At RFID World last week, Dr. Bill Colleran, President and CEO of Impinq, discussed â€śThe 5 Success Factors for 2007 Item-Level RFID Deploymentsâ€ť.
1. Standards Compliance â€“ Required for scalability, open-loop, multi-vendor; Gen 2 is the main standard; certifications can be found here
2. Performance â€“ Good read reliability and throughput; tags with the same silicone can have different sensitivities
3. Flexibility â€“ Reduced Deployment Cost with fewer vendors and a common infrastructure
4. Quality/Reliability â€“ On the wafer, chips should be tested, calibrated and stored on the chip, baked at 250 degrees for 3 days, then retested; Impinq provides the wafer map to the customer
5. Delivery â€“ Delivery of chips to customer is not to be taken or granted
I might add to that list Information â€“ the ability to discern long-term trends from the data and affect the strategic business, as well as to take immediate, tactical business actions.
Dr. Colleran talked about the practical problems of â€śoverlapâ€ť (multiple readers picking up a tag) and â€śnon responseâ€ť (no reader picking up a tag). Dr. Colleran also talked about the various antennae designs (banjo, jumping jack and propeller for cases&pallets and satellite, disc and button for items).
Posted April 4, 2007 7:22 PM
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