Sirit Inc., a leading provider of RFID technology, announced that the INfinity 510 UHF reader was selected for Finland's postal delivery service RFID implementation. Readers have been installed across the country as part of a system to monitor and quantify the speed and accuracy of real-time postal deliveries.
Finn-ID, the leading auto-identification solutions provider in Finland, developed and installed the application for the Mail Communications division of Itella, a contract services company that manages postal deliveries in Finland and throughout Europe.
The implementation uses Sirit's IN510 to read Gen 2 RFID tags embedded in envelopes that are tracked throughout the entire delivery process. Selected envelops, which are not identifiable by postal workers, contain an RFID tag with a unique number. As these envelops travel through the delivery and sorting process, the data relating to their movement is collected and transmitted to a back-end system. The system then provides analyses on mail routing, length of time to deliver an item and other benchmarks relating to level of service.
"The decision process for selecting the best reader came down to features and performance," stated Kari Hanninen, technology manager at Finn-ID. "From a features perspective, Sirit's IN510 allowed us to program an advanced script which resides within the reader to accommodate the use of photoelectric sensors along with managing data output to a legacy application. On the performance side, the IN510 has excelled in successfully reading tags in a challenging environment and continues to show why it was the top performing reader throughout our testing process."
"Finn-ID has done a great job in replacing an expensive legacy solution based on active RFID with a cost-effective implementation using Gen 2 technology," added Tony Sabetti, vice president of RF Solutions at Sirit. "Their tunnel antenna system reads the tags in any orientation and provides the high read-rate accuracy required by their customer. Sirit is pleased that our IN510 is successfully powering this unique, real-time track and trace solution."
To learn more about Sirit's portfolio of RFID solutions, visit www.sirit.com. More information about Finn-ID can be found at www.finn-id.fi.
About Sirit Inc.
Sirit Inc. is a leading provider of RFID technology worldwide. Harnessing the power of Sirit's enabling-RFID technology, customers are able to more rapidly bring high quality RFID solutions to the market with reduced initial engineering costs. Sirit's products are built on more than 14 years of RF domain expertise addressing multiple frequencies (LF/HF/UHF), multiple protocols and are compliant with global standards. Sirit's broad portfolio of products and capabilities can be customized to address new and traditional RFID market applications including Supply Chain & Logistics, Cashless Payment (including Electronic Tolling), Access Control, Automatic Vehicle Identification, Near Field Communications, Inventory Control & Management, Asset Tracking and Product Authentication. For more information, visit www.sirit.com.
Finn-ID provides its customers with automatic identification based enterprise solutions utilizing bar code and RFID technologies. These solutions improve competitiveness and operational quality, increase profitability and efficiency, as well as lower operating expenses. Founded in 1986, Finn-ID is a leading supplier of AIDC (auto ID and Data Collection) solutions. With offices in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Russia, Finn-ID has provided solutions to numerous companies operating in manufacturing, logistics, retail and government. For more information, visit www.finn-id.fi.