Digital identification and security company Identiv announces that it has been awarded “Supplier of the Year” by Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG for its device-level authentication, anti-counterfeiting radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices in medical equipment and consumables. These RFID inlays work with hospital medical devices currently used in applications including treating patients suffering from COVID-19 and other respiratory conditions.

This year marks the ninth time Schreiner Group has recognized their best supplier in terms of on-time delivery, quality, pricing, and customer service. It is also the first time a supplier of RFID devices received the honor. The acknowledgment is attributed to Identiv’s high compliance score: the company earned 95 out of 100 points and is rated an “A” supplier, joining prior recipients like 3M and FLEXcon.

The two companies have worked together for over 15 years and Identiv is currently supplying RFID devices to Schreiner Group through 2023 to provide secure authentication in the Internet of Things (IoT), with several million RFID devices from its technology portfolio already deployed and connected to high-tech labels and one-time-use medical equipment in hospitals throughout Europe. Identiv’s RFID Inlays provide contactless device identification; optimize processes during medical procedures—i.e., checking for compatibility between different types of equipment; and protect patients’ health and safety from counterfeits.

“Our commitment to exceptional technology and service has been recognized by the Schreiner Group,” says Manfred Mueller, PhD, Identiv COO and general manager of identity. “Authentication and anti-counterfeiting applications have become even more critical over the past year, especially in the healthcare sector where organizations are continuously grappling with protecting their patients and employees during the pandemic.”

Identiv’s comprehensive RFID design portfolio verifies smart identities and security in the IoT. Its high-frequency and ultra-high frequency 13.56 MHz RFID devices are customizable, are available as dry or wet inlays, and come in various shapes and sizes. The RFID devices feature multiple designs integrating various materials, chip technologies, and frequencies for metal and non-metal environments.

Identiv produces RFID devices using advanced flip-chip technology and high-volume die-bonding processes with integrated inline quality and process control to guarantee advanced quality performance.