International Paper Offers RFID Solution Testing

Memphis facility allows customers to see radio frequency identification systems in action prior to deployment

  • Tag Evaluation — Identify performance and readability of tagged cases to qualify tag selection, positioning and orientation. Perform static tests against a variety of stationary readers to measure tag distance, determine tag sensitivity and optimize tag location on a case.

  • Conveyor Evaluation — Confirm performance of tagged cases on a 600 foot-per-minute (fpm) conveyor to meet mandates from major retailers. Perform dynamic tests on a high speed conveyor against a variety of stationary readers to determine readability of the applied tag in motion.

  • Portal Evaluation — Determine performance of palletized items in a distribution dock-door application. Perform dynamic tests using portals with a variety of stationary readers to determine readability of tags at the case and pallet level.

  • Distribution Testing — Confirm product and tag ability to survive the warehouse and distribution handling environment. Testing adheres to International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) procedures to ensure reliability through a transportation simulation.

For a contrary view of the future of the RFID market, see the article "The O'RFID Factor: A 'No Spin' Look at Where Radio Frequency Identification Is Headed," in the October/November 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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