RAPRA Limited

Cristina Ionita, Marketing Officer at RAPRA Ltd

Established in 1919, RAPRA is a not-for-profi t membership organisation run for the benefi t of its member companies to assist with a multitude of enquiries. RAPRA works as a solutions hub to connect these companies to its vast network of preferred providers.


Steve Shaw and Tracey Ashmore fi rst heard about the NTAILS project through word of mouth. They came to the NTAILS centre to see the range of automatic identifi cation and data capture technologies on display. As a result, they decided that this information would be of great interest to their member organisations. They wanted to learn more about all aspects of the technologies on display with a particular emphasis on Quick Response (QR) codes and Near Field Communication (NFC). This would help them better promote the benefi ts of the technologies to members.


The project team gave Steve and Tracey an overview of all the AIDC (automatic identifi cation and data capture) technologies in the centre. The team provided a
technical comparison between the two most common forms of two-dimensional barcodes (QR code and Data Matrix). The team then showed how NFC tags can be
programmed using a mobile phone and explained how GS1 standards can be applied by a range of industries for object identifi cation and tracking.


RAPRA deals with a wide range of enquiries as Steve Shaw, RAPRA’s Executive Director
explains: “Our members rely on RAPRA to be at the forefront of technology and provide a leading edge in technological advancements.
The NTAILS project gave us the information needed to not only answer our members’ questions, but point them in the direction of more detailed advice should they need it.“

About the Consultant:

Rajiv Dhanjal is an information technology consultant at IT Futures. He has more than twenty five years’ experience in utilising ICT within industry and the SME community. Rajiv currently works on the NTAILS project providing technical advice, guidance and support.

IT Futures is based at the University of Wolverhampton and brings together the expertise of the University's School of Technology to businesses across the West Midlands Region.

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The NTAILS project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund