Masterclasses

The four optional expert-led Masterclasses are interactive consultancy sessions. At each Masterclass you will have the chance to handle many samples, and take away printed copies of presentations. They will ensure you get the most from the conference and leave with answers to your questions.


Morning Afternoon
Tuesday
November  4
Masterclass 1:
Introduction to Active RFID
Masterclass 2:
Real Time Locating Systems, Ubiquitous Sensor Networks and Energy Harvesting

 


Masterclass One
Introduction to Active RFID

Morning, Tuesday November 4

Raj Bridgelall - Axcess International
Mr Raghu Das, CEO - IDTechEx, USA
Dr Pradeep Shah, President & CEO - Texas Micropower Inc
 

This Masterclass is a modestly technical introduction to the science and the markets for Active RFID and where they are going over the next ten years.

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman - IDTechEx
Dr Guru Raj, RFID Manager - Maxim-Dallas Semiconductor
Mr Mike Beigel, President & Project Director - Beigel Technology Corporation
  • What are the different types of Active tag system, their cost structure and advantages and disadvantages over passive?
  • Why is this market growing much faster than RFID as a whole?
  • What is the difference between traditional Active RFID, RFID enabled cellphones, Smart Active Labels/ Battery Assisted Passive tags, Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) and Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN) and where are they headed?
  • What are leading suppliers and users doing?
  • Who is landing the biggest orders and from whom?
  • What are the lessons of success and failure?
  • Which are the hot countries and applicational sectors for Active RFID?


These and other questions will be answered by globally recognised experts in a participative session with many samples to examine.

 




Masterclass Two
Real Time Locating Systems, Ubiquitous Sensor Networks and Energy Harvesting

Afternoon, Tuesday November 4

Trevor Crotch-Harvey - IDTechEx
Dr Hans Schantz - Q-Track Corporation
Joe Keating - Infinite Power Solutions
 
Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman - IDTechEx
Dr Neal Patwari, Assistant Professor - University of Utah

Powering the rapid growth of Active RFID will be Real Time Locating Systems and Ubiquitous Sensor Networks. This more technical session will examine the technologies and their pros and cons in detail.


  • How do you choose between Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) and Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) and other signalling options for RTLS?
  • Is it best to use one or more of these principles with Ultra Wide Band (UWB) or certain fixed frequencies, even sometimes working off an existing WiFi system?
  • What are ZigBee and self calibrating RTLS?
  • How will the technology advance for very different market needs in different industries?
  • How do these options translate into split of market now and in future?
  • What is the dream for USN - from predicting and controlling disaster recovery to micro-climate in industrial greenhouses - and who is working on which aspect?
  • What are the problems to tackle and which industries are early adopters?
  • What are the forecasts - are hundreds of billions of sensing tags in prospect - for what?


These and allied questions will be answered by experts in a participative session with many samples to examine.



The fourth annual Active RFID, Real Time Locating Systems and Sensor Networks event from IDTechEx


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