Impinj Inc., a UHF gen 2 RFID vendor, has announced an implementation in food freshness and customer safety with the METRO Group. At the launch of their Future Store, METRO Group began using RFID in the butchery to guarantee freshness, increase customer safety and manage inventory.
METRO Group adds an Impinj Monza powered tag to each meat package before placing it in a customer-facing Smart Freezer. Approximately 50 Impinj Speedway readers and 200 Impinj near-field UHF antennas inside the Smart Freezer continually monitor the “best before” date for each package and alert store personnel to remove goods before they reach that date. Additional read points at both point-of-sale terminals and exit gates make sure that stock levels are accurately monitored at all times.