RFID Industry Associations
AIPIA – Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association
- AIPIA’s mission is to dramatically reduce supply chain costs and increase its member’s inventory turnover by the implementation of hi-tech solutions in packaging
- AIPIA believes that implementation of new technologies in packaging are key to growth, enhanced efficiency, reduced waste and increased control in sales at the end-user level
- Formed by the Uniform Code Council and EAN International (now collectively GS1) to commercialize the Electronic Product Code initially developed at the Auto-ID Center at MIT
- Adminsters the distribution of EPC numbers to member organizations (for fee).
AIM – Association for Automatic Identification
- Global trade association for the Automatic Identification and Data Capture industry, initially founded to promote bar coding
- Members are manufacturers or service providers of technologies such as RFID, bar code, card technologies (magnetic stripe, smart card, contactless card, optical card), biometrics, and electronic article surveillance (EAS).
- Provides technology information, standards, news, case studies, white papers on RFID, and free newsletter
Prominent RFID Media Sites
Prominent RFID Academic Research Centers
University of Wisconsin RFID Lab
- RFID thought leadership and knowledge exchange in a trusted, collaborative-learning community of leading companies.
Penn State Behrend RFID Center of Excellence
- The lab is strategically designed to demonstrate reader performance, antenna capabilities, tag analysis, ERP system integration, product tagging optimization, and real-time asset tracking.
- Also used for testing and prototyping applications before implementing them into the field
University of Florida IFAS Center for Food Distribution and Retailing (CFDR)
- The first research center of its kind worldwide to focus on perishables distribution and retailing.
- Includes more than 25 faculty researchers plus associated students and staff involved in research and development involving the entire perishable distribution system from product source to retail shelves.
- RFID program participants include Publix, Del Monte, Avery Dennison, Franwell, Tyco/ADt, and Motorola
University of Arkansas RFID Research Center
- Mutli-disciplinary center (retail, supply chain, industrial engineering, and computer science, etc.)
- Base of operations is a lab which models a production warehouse and retail store environment in 10,000 sq. ft. of space donated to the center by Hanna’s Candles and located off-campus within Hanna’s manufacturing and warehouse facility
- A federation of research universities working to develop new technologies and applications for revolutionizing global commerce.
- Funded in part by the EAN.UCC, governments, and industry, the labs are based at MIT, University of Cambridge, University of Adelaide, Keio University, Fudan University, and University of St. Gallen, and continue the academic work of the AutoID Center.
Unaffiliated Networking Sites
- The International RFID Business Association (RFIDba) founded by Harry Pappas
- An international, not-for profit, vendor neutral, educational, trade association.
- Focused on serving the needs of End Users who have a need for educational programs that will help them in achieving a successful implentation of RFID technolgies in their business.
- Founded by Adi Tedjasaputra
- RFID Community in Asia; goal is to be the Independent RFID Knowledge Centre in Asia
- Founded by Mark Johnson
- A group of industry experts that collaborate on RFID and sensor technology, standards, venture capital, products and solutions.
- Claim members in 65 countries and over 700 companies
- Founded by Louis Sirico
- A global community of professionals and an authoritative resource for in-depth articles, videos, product reviews and benchmarks on lean wireless technologies (RFID, RTLS), lean manufacturing, AutoID, sensors, information technology, standards, regulations, intellectual property and patents.