Active RFID Europe 07

                          Hot RFID Sectors, Full Technology Analysis, Market Insight

Exhibition timings:

Day 1, Tuesday 18
8.30am  6.00pm

Day 2, Wednesday 19
8.00am  4.30pm

Silver Sponsors

Domino Printing Sciences plc
Drawing on its years of experience in the ink jet and laser coding and marking sectors, Domino launched its Integrated Solutions Group to channel its innovative approach to providing product traceability for the pharmaceutical market and other sectors. Today, Domino offers modular and scalable solutions focussed on the manufacturing environment, incorporating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as well as alpha/numeric, 2D matrix and linear codes, providing programmes that offer individual product identification and tracking, whilst delivering real cost benefits to the customer.
The successful integration of RFID and its inter-operability with common alpha/numeric and 2D symbologies such as barcodes is central to Domino's total systems approach. Working with customers from initial concept analysis, project migration planning through to full implementation of in-line automated RFID track and trace systems, and combined with its open-platform approach, Domino's Integrated Solutions Group has the technical and project management expertise to deliver the most appropriate solution to suit individual needs.
Domino provides manufacturers with a complete range of services to integrate track and trace technology into the supply chain, including total turnkey solutions combining RFID and composite coding, which can be fully integrated within existing manufacturing and distribution systems.
Emerson & Cuming
For over 50 years, Emerson & Cuming has focused on providing high performance conductive inks and adhesives for the most demanding electronic industries around the world. Their state-of-the-art antenna inks provide the best solution for solvent and temperature-sensitive substrates, while their novel snap cure die attach adhesives enable low cost tag assembly at high production speeds. The company remains at the forefront as a proven leader with exceptional antenna inks and die attach adhesives for RFID tag assembly.
Impinj, Inc. is the world's leading innovator in UHF Gen 2 RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver a wide range of products and solutions, comprising high-performance tag chips, readers, reader chips, software, antennas and RFID subsystem integration. Impinj's products provide robust performance, integration and cost effectiveness to a global customer base across numerous vertical markets with applications including inventory management, asset tracking, authentication and serialization.
Montalbano Technology
Montalbano Technology S.p.A. (MT) was set up in October 2005. Recently the first Italian bank Group, Intesa Sanpaolo has entered MT stock with a minority stake.
MT's mission is to establish itself as a leader of the RF-ID based sensors market, by deploying mass-market oriented innovative devices.
Mühlbauer is a global leader for the supply of highly efficient production technologies for the smart card, ePassport, semiconductor and RFID industries. With currently more than 80,000 systems in the market, Mühlbauer has the best proven reputation and performance history in these market segments. As an owner-driven and German-based company, the fulfillment of our clients' needs is not only our first priority, but also our greatest motivation. With more than 30 locations and service hubs we guarantee excellent local support and customer care.
TAGSYS is the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure. TAGSYS provides RFID systems and tags for end-to-end item-level tracking that automates labor-intensive processes, authenticates and safeguards goods, and enables real-time inventory and asset visibility. With a proven track record of delivering Reliable, Accurate and Secure (R.A.S.) RFID systems and tags, TAGSYS has deployed over 100 million tags and 60,000 reader systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. TAGSYS' RFID solutions are currently being deployed in a range of highly specialized vertical markets that include pharmaceutical, fashion apparel, libraries, and textile rental. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices and R&D Centers in France, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and in Hong Kong. More information on TAGSYS can be found on their website.
SmartCard Networking Forum
The SmartCard Networking Forum is a group of public sector representatives currently from 347 organisations, and rapidly increasing, throughout the UK who are involved in using, planning to use or simply interested in exploring the use of smart cards to improve services to their customers. The Forum's objectives are to:
  • exchange ideas and information about the use of smart cards in local government
  • share implementation experiences and issues
  • explore the potential uses of smart cards
  • investigate ways of working within both public and private sector
  • research external funding possibilities

Bronze Sponsors
Along with providing the UK's most comprehensive revenue collection system, is committed to offering a complete range of services for its clients. From training and dedicated client support through to the latest industry news and visual communication solutions is determined to innovate in the bill payment sector.
BT Auto-ID
BT Auto-ID Services is a market leader in the provision of complete, scalable and affordable automatic identification (auto-id) solutions including radio frequency identification (RFID) and barcoding. Using auto-ID technology, we deliver live business control by automating business processes, enabling customers to reduce cost and risk, improve customer satisfaction, increase operating margins, and improve business visibility.
Chipsensors Ltd
Chipsensors is a fabless semiconductor startup, with industry veterans from Sensors, Semiconductor Physics, and Deep-Sub-Micron CMOS mixed-signal design. We have partnered with some leading blue-chip semiconductor fabrication companies to create a range of high-volume low-cost single-chip wireless sensors for the emerging high-growth active/semi-active RFID tag and wireless sensor markets. We are "putting sensors on Moore's Law".
Datacon, the world's leading supplier of advanced-packaging equipment, is first source for high capability chip assembly equipment for RFID inlay manufacturing. With a small die capability down to 0.3 mm flip chip and a placement accuracy of 15µm@3 sigma the big number of installed Datacon RFID chip assembly lines are already capable to handle smallest chip sizes which will become standard in the next couple of years. As a pioneer who introduced high speed dot dispensing technology up to 10,000 dots per hour for chip-on-web attach Datacon has set the challenging benchmark for the best in class total cost of ownership. Based on the TTT-program ("Triple-T") Datacon offers total solutions for RFID inlay/tag manufacturing.
GS1 UK has driven innovation in the supply chain for over thirty years. It is part of the global GS1 organisation, dedicated to the development and implementation of global data standards and solutions for the supply chain. The GS1 System is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. GS1 UK helps industry to implement these data standards through the use of bar codes, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Global Data Synchronisation (GDS) and electronic business messaging.
Euclid specialises in documents of security - ID cards, epassports, visas, smartcards. Founded in 1988, the company supplies equipment and services into almost 50 national schemes, including a 10 year UK government contract to provide a managed service for Electoral Identity Cards throughout Northern Ireland, involving live capture / postal applications / validation and card issue.
In 2003 Euclid set out to provide similar turnkey services into UK Local Government Organisations. We currently manage two County wide card projects - BITE (proof of age) card in Essex and EXPLORE (transport) card for Suffolk amongst others. Euclid is represented by a world class ID & smart focussed Projects Team, supported by a complete in-house development facility. In 2005, Euclid made major investments in a state of the art ID and smart card production facility which has the capacity to produce over 10,000 ID cards per 8 hour shift. Coming from a security conscious background, our processes are regarded as having the highest level of integrity.
The company is accredited to ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and is currently working towards ISO 27001 (Information Security).
Ferroxcube's competencies cover soft ferrite products, including Ferroxtag transponders and (metallized) antenna cores. Ferroxtag is a new family of RFID tags suitable for operation on metallic items, at 13.56 MHz. Thanks to the high performance ferrite antenna, the tag is much smaller than standard inlays for similar reading range."
IDTechEx provides independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to companies across the value chain. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations.
IDTechEx business and technology experts provide international perspective in a diverse range of emerging technologies including 3D printing, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, energy storage, life sciences, printed electronics, IoT and many other topics.
IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in USA, Germany and Japan and associates in South Korea.
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS delivers innovative wireless sensor-based technology and systems that are helping transform the way business manages industrial processes and safeguards lives.
Committed to developing industry-leading, low power and long-range sensor-based technology, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' SensorSMART networks have been setting the industry standard since 1999. Currently deployed on every continent throughout the globe in the Intermodal & Logistics, Energy & Construction industries as well as sought out by the world's leading system integrators and governments; IDENTEC SOLUTIONS patented technology is helping to optimize productivity in some of the continent's most challenging situations. Robust, flexible and powerful IDENTEC SOLUTIONS technology delivers when others cannot.
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is privately held, with its corporate office located in Lustenau, Austria, and North American headquarters in Dallas, Texas, along with customer service centers in Germany, Australia and Norway.
Journeycall provide contact centre services primarily for travel related companies. Our clients include Transport for London for whom we operate the Adult Oyster card service providing fulfilment to process and send out all cards booked by web and phone, and call handling services including sales, lost/stolen and failed cards. We provide the Stagecoach Group with a telephone reservations service and customer support helpline for their megabus and megatrain operations. Journeycall carry out call handling under the name of the National Travel Helpline, providing train, bus, coach and ferry times and fares and general travel information by telephone to members of the general public. We are an ATOC licensed rail agent and through FasTrack Tickets we provide reservations and ticketing for transport services to members of the public and corporate clients.
Journeycall operate from Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire and are opening a second contact centre in Brechin, Angus in February, 2007 where there is a large scope for staged expansion. We currently open from 8. 00 a. m. to 9. 00 p. m. daily, but would consider extending these hours if the need arose. Journeycall's approach to deliver the most effective method of call handling and fulfillment services is to build a robust and flexible technology platform, provide contact centre management and support staff, and to match them tightly to each of our clients' specifications. Our contact centre staff are mature, confident and professional. They are highly knowledgeable in providing public transport information and ticketing.
MasterCard International
MasterCard Worldwide is a driving force at the heart of commerce, enabling global transactions and bringing insight into the payments process to make commerce faster, more secure, and more valuable to everyone involved. As a critical link among financial institutions and millions of businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide, MasterCard provides services in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard advances commerce worldwide by developing more secure, convenient and rewarding payment solutions, processing billions of payments seamlessly across the globe, and building economic connections that accelerate business.
Meco Equipment Engineers B.V. (member of the BESI group) is a leading equipment supplier of plating systems for the semiconductor, connector and film & foil industry.
Meco's new development, the Flex Antenna Plating system (Meco FAP) is the solution for tomorrow's low cost antenna production where high volume, product flexibility and process robustness become key!
Over the years, the Meco systems have established an international reputation for high performance, outstanding reliability, top quality and unbeatable economy.
Multek Flexible Circuits
Multek Flexible Circuits Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), has delivered reliable Flexible Electronics and Materials for over 60 years. Our state of the art equipment enables sketch to scale solutions, which helps to optimize your cost/benefit equation. Built upon a foundation of rapid response, technology leadership and high reliability, Multek empowers customers to take products to the market quickly through early engineering, integrating our unique technologies, and volume production. Our solutions leverage a broad range of high-performance products, materials, and solutions.
Novacroft creates innovative end-to-end business systems and data solutions, from consumer application processing through to the delivery of a product or service. We aim to maximise project potential, improvethe consumer experience and provide organisations with the tools to monitor projects anytime, anywhere. Novacroft specialises in data management using mobile technology, research and development and project design and management, and offers an online application processing laboratory and a 100+ seat consumer helpline.
For those organisations working to advance their transport ticketing applications, software and products, Novacroft provides innovative solutions to help them achieve their aims. We work by researching, developing, implementing and managing advanced technology to improve customer service and efficiency, reduce risk of fraud, enhance security and provide transparency of scheme knowledge.
Specific tailored solutions include:
Data storage on Novacroft's Card Management System (InNovator©) of applicant records and related application details including photographs, documentation and audit history, all accessible via the Internet 24 hours a day
Automated SMS application status updates Web accounts facilitating a one-stop-shop for online registration, application, authentication, validation, ongoing status and product management and acting as a marketing portal
Mobile data collection facilities for clients 'in the field' requiring access, retrieval, and upload
A comprehensive range of standard and tailored scheme reporting available online through InNovator©, anytime, anywhere Online application front end website and back end system development, with processing on site at Novacroft, and card issuance within 24 hours including encoding, authentication, validation and fulfilment
Full managed service including scheme design, development and implementation
Omni-ID has developed original, patented technologies for on-metal and visual tagging to enable a broad range of applications to improve asset tracking, supply chain management and material flow management. Omni-ID is the leading supplier of RFID tags and ProVIEW material flow management solutions for Manufacturing & Logistics, Energy, IT Assets and Tool Tracking. Omni-ID's versatile family of products provides a complete range of tags and solutions for tracking and identification challenges, with unprecedented accuracy, in any environment. For more information, visit External Link.
With 430,000 customers in 175 countries, Oracle provides leading-edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service. Oracle, a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, is empowering businesses of all sizes on their journey of digital transformation. Oracle Cloud provides leading-edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, IoT Platform and Applications as well as data as a service.
RF-iT Solutions
RF-iT Solutions GmbH was established 2005 as an Infineon management buy-out; its activities cover RFID software and services. It produces the You-R® OPEN OPerating ENvironment which is the world's leading RFID platform for system integrators. "RF-ID Enablement Packages" provides system integrators and software producers with a rapid and expert market entry to RFID. RF-iT Solutions implements reference projects in strategic market segments in order to facilitate the multiplication of solutions through certified You-R® OPEN partners in the rapidly developing RFID market. With technical services, such as studies, technology assessments, benchmarking, technology consulting and pre-sales support, RF-iT Solutions functions as the technical backbone for system integrators. The company operates the RFID Solution Excellence Center at its company office in Graz, Austria.
SmartCitizen Ltd
SmartCitizen specialises in building and managing citizen smart card schemes for local government. Our mission is to support local authorities in moving to electronic service delivery, using smart cards to improve accessibility, take out cost and enhance the citizen experience. Our team's track record is impressive and we can call on a team of analysts and developers that has over 30 years of experience of working within and for local authorities as well as vast experience of smartcard developments in general.
We have played key roles in many of the UK's most important smartcard initiatives. We created the card software and provided much of the knowhow which went into the National Smart Card Project, and we are now responsible for managing and resourcing the SmartConnect programme and providing technical support to users of the package. SmartCitizen offers local authorities and technology partners a complete service from initial feasibility studies through to card scheme creation and support, including management and hosting where required.
Smartran provides independent consultancy and project management services. We bring exciting, innovative and effective solutions for multi-application smart card schemes and related retailing, cash collection, payment, ecommerce and settlement requirements. Smartran was closely involved with the National Smart Card Project (NSCP) and the early starters using the NSCP starter kit. We have assisted a wide range of organisations including projects for Chester City, Waltham Forest, DfT, ODPM and Bracknell Forest. Smartran is currently engaged by a London Borough to deliver a multi-application smartcard which will initially by used by over 10 000 residents to pay council tax, rent and other bills.
Smartran offers clients a broad range of professional expertise which can be applied to all stages of a project's life-cycle. We help to deliver cost effective and flexible solutions that address business challenges and initiatives. We can respond to a wide range of requirements from our pool of subject experts and build integrated project teams with the right skills mix for longer term assignments. Our broad systems, government and commercial experience enables us to undertake rapid short focused reviews right up to major project, ongoing support and contract management assignments. Recent client experience includes cash collection, system security, multi-application schemes, emoney, ITSO transport schemes, micropayment systems, transaction clearing and settlement.
Unicard is a leading supplier of smart card management solutions to the local government sector. We provide consultancy (feasibility studies, business models), design, implementation, scheme and card production solutions and management services Both our products and approach have been developed in conjunction with our customers and we are able to offer flexible solutions to suit individual needs.
Over and above the basic citizen and card management, we have developed facilities such as data separation, enabling single system to be shared by multiple card issuers; and web services interfaces enabling the realtime transfer of data to local systems (such as library and leisure).
Customers benefit from a track record developed on local authority and transport driven projects like "SmartCities" in Southampton, and a complete, reliable and flexible solution backed by the skills of a dedicated team with a unique focus on multiapplication smart card schemes.
If you are interested in proven solutions to implement multi-function cards in areas such as concessionary transport, library, leisure, staff and schools , please feel free to come and talk to us at SCNF events or contact us at:
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