RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Feb 23, 2021

Internet of Things 2021

February 23, 11:00 am - February 23, 2021, 1:00 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad term being used to cover technologies that provide network connectivity to everyday objects, from wearable computers to common products. What’s behind all the excitement about the Internet of Things? How will companies benefit from IoT technologies? What will be the impact on consumers? What strategies should companies use to take advantage of IoT technologies, and which technologies will dominate the IoT? This virtual event will feature case studies from early adopters. Learn from industry experts, market leaders and analysts who will share their insights about overcoming technical, user and governmental challenges, as well as how to create effective business models using the power of the Internet of Things.

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

11:05 AM
Driverless Trucks Transport Ore to Mines
A mine has been testing an automatous vehicle and machinery system that employs IoT and other automation technologies to capture, manage and transmit data related to each vehicle’s operation. The technology enables vehicles to travel into and out of the remote mining area, as well as pick up and transport materials, while understanding their location and proximity to other vehicles—all without the presence of drivers. Robotic mining haulage is intended to reduce the number of accidents, keeping labor costs down while enabling operations in areas where access to labor is limited. Learn how the system is being utilized to protect mining workers and reduce costs.

11:35 AM
Electric Utility Uses IoT for Water Heater Management
A large electric company is piloting a recently released IoT-based solution that enables it to better control power load on its grid by detecting the temperature and voltage of each water-heating unit, and by allowing the units to be turned off when necessary via cellular or proprietary 2.4 GHz LAN connectivity. Utilities use a demand-response program to change a customer’s power consumption to match the demand for power on the entire grid. Learn how the utility is using the solution as part of its demand-response program, by turning off each water heater according to peak demand, and by learning when water heater temperatures drop low enough that the units need to be turned back on. By automatically knowing when each water heater’s temperature drops below a pre-set temperature, the system can restart specific heaters, while saving energy consumption during each unit’s downtime.

12:05 PM
IoT Delivers for Schwan
Grocery delivery service Schwan’s Home Delivery (SHD) has deployed a wireless Internet of Things (IoT) solution to manage the movements of 3,000 delivery vehicles into and out of its 300 depots nationwide. With the solution in place, SHD can ensure consistent food temperatures all the way to a customer’s door, providing a high-quality frozen product without requiring numerous manual temperature checks by employees. Learn how the technology helps SHD respond to any temperature excursions in real time at its depots, and to collect historical data for analytics purposes.
Speaker: Larry Gaskin, Director of Warehouse Operations, Schwan’s Home Delivery

12:35 PM
Creating Business Value by Enabling the Internet of Things

Radio frequency identification and RF sensors are one way in which companies can link things—assets, products, inventories and environments—to the internet. Learn how RFID technologies are being added to products to enhance their functionality by connecting them to the internet, and how RFID and sensors are being employed to make environments smarter and more responsive. In addition, hear what strategies leading-edge companies are employing to take advantage of the emerging Internet of Things.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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

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