Embedded RFID Workshop
Radio frequency identification technologies are poised to have a huge impact on the high-technology sector. Embedded electronics developed by Intel and its RFID partner, Impinj, will enable a host of new applications. Plus, RFID can be used to track printed circuit boards (PCBs) through the manufacturing process, and then enable the tracking of products to stores and on to end users. In this workshop, learn how embedding RFID in products opens doors to innovative applications across a wide range of devices.
RFID Journal LIVE! preconference seminars provide in-depth information regarding specific aspects of EPC and RFID technologies. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these sessions prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through an All-Access, Conference + Preconference or Preconference + Exhibit-Only Pass.
April 30, 2013
New to RFID? This optional session for all preconference attendees provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a brief overview of the EPCglobal network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of EPC RFID, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
• A general understanding of the various types of RFID systems and their applications
• An understanding of the different components of an RFID system and how they fit together
Intel and the Future of Consumer Electronics
Intel has developed a platform for embedding UHF RFID into consumer electronics. A number of OEMs have used this Intel platform to develop Windows 8-based tablets that implement embedded RFID functionality using Impinj's Monza X chip. Many companies are finding innovative uses for this embedded UHF RFID technology, including the ability to restrict access to data or devices based on location. Learn how Intel is pioneering embedded RFID, and delivering new capabilities and benefits to electronics manufacturers, retailers, corporate IT departments and service providers.
Shahrokh Shahidzadeh, Senior Principal Technologist, Intel
RFID's Critical Role in the World of M2M
This presentation will compare and contrast the evolving critical role that RFID holds as the coin of the realm for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, spanning the mobility of devices, sensor networks, telecommunications platforms and cloud-based data centers. M2M intelligence is used to provide automated secure connectivity for mobility to and through the data center. This business and technical presentation will draw on production case studies in which RFID has been used to deliver ultra-secure, heterogeneous multi-vendor mobility services across both commercial and corporate devices leveraging application- and software-defined technologies for greater automation and real-time analytics.
Geoff Brown, CEO and Founder, Machine-to-Machine Intelligence Corp. (M2Mi)
A Look Inside Today's Embedded RFID
The term "embedded RFID" generally refers to incorporating UHF RFID technology into an electronic device. The key use cases for this technology are currently electronic device configuration and consumables authentication. The technological innovation behind these uses cases is "zero-power communications," in which an RFID reader can configure an electronic device, or authenticate an unpowered consumable inserted into that device, with no power available to the device or consumable. Unpowered communications will change our future in unimaginable ways. In this session, Chris Diorio, UHF Gen 2 project editor and Impinj's CTO, will describe the underlying technology, explain how to use it and expand on the uses afforded by unpowered communications in the next-generation UHF Gen 2 protocol.
Chris Diorio, CTO, Impinj
The Benefits of Embedding RFID in PCBs
Beta LAYOUT GmbH, a leading provider of printed circuit boards, has integrated passive UHF RFID transponders into its PCBs. This session will describe how RFID was integrated into the PCBs, and explain the benefits of doing so, including making the boards identifiable and traceable from the beginning of the production process, as well as creating additional value for users. The speaker will also cover some of the ways in which Beta LAYOUT's customers are taking advantage of RFID technology.
Siobhán Ní Chofaigh, Business Development Manager, Beta LAYOUT GmbH
McAfee, a leading provider of consumer and enterprise digital security solutions, is using embedded RFID to create location-based security. The concept is based on the idea that IT security permissions often differ at different locations. For example, a doctor visiting one hospital would need access to medical records for patients admitted to that facility. When visiting another hospital, the physician would need access to a different set of records, but should no longer be able to access those at the other location. Learn how embedded RFID enables premise aware security, and hear how this concept can be applied to your business.
Sumant Vashisth, Director of Engineering, McAfee
Preconference Seminars and Workshops Conclude
RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.
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