Located near Graz, Austria, the centre aims to improve the performance and reliability of new and existing RFID systems through testing under real-life conditions for various industries, such as pharmaceutical, manufacturing and retail.
Working in collaboration with key industry bodies such as EPCglobal and the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), the facility will help NXP and its partners to deliver optimised industry products, said NXP.
Jan-Willem Reynaerts, general manager for RFID at NXP Semiconductors, said, “In the past, system integrators have only been able to find out how components perform in actual applications when conducting trials with end-users.
“An environment such as NXP’s Graz centre ensures these solutions are business ready, removing the need for beta testing, improving return-on-investment and providing an extra level of confidence for the customer.”
German retail giant METRO Group is using the Graz centre to test a range of UHF (ultra high frequency) RFID tag readers for use in its high-density warehouses across Germany.
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