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Workgroups

The RAIN RFID Alliance currently has multiple workgroups, where members of the Alliance can work together are specific projects or markets/industries. The workgroups have conference calls, usually monthly, and face-to-face meetings at the RAIN RFID Alliance events.

 

The current workgroups are: 

DEVELOPERS

  • Promote and facilitate the use of RAIN technology by developer communities all over the world.
  • Support exchange of best practices, promote open source software and easy to use systems to accelerate development efforts through an active RAIN ecosystem.

HEALTHCARE

  • Improve the quality of patient care by enabling healthcare providers to identify, locate, authenticate and engage with people and things.
  • Accelerate the growth and adoption of RAIN in the healthcare market.

INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING

  • Increase awareness and adoption of RAIN in industrial manufacturing, starting with the automotive industry.

INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)

  • Drive awareness and adoption of RAIN as a key enabler of the IoT across B2B, B2B2C applications.

RETAIL

  • Explore and promote applications and processes in retail (SC and In-store levels) which can be improved by using RAIN RFID.

SMART PRODUCTS & PACKAGING

  • Inspire people to a vision of new usages where RAIN is integrated seamlessly and unobtrusively while creating value for the life time of the product.

TECHNICAL

  • Inspire and facilitate the implementation of compelling solutions using RAIN technology.
  • Identify, develop, and publish materials that leverage the collective experience of workgroup members to the advantage of existing and new RAIN technology users.

Each workgroup has a Chair, Vice-Chair, and Executive Sponsor who manage the workgroup’s direction. Most RAIN Alliance member companies have provided volunteers for the workgroups. Typically, there are 10-20 people on the conference calls and 30-50 people attend the face-to-face meetings.

Each workgroup has created a charter which describes the mission, vision, scope, values, and projects for the workgroup’s activities.

It is common for the Executive Sponsors to represent end-users which are members of the Alliance, such as C&A for the Retail Workgroup and Kaiser Permanente for the Healthcare workgroup.

Some of accomplishments from the workgroups include: