25 July 2008

Newer RFID technology requires newer thinking

RFID technology is apparently taking off, with aficionados reporting stunning successes – but dive below the covers and it’s brand new thinking and brand new solutions that are attracting attention.

For example, Bodo Ischebeck, vice president of RFID and Table Management Systems at Progressive Gaming International, makes the case for casino management.

“For many years, RFID embedded in gaming chips was tried and tested, but never coped with the thousands of gaming chips on a casino floor.

“Only now, with the superior capability of the 13.56MHz PJM RFID technology (ISO 18000-3 Mode 2) and our software, is it possible for casinos to get real time accounting information about chip locations and movements on tables or in cages.”

It’s a similar story in construction, with Laing O’Rourke getting itself on the map for its new RFID technology project work involving plant and power tool management, offsite manufacturing and supply chain management, and facilities management.

Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of RFID analyst IDTechEx, suggests that it’s worth now revisiting the technology – in particular by getting to the RFID Europe 2008 confrence, which runs from Sept 30-Oct 1 in Cambridge.

“I shall share the research for our new report ‘Apparel RFID 2008-2018’, which covers over 50 suppliers and more than 60 users in this booming sector, encompassing manufacturing, logistics, fashion, retailing, rented apparel and laundry.”

Also at the event, Marshall Aerospace, The INtelligent Airport (University of Cambridge), logistics company Container Centralen and the US Navy Fleet and Industrial Supply Centre will share their experiences with delegates.

Brian Tinham

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