Printed Antennas In Distributed Manufacturing Of RAIN RFID Tags And Labels (Internet of Things Applications USA 2018)

Mr Donald E Ray, Director, North America
United States

Presentation Summary

Barcodes were originally printed by large scale printers such as Standard Register and RR Donnelley. Only after table top commercial barcode printers were developed in the later 1980's, did automatic identification accelerate in manufacturing and logistics. The efficiency of distributed printed labels, with on demand data, finally allowed data automation using barcode technologies to become fully accepted in commercial environments. Are we at a comparable crossroads with RFID? This is an interesting question worth considering now that printed antennas have shown impressive results. Maybe all we need now is an efficient IC attachment method?

Speaker Biography (Donald E Ray)

Mr. Don Ray is Director of North America for Voyantic, a Finnish based company specializing in RFID test and measurement systems servicing RFID laboratories, tag manufacturers, and advanced RFID customers worldwide. Don started his technical career with 6 years of military experience in nuclear reactor instrumentation and controls, afterwards earning a B.A. at California State University in 1984. Then began a 34-year career in Automatic Identification and Data Collection, currently focusing in RFID. He has been employed by multiple leading companies: Intermec (Honeywell), Microscan (Omron), Accu-sort (Datalogic Automation) including a distinguished role as president for Seagull Scientific from 1995-2005.

Company Profile (Voyantic Ltd)

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Voyantic is the global leading provider of RFID testing and measurement solutions targeted for routine use both in the laboratory and on production level. We also provide installation, training and maintenance services to make our systems true turn-key tools with no uncertainty.
Our solutions are designed to speed up development, improve production quality, and increase sales of RFID technology. That is why practically all of the leading RFID technology providers use our equipment in their R&D, production, or both. We have a proven track record with over 600 solutions delivered to our customers in over 30 countries on five continents.
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