The Cleveland-based leader in IoT supply chain management utilizing RFID technology receives patent that provides greater control over RFID radiation patterns.
Cleveland, OH - - Surgere, a leader in the evolving i4.0 supply chain management, has been awarded a patent for specialized assemblies that provide greater control over RFID radiation patterns. This is the fourth patent granted to Surgere over the past five years and three patents pending.
Surgere provides sensor-based asset technology, delivering advanced asset visibility, data analytics, and control through even the most complex supply chains throughout various industries. The company delivers IoT supply chain solutions using sensor-based RFID tags, making them the only company to achieve 99.9% data accuracy. Their patented technology and proprietary software empower the world’s leading brands with unparalleled end-to-end supply chain analytics, high-fidelity data, and sensor-based solutions.
“The greatest problem when using RFID inside manufacturing facilities, or facilities housing metal or moving metal material is that RFID is a radio signal, and it radiates in a way that ‘reads’ many items that are not intended targets. As a result, you can have many false positives that flaw your data,” states William Wappler, president and CEO of Surgere. “RFID is like any other IoT data capture technology; it does more harm than good if the data is not extremely accurate. This patent follows our drive to maintain our high-level of data accuracy by providing greater control over RFID radiation patterns.”
The patent fits into Surgere’s continuous effort to expand their expertise into answering the accelerating requests from clients to deliver IoT devices and data capture/predictive analytics throughout their enterprise, from supply chain and into manufacturing and distribution. Companies who have tried or are trying to implement IoT technologies often find that the technology won’t deliver the accuracy or high-fidelity data that they require to successfully impact their business.
Wappler states that this “patent is focused on making RFID technology useful and accurate in a growing number of areas and bringing our data accuracy to a wider landscape of use cases.” By bringing together multiple forms of sensor technology, Surgere allows clients to “see” inventory in real time and provide mapping of entire supply chains, thus allowing companies to make adjustments as needed in real time.