Impinj Partners with The Coca-Cola Company on Revolutionary Beverage Dispenser
RFID-enabled dispenser sets new industry standards for innovation, convenience and efficiency
August 18, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provider Impinj, Inc. today announced a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company to provide critical RFID technology supporting its new Coca-Cola Freestyle™ beverage dispensing system. More than four years in planning, the revolutionary dispensing platform’s design utilizes both Impinj Monza™ tag chips and Indy™ reader chips, which together provide the core RFID capability of the system. The Coca-Cola Freestyle™ system uses RFID to monitor, track and maintain dispenser operations as well as to provide real-time business analytics about product consumption and preferences.
“The Coca-Cola Freestyle™ platform is a brilliant example of a successful integration of RFID technology into a high visibility consumer application. We are pleased to be a key partner with The Coca-Cola Company in its development,” said William T. Colleran, Ph.D., president and CEO of Impinj. “We believe the dispenser provides value to the consumer by offering a wider range of beverage choices, and value to Coca-Cola by significantly improving operational efficiency and imparting useful consumer research.”
Testing of Coca-Cola Freestyle™ dispensing system has already begun in selected US markets.
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, luggage and food to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
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