Asset Tracking and Location Beyond the Shop Floor (Active RFID Summit 2005)

Mr Jeff Schaengold, RFID R&D
Siemens, United States


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Presentation Summary

  • Active tags reduce the cost of ownership by being reusable and requiring less pervasive infrastructure due to improved ranges
  • Through reader triangulation, known as LRP, active tags will evolve from portal tracking to static locating; such as patients or equipment in hospitals or promotional and perishable products
  • New wireless frameworks to be introduced in 2006, will allow active tag readers to scan and transmit over the same frequency. This innovation will eliminate the tethered network cabling requirements of today

Speaker Bio

Mr. Jeff Schaengold has extensive experience in the design and development of RFID in the private and public sectors, specializing in Supply Chain, packaging, ID Management and Brand Protection.
In the late 1980's Mr. Schaengold designed one of the first high speed print and apply HF RFID label system for consumer products, followed by the formulation of serialization of consumer products with a combination of barcode and RFID.
In the mid-1990's Mr. Schaengold led the development of the first RFID enabled eCommerce exchange for the Supply Chain community, ProVision for Transportation, combining RFID, Internet and GPS to enable track and trace of transportation rolling stock and pallets. In 2001 and 2003, he developed an ocular biometric access control and ID Management system that was affordable and yet exceeded the highest identified level of security.
For the last 5 years, as an RFID R&D Engineer and evangelist, Mr. Schaengold supported numerous Fortune 500 organizations in developing RFID components and applications in support of Target Stores, Metro, Tesco, MeadWestVaco, Checkpoint Systems, Siemens, BEA Systems, Wal-Mart Stores, Pharmacia and Pfizer.
Mr. Schaengold submitted and holds various pending patents in the RFID tags and the application of RFID. Mr. Schaengold invented such products as a multi-protocol, dual frequency RFID Reader/Antenna units for retailers, as well as RFID passive tags that integrate EPC coding and ocular elements for brand protection and pedigree. In addition, Mr. Schaengold is the co-developer of and .
Currently Mr. Schaengold is engaged by industry leaders to develop a federated framework for RFID/EPC visibility and a new generation of RFID reader solutions.
Mr. Schaengold holds degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Transportation Law.

Company Profile

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, is a leading global electronics and engineering company. Siemens and its subsidiaries employ 426,000 people in 190 countries and reported worldwide sales of $77.8 billion in fiscal 2002 (10/1/01 - 9/30/02).
The United States is Siemens' largest market in the world, with 11 of Siemens' worldwide businesses headquartered here and annual sales of $21.5 billion in fiscal 2002. The Siemens companies in the U.S. employ approximately 70,000 people in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Corporate headquarters for Siemens' U.S. businesses are located in New York City.