How time flies. It’s time for Euro ID Exhibition and the ID World Congress again,both events Xerafy participated in the past and last year won the 2012 European Auto-ID Award for RFID (Metal Skin). This time around, both events will take place from November 5 to 7 in Frankfurt am Main.
This year, Xerafy is again part of the esteem ID World Technical Committee – all of whom have distinguished themselves as visionaries and pioneers in the RFID industry. The Technical Committee helps to contribute to the conference agenda, advising on topics, as well as selecting and evaluating the most appropriate abstracts submitted by candidate speakers.
Due to conflicting schedules however, Xerafy will not be present this year but if you are looking for Xerafy tags, do drop by our partners booth at the Euro-ID Exhibition and tell them we sent you. Here’s a shout out to valued partners such as Tec-tus, iDtronic, Inotec, SICK, Pepperl + Fuchs, Times-7 and Winckel who will be showcasing their solution and products there next week. Continue reading
Xerafy partner CoreRFID, an RFID solution provider that specialized in developing and delivering RFID-based systems, recently rolled out a solution for tracking IT assets at a UK college utilizing Xerafy’s Titanium Metal Skin.
Warwickshire College, located in the West Midlands region of England, turned to CoreRFID to help implement a new system for auditing the college’s IT assets. The college’s original system for managing IT assets was based on printed labels. Serial numbers from the labels were transcribed manually to spreadsheets creating a record of what equipment was where in the college. The audit process of checking labels and updating spreadsheets was both time consuming and prone to error, causing unnecessary costs and providing inaccurate information on the whereabouts of asset.
CoreRFID proposed a system using ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID tags attached to the assets. These carry an identity code that can be linked to each specific asset and can be read quickly and accurately by a handheld computer. The technology selected for the system included a compact, robust, handheld computer (the ATiD AB700) to could capture the details of assets and their location together with specialized tags designed specifically to cope with the challenges of IT asset tagging. Continue reading
Xerafy was impressed by the fourth RFID Congress for France run by the CNRFID (Centre National de Référence RFID ) on October 8-9 in Marseille, France. The show was focused on solution providers meeting companies who are seeking or implementing RFID/NFC technologies and solutions.
Over 500 delegate’s from many industry sectors attended, such as aeronautics, avionics, spatial companies, energy, nuclear, waste management,and transport and logistics. Attendees were treated to some very diverse and excellent case study presentations and exhibitor stands that included Xerafy partners such as Agid, Axem, Facom, Frequentiel and Nexess; attendee’s included Amipem, Caen, Embisphere, Jidelec, Neopost, Orange, Page Up, Tego, Ubi Solutions and apart from seminar presentation’s such as Saint Gobain PAM, Xerafy partners also were well represented in industry forums. Continue reading
The increasing interest in waste minimization in recent years and the rising cost of resources and energy has led to the growth of recycling, remanufacturing and material recovery as strategic pillars of future world growth.
As raw material costs increase – the cost of steel has gone up 80-100 percent, and the cost of aluminum is now up 40 percent – and regulations becoming stricter and more focused on controlling pollution and limited environmental impact, RFID, the Internet of Things, and Product Lifecycle Knowledge have become key elements in remanufacturing and material recovery.
Xerafy partner Holonix specializes in developing IT solutions for product life management. Using data provided by RFID tags, they are able to accurately track the lifecycle of parts and determine when parts needs to be replaced, repaired or remanufactured, cutting down on wastage and new material costs. Continue reading
Aircraft manufacturers are increasingly turning to composite materials to construct lighter and stronger airframes. Because many of the composite materials used in the manufacturing process require precise temperature controls, solutions for tracking the composite materials used are taking off faster than Airbus’s newest A350 XWB.
Airbus and Boeing combined are slated to produce more than 8,000 aircraft combined over the next six years, making composites the dominant material in the manufacturing of aircraft by 2015, a massive increase from 1980 when under 5 percent of an aircraft relied on composites.
RFID Journal this week featured commercial aircraft component manufacturer ATK, which is using a solution provided by Xerafy partner OATSystems and employing Xerafy’s MicroX II tags to track composite materials and associated tooling. Continue reading