RFID & wireless technology for the IoT of today and tomorrow!
Europe's largest congress for RFID and wireless IoT technologies and applications continues its dynamic development in 2019. Around 1,500 participants, over 80 exhibitors and almost 80 speakers in 9 forums are expected.
For the ninth time in a row, the congress invites international experts and interested parties to jointly develop ideas and visions of the digital transformation. Come to darmstadtium on 29 and 30 October and experience the comprehensive potential of RFID & Wireless IoT.
For the first time there will be two forums focusing on hardware developments and innovations. In addition, a new forum will celebrate its premiere, with its agenda fully focused on the latest research projects and results from the wireless IoT world.
The exact placement of the total of 9 forums on the two days of the congress - 29 and 30 October 2019 - will be published here shortly.
The 9 top thematic areas in 2019 are:
- Industrial IoT and maintenance
- Logistics, aviation and supply chain
- Retail & Logistics
- Technology and Hardware
- Software and Digitalization
Forum – Automotive
What are the benefits of using RFID & Wireless IoT for companies involved in the automotive value chain? How does cross-company, digital data exchange work in supply processes without only one party benefiting from technological solutions?
Experienced professionals from globally active enterprises as well as specialized medium-sized companies take their know-how on the stage. Forum participants experience live how the challenges in the automotive industry are already being solved today.
Forum – Industrial IoT and maintenance
The digitization of industrial processes: An opportunity for all those who are now setting the right course. Decisions must be made wisely and sustainably in order to be able to profit long-lasting from digital solutions in the industrial environment. As with IoT solutions, which not only optimize processes but also take all security aspects into account, speakers will present the start of a genuine 4th industrial revolution.
"A paradigm shift in the use of RFID for production has been taking place for around six years now: RFID continues to develop. The technology is finding new applications and is increasingly becoming an elementary component of digital transformation in industry." - Oliver Huther, Sick
Forum – Logistics, aviation and supply chain
Even the small retailer next door is part of today's globalized flows of goods. Speed, reliability and quality assurance are the key words when it comes to transporting goods. RFID & Wireless IoT applications are sustainable solutions for logistics service providers to offer customers the best possible service and high-resolution transparency in condition monitoring.
"RFID is the basis for the IoT. In order to bring holistic, cross-company RFID solutions to the masses, decision-makers must be brought on board and convinced of the long-term benefits of an industry-wide RFID user." - Pascal Monsorno, Volkswagen OTLG
Forum – Retail and Logistics
Unmanned stores, smart mirrors, intelligent changing rooms, quality checks via NFC and smartphones – sounds like the future but is already there. What are the real benefits of innovative technologies in retail? In the retail sector, the signs have been pointing to changes for years. Thanks to innovative technological possibilities, new concepts are being piloted, even at short notice. Specialists from the retail sector take up the latest topics and present how the biggest challenges are solved using technology.
"The effect of the RFID solution on sales in the test stores was immediate. Replenishment is now based on accurate and up-to-date information. Shrinkage has decreased. Sales have increased. After all, only products that can be found can be sold." - Jon Wright, River Island
Forum – Healthcare
Shrinkage of high-priced medical equipment, contaminated surgical instruments, incorrect medication, non-observance of maintenance intervals for life-supporting intensive care devices - horror scenarios in hospitals, practices or laboratories. RFID & Wireless IoT technologies are used to ensure that this does not happen and that healthcare processes from laundry to instrument management function 100 percent. The forum "Healthcare" will show which ways are efficient and successful.
"For a hospital, the efficient allocation of personnel and resources to individual tasks is the key to optimizing healthcare processes from logistics to the operating room." - Lars Ganzhorn Knudsen, Universitätskrankenhaus Aarhus
Forum – Research: Projects & Findings
From research to market maturity: To create product innovations you need inventiveness and a pioneering mentality. In the "Research: Projects & Findings" forum, researchers and product developers present the latest results from application-oriented projects and products that have emerged from intensive preliminary studies. The further development and establishment of the Wireless IoT will only remain possible if the degree of innovation in product development remains unbroken. Looking beyond the technological horizon is a must-have instead of a nice-to-have.
Forums – Technology and Hardware 1 & 2
The presentations in the two forums will focus on the future of contactless data transfer and the hardware development of readers and antennas, ICs and transponders, printers and handhelds. What is state of the art today? Which market developments can be mapped in new developments? What performance does current wireless hardware achieve today? Standard vs. special development - how individual must it be? These and other central questions and their answers are the focus of the Technology & Hardware forums.
"RFID tomorrow, with its mix of top-class presentations and the international presence of suppliers and customers, covers the entire RFID spectrum. No matter which aspect is of interest to visitors, they are sure to find the right people to talk to." - Dieter Horst, Siemens
Forum – Software and Digitalization
The integration of wireless systems into comprehensive digitization concepts is becoming increasingly complex – new benefits for users and opportunities for new business models are the positive consequences of this development. But what is already realizable today? How can hardware, software and security be brought into perfect harmony? Experienced system integrators share their exclusive know-how from countless successful proof of concepts and rollouts. The final result is the key to efficient project implementation, short-term ROI and sustainable applications.