RFID tags turns metal packaging into antennas

Monday 18 December 2006

Crown and QinetiQ are jointly developing radio-frequency identification (RFID) tracking that will turn metal packaging into an antenna and help reduce the costs of using the technology.

The two announced the partnership this week saying the development will solve problems with reading RFID tags attached to metal containers and cut the costs of using the technology. The technology will allow processors to integrate ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID tags into metal packaging at the single item level, they said. The two companies plan to target the technology at manufacturers of higher end products such as perfumes, liquors, confectionary and ink cartridges, before moving on to the wider beverages markets.

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