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Previous Exhibitors & Sponsors

  • 2009 Cambridge
  • 2008 Cambridge
  • 2007 Cambridge
Silver Sponsors
Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison is a recognized industry leader that develops innovative identification and decorative solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. The Company's products include pressure-sensitive labelling materials; graphics imaging media; retail apparel ticketing and branding systems; RFID inlays and tags; office products; specialty tapes; and a variety of specialized labels for automotive, industrial and durable goods applications. A FORTUNE 500 Company with sales of $6.7 billion in 2008, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California and employs more than 36,000 employees in over 60 countries.
 
CST
CST develops and markets software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields. Its products allow you to characterize, design and optimize electromagnetic devices all before going into the lab or measurement chamber. The extensive range of tools integrated in CST STUDIO SUITE® enables numerous applications to be analyzed without leaving the user-friendly CST design environment and can offer additional security through cross verification. CST's customers operate in industries as diverse as Defense, Telecommunications, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical Equipment. More information at
 
GS1 UK
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.
 
Mojix
Mojix is redefining RFID, applying deep space communications technology and a revolutionary new architecture to drive quantum leaps in RFID reliability, reach, scale and security. These advances break through the economic and technical barriers to large-scale, high-volume RFID deployment to deliver on the full promise of RFID.
 
The first product powered by this new technology, the Mojix STAR™ system, extends the accuracy and reach of passive RFID by quantum leaps—enabling unprecedented levels of precision in presence detection, location and security of goods and assets flowing perpetually through supply chains and enterprises.
 
The first of a new class of EPC Gen 2- compliant RFID systems, the Mojix STAR system drama-tically extends the utility of RFID solutions and expands the scope of applications and use cases that can now derive benefits from the economic advantages of passive RFID.
 
Traak Systems Ltd.
Traak Systems is focussed on delivering high performance complex event processing based solutions for the growing RFID and sensor network markets. By employing highly optimised techniques to process the raw data, we can avoid the potential data overload that can occur when deploying these powerful technologies. Our solutions can help to visualise complex environments such as airports, hospitals and manufacturing plants. With our roots in the University of Edinburgh's top rated School of Informatics, we have access to some of the leading researchers in the UK. We won a prestigious SMART:Scotland Award from the Scottish Government last year in recognition of our core technology and subsequently received investment funding from Braveheart Investment Group. We are a partner of leading companies such as Motorola, Microsoft, Oracle and Ekahau
 
Bronze Sponsorship
CAEN RFID
CAEN RFID is an Italian company, leading supplier of UHF RFID readers and tags. The company was born as a spin-off of CAEN, a world-leading company with 30 years of experience in electronics for nuclear and particle physics. A totally internal expertise and know-how on Radio Frequency electronics and related Software has allowed CAEN RFID to become rapidly a leader in Europe.
As an active participant of ETSI and EPCGlobal working groups since 2004, CAEN RFID is committed to provide customers with state-of-the-art readers and tags that meet ISO/EPC standards and ETSI requirements and outperform its competitors.
 
CardPOS Europe
Cardpos Europe Ltd, the premier European supplier of RFID hardware will be demonstrating our innovative RFID payment watch product for transportation debit and credit cards, together with the extensive range of readers , cards and smart labels for all technologies.
 
We now also print cards and labels to clients specifications, at extremely competitive prices.
 
Please call by our stand to discuss your latest requirements with our friendly and helpful staff.
 
Electronics KTN
Our goal is to support the electronic design community across the UK and to facilitate business partnerships, both within the UK and overseas.
 
We provide a wealth of knowledge and events across a wide range of technology themes on best practice, standards, new techniques or technologies, including innovation, to maintain company growth.
 
We can signpost you to funding, help you find the routes to market, collaborative partners, technologies or research to keep you ahead of the competition.
 
If you are involved at the technology, component, circuit, software, system or product level within the electronics sector, our free-to-join network of companies can help you develop your capabilities and welcomes new members.
 
HARTING
HARTING - a World leader in the manufacture of Industrial Interconnection products - also offer UHF RFID transponders and reader systems.
 
These can be used in many storage/handling applications with harsh environments; covering many markets where control and identification is critical.
 
Using EPC Gen 2 protocols and our own 3 dimensional manufacturing techniques for the transponder (HARfid), we can deliver optimal performance with reduced costs.
 
HARTING - your partner of choice for RFID.
 
IDTechEx
IDTechEx offers independent market research, business intelligence and advice on emerging technologies to companies across the value chain, supporting them in making essential strategic business decisions.
 
Our experienced business and technology experts provide international perspective in printed electronics and electrics, electric vehicles, disruptive new materials, components and systems, 3D printing, energy storage and energy harvesting.
 
We do this by disseminating our research through subscription and advisory services, reports, bespoke consulting and events.
 
JAVA Information Technology
Java Information Technology was established in 1996 and continuously grown to develop the technology and construct actual project experience through ¡¯97 and ¡¯98 to enhance the technology related to ubiquitous to a higher level.
Moreover, Java Information Technology also organized solutions from ubiquitous and applied into packages to adapt for the developed business.
Java Information Technology is one of the leading companies of SI (System Integration), which based on selected human resources and strong excellent technology with trust. We also provide development of various solutions based on technology of ubiquitous for the geographic information system, which is becoming the core of information industry.
 
Mobile Mark (Europe)
Mobile Mark is a leading manufacturer of antennas offering innovative designs and reliable performance. We will exhibit our varied range of products, including wideband covert and miniature surface mount antennas which are suitable for metering applications. Our manufacturing capabilities and production controls ensure antennas are delivered on-time and to specs. Mobile Mark customers include small, specialized manufacturers and major players in the wireless industry.
 
Products and Services:
Data Collection
M2M Communication
Metering Components
Metering Devices
Security
Smart Grid Solutions
 
SecuriCode Ltd
SecuriCode is a U.K.-based developer and manufacturer of active RFID modules ranging from standalone products to complete networked solutions including applications used to audit, track, locate, authenticate and search for individuals and products.
 
A range of Tags, Nodes (unique intelligent readers) and applications accommodates multiple industry verticals resulting in global deployments in healthcare, logistics, retailing, security, leisure and education.
 
Tags, Nodes and demonstrator applications are available together as quick-start CodeKits. Installation and operations manuals are supplied with all products and SecuriCode provides installation and support services either directly or via channels.
 
All SecuriCode active solutions are guaranteed at up to 10 meters (15 to 20 meters can be achieved in most environments), a resolution suitable for the accurate location of people and products, and operate in the 2.4 GHz band at low power making them suitable for any country without license and without fear of interference from or to other wireless systems.
 
Nodes and Tags are small and lightweight, designed to be easily installed, and orientation-independent, Tags need not be in alignment to be detected by the Nodes. Fourteen types of power-controllable Nodes are available, with common software utilities and in multiple connectivity options (Ethernet and PoE, Wi-Fi, USB, Compact Flash, serial, RS232 and Wiegand) and some include application-driven relays for access control.
 
Eleven types of Tags are long-life and material-independent (type-dependent) and include movement detection, battery monitoring, encryption, authentication (with nodes), anti-collision and automatic-expiry. Tags do not beacon of their own accord and some incorporate monitored inputs (for sensors), alerts and anti-tamper alarms.
 
Applications include real-time mapping and audit, access control, time and attendance, RFID servers and integration platforms.
 
Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments, is a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales over $3 billion and 11,000 employees, Sun Chemical operates in 110 countries worldwide. Leveraging 50 years of experience as a supplier to the printed circuits industry, Sun Chemical has recently commercialized a range of new products for membrane switch, RFID and photovoltaics markets. Through an ongoing commitment to developing innovative products that provide value to our customers, Sun Chemical is investing in facilities and technologies targeted at the evolving printed electronics market.
 
Gold Sponsor
Scanology
Scanology is a specialist provider of identification and tracking systems to the European market.
 
Our team contains both skilled technicians and experienced business users.
 
Our mission is to minimise the business risk of our clients by providing complete visibility of their assets and processes.
 
We achieve this by
  • Practical advice on use of RFID (passive and active) and barcode data capture systems
  • Design and delivery of applications software
  • Innovative sensor systems to record critical aattributes e.g., temperature, shock, real-time location
  • Vehicle fleet management and mobile worker monitoring
  • Secure data storage and on-line reporting of process status
  • Quality Assurance services to maximise performance of RFID and barcode systems
 
Specialist consultancy on
  • identification technologies and standards
  • logistics systems implementation and change management.
  • RFID antennae design
 
Areas of expertise include
  • Airport baggage handling
  • Care in the community logistics
  • Diamond tracking
  • Food traceability
  • Printing/encoding of smart labels.
  • Barcode and RFID QA
  • Standardisation (ISO, ETSI, CEN, GS1).
 
Silver Sponsors
Conductive Inkjet
 
CST
CST develops and markets software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields. Its products allow you to characterize, design and optimize electromagnetic devices all before going into the lab or measurement chamber. The extensive range of tools integrated in CST STUDIO SUITE® enables numerous applications to be analyzed without leaving the user-friendly CST design environment and can offer additional security through cross verification. CST's customers operate in industries as diverse as Defense, Telecommunications, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical Equipment. More information at
 
Impinj
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.
 
Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co KG
With more than one hundred years of experience in hot stamping, KURZ is a world leading company in thin layer technology.
 
KURZ now offers an innovative new product: SECOBO® high-performance antenna foils for applications including paper tickets, plastic cards and mobile phones. SECOBO® antenna foils can be applied to a wide range of substrates and represent a durable and high-quality technology platform for typical contactless applications.
 
KURZ is committed to the development of new technologies for the markets of tomorrow. For further information on SECOBO® and other innovative new products from KURZ please contact Thorsten Hepp, Marketing and Sales Manager, Thorsten.Hepp@kurz.de.
 
MBBS SA
MBBS is a Swiss company with 13 employees and 9 patents.
MBBS is Leader in through-metal RFID technology for harsh environments
• Read and write through metal RFID capability
• TAGs resistant to very stringent conditions (high temperature (240 ¦C), steam sterilisation at 134¦C, high pressure (2000 bar), corrosive chemicals, abrasion...)
MBBS has established solutions with market leaders
• Brainlab for their computer assisted surgery solution
• Sateco for their formworks
• Bugatti for their eyeglasses
 
MBBS has products and solutions for healthcare, industrial and luxury applications
• Hospital sterilisation market
• Medical devices market
• Conveyor belts, Building equipments, watches
 
Omni-ID
Omni-ID is a leading supplier of passive RFID tags that deliver near-perfect read rates on, off and near metals and liquids. Omni-ID's patent-pending technology overcomes the "traditional" problems of RFID, enabling a broad range of new applications to improve accuracy and efficiency in asset tracking, supply chain management and work-in-process. Omni-ID has built a robust partner ecosystem with leading RFID technology companies worldwide to deliver complete RFID solutions. Omni-ID's mission is to drive the widespread adoption of RFID technology as the optimal tracking and identification solution. For more information, visit
 
Sonitor Technologies Inc
Sonitor Technologies, recently named North American RTLS Emerging Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan, offers a unique ultrasound IPS (Indoor Positioning System) that automatically tracks the real-time location of moveable equipment and/or people in complex environments with 100% room-level, or sub room-level (such as bed-level) accuracy.
Due to the unique attributes of ultrasound there is no risk of electromagnetic interference with other equipment. The low quantity of data transmitted from the Tags requires minimal LAN bandwidth so existing wired or wireless LAN can easily be leveraged. The Sonitor IPS, now chosen by more than 30 hospitals, is fully, easily and quickly scalable.
 
Traak Systems Ltd.
Traak Systems is focussed on delivering high performance complex event processing based solutions for the growing RFID and sensor network markets. By employing highly optimised techniques to process the raw data, we can avoid the potential data overload that can occur when deploying these powerful technologies. Our solutions can help to visualise complex environments such as airports, hospitals and manufacturing plants. With our roots in the University of Edinburgh's top rated School of Informatics, we have access to some of the leading researchers in the UK. We won a prestigious SMART:Scotland Award from the Scottish Government last year in recognition of our core technology and subsequently received investment funding from Braveheart Investment Group. We are a partner of leading companies such as Motorola, Microsoft, Oracle and Ekahau
 
PowerID
PowerID is the industry leader in the field of Battery-Assisted, Passive (BAP) RFID. The company provides reliable and cost-effective BAP RFID labels for selected applications in industries involving freight, metals, chemicals, paper, people tracking, and cold chain.
 
With corporate headquarters in Israel, PowerID is a privately-held company backed by first-tier investors such as Partech International, Apax Partners, Clal Industries and Investments, Amadeus Capital Partners, Infinity Venture Capital, and Bank of America.
 
Bronze Sponsors
Bemrose Booth
BemroseBooth provides RFID products and services for mission critical applications.
 
BemroseBooth specialise in custom RFID constructions with flexibility on frequency, chip types, materials, adhesives and additional security features.
 
We have millions of tags in daily use.
 
Our range of products and services includes: RFID labels, tickets, smartcards, mount on-metal tags, ruggedised tags, bespoke tag design, bureau personalisation and fulfilment services.
 
BemroseBooth's RFID strategy is based on collaboration with world-class industry experts, chip providers, systems integrators and equipment manufacturers. We maintain a technology neutral position and work with a wide range of partners to develop the most effective RFID product solutions for individual customer needs.
 
CAEN RFID
CAEN RFID is an Italian company, leading supplier of UHF RFID readers and tags. The company was born as a spin-off of CAEN, a world-leading company with 30 years of experience in electronics for nuclear and particle physics. A totally internal expertise and know-how on Radio Frequency electronics and related Software has allowed CAEN RFID to become rapidly a leader in Europe.
As an active participant of ETSI and EPCGlobal working groups since 2004, CAEN RFID is committed to provide customers with state-of-the-art readers and tags that meet ISO/EPC standards and ETSI requirements and outperform its competitors.
 
Coronis Systems
Coronis Systems designs and develops ultra-low-power long-range wireless solutions and platforms for OEMs and integrators.
 
The company is the creator of Wavenis a highly optimized wireless platform based on the Wavenis RF core and wireless connectivity protocol. Coronis Systems offers system integrators a complete line of wireless products and development platforms for creating custom devices in many markets. With its proven industrial maturity, Wavenis is surfacing as the ideal ultra-low-power and long-range solution to complement Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies.
 
In keeping with its initial long-term strategy, Coronis Systems is now opening Wavenis specifications for industry-wide standardization. Purely as a wireless connectivity platform, Wavenis offers a powerful foundation for a wide range of application protocols wishing to extend their performance with truly ultra-low-power, long-range, reliability, robustness and coexistence features.
 
Ekahau
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing WiFi-based RTLS and site survey solutions. Ekahau's customers, including several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits of WiFi based location services and innovative WiFi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 150 hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturers, mining/oil/gas companies, government agencies and the military. Ekahau partners include wireless software developers, leading system integrators and international OEM partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise applications. Ekahau is a U.S.-based corporation, with offices in the USA, Europe and Asia.
 
Friendly Technologies Ltd
Friendly Technologies is a UK start-up developing a radically new approach to RFID aimed at protecting privacy and security whilst improving tag affordability.
 
Our patented invention renders tags simpler and more reliable, opening up the possibility of using low-density, low-cost tag manufacturing techniques such as printed electronics. This makes our tags ideal for most FMCG applications, specially inventory visibility and anti-counterfeiting.
 
Our technology addresses many of the current challenges that have been encountered by supply chain partners as they seek to reduce costs and streamline operations through RFID.
 
GS1 UK
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.
 
Mobile Mark (Europe)
Mobile Mark is a leading manufacturer of antennas offering innovative designs and reliable performance. We will exhibit our varied range of products, including wideband covert and miniature surface mount antennas which are suitable for metering applications. Our manufacturing capabilities and production controls ensure antennas are delivered on-time and to specs. Mobile Mark customers include small, specialized manufacturers and major players in the wireless industry.
 
Products and Services:
Data Collection
M2M Communication
Metering Components
Metering Devices
Security
Smart Grid Solutions
 
Soldertec Global
Soldertec Global is a business providing laboratory testing, troubleshooting, and analytical services to the global electronics industry. It is part of ITRI Ltd, a company with extensive research and development expertise based on its long association with the tin industry. It was its tin industry background, and involvement in electronics soldering research, which led the company to develop its expertise and commercial services in the electronics sector.
 
Soldertec Global has modern, well-equipped laboratories, which incorporate an extensive range of testing and analytical equipment. This includes X-ray inspection, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Solderability testing and SIR. These laboratory capabilities and the expertise of specialist staff can provide solutions to a wide range of issues and problems. Soldertec Global is a leading authority on the implementation of lead-free soldering technology and specialises in testing of components and materials for compliance with the RoHS Directive.
 
Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments, is a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales over $3 billion and 11,000 employees, Sun Chemical operates in 110 countries worldwide. Leveraging 50 years of experience as a supplier to the printed circuits industry, Sun Chemical has recently commercialized a range of new products for membrane switch, RFID and photovoltaics markets. Through an ongoing commitment to developing innovative products that provide value to our customers, Sun Chemical is investing in facilities and technologies targeted at the evolving printed electronics market.
 
Toyo Ink Group
The Toyo Ink Group develops a broad array of high-functional, high-value-added materials for printed electronics and industrial applications. Our Rexalpha series of conductive silver pastes used for forming RFIDs and FPCs, leads the field in ultra-thin and low resistance properties. Other cutting-edge products on display are insulators for touch screen panels and FPCs as well as various adhesive films and conductive tapes for EMI shielding applications.
 
Toyo Ink leverages our advanced manufacturing expertise based on our core colorants and resins technology, continuously pushing for improvements. Come see why we have been the leader in print innovation for over a century now.
 
Electronics KTN
Our goal is to support the electronic design community across the UK and to facilitate business partnerships, both within the UK and overseas.
 
We provide a wealth of knowledge and events across a wide range of technology themes on best practice, standards, new techniques or technologies, including innovation, to maintain company growth.
 
We can signpost you to funding, help you find the routes to market, collaborative partners, technologies or research to keep you ahead of the competition.
 
If you are involved at the technology, component, circuit, software, system or product level within the electronics sector, our free-to-join network of companies can help you develop your capabilities and welcomes new members.
 
UK Displays and Lighting Network
UK Displays and Lighting Network was launched in April 2006 as part of the DTI - "Knowledge Transfer Networks' programme. UKDL is a vibrant central hub of activity for the displays and lighting community. Designed to stimulate innovation in the key technology sectors by promoting collaboration, best practice and knowledge sharing between industry and academia. By encouraging partnerships and teamwork, UKDL aims to support science base through to end-users. Positioning the UK as the innovation engine for Europe.
 
UKDL supports and strengthens the UK Displays and Lighting Sector through tutorials, workshops and seminars with training and education embracing all levels of industry, commerce and academia. We encourage commercial and industrial collaborations between members that result in creation of wealth for UK plc through the profitable activities of members.
 
Silver Sponsors
Domino
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
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.
 
Muehlbauer
Mnhlbauer is a global, independent consultant and manufacturer of turnkey automation solutions for the smart card, smart label, semiconductor backend and vision industries. In addition, the company is active in the areas of data enrollment and verification, precision parts and OEM production. With about 1,800 employees in 29 locations on five continents, Mnhlbauer is a leading supplier of production equipment for the smart card industry.
 
Mnhlbauer solutions enable to manufacture any type of chip card, including ID cards, contact and contactless cards, dual interface as well as multimedia cards and smart labels for access control, supply chain management, tracking of textiles and applications for the retail industry.
 
TAGSYS EUROPE
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
 
Motorola
 
 
Bronze Sponsors
allpay.net
Along with providing the UK's most comprehensive revenue collection system, allpay.net 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 allpay.net 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
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 15¦m@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
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
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
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
IDTechEx offers independent market research, business intelligence and advice on emerging technologies to companies across the value chain, supporting them in making essential strategic business decisions.
 
Our experienced business and technology experts provide international perspective in printed electronics and electrics, electric vehicles, disruptive new materials, components and systems, 3D printing, energy storage and energy harvesting.
 
We do this by disseminating our research through subscription and advisory services, reports, bespoke consulting and events.
 
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS
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
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
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 is an industry leader in manufacturing Flexible Printed Circuits. Multek is a high-volume supplier that processes more than 20 million square feet of single & double-sided, and printed circuits annually. Multek is vertically integrated with film based materials, such as our Novaclad material, and can rapidly tailor laminate and cover film materials to meet specific requirements from our Customers. Multek is the largest volume producer of flexible interconnects in the U.S. with volume manufacturing capability also in the Philippines. Multek offers customers a one-stop total solution that begins with design concept, and follows through with high volume production and component assembly.
 
Novacroft
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
Omni-ID is a leading supplier of passive RFID tags that deliver near-perfect read rates on, off and near metals and liquids. Omni-ID's patent-pending technology overcomes the "traditional" problems of RFID, enabling a broad range of new applications to improve accuracy and efficiency in asset tracking, supply chain management and work-in-process. Omni-ID has built a robust partner ecosystem with leading RFID technology companies worldwide to deliver complete RFID solutions. Omni-ID's mission is to drive the widespread adoption of RFID technology as the optimal tracking and identification solution. For more information, visit
 
Oracle
With more than 390,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems.
 
Oracle Device to Data Center - The M2M platform for a totally connected world. No single company can deliver every application in the connected world. But only one company can deliver the only end-to-end platform for a simple, scalable, and cost-effective M2M architecture that makes these applications possible. Oracle's Device-to-Data Center platform provides the only end-to-end solution for a simple, scalable and cost-effective M2M architecture across all markets. From Oracle Java Embedded running on a wide range of smart sensors, devices and innovative smart gateway platforms that bring intelligent decision making out to the edge to help save time and reduce costs, through to smart data centers with Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Business Applications, Oracle Industry Applications and Oracle's Engineered Systems.
 
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
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
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:
 
Sponsors
Domino
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.
 
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS
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.
 
Impinj
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.
 
Muehlbauer
Mnhlbauer is a global, independent consultant and manufacturer of turnkey automation solutions for the smart card, smart label, semiconductor backend and vision industries. In addition, the company is active in the areas of data enrollment and verification, precision parts and OEM production. With about 1,800 employees in 29 locations on five continents, Mnhlbauer is a leading supplier of production equipment for the smart card industry.
 
Mnhlbauer solutions enable to manufacture any type of chip card, including ID cards, contact and contactless cards, dual interface as well as multimedia cards and smart labels for access control, supply chain management, tracking of textiles and applications for the retail industry.
 
Multek Flexible Circuits
Multek Flexible Circuits is an industry leader in manufacturing Flexible Printed Circuits. Multek is a high-volume supplier that processes more than 20 million square feet of single & double-sided, and printed circuits annually. Multek is vertically integrated with film based materials, such as our Novaclad material, and can rapidly tailor laminate and cover film materials to meet specific requirements from our Customers. Multek is the largest volume producer of flexible interconnects in the U.S. with volume manufacturing capability also in the Philippines. Multek offers customers a one-stop total solution that begins with design concept, and follows through with high volume production and component assembly.
 
TAGSYS EUROPE
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
 
Motorola