Webinar Report: SpotSee ShockWatch and Fujitsu Textile Tag

By RFID Journal

RFID Journal held a webinar yesterday highlighting two Best New Product finalists for the 2020 RFID Journal Awards; the presentation is now available for online viewing.


RFID Journal has launched a series of webinars to highlight the Best New Product finalists for this year’s  RFID Journal Awards. Each webinar will feature two finalist products that will be exhibited at RFID Journal LIVE! 2020, which is slated to take place on Sept. 9-11, in Orlando, Fla. The first such webinar, “Best New Products of 2020: SpotSee ShockWatch and Fujitsu Textile Tag,” was held on Mar. 12, and the presentation is now available for online viewing.

The first product featured was SpotSee‘s ShockWatch, which combines the benefits of impact indication with the inventory tracking of RFID technology. This go/no-go device indicates if products have been mishandled during transit or while in storage. It has the features of a standard passive UHF RFID tag, while containing visual and electronic indicators to communicate any damage that may have occurred, once the tag is read by an RFID reader.

Left to right: Tony Fonk, Jan Van Niekerk, Tyson Stuelpe and Dan Dalton

The second product is Fujitsu‘s latest industrial-strength flexible UHF RFID tag, which has a smaller form factor enabling it to be inserted into virtually any linens. This tag can help laundries improve linen and garment processing with nearly 100 percent accurate reading. It can also help garment and linen owners improve asset tracking and reduce losses, while keeping costs low by improving workflow and efficiency.

Representing SpotSee in this webinar were speakers Tony Fonk, the company’s president and CEO; Jan Van Niekerk, its VP of engineering and innovation; and Tyson Stuelpe, the firm’s VP of global sales. Speaking for Fujistu was Dan Dalton, the company’s senior director for RFID solutions.

Archived recording of the presentation are now available to view on demand. A PDF of the slides used during the webinar can be viewed as well. The presenters own the copyright to these materials, which are being offered only for viewers’ personal reference and should not be reused without permission. Please note that you must be a Registered User 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.)

Tony Fonk has more than 17 years of international experience in developing and executing product, service and channel strategies, and he ran a $100 million business for Stock Building Supply Holdings, a North American supplier of construction materials and services, as the company transitioned from a private equity ownership structure to being publicly traded on NASDAQ. Previously, Fonk held senior positions at Ingersoll Rand and Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company.

Jan Van Niekerk directs SpotSee’s engineering team. He has more than 20 years’ experience in firmware, microcontrollers, analog, TCP/IP, RF/RFID and security. Van Niekerk has managed the development of electronic solutions for OEMs at Microchip Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, Intelleflex Corporation and RF Ops.

Tyson Stuelpe has held management and marketing positions with Ingersoll Rand, Newell Rubbermaid, Nestlé, and Black & Decker. Stuelpe has experience in global product and channel management, acquisition integration, and supply chain management. He began his career as a strategic and operations consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Ernst & Young.

Dan Dalton is responsible for developing new products for a range of technologies, including RFID tags, tablet PCs and e-paper technologies. He has worked to develop physical access control (PAC) solutions utilizing Frontech’s PalmSecure technology and has more than 30 years’ experience in product development, engineering, marketing, and product and program management.

The next RFID Journal webinar will be “Return to Work! RFID & IoT Solutions to Protect the Workforce,” to be held on May 19 at 2:00 PM. For more information regarding this and other upcoming webinars and face-to-face evens, visit RFID Journal’s events page.