Alien Technology recently announced that GS1 EPCglobal Inc. has awarded its Accredited Test Center Program (v.2.0) Mark to the Alien RFID Solution Center (Alien RSC). Located in the Dayton, Ohio region, the Alien RSC is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to bringing the benefits of RFID technology to applications that enable improved asset visibility, enhanced consumer safety and security, and greater operating efficiencies.
The Accreditation Mark signifies that the Alien RSC has successfully completed the EPCglobal Test Center Reassessment Audit and that it uses a standard set of test profiles to simulate real-world conditions in testing the readability of end-user products that are tagged with the EPC. EPCglobal Inc. is the not-for-profit organization whose mission is to drive the adoption of the EPC in global supply chains.
The RSC is home to Alien RFID Academy, responsible for educating thousands of industry professionals in proper RFID implementation techniques. The 23,000 square foot facility is designed to accommodate hands-on education and technology assessments by mocking typical real-world environments to help clients visualize RFID opportunities in their particular applications.
"As an Accredited Performance Test Center, the Alien RSC is able to facilitate multiple RFID performance evaluations for clients and partners in a repeatable, standardized and trustworthy environment, helping clients more efficiently and cost effectively conduct their RFID analysis with the assistance of experienced RFID specialists." said George Everhart, Alien Technology CEO.
"We want to make it easy for end users to ensure that their tagged shipments can be read before sending them through their global supply chains," said Chris Adcock, president of EPCglobal Inc. "The GS1 EPCglobal Test Center Accreditation Program will help end users be assured that an accredited third party has established that these shipments can be read."
EPCglobal Inc is a subsidiary of the global not-for-profit standards organization GS1, and supports the global adoption of the Electronic Product Code as industry-driven standards to enable accurate, immediate and cost-effective visibility of information throughout the supply chain. For more information about EPCglobal Inc, visit: http://www.epcglobalinc.org.
Alien Technology is a leading provider of UHF RFID products and services, including RFID ICs, inlays, readers, and education. Alien is headquartered in Morgan Hill, California, with Alien Technology Asia in South Korea, its subsidiary Quatrotec located in South San Francisco, California, and the RFID Solutions Center located in the Dayton, Ohio region. Alien also maintains sales offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.alientechnology.com.