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RFID R&D and test facility

Accu-Sort Systems’ RFID Center of Excellence is a combination R&D center and testing facility located in Hatfield, PA, north of Philadelphia.
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Interphex2006 is where the industry meets

Packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical packaging sectors are setting their sights on Interphex, which returns once again to the Jacob K.
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Stretch wrapper with integrated RFID

Lantech's Q-300 Wrap 'n Read stretch wrapper offers fully integrated RFID tag reading.
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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COOL labeling delayed

The FY 2006 Agriculture Appropriations bill passed by Congress in mid-November contained a provision delaying mandatory country-of-origin labeling for meat, produce, and peanuts until September 30, 2008.
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Potassium labeling

Greater public awareness of the health benefits of adequate potassium and the risks of too little potassium in the diet are prompting some food manufacturers to voluntarily include potassium in the nutrition food panel.
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Healthcare packaging pros discuss critical issues

Healthcare packaging experts discuss counterfeiting, packaging and personalized medicine, oil/resin pricing concerns, and material and machinery advances.
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High-volume retailers pile demands on packaging (sidebar)

Data says RFID helps Wal-Mart cut out-of-stocks by 16%
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High-volume retailers pile demands on packaging

Retailers expect a lot from packaging, and few require more than club stores and other high-volume outlets.
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Wireless RFID printer-applicators

Avery Dennison Printer Systems now offers wireless Ethernet capability for its full line of RFID and bar code printers and print-and-apply systems, including the Model 6405 Wireless RFID printer (shown).
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RFID training classes in Michigan

Lowry Computer Products and OTA Training launch vendor neutral training starting early next month in Michigan.
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Wal-Mart, others face RFID difficulty in China

Most Chinese enterprises have little interest in RFID.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Small-diameter automatic labeler

Universal Labeling Systems has published a brochure describing its R315 small-diameter automatic labeler. Features described include variable-speed components, product feed chute, a choice of 3 label applicators, product carrier, overhead label wrapping station, and photoelectric product sensor.
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A trio of major RFID influences in 2006

Expect overseas tags, EPCglobal standards struggle, and RFID label converter repositioning through 2006.
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Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: High-speed RFID encoder/applicator

Markem Corp. offers its 800 Series high-speed RFID encoder/applicator for tagging cases of consumer goods. Machine is ideal for beverage and consumer goods industries; it is also EPCglobal Gen 2 compliant and provides users the ability to tag up to 100 cases/min.

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