Datamars and Impinj Partner Up

Posted June 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Datamars Textile ID, Bedano, Switzerland, recently announced a strategic partnership in the linen, uniform and facility services market with Impinj, a leading provider of RAIN RFID (formerly known as UHF RFID) solutions, according to a news release.

This partnership combines Datamars’ expertise in the industrial laundry segment with Impinj’s platform based on RAIN RFID, to deliver new RAIN RFID-based solutions customized for the needs of the industrial laundry field. In the last few years, more laundries have been implementing RAIN RFID systems not only to reach higher productivity and to avoid linen losses, but also to offer their end customers new RAIN RFID-based commercial concepts and services, in order to stand out from their competitors. This new partnership aims to benefit industrial laundries by assuring a continuous and synergistic research and development between the two companies, releasing together new state-of-the-art products and innovative concepts for the laundry market, the release said.

“As we enter a new era of RFID-centric processes, characterized by mature markets, companies must join their forces and different expertise to co-innovate and anticipate their customers’ needs,” said Riccardo Mazzolini, Datamars Textile ID general manager. “This close collaboration between our companies allows the prompt deployment of the last breakthrough technologies to the laundry field. By combining Datamars’ laundry market expertise with Impinj’s technologic one, we can identify together new exciting business opportunities, creating innovative RAIN RFID-based concepts and services, with the guarantee, thanks to Impinj, to offer to our customers the best technology available on the market.”

Datamars’ last product launch, the “LaundryChipTM 401,” that integrates Impinj’s “Monza R6-P” tag chip, is an example of this close collaboration. Taking advantage of the Impinj Monza R6-P’s high sensitivity, Datamars’ engineers created the LaundryChip in the smallest dimensions ever, according to the release. The automatic performance adjustment system embedded in the Impinj Monza R6-P guarantees that the LaundryChip 401 exhibits the highest reading performances throughout the whole laundry process.

“Automating processes, improving timeliness of services, and reducing inventory shrinkage help laundry facilities maximize their profits and deliver quality service to customers,” said Larry Arnstein, VP of solutions and business development at Impinj. “The Datamars and Impinj solution was developed for those customer needs and brings together the strength of the Impinj platform with Datamars’ excellence and expertise in industrial laundry.”

To read the full release, click here.