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Datalogic acquires 20 percent of Research for Innovation

Barracuda-1Automatic data capture and process automation outfit Datalogic, has bought 20 percent of RFID company Research for Innovation (R4i).

R4i specialises in the development of software algorithms that optimise the performance of systems based on RFID technology, particularly in the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) band, which enables one or more objects, whether static or in motion, to be identified, transmitting a univocal identifier to the receiver.

Datalogic claims to be the first company in the global market to have brought automatic data identification to the retail, logistics and industrial spheres. It supplies barcode reading systems, image recognition systems and other technologies that identify objects, including RFID technology, for 45 years.

RFID  and UHF technology is becoming an integral and fundamental part of IOT.  It enables objects that are not intrinsically related and do not have batteries to be visible and locatable.

Datalogic CEO Valentina Volta said: “By acquiring this stake, Datalogic confirms that innovation is the key to its growth and that it intends to maintain its leadership in traditional barcode reading and image recognition technologies and complementary object identification technologies.

“ Following the agreement with R4i, Datalogic is now able to extend the development of solutions to RFID technology, improving its competitive position and increasing its presence in the four major markets.”

She said that RFID technology will make object identification increasingly automatic, univocal and incremental. It represents great opportunities for the growth of our business.

R4i CEO Pietro Carolla said: “The entrance of Datalogic, a world benchmark in the field of identification, R4i will can develop innovative solutions based on the requirements of Datalogic’s international customers operating in the retail, manufacturing, transport & logistics and healthcare spheres”.