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RFID and Mobile Technologies

Release Date:
3/14/2012 6:47 PM
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University of New Haven: RFID technology, events University of New Haven: Andy Grace, events Andy Grace

WHAT:

Andy Grace, director of the RFID (radio frequency identification) business unit at George Schmitt & Co., will speak about his work on Wednesday, March 28, as part of UNH’s Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program.

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 28, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:

The Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering

DETAILS:

Grace will present a short update and overview on RFID and will discuss how this technology is being used. He  will highlight some of the common activities people are performing today that utilize this technology and describe how major retailers have implemented RFID to help control and maintain their retail products, inventories, and customer support efforts.

The presentation will also include case studies of how major companies use this technology to enhance and expand the capabilities of their products and systems and make them easier to use by their end users. Grace will describe how RFID is on the verge of moving into the mainstream of mobile technologies.

Grace has over 40 years of experience in technical, marketing and sales of high-tech electronics. His past experience includes being a consultant for Impinj, director of product management for RFID tags at Matrics/Symbol Technologies and director of interface products at Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.

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