters

Beaver Street Fisheries, Jacksonville, FL, has identified vendors involved in its self-imposed radio-frequency identification program for cases of frozen fish.
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Experts divulge RFID tips

The excitement in radio-frequency identification is electrifying. That was evident at yet another packed room at an RFID gathering, this one a session held August 24 during the Atlanta, GA-based Petroleum Packaging Council’s fall meeting in Chicago.
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Experts divulge RFID tips

The excitement in radio-frequency identification is electrifying. That was evident at yet another packed room at an RFID gathering, this one a session held August 24 during the Atlanta, GA-based Petroleum Packaging Council’s fall meeting in Chicago.
RFID tags like these are wending their way into packaging. Pallets and cases will get them first, but eventually even primary pa
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RFID and packaging security: not 'if,' but 'when'

The potential to track and trace helps establish a package's 'pedigree' and uncover tampering.
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RFID printer/encoder

From Zebra Technologies, the R4Mplus is a thermal-transfer printer that also writes data to an RFID tag carried in the label stock.
The TechMark paper with embedded taggants can be easily verified by exposing the paper to ultraviolet light, as New Jersey Packa
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Covert labels complete drug chain-of-custody

Security papers become pharmaceutical labels with a ‘history’ so that material can be tracked back to the mill.
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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) and Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop, manufacture and market cap liner compounds for the Americas.
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Internet-enabled print engines

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Thermal-transfer label printers Internet-enabled for remote print management were on display at the booth of Zebra Technologies.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL) has extended its comprehensive domestic service partner agreement with IBM Corp. (Armonk, NY) to include Zebra's Canadian and European customers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL): Michael Adell, vp, sales, bar-code printing business unit.
As a case moves down a powered roller conveyor, its bar code is scanned. This information is sent directly across an industri
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Controls system simplifies automatic case sortation

In the central packaging area of the two-year-old snack plant built by Pretzels, Inc. in Bluffton, In, corrugated cases of bagged snacks are conveyed from packaging to palletizing on a single powered roller conveyor.
Marc Anderson, vp of manufacturing (far left) and Dick Wendroth, plant engineer, stand beside one of three new print-and-apply l
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Print-and-apply applies to carton converter

Automated print-and-apply labeling replaces manual case labeling and eliminates inventorying preprinted label stock. Combined labor and material savings top $100ꯠ/yr for folding carton converter Walter G. Anderson, Inc.
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
A 3Com employee scans a  serial number on an adapter  card. That information is entered  into the computer at this workstation
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3Com adds thermoformed plastic tray to its 'network'

Computer communications gear maker 3Com replaces a variety of materials with a plastic thermoformed tray that protects shipments of its network adapter cards and cuts manual packing time by half.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL) and Eltron Intl., Inc. (Camarillo, CA) have completed their merger.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL) has signed a third-party service agreement with IBM Corp. (Armonk, NY) to provide on-site maintenance service for Zebra's entire line of bar-code printers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Eltron Intl. (Simi Valley, CA).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL): Philip G. Arnold, vp, engineering.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ID Technology Corp. (Fort Worth, TX) has been named an authorized reseller by Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL) announced an allegiance with JetForm Corp. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) to develop and market off-the-shelf products that create bar-code output from enterprise resource planning and other multiplatform applications.
On-line tech support manuals can be a convenient resource.
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Experimenting with Web-based tech support

Frustrated with flipping through a manual to solve a tech support problem?
As a case nears the print-and-apply labeling system, it passes between two 3towers2 that form a 100-watt light 3curtain2. As
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Print-and-apply units compute for Bay Networks

Computer peripheral maker/distributor Bay Networks doubles throughput at its Sunnyvale, CA, distribution center with an automated print-and-apply labeling system and networked computer software systems.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Zebra Technologies, Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL) opened sales support offices in Singapore and Miami, FL.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL): C. Jay Elwood, dir., sales.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) has formed a personal printer division to service the small and home office bar code printer market.
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Emballage unfolds in Paris

Emballage 96, the 32nd International Packaging Exhibition in Paris, France, runs Tuesday, November 12, through Saturday, November 16, at Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte.