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AIM Congratulates 2022 Case Study Winners
Recognizing innovators of digital technologies that deliver exceptional traceability results
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – April 28, 2022 – AIM, the leading industry association and global authority for nearly 50 years in innovation, standards, and solutions in barcode, biometrics, IoT, NFC, RFID, RTLS, and RAIN, announced the winners of its 2022 Case Study Competition. This group includes industry leaders Coresonant Systems, HID Global, Identiv, iTRACE Technologies, and Reath.
Presented annually, the AIM Case Study Competition recognizes those who have developed and delivered compelling solutions that contribute to the overall growth and advancement of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technologies. Awards are granted in the following categories: AIDC, Blockchain, IoT, and RFID.
The AIDC group saw a new addition with Reath, who worked with their customer Bower Collective on a traceability solution for their new sustainable, reuse packaging product. Bower Collective is a home and personal care consumer goods company aiming to eliminate waste by using a refill at home model. Together with Reath, they defined the main reuse cycle steps where the packaging would need to be uniquely identified: filling and cleaning. Reath’s software platform utilized QR codes and created digital passports, which act as a digital twin, allowing data capture of details on each physical item, anything it comes in contact with, and a timestamped record of its history. Since launching, Bower Collective have been able to use the valuable insights generated from Reath’s digital passport data to engage with their customers around increasing the return rates of the packaging, improving their reuse processing and iterating on their packaging.
Taking the win for the Blockchain category is iTRACE Technologies. Their case study featured a large US based aircraft equipment manufacturer in the used and refurbished parts business. The customer realized including parts provenance data with the parts they produce, refurbish, maintain, and sell would add significant value to those parts and increase their value in the marketplace. The challenge is that the data saved on the digital ledger or database is only as good as the connections between the physical item and the digital ledger. The customer selected iTRACE 2DMI security solution to ensure that the data provided for the parts and components they sell could be authenticated along with those parts. This solution connects physical objects securely to the digital ledger, and protects the data from hackers, counterfeiters, and diverters. This resulted in increased customer confidence and trust that the parts they were purchasing were genuine and not counterfeit.
Coresonant Systems takes the gold in the IoT category. Coresonant worked with India’s Haldia Dock Complex, subsidiary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Authority, Kolkata to develop an effective cargo clearance processing system. The seaports in India can take twice as long to remove cargo as in neighboring ports. Coresonant’s PortShield IoT application was implemented to provide greater visibility levels at difference cargo handling nodes to help shippers and port users to effectively use the direct port delivery (DPD) service for faster cargo movements and higher port productivity. This solution also resulted in faster clearance, no congestion, increased traffic flow, and effectively utilized the assets and facilities in the Port. The cargo clearance process was reduced from 12 to 3 hours; an operational improvement of 300% and customer satisfaction improved. Also, with increased assets and equipment utilization and reduced downtime, the Port was able to service more clients which resulted in increased revenue of 10 – 12%.
This year, we have two categories for RFID – Consumer and Industrial. The winners are Identiv (Consumer) and HID Global (Industrial).
Spoken RX™ tells you which prescription you are holding and how to take it. All you need is a smart tagged prescription and the CVS app.
Due to size limitations, adding braille or increasing font size on pill bottles was challenging. A cost-effective, user-friendly solution with high efficiency was needed. The Identiv solution was selected to enable the SpokenRX experience. This solution combines contactless RFID technology and NFC to allow pertinent medication information to be read clearly and aloud to patients to alleviate any confusion in taking the medicine. It is available at all CVS locations, and allows for a greater level of privacy, safety, and independence for blind and visually impaired customers.
General Electric (GE) Hydro faced challenges to track generator temperatures and shaft line strain in harsh environments. To prevent equipment downtime, GE required both an antenna and a sensor chip embedded into a rugged RFID tag that would reliably monitor, collect, and manage data performance and integrity. The tag must not deform during equipment operation. In partnership with HID Global and Asygn, an industrial-grade solution comprised of HID’s RFID tag and Asygn’s sensors was developed. RAIN RFID temperature and strain sensors were embedded into HID’s tags to measure temperature and deformation with accuracy without wires nor battery. The rugged yet lightweight design is resistant to drastic temperatures, high rotating speeds, voltage, and strain. Failures due to copper fusions were reduced and the hydropower equipment could be pushed to the limits. GE’s software integrates and analyses the data in real time, informing when an equipment anomaly will reach a limit and require immediate action.
For more information on the 2022 winners, contact AIM’s headquarters by email or call +1.724.742.4470. To download the case studies, visit the AIM Store.