Sybase iAnywhere announced that Correos, the Spanish Postal Service, has deployed its RFID Anywhere software platform in one of the largest RFID projects in Europe. Using RFID Anywhere, Correos has introduced a radio frequency control system, called Q-RFID, in 16 automated processing centers (APCs) throughout Spain and in four other bulk admission centers, enabling the company to ensure quality control and the traceability of postal deliveries.

Correos' successful implementation of one of the largest RFID projects in Europe highlights the potential of RFID solutions. The state-controlled company required its RFID solution to be integrated into the Correos computer systems, resulting in the purchase of 13,000 passive electronic labels and installation of more than 2,300 permanent antennas and over 331 readers for the 16 APCs and the additional admission centers. The RFID Anywhere-powered solution gives Correos the ability to monitor the status and transit time of a letter at each stage of the delivery process, allowing the company to oversee the entire process and adopt corrective measures when a fault is detected in the system. Correos is one of the earliest to use RFID technology to comply with the standards set by the European Union (ETSI EN 302 208-1 and EPC GEN 2) and to be approved at the state level by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade.

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