While the new RFID lab at Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass., is geared towards training students in RFID as it applies to supply chain management, at least one student wants to expand the technology to the college’s ID cards. The electrical engineering major is working on a pilot project to embed electronic tags into IDs so students can buy lunch, check out a library book or gain access to computer labs.
The lab was established using technology donated by French company TAGSYS, which has an office in Burlington, Mass. The company designs and manufactures RFID systems used to track inventory in retail stores.
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