Online August Edition „RFID im Blick“ 2015

Issue Archive | 17 August 2015

The August issue is the first print issue of ‚RFID im Blick‘ that is published in the English language. The spectrum of this publication cover the main topics ‚Secure Authentification and Payment with RFID and NFC‘, ‚RFID in Fashion Logistics‘, ‚Industry‘, ‚Maintenance and Asset Management‘ as well as ‚RFID in the Healthcare Sector‘. It is free for download!

Englische Sonderausgabe

Secure Authentication and Payment
with RFID and NFCSecure Authentication and Payment with RFID and NFC

Safely and quickly authenticated? Only with RFID and NFC!

What do supermarkets, drugs cabinets in the hospital, and local public transport have in common? In all these areas, there are applications and processes that require secure authentication methods in accordance with different security levels. There are initiatives being pushed forward in all these fields to develop new solutions or to realize projects, in which RFID- or NFC-applications lay the technical foundation for safe and comfortable processes: for the use of NFC-smartphones as well as the development of the eTicketing security management, when cashlessly buying snacks from a vending machine using a contactless card, at the gas station, or for mobile payment in the retail sector.

Interview partner are: Andreas Korger and Robert Wolny, exceet Card Group - Volker Koppe, Visa Europe - Niels Zeino-Mahmalat, VDV eTicket Service - Jürgen Schreiber, Tyrol Clinics - Reinaldo Mensch and Christian Goldschmidt, Witte Automotive


NFC and RFID Conquer the POSNFC and RFID Conquer the POS

Contactless is the Future of Fare Management, Vending, and Payment

The market for contactless applications is growing: in the coming years, almost all smart cards will have a contactless chip. This change will take place very quickly, even for credit cards. Payment and ticketing with NFC has been around for 15 years. But it is only now that the trend is picking up speed, once Apple, the last player in the market, implemented NFC. The market will now develop slowly, but steadily.

Payment and RFID: Two Specialties under One Roof

In the short-term, the goals are opening up new markets for Fare Management, Vending, and Payment Solutions, says Stephanus Becker, Sales Director of the new ‘Payment’ division at Feig Electronic. In the long-term, the reader manufacturer is also looking at POS payment terminals. In the UHF and HF RFID division the course is set for growth, says Dennis Fuchs, new Sales Manager OBID, explaining the thrust of the RFID business in 2015.

Dennis Fuchs, Sales Director OBID, and Stephanus Becker, Sales Director Payment, Feig Electronic, in an interview with ‘RFID im Blick’


Industrial Production, Maintenance
and Asset ManagementIndustrial Production, Maintenance and Asset Management

In the various branches of industry, from the automotive, to the food production industry, up to railway system and the energy sector, RFID is the basis for optimized processes and manufacturing and maintenance. RFID and sensors are the core elements for realizing Industry 4.0, not only in manufacturing, but also in the process industry. In factory automation, they enable new concepts for predictive maintenance and interconnected processes across company borders. With the new standards in the automotive industry, the necessary conditions for a cross-company use of RFID have now been met. However, large-scale international RFID implementations also demonstrate how RFID ensures real-time transparency of carriage-tracking in railway logistics or in the maintenance of the municipal water supply system.

Interview partner are: Hans-Jürgen Schönert, Bremer Werk für Montagesysteme - Herbert Wegmann, Siemens - Dirk Werthmann, participant in the VDA-working group AIDC - Frank Linti, Schreiner LogiData - Dr. Konrad Kern, Pepperl + Fuchs - Dr. Theodore Vasiliadis, Trinity Systems | ICT Solutions - Christian Almskou, Veriloc Automation - Norbert Matthes, Contrinex Sensor - Detlef Aßmus and Alexander Tesch, Hamburger Logistik Institut - Sebastian Hinrichsen, WASs

and LogisticsFashion and Logistics

Technology experts specialized in RFID fashion solutions state that RFID-technology helps to increase the turnover in stationary trade, and refer to the large rollout done all around the world since the beginning of the 2000s. However, there are also fashion companies who start with the RFID-optimization of their logistical processes. So, what is the optimal way in which to implement technological solutions? The articles of the “Fashion Logistics” report take different approaches to answer this key question and present different options so that companies can evaluate possibilities for RFID employment in their processes. It is widely agreed that RFID will be an enabler for successful Omnichannel concepts as RFID is the technology of choice regarding the connection of the physical world (store and logistics) with the digital world (online shops and smartphone apps). Thus, RFID becomes an essential element of a future-proof fashion industry.

Interview partner are: Henry Taubald, Basler Fashion - Mike Wilson und Mattias Praetorius, Panalpina - Sybille Korrodi, TexTrace - Andreas Lorenz, Nedap Retail - Johannes R. M. Vilmar-Burgert und Geert den Hartog, Checkpoint Systems - Francisco Melo, Avery Dennison RBIS


RFID in the
Healthcare SectorRFID in the Healthcare Sector

In order to keep an overview of laboratories, hospitals, operating rooms, and nursing homes, RFID is the technology of choice in various applications aiming to realize transparent processes. Blood bag manufacturer Fresnius Kabi, in cooperation with its technology partner, is realizing RFID-solutions for optimized blood bag logistics. Medical articles manufacturer Dräger designed a solution based on RFID that almost entirely rules out confusions of ventilator equipment. The fertility center Praxisklinik Dr. Sydow uses RFID to avoid uncertainties regarding in-vitro fertilization, and Eppendorf Liquid Handling simplifies the use of handling devices in laboratories by employing RFID. Fujitsu developed specific RFID-tags with FRAM-memory that, due to their radiation resistance, survive sterilization processes thus enabling a consistent traceability throughout the entire lifecycle from the manufacturing and sterilization, to logistics, storing, and use, until their disposal.

Interview partner are: Andreas Otto, Draeger - Uwe Dunker, Eppendorf Liquid Handling - Dr. sc. hum. K. Rosenberg, MVZ Praxisklinik Sydow am Gendarmenmarkt - Jozsef Miho, Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe

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