Best New Products of 2020: RFRain Smart Reader and Identiv Eco-Friendly Tags

In the second of RFID Journal’s series of Webinars on the Best new Product of 2020, RFRain will discuss its feature-rich Plug-and-Play Smart Reader, the RFR-RAIN-4-SMART-ADV. This new UHF RFID reader that replaces the complex, expensive RFID systems with just one product that is also a hardware and software platform.

In the second half of the webinar, Identiv will discuss its Eco-Friendly RFID and NFC Tags.. These new tags have non-etched, paper-based transponder inlays that reduce the traditional use of PET-based substrates and byproducts. The tags are manufactured on renewable paper, without plastic layers and harmful chemicals, and boast a low carbon footprint. As the antenna is patterned in an innovative laser-manufacturing process, all excess aluminum is completely recycled, and the paper used is fully repulpable.


Danny Akaoui
CEO and Founder, RFRain

As CEO and Founder Architect of RFRain LLC, Mr. Akaoui designed and developed the entire patent holder unified software communication stack, which serves as the software communication backbone in all of RFRain’s products offerings. In addition, Mr. Akaoui designed and developed the hardware communication board, which allows RFRain to be one of the few companies in the world to provide its customers with products that seamlessly integrate between hardware and software. Under Mr. Akaoui’s leadership, RFRain’s goal is to quickly become the world’s leading IoT platform.


Vera Mauerberger  
Product Manager, Transponders, Identiv

Vera Mauerberger is a highly-skilled, creative force in RFID transponder Product Management. In the past, she was part of Identiv’s R&D department and deeply involved in the entire process of product development. Vera has a Masters in Engineering with a focus on Print Media, Technology, and Management (Printed Electronics) from the Munich University of Applied Sciences in Germany.