Dasun Wickasitha
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Software Engineer | RFID Professional
Dasun Wickasitha
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Software Engineer | RFID Professional

Archive for October, 2014

PLASTC, THE ALL-IN-ONE CARD THAT COULD REPLACE YOUR WALLET

  You already keep an array of cards in your wallet: Debit card, credit card and gift cards. Several developers are working on reducing all those cards to just one. Last year, it was Coin, the super card that holds eight cards and allows you to swipe between them at will. But Coin is still only available for pre-order. And now Coin’s worst nightmare has arrived in the form of Plastc, which promises to outdo Coin in every way. For starters, Plastc holds more cards: 20, to be exact, interchangeable via the card’s E-ink display. It also has upgradable firmware, allowing for new features as the technology develops. Plastc comes   Read More…

COMBINING RFID AND DRONE PLATFORM COULD SAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Inventory tracking across large open yards presents a serious challenge to many traders and distributors in the world, resulting in higher operational costs To address this challenge, a application can be developed to accumulated RFID tag signal data via an RFID reader mounted on their customized UAV. This would then be transmitted in flight, in real-time, back to their bespoke inventory management system using a GPRS connection. The inventory system then processes the RFID data and accurately determines the location of the individual bundles to within 2 square meters 98.2% of the time. locations are then updated by inventory system and graphically available on a map overlay to Yard managers, as   Read More…

FINDING AND NAVIGATING TO HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS WITH UHF RFID TAGS

Vision is, in theory, a great way for robots to identify objects. It works for us humans, so all of the stuff that we have to deal with regularly tends to have distinguishing visual characteristics like pictures or labels. Robot vision can certainly work as a way to identify objects, but it’s not easy, and often requires a ridiculous amount of computing power, whether it’s on the robot or off in the cloud somewhere. And even then, if the object you want to find is facing the wrong way or behind something else, you’re out of luck. So when you think about it, there are two essential pieces to identifying   Read More…

RFID: GETTING THE BEST READ

If you and I had a conversation about radio frequency identification (RFID), we might talk about how you wanted to implement it, or maybe you’d tell me about the headaches and frustrations you had when you installed it at a facility. I would share that the technology is not what causes the struggles. The problems come in applying the technology. RFID is important in manufacturing. It helps track vehicle loads, provides guidelines and boundaries to ensure product safety, and streamlines processes to require less hands-on management. These benefits are easier to achieve if you’ve already thought through technological limitations. Radio frequencies are part technology and part form, i.e., you need   Read More…

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