The company is expanding its production capacity to a billion NFC and UHF tags per year, while adding a more sustainable antenna production process for the development of specialized and standard RFID tags.
The Internet of Things enables applications in a variety of sectors, from healthcare and industrial to home automation, environmental monitoring, retail and more.
The new tags provide automatic identification and sensing capabilities for a variety of products, from metallic packed goods and small form-factor products to items that must be read from multiple orientations.
Under a new strategic partnership, Avery Dennison Smartrac will leverage its R&D capabilities to design and produce second-generation Wiliot tags.
In addition to expanding its geographic reach, the company plans to grow in terms of new business portfolios, and to work on the concept of sustainability.
A study conducted by Descartes Systems Group and Sapio Research found that the shipment visibility RFID, BLE and 5G technologies can provide for online purchases could increase customer satisfaction and improve sustainability.
The company's Atma.io solution, which can be used with RFID to track goods through a supply chain, now provides carbon scores from manufacture to consumer, along with real-time alerts and analytics about expiration dates and efficiencies.
Michigan State University's Axia Institute has been building membership in the technology and healthcare industries as it tests RFID, identifies use cases, develops best practices and supports an interoperable system to share product data.
Brands and retailers alike are targeting IoT technologies like RFID to solve the dual challenge of making shopping more convenient for consumers while reducing the environmental impact of their operations.
The two-year TRACE project, led by a consortium that includes PragmatIC Semiconductor, will monitor NFC-tagged beverage bottles and food trays as they are sold, returned to a store, cleaned and then reused.