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RAIN RFID Alliance Announces New Partnerships

Partnerships with key industry organizations help to grow the market

Pittsburgh, PA – 24 August 2015 – The RAIN RFID Alliance announced partnerships with two key organizations in the RFID industry. CNRFID (the French RFID National Center) and IDTechEx will join with RAIN to provide information and guidance to organizations involved in passive UHF RFID.

CNRFID was created by the French Government, to encourage the deployment of RFID – Radio Frequency IDentification. RFID is an automatic identification technology offering potential applications in all sectors (retail, health, aeronautic industry, leisure, transportation, etc.). Active RFID tags and passive RFID tags appear in different form factors: RFID tags, RFID badges, RFID cards, etc. These RFID tags are generally associated with RFID readers connected to the information system. Commonly used RFID frequencies are: RFID LF (125 and 134.2 kHz), RFID HF (13.56 MHz) and RFID UHF (860-960 MHz). Associated with sensors network, these RFID technologies are the basis for future applications of the Internet of Things (IoT). The CNRFID supports the RFID suppliers, RFID users, institutions and research organizations according to their needs by promoting the use of ISO or EPC standards. It brings together over 120 national and international stakeholders involved in the development of RFID projects.

IDTechEx is a recognized industry expert and is widely cited in global media on emerging technologies. Since 1999, IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. IDTechEx has tracked the RFID market since 1999 and provides accurate data on the industry based on conducting interviews with the leading global players. IDTechEx research helps companies appraise their opportunities, understand the market size, potential and trends to allow organizations to make the best decisions to benefit from RFID.

“As a government sponsored organization in France, CNRFID is leading the way in Europe in providing education to end-users and supporting the standardization efforts,” said Steve Halliday, president of RAIN RFID Alliance. “IDTechEx is the leading provider of market analysis in this industry and we are pleased to be associated with both organizations as we grow the RAIN Alliance.”

“The education of RFID end-users is one of the keys of market growth. The partnership with RAIN RFID Alliance will help in delivering a coherent message,” said Claude Tetelin, CTO of CNRFID. “The aim is to explain what are the real benefits of the technology and the best way to implement it without forgetting to speak about the way to take security and privacy issues into account.”

“IDTechEx is delighted to partner with the RAIN RFID Alliance. The partnership will help to gather and provide information about the RAIN RFID industry that will enable companies to optimize their RAIN RFID strategy,” said Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx.

About CNRFID:
Initiated by the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment, to facilitate adoption and use of RFID technology and develop its applications, the French National RFID Centre (CNRFID) is a non-profit organization for RFID providers, users, integrators and laboratories. It supports their specifics needs and interests. CNRFID is a member of several international standardization committees, including CEN, ETSI, and ISO. More about CNRFID is at: www.centrenational-rfid.com.

About IDTechEx:
IDTechEx conducts detailed examinations of emerging technologies based on extensive primary research carried out by our technical analysts around the world. Clients use these insights to help make strategic business decisions to grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with global offices in Boston, USA, Berlin, Germany and a regional office in Japan and Korea, supporting customers in over 80 countries. Learn more about IDTechEx at: www.idtechex.com.

About RAIN RFID Alliance:
The RAIN RFID Alliance is hosted by AIM, Inc. a nonprofit organization. RAIN promotes awareness, education, and initiatives to accelerate the adoption in business and consumer applications worldwide of passive UHF RFID standards developed by GS1 (EPC Gen2) and incorporated by ISO/IEC (18000-63). Information on RAIN is available on the RAIN website at www.RAINRFID.org or by email at gro.D1493619023IFRNI1493619023AR@of1493619023ni1493619023.
About AIM:
For over 40 years, AIM has served as the association and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment. AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies and services around the world. Visit us online at www.aimglobal.org.

Media Contact:

Steve Haliday

President, RAIN RFID Alliance

+1 412 726 3515

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Kerry Krause

Marketing, RAIN RFID Alliance

+1 503 709 9730

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