[RFID Weekly] Smartrac Sells Its RFID Inlay Business To Avery Dennison

- Nov 27, 2019-

1. Raindrop Technology: Relying on the wind of machine vision and leveraging the power of RFID, a big step towards intelligent manufacturing


In recent years, most IoT companies have begun to transform one after another, seeking more opportunities in the IoT market; Raindrop Technology is doing the same. Beginning in 2016, in addition to the hardware business, Raindrop Technology has also researched one-stop solutions, including handheld devices, hardware solutions, back-end servers, front-ends, and APP application "family buckets" to form its own hardware and product system; in addition, The company is also actively exploring the integrated business of Industry 4.0. Gao Maoguang, general manager of Raindrop Technology, believes that the move of IoT companies towards mechanical automation will be the development trend of domestic Industry 4.0.




2. Smartrac sells its RFID Inlay business to Avery Dennison


On November 20, U.S. time, Smartrac Technology Group, a leading global provider of RFID technology and IoT solutions, announced a final agreement to sell its RFID Transponder Division to Avery for € 225 million Denison.




3. Seoul's Gangdong District will introduce RFID meters in ordinary homes to reduce the amount of food waste


Gangdong District, Seoul, South Korea will introduce RFID food waste meters in ordinary houses and start trial operation. When the throwers put in abandoned food waste, they will need to pay the corresponding fees. RFID food waste meter is to identify the electronic tag, and use the electronic scale to weigh the released food waste, and then pay the fee according to its weight. In this way, the households' perception of food waste reduction can be improved, thereby reducing the amount of waste. In addition, the RFID food waste meter will only be opened when food waste is thrown in, which can eliminate the odor and pollution caused to the environment. The impact can also help residents reduce the hassle of purchasing extra food measuring bags.




4. The Zhigu branch of Chongqing Nanan District Library, which has introduced the RFID self-service loan system, will open soon


The Nanan District Library Zhigu Branch has opened a 24-hour self-help library recently. The library is located in Building D of China's Zhigu Park. The venue covers an area of about 95 square meters and has a collection of more than 5,000 books. There are 8 reading seats. Citizens can apply for a credit card reader at the Zhigu Self-help Library for free. The library uses the RFID intelligent self-service loan system, and a credit card reader system will be launched later. Residents in the tea garden area can also return books borrowed from the South Bank Library to the Zhigu Library.


5. Shandong Rushan uses RFID and other means to locate the trajectory of the suspect's case handling area


In recent years, the Rushan Public Security Bureau has focused on improving the quality of law enforcement and the effectiveness of police affairs, and has comprehensively created an "upgraded version" of standardized law enforcement construction. The use of smart bracelets, RFID sensors and other technological means to conduct comprehensive and uninterrupted tracking of the entire activity trajectory of criminal suspects in the case handling area; intelligent early warning reminders of single-person interrogation and overtime detention; deepening the law enforcement records of the police station, The intelligent management and application of information systems such as monitoring of case handling areas, the implementation of the entire process of law enforcement record mechanism, self-help collection, intelligent retrieval, full case backtracking, and full supervision and management of case handling activities.


6. Vizinex Provides Customized RFID Tags for U.S. Department of Transportation Bridge Project


Vizinex, an American RFID company, designed and manufactured RFID tags for 600 pipelines in order to solve the US Department of Transportation's deadline to complete the installation of bridge electrical equipment within four weeks. Once the installation is complete, the U.S. Department of Transportation can automatically complete the maintenance plan for each pipeline based on the reading of passive UHF RFID tags.




7. Shantou Chaoyang builds smart police system with IoT technologies such as RFID


Since the beginning of this year, Chaoyang District has responded to the trend of grassroots social governance informatization and intelligence, innovated the intelligent management of motorcycles in rural areas, and pioneered the “zero-fee + Internet of things” public security management platform for motorcycles in the country. The "smart new police service" model based on Internet technology kicked off the prelude to Shantou's use of the Internet of Things technology to promote the construction of a new pattern of comprehensive social governance. At the same time, it also established a "zero cost + Internet of things" grassroots social governance model. There was a clear "Shantou mark". According to reports, the system is based on the sensing technology and data processing technology of the Internet of Things. It consists of software and hardware, base station equipment, inspection equipment, anti-theft tags and record vehicle license plates. It uses active Internet of Things technology such as RFID + WSN to build from the source. Three-dimensional, comprehensive, multi-method, automated security prevention and control network.


8. PetroChina Shandong Sales Zaozhuang Branch introduces RFID technology in oil depot for asset inventory


Beginning in June last year, Zaozhuang Branch has successively carried out RFID counting trials in government offices and grass-roots oil stations, and further improved the RFID technology according to the pilot situation, and promoted the full coverage of RFID technology in an orderly manner. The completion of the inventory of the RFID assets of the oil depot marks that the Zaozhuang branch has completed the full coverage of the RFID technology depot.




9. RFID, cloud computing, big data ... High-tech helps Zhejiang Tobacco build a smart logistics system


Under the background of the industry's active planning and practice of high-quality development, as one of the core businesses of the tobacco industry, modern cigarette logistics must keep pace with the times, take the pulse of the era, make full use of the Internet transformation and development opportunities, and draw a blueprint for high-quality logistics development ". Zhejiang Tobacco Monopoly Bureau (company) introduced RFID, cloud platform, big data and other Internet of Things technologies to build a smart logistics system.


10. 5G empowers the military, RFID plays an important role in "smart logistics"


As 5G moves towards commercialization, mankind will enter a new era of "Internet of Everything and Intelligence of Everything." 5G will also promote the deepening of military intelligence and accelerate the advent of the military intelligence era. In "intelligent logistics", with the breakthrough of radio frequency identification technology, two-dimensional barcode technology and intelligent sensing technology, relying on 5G networks, the army logistics system can automatically obtain information on materials in storage, in operation and in use, and grasp the army in real time. Supply requirements, so as to intelligently manage equipment and supplies, to provide appropriate supplies to combat troops at the exact location and time, to avoid unnecessary confusion and waste. At the same time, it can also make intelligent predictions based on material consumption, and coordinate, control, organize and implement the production and supply of equipment and materials in advance.


11. Belgian fashion brand Essentiel to deploy RFID systems in 40 of its stores


In order to gain a clearer picture of inventory levels, improve inventory visibility and enable omnichannel sales, Belgian fashion design and retail company Estsentiel Antwerp has deployed RFID systems in its 40 stores. Drabbe, Essentie's RFID project manager, believes that Essentiel Antwerp's further development requires better ability to track inventory and take prompt action on situations such as lack of inventory. This RFID-based system will help the company achieve this goal.




12. Maoming Petroleum Branch promotes anti-seepage transformation of gas stations by using technologies such as electronic tags and NFC


Maoming Petroleum Company introduced an efficient and stable electrofusion welding system in the anti-seepage box, which is convenient and quick to install and suitable for installation in various complex conditions. The company uses the new tank transportation and new acceptance system. Just by docking the electronic tag on the oil tank through the mobile phone's NFC and Bluetooth functions, you can view the detailed information on the production of the oil tank and confirm the arrival on the APP. Safety and information transparency during tank transportation.


13. Use RFID tags to build an Internet of Things system for poisonous and narcotic drugs in hospitals, to achieve single injection traceability management


The state pays more and more attention to the management of drugs, especially poisonous and narcotic drugs. From the policy level, its management has been included in the scope of national laws and regulations. Major medical institutions are now actively following up on products in this area. Wofu Technology uses recyclable containers as RFID tags. When narcotic drugs are purchased into the hospital, the hospital warehousing staff only needs to count the narcotic drugs and put them into the RFID tag container when the narcotic drug truck is unloaded, forming a one-to-one binding relationship. The injections can be controlled directly by the system without secondary inventory.


14. SML launches its first UK retail RFID technology centre


Technology company SML has opened a new retail RFID technology centre in the UK dedicated to showcase its RFID tag technology and other products. SML will use the UK ’s retail hub to entertain retailers, talk to retailers through RFID deployments, and host “academic” seminars that will enable interested parties to explore a variety of technologies and processes to improve their operational efficiency .


15. Taiwan Chang Gung Hospital combines RFID intelligent technology to set up a fully automatic intelligent inspection room


A blood test is one of the most important indicators for diagnosis and treatment of patients. It must be safe, fast and accurate. In order to pursue a better quality of inspection services, Taoyuan Chang Geng combined with RFID intelligent technology to formally set up a "automatic intelligent inspection room". After the Taoyuan Changgeng RFID "Full Automatic Intelligent Inspection Room" is launched, it can not only focus on each link in the inspection process, but also strictly control the security of inspection, transportation, inspection, and information transmission.


16. Shanghai Public Transport uses RFID to assist in positioning, which improves the accuracy of real-time arrival information forecast by 3%


Shanghai actively chooses the high difficulty mode of arrival forecast, in order to provide more accurate travel services to let passengers know how long to wait. GPS technology is inherently inadequate. Once it enters a closed environment such as a tunnel and loses its signal, the background will be temporarily disconnected from the vehicle and temporarily lose its forecasting function. Therefore, RFID (radio frequency identification) technology was introduced along the way to assist in positioning, and many GPS signal boosters were added to ensure the accuracy of bus arrivals. "Station Forecast" relies entirely on GPS data, and "Time Forecast", based on this, does a lot of calculations, processing and analysis, and then builds models to try to give more accurate forecasts.