Group Promotes Radio ID System
A group of technology suppliers, standards bodies and associations, and potential users from a variety of industries announced November 25 the formation of the Smart Active Label (SAL) Consortium to promote smart active label products and create standards to benefit supply chain management, asset tracking and consumers.
Smart active labels are thin and flexible data carrying devices that contain a power source and use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology that monitor, process, store and may transmit data over ranges of up to hundreds of meters. Customers receive complete, real-time inventory, and may have numerous undiscovered applications. Promoters say that Smart Active Labels will lead the way for the RFID industry to become bigger than the plastic credit card and smart card industry SAL isn’t just RFID labels – it includes printed microelectronics, roll-to-roll mass production of environment-friendly, disposable devices.
For more information, please visit www.sal-c.org.