UPM Rafsec provides RFID tags to the Dutch book supplier NBD|Biblion

The leading Dutch book supplier, NBD|Biblion, applies RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) labels to all new books to enable automatic tracking of books within libraries. UPM Rafsec is providing 50 percent of the labels required by NBD|Biblion with over one million RFID labels delivered to date.

NBD|Biblion is the leading supplier to Dutch libraries with 2.7 million books annually. In March 2004, NBD|Biblion decided to integrate RFID labels in all the books they supply. This item-level RFID labelling project is now underway and is entirely supported by NBD|Biblion, with no extra cost for the libraries.

NBD|Biblion aims to stimulate the use of RFID tagging in libraries, where the technology enables fully automated check in/out and inventory management. The chip within the RFID tag stores a unique ID code, which can be used to identify and track the book. The tag can be read at a distance with a fixed or portable RFID reader without the need for line of sight.

UPM Rafsec specializes in the production and development of card, ticket and label transponders based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Founded in 1997, UPM Rafsec is the leading company in its field. The company headquarters and R&D are located in Tampere, Finland, and the production plant in Jyväskylä. In addition, UPM Rafsec has sales offices in USA, Netherlands, Japan and Singapore. For more information: www.rafsec.com

For more information, please contact:
Mr Timo Lindström, President, UPM Rafsec, tel. +358 204 168 133

UPM Rafsec
Communications
August 25, 2004