Nordic ID was at the RFID afternoon seminar in Stockholm on April 12th. The School of RFID has opened its doors and the RFID Arena is one of its official platforms. Healthcare UHF RFID roll-out. Great article on tag writing by Sini Syrjälä.
The RFID Afternoon Seminar in
The seminar was hosted by RFID Lab
Finland and RFID Nordic, both non-profit organisations
supporting the adoption of RFID. Nordic ID works very closely with
Nordic ID Sales Manager Alexander Aminoff gave a presentation on
RFID in Retail with Gerry Weber and Norsk Lastbaerer Pool
cases. You can find pictures of the event on RFID Lab Finland's
Facebook site. Below you can see Alexander giving his presentation.
We are using one RFID Lab Finland's pictures here. The rest you can
find from the link above.
THE SCHOOL OF RFID IS NOW
It is very clear that there is a lot of hidden knowledge and
information on RFID that does not get shared. The School of RFID
wants to address this issue head on.
of RFID builds on the expertise of the Nordic ID team and its partners,
technology partners, customers, contacts in universities and other
educational institutes as well as different RFID, standard, retail
and/or supply chain related organizations. The aim is to be able to
gather as much information on RFID as possible and to share it to
anyone who needs it or is interested in RFID in general.
The main platform for sharing the information and knowledge is
the RFID Arena,
recommended for example by VILRI(VICS Item Level RFID Iniative). You can
find articles, white papers and blogs written by industry experts
there. The RFID Arena focuses on specialty
retail information and supply chain news. But just to make sure that
all the knowledge that has been gathered in the School of RFID is
been shared, also other solutions are being addressed. Many have
also found the technical articles on the RFID Arena extremely
helpful. Nordic ID RFID Friday Blog is also a continuous
source of information on the platform.
To insure that the staff is on top the latest information,
Nordic ID people visit and exhibit at industry events, attend
seminars and panels as well as cooperate closely with educational
institutions and organizations.
It does not end here though. The School of RFID is in everyone's
reach but needs to get closer to people. While visiting or
exhibiting events, Nordic ID RFID experts are sought out speakers
as well. Just this spring you might have heard the apparel RFID
expert Jessica Säilä speaking for example at Retail Business
Technology Expo in London and have a chance to come listen to her
at the RFID Lab Finland Spring Seminar.
School of RFID people try to ensure that the information is as
close to reality as possible. And for example organize store visits
at their customers' stores for all the retailers interested in
adopting RFID for their store operations. These visits have been
very popular and educational.
The first School of RFID seminar will be held this June for
apparel and specialty retailers in Paris. The attendees will get to
hear other retailers share their experiences, university
researchers inform of their findings, organizational people and of
course Nordic ID team will share their knowledge as well. All that
packaged into a fun 2-day experience.
So, step inside the School of RFID and
get schooled - on RFID.
RFID for Healthcare - an RFID
roll-out in Academic Hospital Monica
project rolls out in Academic Hospital Monica.
In the hospital inventory is taken with the Nordic ID Merlin UHF RFID Cross Dipole mobile
computer on different medical supplies and aids ranging from
syringes, cups, needles, tubes and even braces get counted to
ensure successfull replenishement every 2 weeks. A working
Just-in-Time warehouse management system consists of PHI DATA's
ID-WMS and ID-HospitalSupply applications.
More on RFID in Healthcare you read from this article.
Succeed in writing UHF RFID
This excellent article by Sini Syrjälä was just posted
yesterday. Go read.
Once the decision about adopting RFID to the company's
operations has been made, a number of issues need to be considered.
This article discusses the issues related to tags and the tag
writing; tag features and the communication between the tag and the
More good RFID news next week!