(PRWEB) June 20, 2005
RFID Journal has named Jonathan Collins its full-time Europe editor, based in London. Collins, a native of the United Kingdom, will cover radio frequency identification deployments and issues throughout Europe.
"One of the major applications of RFID technologies is to track goods through the global supply chain, so it's important to cover the technology globally," says Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "We have run many case studies on European companies and covered regulatory and other issues aggressively. Having a full-time person in Europe enables us to serve our very large audience there, as well as the needs of readers in other regions who want to keep abreast of whatÂs happening in Europe."
Collins was previously RFID Journal's senior editor, based in New York. He has covered RFID technologies full-time longer than any other journalist aside from Roberti. He comes to his new position with extensive knowledge of and contacts within EuropeÂs RFID community.
"The situation in Europe is unique in that many companies within the region have used RFID extensively, but regulatory issues make deploying UHF technologies difficult," says Collins. "I look forward to covering the leading early adopters and continuing to show how and where different RFID technologiesÂpassive UHF, HF and LF tags, active tags and advanced wireless sensorsÂcan benefit companies today and in the future."
In addition to covering RFID throughout Europe, Collins will be participating in RFID Journal LIVE! Europe, RFID Journal's world-class executive conference, which will be held in Amsterdam, Oct. 10 to 12. "We have already lined up many of the top implementers of RFID technology in Europe," says Collins. "I look forward to moderating interactive panels in which end users will be able to get answers straight from the companies that have already benefited from different types of RFID technologies and are struggling with issues surrounding the deployment of UHF Electronic Product Code technologies."
Collins brings more than 10 years' experience to the position. Before joining RFID Journal, he was a senior editor at CMP Media.
About RFID Journal:
Launched in 2002, RFID Journal was the first media company devoted solely to radio frequency identification and its many business applications. Its mission is to be the ultimate resource for businesspeople that need to understand how RFID can help their companies boost supply chain efficiencies, reduce inventories, limit theft, improve product availability and add convenience for consumers. RFID Journal serves the needs of businesspeople looking to take advantage of RFID technologies with timely news, strategic analysis, networking opportunities at events and in-depth education. Its Web site has more than 130,000 unique visitors monthly and servers up more than 1.5 million pages.