With over 25 years
of process and a
decade of RFID
experience in
development and
project implementations the RFID Institute guarantees a successful business outcome. Based on our involvement in application and solution design and understanding the user requirements in compiling Feasibility Studies, we have developed tried and tested solutions across multiple industry sectors.Through our Partnership Alliances we have the resources to provide a full
turnkey project

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RFID Institute SA., is Africa’s leading vendor-neutral RFID service provider, providing expert professional services to all organizations intending to implement, or simply learn more about RFID.

RFID is not a “plug and play” technology.

It requires careful selection and tuning. Expertise is essential for its successful implementation.

The value that RFID provides to organisations comes from improved processes and how well the technology and processes are integrated with the Enterprise system. Despite the focus on tag costs and product features, fundamental decisions about processes and system design have the greatest impact on the value and return on investment the RFID system provides.

Using experts to manage the system design and implementation is one of the safest and most effective RFID investments a company can make. Research has indicated a strong link between the involvement of specialised RFID service providers such as the RFID Institute and project success.

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RFID Enabled Solutions

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Swaziland Sugar Association appoints the RFID Institute.SA to assess the feasability of applying RFID technology of product traceablity throughout the distribution process for local and European bulk sugar exports.

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SP D100 series omni directional reader/writers offer new solutions for automatic identification system.



The TAGSYS Medio PO13 is a low Cost 13.56 MHz OEM reader for mid-range reading applications.


EMS Cobalt HF Readers

Integrated Modular Controller / Antennas.  Rugged, highly connected Cobalt HF RFID systems give integrators fast, low cost RFID readers and tags for the factory floor.



Apply the RFID Institute.SA approach to successful RFID Application Implementation to compile a group standard. Based on the proven module of "The Uses and Benefits of RFID within the Mining Industry".

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ThingMagic Serial Reader

Rugged Indoor / Outdoor UHF RFID reader



820-980 MHz Linear Polarised Patch Antenna



High Performance, Easy to deploy, Easy to Manage.



Comptia Gold Education Partner - RFID Institute.SA upgraded to Gold Partner Status for RFID+ Certification and Training.



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The Alien Technology ALN-9540 Squiggle Inlays are general purpose RFID inlays optimized for use in pallet and case tagging applications


ALIEN - 8800 Enterprise RFID Reader

EPC Gen 2, ETSI Compliant RFID Reader


What is RFID?

Automatic identification uses technology to track and manage items with minimal human intervention. The two primary automatic identification techniques are barcodes and RFID.


Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a system that involves electronic tags containing identification numbers or other data encoded onto an integrated circuit (IC). A device called a reader sends an electromagnetic signal to the tag. Upon receiving the reader’s signal, the tag transmits its code to the reader. By monitoring tag ID’s, the RFID system can track the presence and location of an object as it moves through the organization.

RFID is a combination of radio broadcast and digital coding technology. In digital coding technology, the digital data is encoded on a microchip. RFID uses radio waves to capture the digital data encoded in the microchip without any direct contact with the microchip. Therefore, RFID is used in contact less data transfers such as smart cards.

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Appoints RFID Institute Professional Services for compilation of a feasibility study for the use of RFID within its existing business.

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Adopts the RFID Institutes phased approach for the uses and benefits of RFID applications within the mining Industry.

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The RFID Institute SA manages turnkey project implimentation and provides quality control procedures.

has been awarded the tender for a turnkey implementation of the RFID Sample Tracking System at Assmang Iron Ore´s Khumani Mine in the Northern Cape. The automated sample tracking system will utilise both HF and UHF RFID technology for identification tagging at source and thereafter sample tracking throughout the preparation and analytical processes. Sample identification data will interface to various other components and the LIMS control system within the overall infrastructure.

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Comptia Gold Education Partner - RFID Institute.SA upgraded to Gold Partner Status for RFID+ Certification and Training.

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Successful RFID Proof of Concept at Standard Bank

The RFID Institute SA has completed a successful RFID Proof of Concept at Standard Bank´s 5 Simmonds Street premises in Johannesburg. This project entailed the installation, configuring and testing of an Alien UHF portal in a walkway between two buildings, the requirement is to scan the UHF ID cards of personnel passing through the walkway during emergency evacuation procedures. The final configuration was tested with a one hundred percent read rate.

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Harmony Gold

Appoint the RFID Institute SA to Specify and Compile  "Group Standards" (RFID Blueprint).

have commissioned the RFID Institute SA to design an RFID system for people management (safety exposure to noise; dust etc.) underground asset management, and ore tracking at the new mine extension at Doornkop South Reef Project. This includes project analysis, testing and validation, site survey, system design, implementation and technical support.

Harmony is the fifth largest gold producer in the world, with operations and projects in South Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea, their Doornkop South Reef project entails the deepening of the main shaft. Four working levels and additional infrastructure are also being developed. The project will bring to account over three million ounces of gold during an 11-year life of mine.

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leads the development of industry-driven standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) to support the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in today’s fast-moving, information rich, trading networks.

In association with EPCglobal, the RFID Institute SA provides comprehensive and specialised training in RFID technology.

The RFID Institute.SA Academy offers a broad range of current and up to the minute educational courses developed in conjunction with standards organisations and end-users. Our courses are held at our Academy in Johannesburg and we also offer the facility of on-site training at your business premises.

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Mondi Group

The Institute was recently contracted to analyse and upgrade Mondi Group / Versapak’s existing RFID system in the thermoforming division. Versapak are world-class manufacturers of expanded polystyrene packaging and PVC stretch film for the FMCG, fast food, beverage and agricultural sectors of both local and international markets.

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RFID Institute SA has been Appointed by Schauenburg to conduct site surveys and User requirement specifications on new RFID projects

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RFID Institute current contracts

Our consulting teams have been contracted by KWV to analyse, design and implement RFID design systems. These cost-effective and scalable solutions will integrate with existing manufacturing and distribution processes.

KWV is a leading exporter and distributor of quality South African wines and spirits in 35 global markets. The company has one of the most efficient global distribution networks of any wine company, with agents around the world. Key markets are the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany, Canada and South Africa.

Institute Academy upgraded to CompTIA Gold Education Partner

The RFID Institute SA has been upgraded to a CompTIA Gold Education Partner, the only RFID+ gold partner in Southern Africa.

CompTIA press release:

"We believe the gold partner system will go a long way in raising quality standards in the industry and ensuring that training, certifications and course material within the local IT industry is legitimate and compares favorably with international standards. The ICT training industry has made tremendous strides in restoring faith in certifications and as an industry association we are actively growing our member base of training and material providers who adhere to high standards and promote the value of authentic, internationally accepted certification.”

“CompTIA has also appointed gold partner material providers for their commitment to quality courseware and their willingness to submit their material for approval to CompTIA to secure the CAQC (CompTIA Approved Quality Courseware) seal of approval," says Sharon Oosterberg, Key Account Manager for CompTIA South Africa.

Assmang Beeshoek

The Institute designed and implemented a system for Assmang Beeshoek to track blast hole samples from the blast block right through the entire laboratory sampling process. This project was successfully implemented using a dual-frequency RFID system.

Assmang Limited supplies its three commodities of chrome, manganese and iron ore, to the world´s steel mills and alloy plants.

Swartland Doors

The Institute provided professional services to investigate the tracking of imported timber from harbour right through stores to production.


The Institute was recently contracted to analyse and upgrade Versapak’s existing RFID system in the thermoforming division. Versapak are world-class manufacturers of expanded polystyrene packaging and PVC stretch film for the FMCG, fast food, beverage and agricultural sectors of both local and international markets.

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Lhermet, La Bigne & Remy, a firm specializing in IP and trademark law, is deploying passive HF tags to track the more than 30,000 files and books in its library.

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The Malaysian resort´s patrons use the wristbands, rather than paper tickets, to access sections of the park and pay for goods and services.

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CHEP, P&G, ACCO and other participants used EPC Gen 2 tags to track the delivery and return of wooden pallets, achieving perfect read rates throughout the supply chain.

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Logistics provider Terminal de Cargas Argentina is running a two-month pilot testing the use of UHF Gen 2 tags on cases and pallets of refrigerated goods.

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RSI ID Technologies announces channel partner certification program; BlueStar distributing Datamax printer-encoders; Elektrobit buys 7iD Technologies; Assa Abloy ITG acquires tag maker Aontec; Systech International adds serialized tracking to its pharma packaging application.

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