The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has announced that it will upgrade its 21 country quality efficiency program with new RFID tags provided by Alien.
The program involves placement of UHF RFID tags within thousands of test-delivery envelopes which are subsequently circulated throughout various post offices in the 21 participating countries, ranging from Mexico to Malaysia. The tagged envelopes are then read at distinct locations and the efficiency of the postal network is then measured and quantified.
The main objective of the program is to identify potentially slow mail routes and bottlenecks in order to streamline the delivery processes. In order to ensure accurate reads, the UPU selected Alien’s tags, which were recently lauded as “top ranking” by the European EPC Competence Center (EECC).
The AIDA Center, commissioned by the UPU to help decide which tags to choose, agreed with the EECC after conducting comparative inlay analysis, finding that the Alien tags provided the best read range as well as the most consistent read performance.