RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2014 Keynotes and General Sessions

RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2014 Keynotes

General Session
23 Oct. 9:05

Creating Business Value by Enabling the Internet of Things

Radio frequency identification and RF sensors are one way in which companies can link things—assets, products, inventories, environments—to the Internet. Learn how RFID technologies are being added to products to enhance their functionality by connecting them to the Internet, and how RFID and sensors are being employed to make environments smarter and more responsive. In addition, hear what strategies leading edge companies are employing to take advantage of the emerging Internet of Things.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
General Session
23 Oct. 9:30

How RFID Solutions Drive New Business Benefits

RFID hardware has become more reliable over the past few years, enabling companies to take advantage of RFID data in new and powerful ways. Software solutions are enabling firms to reengineer processes and deliver more value. In this session, our panel of experts will explain how businesses are leveraging these new capabilities.
Moderator: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
General Session
23 Oct. 9:50

Aston Martin Optimizes Manufacturing Processes With RFID

Luxury Automaker Aston Martin is using active RFID tags to monitor the locations of vehicles as they progress through the post-assembly test and verification stages of the manufacturing process. By capturing information like location and process dwell times, the movement of vehicles through the process becomes fully traceable, and location-driven business analytics can be used to enhance process performance and efficiency. Aston Martin uses battery-powered 6-8 GHz ultra-wideband (UWB) RFID tags to inject location information into its Smart Factory Offline application. Tags are attached to each vehicle's windshield at the end of the assembly line before they enter the offline process. Each tag's ID is then linked to the vehicle's specific production information, including VIN, model and a logical process map specific to that vehicle. The location system then generates frequent and granular new locations for the vehicle, recording both its physical and logical progression through the area. Learn how employees access this data through a single online portal, and how they use this information to gain new insights into process performance.
Speaker: Alastair Booker, Manufacturing Systems Lead, Aston Martin