Datalogic coordinates wireless/RFID European project

The project, "Select", is funded by the European Commission for the development of innovative wireless solutions to manage the logistics and manufacturing chain.

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Datalogic will coordinate a research project funded by the European Commission entitled SELECT (Smart and Efficient Location, idEntification and Cooperation Techniques). The project focuses on designing an automatic wireless system for identifying and detecting objects in real time in the area of intelligent transportation and manufacturing and in the Supply Chain Management area in particular.

Alongside Datalogic, the work team will include seven European enterprises, all highly specialized in R&D in the wireless and RFID areas. The team’s task is to create an innovative wireless system for identifying and locating objects through the use of cutting-edge tags that can be read from a remarkable distance (for example, via readers installed in the ceiling of warehouses or along the production line) and that are able to automatically transmit their own identification code as well as information that locates them within the building. The passive tags and the outstanding location precision are rather innovative elements that represent the final targets of the research project. It will also be possible to read the tags with systems working with today’s standards too and their structure will be very similar to a current RFID tag, with the aim of obtaining comparable and therefore very low costs.

SELECT is part of the seventh framework program (2007-2013) for research and technological development promoted by the European Commission. According to the Grant Agreement number 257544, SELECT will be funded for 2.850.000 Euro over a total period of 36 months. The project, which was launched on September 1, kicked-off with the first meeting organized in Bologna, at the headquarters of Datalogic.


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Noel P. Bodenburg
Noël P. Bodenburg, executive managing editor, has been with Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News since 2006. She is a graduate of Boston University. Prior to joining the Supply Chain Group magazines, Noël worked as a production and managing editor at other industry business-to-business publications.

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