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Our platform enables wireless connectivity using RAIN RFID, delivering an item’s identity, location, and authenticity to business and consumer applications
If you’ve purchased apparel from a major retailer like Macy’s or Zara, run a race like the New York City Marathon, enjoyed a drink from a Coca-Cola Freestyle soda fountain, or checked bags at airports worldwide like Las Vegas McCarran then you’ve probably interacted with Impinj. Its platform enables wireless connectivity to billions of everyday items such as apparel, race bibs, golf balls, and luggage and delivers each item’s unique identity, location, and authenticity to business and consumer applications.
Impinj is a leading provider of RAIN RFID solutions. The Impinj Platform connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, drivers’ licenses, food and luggage to applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication, delivering real-time information to businesses about items they create, manage, transport and sell. The Impinj Platform wirelessly delivers information about these items’ unique identity, location, and authenticity, or Item Intelligence™, to the digital world, which Impinj believes is the essence of the Internet of Things.
Impinj is helping companies around the world increase sales, improve efficiencies, and deliver compelling experiences. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
Sneak Peek at the Industry Solutions
RETAIL: Drive sales, improve operations, and delight customers Retailers use the Impinj platform to optimize store operations, improve inventory availability, develop seamless shopping experiences, and collect valuable analytics that drives informed business decisions.
HEALTHCARE: Deliver high-quality care more efficiently Healthcare and life sciences organizations use the Impinj platform to streamline asset tracking, eliminate loss, improve supply management, enhance patient experiences, and drive better outcomes.
SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS: Streamline operations and eliminate errors Supply chain and logistics organizations use the Impinj platform to keep goods moving and operations informed with accurate, automated, and error-free management.
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING: Automate processes and enable M2M communications Manufacturers and producers use the Impinj platform to streamline automated processes and maximize operational efficiency.
HOSPITALITY, FOOD & BEVERAGE: Delight customers and streamline service The hospitality, food and beverage industry uses the Impinj platform to improve efficiencies and deliver excellent customer service.
The Impinj Platform: Enabling Integrated Solutions
The company ’s platform wirelessly connects everyday items and delivers each item’s unique identity, location, and authenticity – which we refer to as Item Intelligence – to applications like inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication. Its broad partner ecosystem uses the platform’s best-in-market technology to develop solutions.
SOFTWARE: An operating system for the Impinj platform that delivers Item Intelligence to business and consumer applications and simplifies RAIN RFID systems management.
CONNECTIVITY: Impinj connectivity devices include reader chips, readers, and gateways that wirelessly identify, locate, authenticate, and engage endpoints via RAIN.
ENDPOINTS: An endpoint comprises an Impinj tag chip attached to an individual item, providing a unique identifier that communicates with RAIN RFID connectivity devices.
Impinj’s Principles Transcend Everything Else At The Company
Impinj’s principles are the values we hold dear, the behaviors we embrace, the spirit we champion and the leadership we expect. They inspire our actions and guide us in times of uncertainty. Above all, they epitomize our desire to make our world a better place.
Be Self-Critical: You are never as right as you think you are
Be Frugal: Frugality breeds resourcefulness
Be Respectful: Treat others as you want to be treated yourself
Be Objective: Get and understand the facts before you act
Think Big: A self-fulfilling prophecy
Trust Your Instincts: Intuition doesn’t lie
Do Things Right: Do what is right, not what is easy
Inspire and Empower: Be direct, passionate, trusting, and trustworthy
Be Decisive: Leadership is making good decisions under uncertainty
Lead by Example: No task is beneath you
Act with Integrity: Live and lead for others, not for yourself
Say Where to Go, Not How to Get There: The results will amaze you
Be Curious; Listen: Anybody can have a good idea
Do What You Say You Will Do: Hold yourself accountable
Disagree and Commit: Speak, be heard, then commit wholly
Collaborate: Going alone may be fast, but to go far, go together
Kudos to the Founder
Chris Diorio, Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman and Founder: Passionate about technology, Chris is a leading pioneer of RAIN RFID and the expansion of the Internet of Things to include tens of billions of everyday items. Chris is an Affiliate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, and a Director of the RAIN RFID Alliance. He has more than 150 issued patents, 69 scholarly publications, and has received numerous awards including EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Northwest, EE Times/EDN Innovator of the Year, AIM Global Ted Williams Award, RFID Journal Special Achievement Award, and the IEEE Paul Rappaport Award. He has also received Packard, Sloan, Presidential, and ONR fellowships. Chris earned his Ph.D. from Caltech and has over 30 years’ experience in computer and radio engineering.