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Is RFID Technology Used in India?

Posted By RFID Journal, 03.08.2012
If so, can you please provide some examples?

—Name withheld

Yes, we have written a number of articles regarding deployments in India. Here are a few examples:

India's RFID Solar Mission
As part of a national strategy to increase the amount of energy generated via solar power, the Indian government is mandating that all solar modules be tagged and tracked.

Indian Jeweler Gains Efficiency, Customer Service
Using a system involving high-frequency passive RFID tags and readers, a single employee can record a store's entire 10,000-item inventory in an hour.

Indian Aluminum Company Tracks Deliveries
Vedanta is using a UHF EPC Gen 2 RFID system to track the arrival and departure of contractors and employees at its smelter, as well as the weight of coal delivered to its power plant.

Indian Conglomerate ITC Focuses on RFID Expansion
The company's item-level RFID deployment is already yielding some significant benefits at two distribution centers and eight of its Willis Lifestyle stores.

RFID Facilitates Grain Storage in India
Adani Grain Logistics deployed radio frequency identification to automate steps for receiving, testing and tracking food grain at its two main depots.

Google India Uses RFID to Locate Shared Equipment
At its corporate offices, the search engine company's Indian division is using Google Maps and EPC Gen 2 RFID technology to track thousands of electronic devices.

Indian Retailer Uses RFID on Garments
Tagging individual items reduces theft, cuts the time required for taking inventory and speeds up sales transactions.

Apollo Hospital Chennai Uses RFID to Speed Up Check-ups
The system tracks 250 patients simultaneously as they undergo dozens of diagnostic procedures in half a day, thereby improving traffic flow and saving many hours of time.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor,
RFID Journal

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