RFID Application Development Lab

ARIS established its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Application Development Lab (RADLab) in 2007. The RADLab is home to SAIT's Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) research and other electronics and information-technology projects. RFID is a wireless communications technology with multiple applications. It facilitates tracking and tracing activities in supply-chain and work-in-progress (WIP) manufacturing, real-time location-based services, and inventory management. The RADLab is focused on introducing innovative products and applications into an emerging market, working closely with students and industry partners. It is uniquely positioned to provide organizations (e.g., emergency services, livestock, oil and gas, and manufacturing) with the resources needed to improve processes and track assets with accuracy, speed and reliability. The RADLab team is part of the RAIN RFID Alliance. RAIN will promote awareness, education and initiatives to accelerate ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID growth and adoption in business and consumer applications worldwide. RAIN will deliver consistent, focused messaging about the benefits of UHF RFID to end users and consumers alike.

RFID Application Development

Research Areas

  • Asset management, process and technology improvement

  • Software development to support RFID technologies

  • Hardware integration to support expanded RFID capabilities in existing systems

  • Vendor-neutral software and hardware integration

  • Distributed wireless sensor networks that facilitate automated inventory reading, processes or systems

Contact the RFID Application Development Lab

  • Glen Kathler, RFID+ Certified Professional, Applied Research Chair
    403.774.4994
    glen.kathler@sait.ca

RAIN RFID Alliance