Xerafy Wins the Rising Stars Award at CHINICT 2012

By Dennis Khoo, Xerafy CEO

Here at Xerafy, we try to integrate innovation in everything we do, and being recognized by our industry peers as well as the media as the most promising tech rising star is a great endorsement to our pursuit of the challenges ahead.

CHINICT 2012, in its 8th consecutive year at the Tsinghua University Science Park in Beijing, is an event focused on bringing the most innovative and the fastest-growing ICT (information and communication technologies), potential investors and media together. China’s role as the “sweatshop of the world” is coming to an end, and a new breed of entrepreneurs is changing this market into a hotbed of global tech entrepreneurship and innovation. Continue reading

Sticking Around, Understanding Adhesive Failure on RFID Tags

As RFID is increasingly adopted as a means for tracking assets in an environment, the method of attached RFID tags to assets is becoming more and more important. If the tag becomes separated from the asset it is meant to track, then the entire system will cease to work. Therefore, attaching a tag to an asset in a way that will guarantee that it stays in place is vital. In this blog, we will look at one of the primary ways of attaching tags to an asset, with adhesive, and how that and why adhesive can fail.

As listed by Dr. Paul Steiner, an adhesive expert and consultant, on his blog, “The Adhesives Expert,” there are three main reasons why an adhesive bond fails: structural failure, adhesive failure, and cohesive failure. Continue reading

Webinar: New RFID Developments Are Revolutionizing Metal Asset Tracking

Are you interested in learning how to mange those hard to track metallic, curved, or slim assets with an RFID label?  Xerafy, Impinj and MPI Label Systems have teamed together to  present a free webinar on a new RFID label that has no restrictions on metal assets, curved surfaces, or global RFID frequency bands. With Xerafy’s new Metal Skin™ inlay, powered by the Impinj Monza® 4QT tag IC, you can extend visibility to the most challenging assets – including mobile phones, iPads, server blades, and gas cylinders. Both cost-effective and flexible, the new Metal Skin Label could be the perfect solution for your on-metal application.

Join us for a free webinar on June 13, 2012 from 2:00 to 2:30 PM EDT to learn how Impinj and Xerafy are working together to revolutionize the tracking of metal-based assets.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to cost-effectively extend visibility to metal assets
  • How Monza chips enable outstanding performance
  • Why Metal Skin is the ideal solution for tracking metal assets
  • Best practices for label conversion

Featured Speakers:

Nikhil Deulkar

Sr. Product Line Manager – Monza

Evelyn Ong
Director of Sales
Xerafy LTD

Shauna Bardo
RFID General Manager
MPI Label Systems

Webinar Details
Date: June 13, 2012
2:00-2:30 PM EDT

Click Here to Register for This Event

We hope that you can join us and we look forward to answering your questions about tracking metal-based assets – Attendees will receive a FREE Xerafy Metal Skin inlay sample pack and Metal Asset Tracking FAQ guide!

Top Obstacles to RFID Implementation

While RFID has come a long way in the past decade – and ABI Research says that the market is expected to generate $70 billion in revenue by the end of 2017 – there are still plenty of companies that have steered clear of the technology. That’s because, within many companies, there are still significant obstacles to RFID adoption. Fortunately, none of these barriers is technological; in fact, almost all of them are the result of either a lack of understanding of the benefits of RFID, or the fact that many end users simply aren’t aware of the significant strides the technology has made over the past few years. Better still, all of these obstacles can be overcome through end user and senior management education.

Here are the top five barriers to RFID:

1. Lack of Understanding of the Technology: In some cases, end users simply don’t understand how the technology works, or what it can be used for. Years ago, RFID did have a fairly limited utility because of the inherent limitations of the technology. But RFID has rapidly evolved, and can be used almost anywhere that bar code labels or human readable identifiers are deployed. It’s also much easier to install and maintain. Xerafy has partnered with industry leading systems integrators that can help companies map RFID to their own data collection and asset management challenges, as well as manage the deployment and maintain the necessary infrastructure afterward. In addition, Xerafy’s Support Team can assist with any technical questions or problems. Continue reading

Top 5 Applications for Metal Skin

Earlier this year, Xerafy unveiled the Metal Skin, the world’s first true UHF EPC RFID inlay designed for tracking metal assets. Thin, lightweight and flexible enough to be used on curved surfaces like metallic cylinders and drums, the Metal Skin can be converted into different label sizes using standard label converting equipment and processes.

Using the Metal Skin, label converters can enable a new asset class for RFID smart labeling. Where in the past, metal assets and curved surfaces required complicated and often bulky tag housings to provide the proper offset to enable a reliable tag reads, Metal Skin-based labels provide a low-profile, low-weight solution.

Here are the Top 5 applications where we think the Metal Skin can have the biggest impact on RFID deployments: Continue reading