RFID & Wireless IoT Global Magazine - February 2017

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RFID + Wireless IoT Global - February 2017
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RFID from Finland: How a small European nation became a technology world leaderRFID from Finland: How a small European nation became a technology world leader

How can a country of just five million inhabitants be home to many key players in the RFID industry? Today, Finnish engineering delivers specialised hardware and software solutions worldwide. “RFID & Wireless IoT Global” asked representatives from Finnish companies why they think their home country is one of the world leaders in RFID technology today.

 

New concepts for the store of the future: Fashion benefits from RFID & Wireless IoTNew concepts for the store of the future: Fashion benefits from RFID & Wireless IoT

How will RFID & Wireless IoT change the face of retail? “RFID & Wireless IoT Global” presents two use cases from France and the Netherlands that show how innovative technology solutions can support retailers in making the most of their sales area, link online and offline shopping, and leverage the entire world of omnichannel shopping!

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Testing creates confidence in the technology
Testing creates confidence in the technology

Voyantic raises the quality of RFID hardware by providing manufacturers with the devices they need to monitor tag and reader quality during design, production, and even in deployments. This way, customers can be sure that their RFID system performs according to their requirements and expectations.

 

Paper Cut-Out AntennasPaper Cut-Out Antennas

Walki is rethinking the traditional production process for RFID antennas. By employing a new laser cutting process to create innovative paper RFID antennas, Walki aims to reduce costs and environmental footprints along the entire RFID value chain. Today, the company supplies leading RFID inlay companies in Finland and all over the world.

 

Top security AES encryption and IP67 protection classTop security AES encryption and IP67 protection class

High security encryption, protection against extreme weather conditions or secure housings against vandalism – RFID products offer suitable solutions for all these scenarios. Jari Valtonen from Idesco speaks with “RFID & Wireless IoT Global” about Idesco‘s unique selling propositions for the German market and demonstrates all the benefits clients can expect from an Idesco product.

 

The best tool to enable digitalisationThe best tool to enable digitalisation

Vilant is focusing on expanding their presence within key European markets. The addition of a new team in Germany in 2016 shows the system integrator's commitment to Europe. CEO Ville Kauppinen explains the challenges for holistic integration of the entire supply chain from supplier to consumer.

 

Confidex presents modular “Links” portfolioConfidex presents modular “Links” portfolio

The transponder manufacturer recently launched a modular NFC product portfolio offering different chip versions, materials, and personalization services in high production volumes.“RFID & Wireless IoT Global” spoke to Mikko Nikkanen, Marketing Director at Confidex, about the concept behind “Confidex Links”.

Tape à l'Oeil flips fashion retail to the next levelTape à l'Oeil flips fashion retail to the next level

How can retailers present their entire portfolio when retail space is expensive? French children‘s apparel retailer Tape à l‘Oeil tackles this challenge with an RFID retail solution in its test store in Lille: covering a footprint of only 70 square metres, the innovative RFID storage and delivery system makes articles accessible which would cover the equivalent of 300 square metres of sales area.

 

Full featured shopping experienceFull featured shopping experience

Whether RFID source tagging, smart shelves, smart mirrors, loss prevention, Bluetooth proximity marketing or contactless payment, the House of Blue Jeans is leveraging various wireless IoT retail technologies as part of an integrated omnichannel shopping concept which showcases the fashion store of tomorrow.

 

The global RFID supplier from Europe to the Middle EastThe global RFID supplier from Europe to the Middle East

The RFID market is growing, and as one of the largest European distributors for UHF RFID, Cisper is growing with it. In an interview with “RFID & Wireless IoT Global“, Managing Director Leon de Ridder speaks about Cisper's commitment to RFID technology, markets, and expansion targets in 2017.

 

Staying cool with worldwide refrigerated container trackingStaying cool with worldwide refrigerated container tracking

At Cool Logistics Global 2015, the world‘s biggest shipping line, Maersk, announced that all of their 270,000 refrigerated containers worldwide had been outfitted with IoT tracking solutions. In 2016, Cool Logistics Global came to the port of Bremen – and Maersk reported on their experiences with Remote Container Management.

 

Air Canada Cargo sets standards with RFID based pioneer projectAir Canada Cargo sets standards with RFID based pioneer project

In order to achieve 100 percent transparency in all its cargo management processes, Air Canada Cargo has rolled out an RFID based tracking solution. What started as a research project initiated by University of Florida Professor Jean-Pierre Edmond and Air Canada Cargo eight years ago has now become a pioneer project for the entire aircraft industry.

 

An integrated RFID solution for long-distance transport logisticsAn integrated RFID solution for long-distance transport logistics

The underdeveloped infrastructure in thinly-populated Norway causes specific planning necessities in transportation. The Saltfjell plateau, for example, is barely accessible from December through March due to strong snowfall. Fosen Transport has rolled out an RFID solution for the company‘s approximately 100 trucks, including pallet management in order to improve transport logistics.

 

RFID brings the spark to Seat's vehicle logisticsRFID brings the spark to Seat's vehicle logistics

The Spanish car manufacturer Seat uses RFID in almost all handling processes on the premises – whether in business logistics, in production, or in loading processes. The aim of the different RFID applications is to obtain real-time information concerning the movements of the vehicles in order to improve the use of space and resources.

 

100 percent reading capacity in inbound and outbound asset management100 percent reading capacity in inbound and outbound asset management

2,500 incoming parts in total are handled in the warehouse of Mazda Motor Logistics Europe NV (MLE) each day. To optimize this process, MLE has implemented an RFID solution in its warehouse. Kris Van Vossel speaks with “RFID & Wireless IoT Global” about the challenges and benefits of the solution – as well as a global roll-out and possible project extensions.

 

Raise the quality of industrial productionRaise the quality of industrial production

Smartrac is poised to change the industrial landscape by automating processes with RFID-enabled sensors. Today, Smartrac technology is used in the automotive sector and other manufacturing industries, helping to add value and provide full process visibility along the entire supply chain.

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