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New International Organization Formed to Promote RFID

Leading members of the radio frequency identification industry announced today the launch of a new independent body, the International RFID Institute,, dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in effective and appropriate application of RFID technologies in industry, government, and non-commercial organizations through technology-neutral, vendor-neutral and independent, RFID education, certifications, and applied RFID research.
The Institute’s mission is to promote the “public good” that comes from having industry and professionals achieve high levels of professionalism through the research, education, and development of the RFID science and knowledge-base; and validation of that knowledge obtained through professional certification. Membership is open to all interested in pursuing this mission.
The Institute will cover all forms of RFID, including real-time locating systems (RTLS), active, passive, battery-assisted, and near field communications (NFC) systems, software to manage or share data through RFID systems, RFID-enabled sensors, and related technologies with which RFID systems will be integrated.
The RFID Institute is currently recruiting Subject Matter Experts to help develop its Foundation Certification exam addressing the needs of both end-users and solution providers. The first public event will be held at RFID Journal Live in Orlando, Fl. on April 30th – May 2nd.

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