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Battery free smart sensor attracts smart money

Battery free smart sensor attracts smart money

05-02-2019

Wiliot, the Israel based semiconductor innovator, has raised a $30 million series B funding for a total of $50 million. This follows its demonstration of the first-ever sticker-sized Bluetooth sensor tag, incorporating an ARM processor, powered solely by scavenging energy from ambient radio frequencies. at the National Retail Federation 2019 Retail’s Big Show in New York City recently...

Blockchain ecosystem to ‘revolutionize’ supply chains

Blockchain ecosystem to ‘revolutionize’ supply chains

19-02-2019

A breakthrough blockchain-powered technology from an Australian company could revolutionise track and trace in supply chains, it claims. Provenance and, the ability to prove it, is becoming essential, not only as a selling tool but also as a means of brand IP protection against counterfeiting. John Baird, CEO of Ultimo Digital Technologies is driving the development and distribution of its new Ubique Chain of Things (UCOT) ecosystem, according to an article which appeared in PKN...

Multiple holographic security images from nanoscale 3D printing

Multiple holographic security images from nanoscale 3D printing

19-02-2019

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have used 3D printing to develop something that not only looks cool, but can also be used to deter counterfeiting. The device, which the scientists call “holographic colour prints,” creates images that appear as a regular colour print under white light. But under red, green or blue laser illumination, the device projects up to three different holograms...

AIPIA welcomes Martine Groeneveld

AIPIA welcomes Martine Groeneveld

19-02-2019

Martine Groeneveld has joined the AIPIA team to work on sales and organization for the AIPIA Congress and Summits, as well as membership services...

Things get lighter with Coca-Cola

Things get lighter with Coca-Cola

19-02-2019

On labels applied to a limited edition of 700 glass bottles, the iconic Coca-Cola logo lit up when touched. The 330-mL bottles were sent to Coca-Cola employees and “influencers” as part of Coke’s #BeSanta campaign, says a report in Packaging World (USA). The technology behind the campaign comes from Berlin-based Inuru, a specialist in Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED)...

Unique identity for every item uses HP and Digimarc technologies

Unique identity for every item uses HP and Digimarc technologies

19-02-2019

AIPIA member Digimarc has introduced a new serialized packaging solution combining Digimarc Barcode and the HP Link platform, which can provide every printed object with a unique identity and offers a cost-effective option for tackling supply chain problems, claim the companies...

Smart cap kills bacteria on reusable water bottles

Smart cap kills bacteria on reusable water bottles

19-02-2019

CrazyCap is a replacement cap for refillable style water bottles. The cap was developed by a Miami-based startup Microlyscs to sanitize the water from municipal sources or lakes/rivers in a streamlined manner with minimal effort...

Major commitment to RFID sustainable products and production

Major commitment to RFID sustainable products and production

05-02-2019

Smartrac announced its Green Tag Program to the public recently. In addition to its existing commitment to minimize any possible ecological impact of its manufacturing processes, the RFID and IoT developer has taken on an obligation to manufacture RFID products that live up to a true sustainability promise even under strict Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) scrutiny...

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