Electronic tag 0 in the hottest cork

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The electronic tag in the cork

through RFID (radiofrequencyidentification), the source of a wine, grape harvest status, flavor characteristics, and even the food matching recommended by experts can be stored in a rice chip, and this chip is embedded in the cork. It can be said that the information that can be seen on the wine label is in this chip

RFID is actually a kind of intelligent identification technology, commonly known as electronic tag. The product label prepared by this kind of RF technology is similar to bar code in many aspects, but it is a big step forward than the label of bar code technology, so it is widely used in the fields of commodity retail, logistics management and so on

the cork mentioned at the beginning of this article is actually a synthetic cork smartcorq jointly developed by an Italian technology development company and a wine company. The name of this Italian wine company is ARN, especially aldocaprai, which grew rapidly in 2012. Of course, it is also the earliest application of radio frequency identification technology. The company's most famous wine is sagrantinodimontefalco, which sells for about $100. In Italy, although this wine is not as famous as Brunello and Barolo, it is also the object of collectors

at the Vinitaly International Wine Show in April this year, caprai showed the industry and consumers the newly launched wine contemporary with a retail price of about $40. Radio frequency technology is applied to the cork of this wine

with smartcorq bottle stopper integrated with wireless RF technology, consumers (or managers) can query all information about wine on the price with a small handheld reader. With the improvement and popularization of technology, smartcorq can finally be applied to all levels of the wine industry: production, import, distribution, retail, consumption and even senior private cellars. Smartcorq bottle stopper can effectively prevent fake wine from appearing in auction houses and other high-end retail places

smartcorq's handheld reader costs about $140. However, the price of this high-tech cork itself is surprisingly cheap. According to the company that developed this kind of cork, its price is only 0.5 to 1 dollar higher than that of ordinary cork, which basically has no impact on the price of those high-end wines

who is using smartcorq

retail giants such as Wal Mart, Metro and Tesco have begun to require suppliers to install RFID transponders on commodity pallets and packaging boxes as soon as possible

Metro Group has established an RFID Technology Center in a warehouse near its headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany. In this technology center, suppliers are trying to combine the existing RFID technology with Metro's requirements. The technical center is also responsible for training Metro Sales and technical personnel to skillfully use new equipment

Metro's technology center has a display food supermarket and a simulated clothing sales store. In this warehouse, RFID readers and smart scales are installed from the entrance to the forklift to the conveyor belt, and the tracking management of logistics is just a few buttons. A senior executive of Metro delivered an experimental speed photography flash for the American Retail Federation in New York last year, which illuminated the night as much as the day: 6 mm/min. he said that Metro hoped that one day RFID technology could be fully applied in the whole supply chain from commodity manufacturing to retail prices. However, the executive also stressed that it will take several years for the dream to become a reality, and radio frequency technology is still in its infancy

in April 2004, Wal Mart required its top 100 largest suppliers to install RFID electronic labels on the packaging boxes or pallets of goods. Up to now, 140 suppliers have applied RFID tags. Not long ago, Wal Mart asked the second batch of suppliers to install and use RFID systems, including Gallo and constellation, the two largest wine producers in the United States. At present, the two companies are working on the application of this technology

By the end of last year, Wal Mart had handled about 200000 pallets and 8.5 million boxes of goods with electronic labels. Wal Mart predicts that by January 2007, with 300 suppliers applying radio frequency technology in the second wave, the total number of enterprises participating will exceed 600

in the March 2005 issue of winebusinessmonthly, erniechachere, President of supply chain of Gallo, said, "RFID technology still has a lot to do.". Kentkushar, the CIO of Gallo, also said recently that Gallo's winery has been researching and testing the application of radio frequency technology since 2004. Gallo is working with 29 other cooperative enterprises and a university to jointly develop RFID systems that meet practical requirements

Bartdipaolo, senior vice president of information of constellation company, praised this technology, but also believed that the current RFID technology can only bring returns to manufacturers and large retailers. The alcoholic beverage industry is jointly developing radio frequency and its ancillary technologies with EPC international, an e-commerce company that created a global electronic product coding standard. He himself is also the former chairman of this company. Constellation hopes to use this new technology to improve the management level of supply chain, production environment, warehousing logistics and oak barrel tracking

in the wine industry, most enterprises still take a wait-and-see attitude towards RFID technology to see how it is applied in large enterprises. A production director of a winery once said frankly, "the prospect of RFID is attractive, but we still need to wait for a period of time before the concrete bursts above 300 ℃

johnburnell, a wine industry consultant, found that the reason why many people are still hesitant about RFID is the cost of labels. The consultant pointed out that once RFID technology is applied in the logistics field, the production efficiency of workers will be greatly improved, because RFID can realize the automatic scanning of unattended goods, and workers do not have to manually scan bar codes, which will not only greatly reduce the labor intensity, but also greatly reduce the chance of manual errors

in recent years, the cost of wireless RF system has decreased, but it will never be cheaper than the cost of paper bar code. Although the initial installation cost is high, in the long run, this technology can reduce the management cost. For example, the cost of an electronic tag is $1, but it can be used many times, and the final cost will be reduced to $0.01. Electronic labels with read-write function can repeatedly write new information in the process of supply chain, saving the cost of manufacturing new bar codes

in the retail sector, gas stations, McDonald's, KFC, etc. all use RFID systems to achieve cashless checkout. RFID chips with lower cost have also been used in libraries and video rental stores

with the large-scale application of RFID technology, the cost of electronic tags will be further reduced. However, it is unlikely to replace bar codes. Only when it is integrated with relevant computer systems, wireless networks and bar code technology, can radio frequency technology produce the greatest benefits

rfid and wine theft prevention

facing the increasingly serious problem of wine theft and loss, a hotel in Mexico City is looking for wireless RF technology to reduce the loss of bottled wine. Engineers from California RSI technology installed e-readers on wine shelves and attached pressure-sensitive labels with transponders to the most expensive wines. The serial number of the transponder is built into a software program, which records the specific storage location of each bottle of wine. The reader tracks every bottle of wine at any time to ensure that it is always placed in the correct position on the wine rack

if a customer orders a bottle of wine, the staff can log in to a management site to find the storage location of the bottle of wine, so as to avoid running errands. Once the bottle of wine leaves the price, the reader will no longer track its label, and send the information to the computer system, and the commodity recording system will automatically "clear" the bottle of wine

the function of the pressure-sensitive label is: once the wine bottle is opened, the radio frequency pressure-sensitive label will be destroyed, and the transponder in the label will not work. Pressure sensitive labels can prevent thieves from stealing

the whole cellar management system also uses smart cards to control the entry and exit of personnel. The monitoring system can clearly record who took what wine from where at what time

in addition, the hotel also uses RFID system to manage the wine inventory of its five subordinate restaurants. The system can track inventory in real time and automatically, and automatically generate replenishment orders

according to the manager of RSI technology company, because the loss of goods is reduced and the management efficiency is improved, each wine rack storage location can save $80 per hotel. The cost of electronic tags is $1 per bottle of wine, and the cost of readers is about $50. However, as the number of users of electronic tags increases, the cost of electronic tags and readers will further decline

source: Chinese wine information

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