Answer the Call of an Entire Industry
The paper industry uses 100's of millions of paper reels each year. A single reel can be 2.5 metres thick and weigh several tonnes.
To manage these reels, the industry sticks hand-scrawled legends and barcodes on the outside – tagging that can get easily hidden or damaged. This makes tracking expensive and spotty. What is needed is an RFID solution that is proximity-based, not line-of-sight-based.
Conventional RFID technology comes up short because paper is made of water, which plays havoc with UHF signals. IPICO’s SmartCore™ Solution puts our patented IP-X™, DF tag right in the reel’s core. Reading is executed in a flash, with 100% accuracy. The IPICO SmartCore™ can even tell how much paper is left on the reel.
The resulting industry-wide savings and process improvements promise to be transformative.