Auburn RFID Lab Debuts Tagged Item Certification Program

— March 11, 2015

Auburn University's RFID Lab has established the first RFID Tagged Item Certification program to assist retail product manufacturers.

The lab is now issuing certifications for tagged item performance and quality.  Manufacturers of apparel, cosmetics, grocery items, electronics, jewelry, and other goods can now directly submit their RFID-tagged items to the lab. The lab will issue a certification for their items against basic RFID quality and any and all GS1 TIPP Grades requested by their retail partners.  To submit items or receive additional information about testing, contact the RFID Lab at [email protected], or visit its website, rfid.auburn.edu.

RFID performance and quality testing has been a staple of the RFID Lab for the last eight years under the ARC program, which pioneered most of the modern testing practices for retail RFID. Auburn's ARC program was recently adapted and published in the GS1 TIPP Item Level Grading System, making the Auburn RFID Lab uniquely qualified to certify retail products using the practices it helped create.

The Auburn RFID Lab has worked with the world's leading retailers, suppliers, and technology providers for more than a decade. The Auburn Lab is the global benchmark for RFID performance, utilized by the majority of RFID-enabled retailers in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as every major RFID tag manufacturer. This new certification program adds retail item manufacturers to this community, and will help support continued innovation for newer and better ways to utilize RFID in retail.

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