RFID Research Center Moves from Arkansas to Auburn University
By: RFID Journal May 06, 2014
The RFID Research Center, currently part of the University of Arkansas, is moving to an Alabama site near Auburn University, with which it will now be affiliated.
The center's Arkansas Radio Compliance (ARC) laboratory has offered certification and testing for ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags since 2010, and both the RFID Research Center and the ARC lab are now expected to grow exponentially, according to Bill Hardgrave, a dean and Wells Fargo professor at Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. The RFID Research Center will continue its research relationship with the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business, the college's department of supply chain management and the university's Center for Advanced Spatial Technology. However, it will now also work closely with multiple groups at Auburn that will allow it to expand far beyond item-level RFID tagging for apparel and other retail applications.