Anticipating that a 950-MHz band will be assigned for RFID applications in Japan, Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd. will open a RFID verification facility in May in Japan with three partner companies. HP’s partner companies include Toyo Kanetsu Solutions K.K., IDEC Controls Ltd. and ThreeQ. Ltd., all of which are familiar with implementing logistics controlling systems in Japan. Designated an HP RFID Noisy Lab, the lab will be located in Toyo Kanetsu’s plant in Kisarazu, Chiba prefecture, similar to a U.S. lab HP operates in Omaha, Nebraska.
“The technology of RFID is not brand new. But the technology is entering into a new phase of RFID usage from a closed world such as factory automation to much broader areas including personal identification,” said Masaru Someya, general manager of Enterprise Segment Marketing at Hewlett-Packard Japan. Continue >>