RFID is dead! Long live RFID (RFID Europe 2008)

Mr Richard Rees, President
Scanology BV, Netherlands
Sept 30, 2008.


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Presentation Summary

  • RFID - The Leap of Faith
  • Ensuring certainty in RFID applications
  • Minimising implementation costs
  • The future is now
  • Silent commerce: the privacy issue
  • The End of RFID?

Speaker Biography (Richard Rees)

Richard Rees is President of Scanology, a fast growing, full spectrum, RFID solutions provider based in Boxmeer, The Netherlands.
Richard has worked at senior level in Production, Packaging Design, Procurement and Logistics and has over 30 years practical experience as user, supplier and standards maker for automatic identification systems.
Richard served a 12 year term as a member of the EAN UK supervisory board
Richard is a regular speaker at RFID conferences, and has a reputation for 'telling and showing' the realities and potential of RFID enabled systems.
Richard is a graduate of Cambridge (MA) and Edinburgh (MBA) Universities.

Company Profile (Scanology)

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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).
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