Webinar Report: How RFID Impact Sensors Can Reduce Supply Chain Damage

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Damage occurs with approximately 2 percent of all shipped products, and shippers, brands and retailers typically absorb this cost. To address this problem,  SpotSee developed its ShockWatch RFID Impact Sensor. The battery-free sensor contains a mechanical indicator and an RFID chip that harvests energy from the tag’s UHF interrogation in order to transmit a unique ID number and determine whether a shock event has occurred.

During a webinar held on Feb. 9, 2021, Angela Kerr, SpotSee’s VP of product and program management, and Jan Van Niekerk, the company’s VP of engineering and innovation, explained the basic theory and practical applications of the ShockWatch RFID Impact Sensor. The webinar was titled “How RFID Impact Sensors Can Reduce Supply Chain Damage.” SpotSee operates a global network of more than 200 sales and technical service partners throughout 62 countries. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Angela Kerr (left) and Jan Van Niekerk

Kerr and Van Niekerk demonstrated how to use the technology to deter, detect and diagnose impact damage in the supply chain. Kerr joined SpotSee in 2016, and she is responsible for building the company’s existing business and developing cloud-based temperature products to help customers track goods worldwide. She previously served as the firm’s VP of marketing and product management and its director of product management. Van Niekerk joined SpotSee in 2018 with more than 20 years’ experience in firmware, microcontrollers, analog, TCP/IP, RF, RFID and security. He previously managed the development of electronic solutions for Microchip Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, Intelleflex and RF Ops.

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