RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Dec 07, 2021

Deploying Wireless Sensors 2021

December 07, 11:00 am - December 07, 2021, 1:30 pm

Radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless sensors power the Internet of Things (IoT). RFID systems are able to identify and track devices, while wireless sensors networks (WSN) gather and provide information from interconnected sensors. There are challenges in transforming RFID systems with identification capabilities into sensing and computational platforms, as well as considering them as architectures of wirelessly connected sensing tags. Integrating RFID with WSN provides not only an item’s identity and location, but also information regarding the condition of an object carrying a sensor-enabled RFID tag. Learn how the technology can be used in environmental monitoring and forecasting, health care, smart homes, intelligent transport vehicles, warehouse management and precision agriculture.

11:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

11:05 AM
Using Wireless Sensors to Detect and Control Contagious Diseases
Technological solutions that enable the early detection of highly contagious diseases such as COVID-19 have been critical in keeping our cities functional. When a pandemic first breaks out in cities, early detection, isolating infected individuals and tracing possible contacts are critical. Learn how IoT-enabled devices and sensors have been employed to identify, control and limit the pandemic’s impact.

11:40 AM
Growers Track Soil Conditions via Sensors
A grower’s association is using an IoT-based soil moisture monitoring solution employing sensor probes that transmit data via a network. The solution includes a mobile app and cloud-based software, in which soil-moisture data can be accessed in real time or for historical purposes. The association’s farmers have been inserting the sensors both into and around crops. Learn how the system enables them to view conditions from the planting to harvesting stages and thereby prevent overwatering, which could lead to unnecessary added cost and water waste.

12:05 PM
Airport Uses RFID, Sensors to Speed Up Ground Transportation
A busy U.S. airport has installed sensors above the sidewalk where passengers are directed to wait for cabs, as well as where they enter the vehicles. When a person carrying a mobile device that is broadcasting a MAC address gets into line, the first read of that address is time-stamped. The system then uses the time-stamp of the last read of that same MAC address, from the sensor near the end of the line, to determine the individual’s total wait time. The facility integrated the sensor data with the dispatch system that the airport uses to call cabs up from the waiting lot to the queue, resulting in more efficient service. Learn how the ground-transport dispatch office uses RFID to track cabs parked in the waiting lot, as well as sensors to track passengers at its taxi-queuing area, resulting in shorter lines and faster service.

12:35 PM
Leveraging BLE Sensors to Monitor the Performance and Health of Equipment
Manufacturers have begun utilizing wireless systems that employ RFID and other technologies to capture sensor data from high-valued equipment, and to identify problems as soon as a change in performance occurs. Learn how BLE sensors can provide real-time insights into critical variables, such as vibration and temperature, as well how, when paired with advanced cloud analytics, they can significantly reduce unplanned facility downtime, increase production line productivity and save valuable man hours to drive maintenance and operational processes.

12:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal


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