Advanced ID Corporation has teamed up with Applied Wireless Identifications (AWID) to produce and market RFID readers for Advanced ID’s field tests in Taiwan, where some 32,000 readers are expected to be needed to support the country’s hog industry.
Advanced ID has made good use of AWID’s expertise to jointly develop an RFID (radio frequency identification) reader exclusively for the livestock identification market, and which will be used for its field tests in Canada, Taiwan, and Argentina. AWID’s readers were previously used in Advanced ID’s field tests conducted at Ballco Feeders Custom Feedlot, and at Cargill’s beef processing plant. The readers performed flawlessly, offering a significant read range under conditions described by Advanced ID as “extreme”.
“We have been working with Advanced ID for over a year to assist in the development of an RFID reader to meet the specific needs of the livestock industry,” explained AWID’s president and CEO, Donny Lee. “Consequently, we’re very excited about partnering with them to provide cost effective RFID technology solutions for livestock identification and trace back.”
According to Advanced ID’s president, Barry Bennett, biosecurity and food safety have become critical issues for the livestock industry in recent years. The firm’s partnership with AWID to provide livestock identification and trace back systems will help to minimise or even eliminate such issues.
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