RFID Journal LIVE 2015 continues to be the most relevant event in the RFID industry. Read our personal feelings about the show.

RFID Journal LIVE 2015 was held in San Diego this year. As usual, a great event on RFID with latest news and innovations from the industry. 2015 also included a conference on Internet of Things (IoT) and a pavilion on the exhibition ground on this topic.

Farsens booth at RFID Journal LIVE 2015

Farsens booth at RFID Journal LIVE 2015

Farsens was once again proud to exhibit its battery-free sensor and actuator portfolio in the show. This year we were selected finalists for two different awards:

  • Best New Product – Wireless and battery-free voltage monitoring tag for high voltage environments. It helps reduce work accidents by having maintenance staff measure the voltage of high voltage circuits BEFORE starting works on them.
  • Coolest Demo – Wireless and battery-free gamepads. We thought about giving our visitors some fun by using our X32 and RMeter tags as gamepads for gaming. People enjoyed games such as Tetris or Gorilla Bass.

As a busy exhibitor I did not have much time during the fair but I will share what we found most interesting this year (I’m sorry for those I might have missed):

1.- NXP’s UCODE DNA – EPC C1G2 RFID tags with encryption. This is really new to the industry: a UHF RFID passive tag that includes security at a much greater level than a standard ID tag.

The encryption is far from what you have in HF products such as the chips in cards for payments or passports but it still allows for applications not possible so far.

2.- ZEBRA’s MotionWorks – RFID based solution with location and sensing devices that provide real time information of athletes during training and games.

The application with the NFL is really awesome!

3.- Venture Research’s Trisense sensor tag – We are glad to see UHF RFID passive tags with sensors on them. In this case they use a temperature and humidity sensor tag within their solution of a smart refrigerator to track items inside it.

Once again, a very interesting show, great networking event and access to a lot of end users of the technology. Even though it may seem the size is not too big, it definitely makes sense since all visitors to the show are high quality leads.

We will definitely be in the RFID Journal LIVE 2016 next year. Will you?