China adopts RFID mail processing system

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China adopts RFID mail processing system

Antony Savvas

China Post is using RFID (radio frequency identification) systems from Symbol to track express mail bags in the Shanghai commercial area.

The deployment by Shanghai Post Express Mail Service is being used to increase productivity and speed delivery of items.

The system uses Symbol’s re-usable RFID tags, XR400 RFID fixed readers and MC9000 mobile computers.

The implementation is part of an on-going national postal pilot project sponsored by China's Ministry of Science and Technology.

The Symbol RFID technology allows Shanghai Post to track the status of mailbags en route from individual post offices to various collection and sorting stations within the Shanghai district automatically.

The wireless RFID system replaces barcoded tags on postbags, which required by staff to check the contents manually.

Shanghai Post said postbag processing had increased and there was “nearly 100% accuracy” in bag reading.

The system is now set to be adopted across all China’s provinces.


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