Toray Industries, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) has recently become the first in the world to communicate wirelessly across the UHF (ultrahigh frequency) band with a printed semiconductor. This setup employs a printed radio-frequency identifier (RFID) that the company created. The RFID employs a high-performance semi-conductive carbon nanotube composite. Toray’s achievement demonstrated the potential for manufacturing UHF RFIDs by low-cost printing processes to dramatically streamline retail and logistics operations. Examples include automating cash registers and efficient inventory management. The company will accelerate development to commercialise printed RFIDs.
Automatic billing of costs, contactless entering and exiting, plus app-based value-added services: RFID technology will facilitate parking in the future. Government uses are reliably supported by RFID as well along with enhanced security. Schreiner PrinTrust (Oberschleißheim, Germany) is a leading provider in the fields of RFID and security labels for vehicle identification. At Intertraffic 2020 in Amsterdam from 21-24 April, the spotlight will be on solutions for government uses and smart parking. Schreiner PrinTrust is going to showcase its latest portfolio of solutions for automatic vehicle identification (AVI): Third License Plates with RFID for official vehicle identification and RFID Windshield Solutions for on- and off-street parking will be the focus topics at its trade show booth.
The increasing electrification of on-board vehicle systems is one of the major trends of the 21st century, entailing the installation of more and more electronics, electronic control units, sensors and antennas in a vehicle. Therefore, the automotive industry increasingly relies on RFID marking solutions in logistics and manufacturing operations.