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German retail giant opens test center to push RFID Reviews Top Categories Phones Laptops TVs Tablets Cameras Appliances Car Tech Audio Desktops Software Headphones Printers Networking Wearable Tech Deals How To Top Categories Computers Home Entertainment Internet Phones Photography Security Tablets ForumsLog In to CNET Join Related Stories RFID a retail revolution? July 5, 2004 At Delta, tracking bags with radio tags July 1, 2004 Sun adds Java tools to RFID menu May 31, 2004 IBM sets up RFID center in Japan May 25, 2004 RFID standards race may set early market leaders May 19, 2004 Metro Group, the German retail chain pushing for adoption of radio frequency identification technology, opened its RFID test center on Wednesday. The Dusseldorf based company, which operates a range of retail outlets across Germany, said it began operating its RFID Innovation Center in the town of Neuss, where its sales divisions, technology partners and suppliers will test radio tag systems. Last year, the retail firm announced an RFID mandate requiring its top 100 suppliers to begin attaching the RFID tags to pallets of goods headed for the company's 10 central distribution warehouses and 50 of its stores by this November. RFID systems combine chips that carry descriptive information with radio frequency technology to track inventory. retail juggernaut Wal Mart Stores, has become a recognized leader in the push for development of RFID. Wal Mart, which opened its own test center earlier this year, is asking its own top 100 suppliers to deliver pallets of products armed with RFID tags by 2005. Department of Defense have unveiled plans to gradually introduce RFID, Metro fancies itself as the only company currently planning to use the technology throughout its entire diamond supply co nyc chain. By Jan. 1, 2006, Metro wants to have more than 250 of its stores on its RFID system, encompassing more than 300 of the retailer's partners. By 2007, the company aims to have the technology turned on in 800 stores across Germany. Metro highlighted a number of technology vendors as partners in the RFID Innovation Center, including IBM, Intel, Philips, SAP and Intermec. Metro executives called the opening a "crucial step" in moving the company's plans forward. "With the opening of this center we are fulfilling our promise to intensively support our partners in the realization of the rollout," Zygmunt Mierdorf, chief information officer at Metro, said in a statement. Using the center, Metro believes, its partners will be able to gauge how the technology functions under real life conditions. The company said the bulk of its testing will focus on RFID readers and tags used for different merchandise categories, packaging units and applications. Metro reported that a number of test areas are available in the facility, including reproductions of vans clothing stores and food outlets, in addition to a simulation of the firm's complete supply chain. Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. Select type of offense: Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Advertisements or commercial links Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentCBS Interactive Inc. Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreementcnet Reviews All Reviews Audio Cameras Car Tech Desktops Laptops Phones Tablets TVs News All News Apple Crave Internet Microsoft Mobile Sci Tech Security Tech Industry Video All Videos Apple Byte CNET On Cars CNET Top 5 CNET Update Next Big Thing The 404 The Fix XCAR More About CBS Interactive About CNET CNET 100 CNET Deals CNET Forums CNET Mobile Corrections Help Center Permissions Follow us via. Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest Newsletters RSS Should you loved this short article and you wish to receive more details about vans caps i implore you to visit our web-page.