i2CAT will demonstrate two cutting-edge solutions for logistics at SIL2018

i2CAT will participate in SIL Barcelona 2018, the Leading Exhibition for Logistics, Transport, Intralogistics and Supply Chain in Southern Europe. This annual fair, which celebrates this year its 20th edition, will take place next 5-7 June.

The i2CAT Foundation will exhibit two technical demonstrations. The first one is the presentation of a battery-less sensing and monitoring solution for freight traffic goods based on NFC. The solution consists on an identifying RFID tag, composed by an antenna and motherboard, and a small sensor located inside the package which can sense different parameters (temperature, humidity, etc.), provided that the required energy does not exceed 5mW. Additionally, a client app allows for visualisation of all readings registered by the tag and for the management of that information. Through a smartphone equipped with an NFC reader, the operator can interact with the RFID tag, powering it in the process so the internal sensor can read and send the information. Those readings are stored in the tag and can be visualised and managed through the client app, which can administer sessions and permissions for a variety of users in real time and in an agile way. This solution created by i2CAT allows for unlimited reuse of the packaging as well as for easy management of the content without having to alter the exterior.

The second demonstration is the exhibition of an improved version of the i2TRACK system for indoor location with UWB and RFID that was demonstrated at SIL 2017. The i2CAT Foundation continues to bet on the potential of UWB in combination with RFID identification tags to build precise and cost-effective location systems. UWB is a very wide frequency used worldwide, which allows for a robust signal that easily relieves the effect of industrial noise. The new i2TRACK generation is improved with new UWB (DWM1001) modules, which can build tags supporting locations of less than 5cm3 and facilitate months of battery use. The location system will have a total cost of no more than 200€.

The Foundation will be represented in two different booths: the 4.0 zone, where the demonstrations will be exposed and where the i2CAT team will discuss technical aspects of the presented technologies; and another stand, where visitors will be able to find out about the center technologies and its latest developments

i2CAT has extensive knowledge of advanced digital technologies, thanks to more than 15 years of working on international and national projects, and to our experience of working with local companies and public administration. Through our participation in events like SIL Barcelona, i2CAT shows its potential as a technological as a technological partner to promote innovation in the industry sector, offering solutions to real challenges.

If you are visiting the fair, you can find us at Hall 8, Stand number E510!

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