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RFID Sparks New Supply Chain Demand

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Jacob
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Jacob   4/4/2013 8:13:39 AM
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Alex, I agree with you. Smart Home and ubicomp applications can use such sensors and RFID devices widely for data/signal collection and processing. I think anything with the tag 'Smart' may needs such sensors for data capturing and processing, inorder to automate the system.

SP
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SP   4/4/2013 1:49:22 AM
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Yes Douglas.

t.alex
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t.alex   4/3/2013 8:06:14 PM
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Douglas, I mean smart-home, not smartphone. But your perspective on smartphone is an interesting one. 

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Douglas Alexander   4/3/2013 3:32:32 PM
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@t.alex... It is interesting that you mention smartphones. I think they can fall under the category of mobile devices in general. ZigBee radios have layered protocols that can directly connect to the internet and hence the mobile device. When ZigBEE, RFID, and Sensors are included in a mesh network, then the mobile device can be use to monitor any sensor remotely. And if connected in with the IP identifiable coordinator in the mesh, then the phone can issue AT commands via a HyperTerminal interface app and reconfigure the network remotely. Of course this requires permissions as the AES encryption security is in place. But if you wanted to look in on the resistivity of a tank of distilled water, then your smartphone could do the trick.

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Re: RFID Sparks New Supply Chain Demand
Douglas Alexander   4/3/2013 3:22:23 PM
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@SP...Are you referring to Rules Based Management for RFID station check-in?

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RFID Sparks New Supply Chain Demand
SP   4/3/2013 2:03:54 PM
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RFID if used diligently can also reduce counterfeit components in supply chain.

t.alex
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t.alex   4/3/2013 10:48:09 AM
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At the moment I do not working on any sensor-related application yet. However I think this idea should be working well in the smarthome environment. Are you targeting this market?

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Douglas Alexander   4/3/2013 10:44:01 AM
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@t.alex...What is your sensor application and what kind of sensors are you going to use?

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t.alex   4/3/2013 10:28:25 AM
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This is pretty neat and creative idea of combining RFID with sensors. Huge cost saving, considering the fact that we may need to deploy a few tens of these sensors around an area. Wiring is troublesome and costly and messy topology.



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