There’s quite a bit of activity occurring in Europe when it comes to new use cases and applications for RFID. For starters, Nordic ID unveiled a major product rollout this morning, introducing its line of readers focused on the retail item level market. Kudos to the company for putting together a creative Bond-like video to formally introduce the products.
Another developing news story concerns the rail industry in Europe and TagMaster’s contract award to deliver its new UHF track-side readers to Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration). The readers will be used to automatically identify both Swedish and international goods on rail cars as they pass detection sites on the Swedish mainline rail network.
Trafikverket, along with several other infrastructure owners in Europe are implementing wagon tracking systems conforming to the EPC Gen2 standard, paving the way for the introduction of a European wide system where interoperability is a the primary requirement.
RFID 24-7 will be following up on these developments are providing greater details in the next few days.