[photopress:rfid.jpg,full,alignright]To understand what this is all about we need to grasp the concept of an RFID. This is a radio frequency identification device. In one form it can be sewn into garments as a security, and perhaps sales, aid in major stores. In another, it can track the shipping movements of appliances, devices, goods of all sorts. An RFID chip costs very little — not far from the cost of a printed label. Where the cost comes in is the machinery to read the label and make sure that what should happen, is happening.
RFID China Alliance is a Chinese Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and has been formed under the auspices of the China Information Industry Trade Association (CIITA) to facilitate interaction between the industry and players in the Chinese RFID market.
IPICO Inc. and the China RFID Alliance are to have four RFID pilot projects in China.
First will be in Qingdao, the port city of the Shandong province and will include the respective Government bureaus and organizations in Qingdao, as well as Haier. Haier is the world’s fourth largest white goods manufacturer and one of China’s top 100 electronics and information technology companies.
David Ou-yang, Secretary General of China RFID Alliance, indicated that it will support RFID technologies as well as other advanced technologies in the world that are suitable for key application areas, as defined in the recently published Ministry of Science and Technology White Paper on the adoption of RFID technology in China. The RFID China Alliance follows an open door policy and works with all major RFID players and standards bodies.
Ou-yang said, ‘These RFID pilots are targeting those areas where IP-X based solutions are one of the options on China’s adoption of RFID. All members of the China RFID Alliance are welcome to participate in these pilots on a voluntarily basis.’
The pilots to be undertaken during the next six months include: Electronic Vehicle Identification; container security; a logistics and production process control application; and animal identification. (Think dead rather than live animals.)
Source: Market Wire
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