RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Oct 27, 2021

RFID Journal LIVE! 2021 Encore

October 27, 10:00 am - October 28, 2:15 pm

This special Encore event will feature presentations recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2021, available on demand, as well as additional, new content, delivered live via our webinar platform. Below are drafts of the sessions we are organizing. Check back regularly, as we will be updating the agenda and confirming speakers frequently.

View the conference sessions from RFID Journal LIVE 2021 that will be available on demand when Encore opens: Retail/Apparel Track, Manufacturing Track, Supply Chain Track, Health Care Track, Internet of Things Track.


10:00 – 10:30 AM EDT
How LoRaWAN Disrupts Wireless IoT Connectivity: Long Range at Low Power
In this session, learn about successful LoRaWAN deployments, as well as various use cases and examples of application for LoRaWAN solutions.
Speaker: Roelof Koopmans, Senior Director of Vertical Marketing, Semtech

10:30 – 11:00 AM EDT
Linking RFID to PLCs: Part II – The PLC Fights Back
Following up on his recent presentation at RFID Journal LIVE! 2021, Kevin Berisso, Director of the AutoID Lab at the University of Memphis, will expand on the content and provide new information, providing a deeper dive into how the RFID/PLC integration works. Gain an in-depth technical view, showing the PLC code, as well as some of the impacts on processing time for the varying solutions across different PLC processors You can check out his original presentation in the Manufacturing Track: https://event.webcasts.com/viewer/event.jsp?ei=1500646
Speaker: Kevin Berisso Ph.D., Director, AutoID Lab, University of Memphis

11:00 – 11:45 AM EDT
Keeping Those Manufacturing Lines Running – Managing and Predicting Service Needs
From managing production lines and maintenance cycles to tracking tools and components, the next wave of digital solutions predicts servicing requirements. Learn about best practices in manufacturing facilities and how sensors and industry data can chart a course to keep those facilities humming along.
Speaker: Diana Hage, CEO, RFID Global



Solutions Showcase

1:00 – 1:30 PM EDT
Expanding RFID Sensor Solutions for Supply Chain Monitoring
Did you know, globally, there is 2.3 trillion dollars in shipping damage every year? Connecting your supply chain means knowing more than where your goods are. Modern supply chain managers and customers want to know if damaging conditions were experienced anywhere in the supply chain on a timely basis. In this session, SpotSee will show why RFID is the perfect technology to connect goods traveling through the supply chain. Join SpotSee’s VP, Engineering and Innovation, Jan Van Niekerk and VP of Products, Angela Kerr as they discuss inception, creation, and future of RFID sensors’ role in eliminating supply chain damage and its consequences.
Speaker: Angela Kerr, Vice President of Products, SpotSee

1:30 -1:50 PM EDT
AD Maxdura Tire Tag – Enabling reliable identification and sustainable recycling
AD Maxdura Tire Tag provides superior performance and outstanding reliability in harsh industrial environments. The first embedded tire tag solution answering the automotive industries’ needs. With its unique ID, the AD Maxdura Tire Tag enables track and trace through the logistic chain, from origin to an OEM’s production line quality control, up to end of life tire treatment and sustainable recycling options.
Speaker: Lauri Hyytinen, Market Development Manager, Automotive, Avery Dennison Smartrac

1:50 – 2:10 PM EDT
Boeing: Creating Effective IIoT Ecosystems
Learn how Boeing is creating effective Industrial IoT (IIoT) ecosystems for manufacturing and supply operations with Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) – an innovative software platform that integrates a myriad of sensor technologies that track, monitor and control assets and workflow processes. Discover how ESI enables an integrated IIoT ecosystem for tool & asset management, supply chain management and more. See how this ESI-enabled IIoT ecosystem optimizes processes, improves inventory control and reduces costs.
About ESI:
* ESI is an award winning, sensor-agnostic solution that solves IIoT connectivity challenges. It seamlessly integrates sensor technologies including RFID, GPS, and Mesh, BLE, Wi-Fi enabled sensors and more.
* ESI enables end-to-end visibility for assets, parts and supply chain operations. It automates processes such as tool management, distribution and bin management and invoicing.
* ESI creates ecosystems to support optimization and efficiencies by incorporating features for real-time alerts, mapping applications and environmental sensors.
Speaker: James Caldwell, Manager, Information Technology, Boeing Global Services

2:10–2:25 PM EDT
How to Start Your Asset Tracking Project with RFID in 60 Minutes
Starting an RFID asset tracking project doesn’t have to be difficult. Learn how RFID4U’s enterprise TagMatiks platform includes a low cost version that can be downloaded for free up to 99 assets on iOS, Android and Windows. With support for most industry leading RFID devices, TagMatiks AT Lite is a great way to pilot / conduct proof of concept and have a migration plan to an enterprise grade RFID solution.
Speaker: Archit Dua, Sr. Director, RFID4U

2:25 PM -2:45 PM
NFC – Use the Cloud and NDEF TAG to Identify and Protect your Products. Introducing the ST25TV02KC Augmented NDEF Tag
Learn how to use NFC contactless communication with the Cloud to enhance the connectivity and protection of your product. You will be introduced to the standardized NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) and how it can be used across multiple ST ecosystems. Hear how augmented NDEF allows data exchange for features including authenticity, product specific information, and tamper status — without the need to develop a mobile application. Participants will also learn about configurable attributes such as the Unique Tap Code (UTC) to generate custom messages at each tap of the tag and discover how to use features such as a Password Attempt Counter to protect your device from repeated unauthorized attempts to connect, and physical tamper detect messages that can be stored within the tag. Finally, the speaker will cover how cloning protection can be implemented using ST’s TruST25™ Digital Signature services to guarantee the authenticity of your product.
Speaker: Jie Weng, Product Marketing Engineer, STMicroelectronics



The Fundamentals of RFID

9:00 – 9:45 AM EDT
RFID Basics
New to RFID? This session provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted.
Get a brief overview of the EPCglobal network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Gain an understanding of the relationship between different standards in the area of EPC RFID, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Speaker: Ultan McCarthy, Lecturer, Waterford Institute of Technology

9:45 – 10:30 AM EDT
The Physics Behind RFID
Obtain a fundamental understanding of RFID hardware. This session will cover the different frequency bands used: LF (125 KHz), HF (13.56 MHz) and UHF (860 to 960 MHz and 2.45 GHz). The instructor will explore the nature of RF fields and radio propagation, including the complex areas of null spots, reflections, polarization and other issues. By explaining many buzzwords common within the RFID community, we will provide delegates with the terminology they need to understand the technology, and to work with systems integrators and other RFID vendors.
Speaker: Ultan McCarthy, Lecturer, Waterford Institute of Technology

10:30 -11:00 AM EDT
Legislation and Standardization
Legislation regarding the use of RFID varies around the world and is subject to almost constant ongoing review. Standards will ensure compliance with legislation, and also guarantee interoperability between RFID systems manufactured by different technology providers. This session will offer an update on the latest developments by legislative and standardization bodies around the world.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

11:00-11:45 AM EDT
Building an RFID Business Case
Developing a strategy and business case is the first step toward understanding how RFID technology can develop high-performance results. The presenter will discuss various scenarios for RFID strategy and business-case development, and provide an in-depth look at components and output. Emphasis will be placed on defining the value of information, and on how to evaluate various pricing strategies for RFID deployments.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal



1:00 – 1:30 PM EDT
RFID in Manufacturing: Testing and Quality Control
It is critical, once an RFID system is deployed, that it function as designed. Failure to read 100 percent of tags, in some cases, can mean disrupting a manufacturing line, which costs a company money. In this session, the presenter will discuss the steps required to ensure that tags are read 100 percent of the time, and that the system functions properly.
Speaker: Doug Harvel, Senior IT Distribution Analyst, Kontoor Brands

1:30 – 2:00 PM EDT
Smart Packaging: Revolutionizing the Link Between Manufacturers and Consumers
Automating supply chains leads to improved operational efficiency and higher profitability. Internet of Packaging (IoP) technologies, such as RFID, barcodes, QR codes, and digital printing, have already been understood and adopted, and are beginning to emerge with new competitive market advantages. Inventory control, authenticity, security and the customer experience, are just part of what the Internet of Packaging has already begun to provide. Learn how the use of IoP can provide information about a particular product that a consumer needs to know before purchasing it, enhance the customer relationship and reveal data about a wide variety of concerns. Hear how the technology is being used to offer product authenticity, sustainability and powerful consumer experiences, in addition to measurable ROI.
Speaker: Edson Perin, Founder and Editor, IoP Journal

2:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
Change Management: The Achilles Heel of RFID Deployments
RFID represents a new and potentially threatening way of conducting business, and some people will resist any changes. Failure to address concerns of employees has undermined some RFID deployments. This session will discuss the common employee reactions that companies face when implementing an RFID solution, as well as how to avoid typical problems. Learn how to manage changing to an RFID sysstem and avoiding issues. The speaker will also explain how to convince senior management to fund RFID projects.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal