"Electro-Com, an EPC Global Australia member, has supported the "Patties to Montague EPC/RFID Pilot - Case Study", managed by GS1 Australia.
The project is believed to be the first supply chain application of EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID technology in Australia.
Electro-Com supplied the RFID tags and reader hardware which was integrated by the solutions partner Matthews Intelligent Identification.
In another first for the local industry, the Gen 2 RFID hardware was deployed under intense cold chain conditions of sub-zero temperatures, with frozen produce, ice and condensation to contend with. The technology came through with flying colours.
For this project Electro-Com recommended and supplied Gen 2 UHF RFID inlays from Texas Instruments, laminated into X-ident "IQ-Paper" smart labels and FEIG long range UHF reader equipment.
Electro-Com is the authorised distributor for Texas Instruments Inc "TI-RFID" (USA), X-ident Technology GmbH (Germany) and FEIG Electronic GmbH (Germany).
Project participants included GS1 Australia, Patties Foods, Montague Cold Storage, Matthews Australasia and VeriSign.