The University of Arkansas announced that it has added Avery Dennison to the advisory board at its RFID Research Center. The research center is located in the campus’ Information Technology Research Institute in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
The center’s board oversees the creation of RFID standards and testing that aids the development of RFID technology. As a board member, Avery Dennison will partner with the university to offer intelligent in-store solutions to retailers and brand owners.
The facility primarily conducts research on the efficient use of RFID and other wireless technologies throughout the supply chain, with special interest on the retail supply chain. The laboratory is has EPCglobal Performance Test Center accreditation. EPCglobal Inc. is a global not-for-profit standards organization commercializing the trademarked Electronic Product Code and RFID worldwide.
The campus’ RFID Research Center has had previous ties with Avery Dennison, working with its members on a university sponsored item-level RFID project at Bloomingdale’s.