RFID in Europe Magazine Febuary 2016
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European RFID survey
RFID in Europe AISBL is a not-for-profit organization established in 2012. RFID in Europe's principle goal is to promote the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification and related technology solutions enabling small and medium sized organizations throughout Europe to gain competitive advantage through their best use. RFID in Europe connects with European end-users, operators, solution providers, universities, research establishments, non-government and government organizations and all other European stakeholders through own initiatives and promotion of national projects via our international network. RFID in Europe is an extension of a European Commission FP7 Thematic Network called RACE networkRFID initiated in 2009.
Smart Active Labels RFID
The smart active label (SAL) may be viewed as an evolutionary extension of the chipbased smart label technology, but with added complementary attributes.
A SAL may be considered as a structure in which a low cost RFID inlet or inlay (tag comprising RFID chip and antenna structure) is connected to a low profile power source and embedded into a label or similar construction capable of carrying printed information and graphics. Although they share some of the physical attributes of passive smart labels the capabilities engendered through the availability of integral power provision distinguish the SAL devices quite clearly from their passive counterparts.