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Impinj

Impinj wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, and automobile parts to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, and asset Tracking. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of ThingsImpinj, Inc. provides ultra high frequency Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for identifying, locating, and authenticating items. The company’s products include Indy Reader Chips that include integrated radio chips and supporting SDKs; Monza Tag Chips, which deliver memory options and extended features to RFID tags; and Speedway fixed RFID readers and antennas for RFID-based information. It also provides STP Source Tagging Platform, a platform for the creation of high-performance encoding and verification systems. The company serves retail, asset management, consumer electronics, entertainment, healthcare, Internet of Things, and logistics markets.

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  • United States
    2000
    Public
    NASDAQ: PI
    $100m-1b
    201 - 1,000
    Open website
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • RAIN RFID is a passive (battery-free) wireless technology system that connects billions of everyday items to the Internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate and engage each item. RAIN RFID is used in a wide variety of applications, including inventory management, patient safety, asset Tracking and item Authentication. RAIN is the fastest growing segment of the RFID market and uses a single, global standard: UHF Gen 2 (ISO/IEC 18000-63). RAIN has connected over 20 billion items to date. By providing internet connectivity to and real time information about everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, food and more, RAIN RFID enables the true Internet of Things.

  • KEY CUSTOMERS
  • Intel, Patrizia Pepe Firenze, Exito, Qantas, Hanmi, American Apparel, Cisco, Purdue, memove, KH Lloreda

  • CASE STUDIES
  • Impinj: Hospital Inventory Management
    The hospital supply chain team is responsible for ensuring that the right medical supplies are readily available to clinicians when and where needed, and to do so in the most efficient manner possible. However, many of the systems and processes in use at the cancer center for supply chain management were not best suited to support these goals. Barcoding technology, a commonly used method for inventory management of medical supplies, is labor intensive, time consuming, does not provide real-time visibility into inventory levels and can be prone to error. Consequently, the lack of accurate and real-time visibility into inventory levels across multiple supply rooms in multiple hospital facilities creates additional inefficiency in the system causing over-ordering, hoarding, and wasted supplies. Other sources of waste and cost were also identified as candidates for improvement. Existing systems and processes did not provide adequate security for high-cost inventory within the hospital, which was another driver of cost. A lack of visibility into expiration dates for supplies resulted in supplies being wasted due to past expiry dates. Storage of supplies was also a key consideration given the location of the cancer center’s facilities in a dense urban setting, where space is always at a premium. In order to address the challenges outlined above, the hospital sought a solution that would provide real-time inventory information with high levels of accuracy, reduce the level of manual effort required and enable data driven decision making to ensure that the right supplies were readily available to clinicians in the right location at the right time.
    Impinj: Retail Uses RFID to Enable Cold Chain Monitoring
    Like most grocery retailers, Hy-Vee is faced with the challenge of providing the highest quality products to its shoppers. Shoppers want the longest possible shelf life from perishable products and expect a consistent product experience each time they shop. Controlling the quality of products sold leads to shopper loyalty, which is of paramount importance to the success of Hy-Vee. Before products arrive in stores, Hy-Vee's distribution centers (DCs) handle items including dairy products, fresh meats, seafood, deli items, produce and frozen goods, all of which have different temperature needs and sensitivities. During transit from suppliers to DCs, Hy-Vee has limited visibility and temperature management abilities due to large amount of supplier managed transportation. For instance, during a week-long transit, a supplier's carrier equipment may malfunction, causing an item to thaw and then refreeze once repairs are made. Hy-Vee sought help from TempTRIP, an RFID solution provider that focuses on shipping, storage, receiving, and temperature control. TempTRIP's EPC RFID tags use Impinj chips to monitor and report temperature readings throughout the shipping and receiving process. The tags can also be re-configured and re-used, a unique feature within the current market of temperature monitoring devices.
    Impinj: Retailer Uses RFID Scanner to Improve Efficiency
    Patrizia Pepe wished to improve the logistics of their warehouse: accepting incoming goods from their production sites, movement of items throughout
the warehouse, and packaging of goods for distribution to the retail locations. They initially tried to use barcodes for this function. Because barcodes must be individually scanned within a line-of-sight, the acceptance of goods coming into the warehouse was too time consuming. Working with the University of Florence, Patrizia Pepe instituted a five-month pilot project beginning in August of 2009 to test the validity of an RFID solution. The pilot involved tagging of about 60,000 items for the second seasonal collection, and convinced the company to move forward with tagging all items.
  • HARDWARE
  • Impinj: RAIN RFID Reader Chip
    The Impinj Platform includes the Indy RAIN RFID reader chip family, which is based on award-winning technology acquired from Intel Corporation. These radio chips and supporting software provide a platform for designing a wide range of devices that embed RAIN RFID read/write capability. Indy chips enable market-leading performance, lower system costs, and reduce design complexity.Ideal for inventory management, asset tracking, industrial automation and more, the Indy RS2000 reader SiP (system in package) lowers the cost and complexity of embedding RAIN RFID reader capability into products. Ideal for moderate to long read ranges and large tag populations, the Indy RS2000 SiP’s small form factor enables a diverse range of embedded applications. Turnkey solution, tested for worldwide compliance Supports 4 antennas at 31.5dBm Applications: Performance handhelds, POS systems, smart appliances, vending machines, service vehicles, integrated- antenna readers and overhead flood readers
    Impinj: Speedway UHF RFID Reader
    Impinj’s fixed and handheld RAIN RFID readers and antennas deliver visibility of tagged inventory and assets with the performance, quality, and reliability necessary for robust Item Intelligence solutions. Impinj Speedway readers are high-performance, enterprise-class fixed readers and the #1 selling RAIN readers in the world. Our handheld readers leverage the market leading Impinj Indy R2000 reader chip to provide unmatched performance coupled with full-featured mobile computing, connectivity, great ergonomic design and intuitive operation.Easy to use interface and comfortable ergonomic design that enables effortless scanning. It also has a built-in 2D barcode scanner to meet both RAIN RFID and barcode scanning needs. Additional features: Compact, light-weight, rugged design. Built-in keyboard for quick and easy operation. Wi-Fi, BT, GPS and Cellular capabilities for broad connectivity options.
    Impinj: RAIN RFID Tag Chips
    The Monza family of chips deliver high performance, flexible memory options, and extended features to RAIN RFID tags and can be embedded into items. Monza tag chips provide superior readability and range, support high-speed encoding and chip-based serialization, and offer exceptional quality and reliability.RAIN RFID tag chips are optimized for serializing items such as apparel, electronics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jewelry and various other products. The chips support privacy, loss-prevention and brand protection capabilities for retailers and brand owners. Monza R6-P also delivers the industry's longest read range, fastest encoding speed and outstanding data integrity.
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