Datalogic leads SELECT project for wireless supply chain solutions

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 within the supply chain.

Alongside Datalogic, the work team will comprise another 7 European enterprises, all highly specialised in R&D, 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 distance and that are able to automatically transmit their own identification code and information that locates them within the building. The passive tags and the location precision are 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 and their structure will be very similar to a current RFID tag, with the aim of obtaining comparable costs.

SELECT is part of the seventh framework programme (2007-2013) for research and technological development promoted by the European Commission. SELECT will be funded for 2.850.000 Euro over a total period of 36 months.

The project will give special emphasis to the analysis and application of "environmentally friendly" solutions. For example incorporating passive communication (without using batteries) and leveraging smart cooperation strategies of the technologies already in use.

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