Webinar Report: METRC Wearable Reader, EM Microelectronic Dual-Frequency Chip

By RFID Journal

RFID Journal recently continued its series of webinars highlighting the Best New Product finalists of 2020.

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On June 23, RFID Journal presented a webinar titled “Best New RFID Products of 2020: METRC’s Wearable Passive UHF Reader and EM Microelectronic’s em|echo-V Dual-Frequency Chip.” Each webinar in this series features two products chosen as RFID Journal Award finalists, which will be exhibited at the RFID Journal LIVE! 2020 conference and exhibition, to be held on Sept. 9-11 in Orlando, Fla.

The webinar’s speakers were Dilek Dagdelen Uysal, METRC‘s VP of R&D; Karl Hill, EM Microelectronic‘s head of business development for the United States and Canada; and Paul Muller, EM Microelectronic’s RFID business unit manager. During this online event, METRC discussed the latest version of its UHF Wearable RFID Reader, designed to provide hands-free operation so users can automatically scan RFID-tagged items while handling them. Reading can be triggered by a sensor on the wrist-worn device, or it can run continuously to eliminate disruption to a company’s regular data-capture workflow.

Left to right: Dilek Dagdelen Uysal, Karl Hill, Paul Muller

In addition, EM Microelectronic presented its em|echo-V system, which combines Near Field Communication (NFC) and passive UHF RFID in a single chip, for use in supply chain management, consumer engagement and product authentication. Tags made with the chip will enable brands and retailers to offer customers a holistic omnichannel experience, the company explained, allowing them to purchase products anytime and anywhere, and to interact with those items throughout their lifecycle.

An archived recording of the presentation is now available to view on demand, and a PDF of the slides used has been created as well. The presenters own the copyright to these materials, which are being offered for viewers’ personal reference and should not be reused without permission. Please note that you must be a Registered or Premium Member of RFID Journal, as you will be prompted to enter your e-mail address and password before viewing the recording. (Registration is free.)

Dilek Dagdelen Uysal has a double Master of Science degree in food science and packaging science from the University of Florida. At METRC, she has led the company’s hardware product development efforts since 2012. Uysal has been working on RFID technology for 15 years and holds nine U.S. and 23 international patents. She is the co-inventor of METRC’s Wearable RFID Reader, different versions of which have been selected as past finalists for RFID Journal Awards for Best New Product.

Karl Hill’s areas of responsibility at EM Microelectronic include retail, medical devices, automotive, tolling, security systems, commercial beacons and industrial applications. Previously, he served as the director of North American sales for Osram Lighting and as the global sales manager and regional sales manager for Cherry Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor.

Finally, Paul Muller holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering. Following a career in semiconductor product development, he joined EM Microelectronic in 2015. Muller currently leads the company’s RFID business unit. In this role, he drives strategic roadmap definition, product management, business development and partnerships, with a focus on innovative and differentiated solutions.

The next RFID Journal webinar will be “Best New Products of 2020: PervasID’s Flow Ranger and Printronix Auto ID’s T6000e RFID Printer,” which will be held on July 14 at 12:00 PM. For more information regarding this and other upcoming webinars, virtual events and face-to-face evens, visit RFID Journal’s events page.