Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 23 November 2012
The technology, called "Metal-friendly RFID technology for metallic objects," short for RFID-mf, can be used in providing each metallic body a unique identity, said Ho Pao-chung, executive vice president of Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III), which co-developed the technology with the Taoyuan-based 2D-Alliance Inc.
The RFID-mf technology overcame the difficulties of traditional RFID technology in reading metallic objects, said Feng Ming-whei, director-general of the III's Smart Network System Institute. Researchers tested out the technology by loading a truck with RFID-mf tagged liquefied petroleum gas tanks and traveling through a reading gate at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour. The reading rate was 100 percent, she said.
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