Partnership with the RAdio frequency IdentificatioN (RAIN) Alliance

RAIN RFID is a wireless technology that connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage each item. RAIN technology is based on a UHF RFID protocol standard developed by GS1 and ISO. Hundreds of companies have delivered products using these standards worldwide since the 1990’s, starting with the initial creation of the Internet of Things (IoT). The RAIN RFID Alliance is a global organization promoting the universal adoption of RAIN technology solutions across many different vertical markets.


  • Are either attached to or embedded in items
  • Store and send information
  • Thousands can be identified simultaneously and do not have to be visible

RAIN RFID Readers:

  • Have antennae(s) for either short or long range communication
  • Can be small and portable, larger and installed, or embedded in other devices

RAIN RFID Software Applications:

  • Identify, locate, authenticate, engage
  • Use the tags and readers to create, collect, and use the item’s data – locally, on a server, or on a cloud
  • Authentication starts with the origin and history of each item
  • Engage can involve sensors, or other means of interacting with the item