Griva Implements Alien® RFID Fabric-Tracking System

Italy-based Griva S.p.A., a
manufacturer of finished fabrics for drapery and upholstery applications, recently installed and
implemented the Alien® radio frequency identification (RFID) reader and tag system — the world’s
first EPC-compliant roll-tracking application — from Alien Technology Corp., Morgan Hill, Calif.,
in partnership with Italy-based RFID tracking and data collection systems developer Simet. As a
result, Griva reports it has realized a 30-percent return on investment in the form of increased
fabric roll traceability and time savings.

Using Alien’s 8800 ultra-high frequency passive reader/writer and electronic product
code-compliant Gen 2 Squiggle® tags, Griva now is able to trace a fabric roll from the start of the
production process through shipment, rather than relying on traditional bar code technology,
ensuring each roll undergoes the correct treatments and processes.



August 14, 2007
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