Coolest Demo Contest

RFID Journal's Coolest Demo Contest highlights the many applications and capabilities of radio frequency identification solutions. Attendees can rate each demo through the RFID Connect smartphone app by clicking MORE, choosing Coolest Demo, selecting the exhibitor and then awarding it one to 10 stars.

Featured participants:

Farsens | Booth 320H:

EPC C1G2 Battery-Free Gamepad

What is Logical Association of tags?
We will bring wireless and battery-free gaming controllers together with arcade games for people to play with. Gamepads are built with UHF RFID passive tags and will communicate with commercial UHF RFID readers.

GlobeRanger | Booth 320H:

> GlobeRanger IoT Edgeware for Energy Solutions

GlobeRanger introduced "Edgeware" to the industry in 2002 and our Energy Solutions demo shows just how powerfully that connective tissue brings new technologies to complex industries.

In this multi-point demonstration, we’ll show how our iMotion Edgeware platform and asset management family of products, GR-AWARE, improves reliability, efficiency and safety through a combination of technologies, varied devices, back-end systems and innovative processes. Much of this will also be powered by the iMotion Visual Device Emulator.

About GR-AWARE Energy Solutions
GlobeRanger helps energy producers reach unprecedented levels of efficiency and safety by providing data and visibility from new sources. Now, real-time input from sensors, industrial controls, smart meters, tools, equipment, fixed assets and more can be brought together and put into context to automate management and take time, labor, cost and risk out of operations.

Increase Uptime
Having actionable information is what makes the difference between planned and unplanned downtime, and corresponding costs. GlobeRanger gives you the ability to create powerful new business processes and to enhance the performance of your existing production control, maintenance management, ERP and other systems by providing new types of real-time data through certified interfaces.

Improve Inspection Efficiency
Reduce the time and effort needed to complete inspections and keep mistakes out of the process by using GlobeRanger solutions to collect, validate, store and share information. GlobeRanger’s mobile and RFID-enabled solutions ensure that all assets and locations to be inspected will be quickly and accurately located, identified and recorded.

Reduce Tool, Asset and Material Inventories
Safety, continuity and efficiency depend on knowing where essential assets, tools and supplies are at all times. GlobeRanger provides energy companies the components and experience needed to identify and track all types of items in a wide range of operating conditions.

Improve Personnel Management
There can’t be guesswork and delays when it comes to personnel safety. GlobeRanger‘s personnel tracking solutions can locate personnel and report their locations in case of emergency.
Ask yourself:
• What if you could improve your operations while at the same time improving safety?
• What if you spent more time preventing problems instead of fixing them?
• What are you waiting for?
GlobeRanger understands that energy companies need more efficient processes and better utilization of assets. We can help remove these barriers to better profitability.

HARTING | Booth 112:

> HARTING Smart Chocolate Factory

HARTING's cool demo at RFID Journal Live 2015 is very sweet – literally! HARTING is demonstrating their complete UHF RFID product line by running a chocolate factory. The factory operates through HARTING's UHF RFID Transponders, Antennas, Readers, and Middleware Software. Visitors can enter their own order into the factory and watch the Work-in-Process and inventory control as it happens. All of this demonstrates HARTING's commitment to ruggedized RFID for harsh environment applications.

Also featured is HARTING's latest innovation – passive RFID control transponders. One of the transponders in the factory is also able to act as a condition monitoring system. Temperature sensing is communicated through the transponder to efficiently control the factory operation.

Users can see all of these features running real time – with a sweet treat at the end!

Identiv | Booth 945:

> Identiv's uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker Secures the Internet of Things

The demonstration highlights Identiv's NFC capabilities through its newly launched product, the uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker. A smart sensor for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, the tag empowers businesses in a broad range of market segments by providing low-cost temperature monitoring for all types of sensitive and perishable items.

Identiv's uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker can be included in shipments to ensure that perishable items are kept within specified limits from factory to customer — its small size allowing the tagging of individual items. The tag can be used for more accurate shelf-life management for items in which the useful life is affected by temperature. Additionally, the tag can be used for more detailed process monitoring, with each item or batch tracked, and industrial equipment can be tagged to allow monitoring and failure analysis. The possible use cases are endless.

As an IoT sensor, the uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker can communicate with a variety of local gateway devices. When used in shipping, the tag can be read from factory to warehouse to the customer premises, using an app on a mobile device or industrial equipment. The current status and complete logged history can be reviewed locally or uploaded to the cloud. End customers can use their mobile device to review the temperature history and accept the shipment. The shipper can use the cloud data to measure performance and the manufacturer can use the same data to compare different shipping services.

Attendees will witness how the Identiv-designed and manufactured uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker functions in the marketplace. The demonstration will feature a mobile app by Identiv. The app reads the temperature log from any Android phone.

Keonn Technologies | Booth 930:

> AdvanFitting-M: Smart fitting room using RFID and an interactive mirror-screen

Mirror, Mirror on the wall...which dress is the fairest of them all?

Today, you can ask this question to our new AdvanFitting-M, an interactive mirror that acts as your personal stylist inside the fitting room.

AdvanFitting-M is an interactive product recommendation and cross-selling system for fitting rooms at retail stores. AdvanFitting-M uses RFID technology and a touch screen embedded in the mirror to improve the customer shopping experience and increase the sales of the retailer. AdvanFitting-M automatically detects the garments taken by customers into the fitting room and shows images or videos of the garments on the mirror-screen. While seeing their own reflection on the mirror, customers see matching products, recommendations, product descriptions and available sizes and colours. By touching the mirror-screen, customers can request another size or color without leaving the fitting room, and store staff takes them to the customer. As a result, AdvanFitting-M increases the conversion rates at fitting rooms, and increases the sales of the retailer. It also provides key data for business intelligence purposes.

Come to our booth and try "the new shopping experience".

microsensys GmbH | Booth 837:

> The contactless measurement and visualization of physical values

With one eye on current measured values

Where temperature, pressure or humidity is analog measured with a thermometer, barometer or hygrometer, the use of innovative RFID technology offers new advantages. The potential uses of TELID® sensor transponders are varied and each application is subject to their own requirements. The small, robust lenses with a diameter of 14 millimeters offer the combination of a passive RFID tag and a low power sensor module. With the help of an RFID read-write device the corresponding physical value can be contactless determined and stored in the internal memory of the transponder if needed. The user gets not only an objective measurement value but also can clearly identify the object to be judged simultaneously.

Contactless measurement and visualization of physical quantities by pushing of a button in the blink of an eye.

Together with the RFID read/write interface iID®POCKETwork and RFID sensor transponders of the TELID® product line the contactless measurement and visualization of physical values such as temperature, humidity, pressure or inclination is done in no time.

For example, the TELID®231 with its integrated sensor in addition to the standard features of an RFID tag allows the measurement of temperature and humidity. The power supply for identifying and measuring is provided by the RF field of the POCKETwork. While holding the scan button of the POCKETwork on the OLED display of this RFID reader, the temperature in degrees Celsius and the relative humidity in percent is displayed. The measured values and unique sensor transponder number can be transmitted to an HOST via Bluetooth or USB either get stored with a time stamp in the memory of the sensor transponder itself and/or in the internal memory of the POCKETwork.

Because the sensor transponders remain on the measurement object, they simultaneously provide a unique identification of the measuring point. In addition to storing identification data, the implemented memory allows calibration values and other information about the measuring point to be saved. The transponders can also be used in harsh environments. ISO-defined standard interfaces allow low-cost evaluation technology. The tiny sensor systems communicate mainly with standard RF readers and customary mobile data systems such as industrial handhelds, smart phones or laptops. In particular, due to the low power consumption and optimum data rate, the RF-technology based on the ISO 14443 standard is proving to be the most appropriate.

In many industrial applications, wired measurement is costly or subject to special approvals and therefore extremely expensive. With the use of RFID technology, wireless measurement of physical values is possible with the simplest, mobile implementation. Incidental application costs are reduced and measurement processes much easier.

Omni-ID | Booth 718:

> Omni-ID’s View 10 - Eliminating Paper from the Plant Floor

Finally someone has brought KANBAN into the 21st century – Omni-ID! The Omni-ID View 10 is the industry's only e-paper build book replacement. No longer will manufacturers need to create and print large build books – simply download work instructions to the View 10 via Wi-Fi. As the View 10 advances with the build product along the production line it is triggered via RFID to advance to the next set of instructions.

Stop by our booth to see a whirling demonstration of the View 10's capabilities. Four individual View 10s will be arranged at separate stations and rotate around a set of RFID triggers. Since the View 10 is a visual tag, as it passes by each trigger its page will advance to tell visitors a story.

This demonstration will replicate how the View 10 is used on the plant floor to provide electronic work instructions along the production line. Partnered with Omni-ID's ProVIEW software, this complete IoT solution provides real-time analytics and the ability to make dynamic modifications along the line. Come witness how you can easily and cost-effectively bring your plant floor to the future.

Phase IV Engineering | Booth 320A:

> Aircraft RFID Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS)

RFID battery-free pressure and temperature sensor – Use a hand held reader to take the tire pressure and temperate on a for Boeing 777, Boeing 787, and LearJet wheel.

> Embedded High Precision RFID Rebar Strain Sensor for Reinforced Concrete Tunnel Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

Verify that a tunnel structure is safe by reading a rebar strain sensor that is embedded inside the tunnel concrete structure.

> World's Smallest Wireless Temperature Sensor – Food Processing RFID Temperature Sensor

Take the internal temperature of a meatball with a battery-free RFID sensor that is the world’s smallest wireless temperature sensor.

> Food Storage Battery-Free RFID Temperature Monitoring Sensor – Credit Card Size

Monitor a refrigerator temperature with a battery-free wireless RFID sensor.

> World's Smallest Sealed Temperature Data Logger with RFID Interface

Use the world’s smallest and lowest density sealed data logger to monitor a high-pressure cooking process by leveraging RFID technology for the wireless communication link.

> Dairy Cow Internal Core Body Temperature RFID Temperature Sening Bolus

Check if your dairy cow has a fever with a battery-free RFID internal cow temperature bolus.

> Embedded Bridge Deck Moisture and Temperature Metal-Mount Battery-Free RFID Sensor

Read through asphalt to see if your metal bridge deck is wet with a battery-free RFID sensor.

Q-Track | Booth 320E:

> SafeSpot™ Collision Avoidance System

A new, wireless collision avoidance system - SafeSpot™ reduces accidents in the workplace. Forklift accidents cost an estimated $3.7 billion per year in the U.S. and are the cause of 20,000 serious injuries including 100 deaths. SafeSpot™ offers a simple, inexpensive solution that increases safety while ensuring OSHA compliance.

Benefits:

• Distinguishes Between People & Forklifts
• Eliminates False Positives
• Increases Warning Time
• Installs Easily
• Requires Low Maintenance
• Eliminates the need for workers to wear tags
• Works in blind spots and around corners
• Provides Strong Return on Investment

Serialio | Booth 915:

> NFC Reader Connects Simultaneously To Multiple Bluetooth Hosts

Worlds only NFC reader with Bluetooth HID, SPP, and BLE capabilities able to communicate NFC scans simultaneously to multiple Bluetooth hosts. Single NFC reader can send NFC reads simultaneously to multiple devices running iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows, OS X, and more. Connect to older SPP & HID capable hosts, and new BLE capable hosts individually or simultaneously. Two-way NFC communication for iOS apps without MFi (Made For iOS) compliance requirements. Provides multi-gate ticket check-in solutions previously unavailable. New solutions possible for training, and 100% auditing with interactive mobile applications. Versions available for industrial environments, crush-resistant, water-resistant and even water submersible versions available. NFC engines available for iClass, PROX HID, ICODE, MiFare, Felica, AWID, Casi-Rusco, ISO 15693, ISO 14444, Cardax, EM410X/Rosslare, Hitag , Honeywell Nexwatch, Indala, Keri , Kantech ioProx, ReadyKey Pro, SecuraKey RadioKey, XceedID, and Sielox. Readers and solutions Bluetooth multi-host capability for other RFID technologies such as ISO 18000 EPC Class1 Gen2, and livestock tags, available on contract.

Serialio.com has been providing innovative mobile solutions for over 23 years. In 2001 provided the world's first NFC-RFID reader Bluetooth connected to the Linux based Sharp Zaurs SL-5500. In 2003 first to connect Bluetooth NFC reader to Palm Treo. In 2004 provided Bluetooth NFC reader solutions for BlackBerry. Come visit our booth and discuss your solution needs.

SML | Booth 804:

> Creating Value Instead of Complexity with Clarity Item-Level RFID

SML Intelligent Inventory Solutions will show a demo in its booth featuring its best-in-class Clarity item-level RFID software. This demo will showcase Clarity on iOS as well as "standard" handheld RFID hardware, and demonstrate cycle counting, replenishment, Geiger counter, and other features all in a realistic environment featuring clothing displays and SML RFID tags. You'll witness firsthand the data and analytics Clarity makes available to your company, enhancing business intelligence in new and exciting ways. Come see how the latest UI and process-driven features make RFID simpler than ever to implement across the enterprise, driving increased sales, reduced inventory, lower shrink and omnichannel execution.

Tego Inc. | Booth 104:

> TegoChip

Come and see the toughest chip around - TegoChip. TegoChip is a UHF High Memory RFID chip that survives the harshest conditions including 300+ kGy gamma radiation, eBeam, and Ethylene Oxide. We provide standard inlays for supply chain application, our TegoTag Radion Plus made specifically for autoclave processes at 275°F and cold storage at -80°C, as well create custom tags for placement on bottles. Our tags are compliant to EPC C1G2, UDI, GS1, ISBT 128 standards with memory sizes offerings ranging from 2Kbits to 24KBytes.

TexTrace | Booth 927:

> Experience the TexTrace Woven RFID Brand Label and authenticate for a genuine Swiss surprise!

Our booth will feature a retail customer experience and brand protection application, enabled by TexTrace's woven RFID brand labels and Keonn's RFID product recommendation and cross-selling system for fashion retail. TexTrace discreetly incorporates RFID technology into a textile woven label. Come and see if your TexTrace Woven RFID Brand Label is "authentic" to unlock the genuine Swiss surprise!