Staying State-of-the-Art since 1996 - Latest Updates (RFID Europe 2009)

Mr Ross Hinds, Director Operations and Technology
IPC - International Post Corporation


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Presentation Summary

  • The IPC Worldwide RFID Network technical architecture: looking towards the future after 13 years operation
  • Functional enhancements: meeting new needs including multiple frequencies, and both active and passive tags
  • Costs: Reducing the installation & running costs

Speaker Biography (Ross Hinds)

Ross Hinds is Director Operations & Technology at the International Post Corporation (IPC). He is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high performance international mail services and for the information technology infrastructure required to achieve this. Prior to coming to IPC he was with An Post in Ireland where he held a variety of the top management positions as Assistant Chief Executive with responsibility at different times for mail and retail operations, marketing, information technology, business planning, purchasing, property, transport, license collection services, and security. During his career before that he worked as an Information Technology Specialist, a Telecommunications Engineer, and as a secondary school teacher. He is a former Chairman of the Irish Computer Society and lectured for 10 years on Database Technology at Trinity College, Dublin. He is a physics graduate of Trinity College Dublin, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society.

Company Profile (International Post Corporation (IPC))

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The International Post Corporation (IPC) is a co-operative association of 24 members who are national postal and logistics companies from major countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. Our members handle 80% of the world's postal traffic, employ more than 2.3 million people, and have a combined turnover of €180 billion. IPC's corporate mission is to be recognised as the natural partner and industry organisation for improving service quality, promoting cooperation and interoperability and for providing informed analysis on postal and adjacent markets. Our members' business represents mail, parcels, express, logistics, retail and banking services.
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