*Relationship between 3M and TI dates back to 1998
*Early RFID testing done at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with full rollout in 2000
*Long-term durability and data integrity of RFID tags tested under extreme conditions
This month, 3M Library Systems and Texas Instruments (TI) celebrated ten years of collaboration in the design and sale of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to libraries worldwide. 3M Library Systems (a subdivision of 3M Track and Trace) offers the tags along with circulation, self-service, and security equipment, while TI handles the design and manufacturing of the embedded RF inlays within the tags themselves.
The library relationship between the two companies began in the design and testing phase of the RFID tags and reader technology, culminating with the rollout in 2000 of a large-scale implementation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), an early testing ground for the technology. Since then, the partnership has resulted in the production of upwards of 80 million RFID tags that 3M has helped integrate into the collections at more than 1000 library sites.
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