The Industry's first Solar Powered RFID Tag Business Description
Enable IPC (Intellectual Property Commercialization) provides efficient, streamlined strategies for turning technologies into products and bringing them to market. The Company's products include:
-- potentiostat / galvanostat / impedance anaylzer systems, which are now available through its subsidiary, SolRayo, Inc.,
-- ultracapacitor / energy storage technologies utilizing nanoparticles, for use in many applications and
--microbattery / nanowire / alumina anodisc technologies, consisting primarily of structures on the nanoscale, which are now under development
The current product, which was being tested for about a year: http://www.enableipc.com/rfid.htm
From approx. June of 2011 through June 2012 this was a time when testing plus smaller buys were taking place.
One of the main reasons why testing took this long was until June of 2011 no one in the RFID Industry had witnessed a tag whose power came from an ultracapacitor using a solar panel. RFID technology has been around for how long? http://www.inlogic.com/downloads/Church%20IT%20Roundtable%20Presentation.pdf Since the 1920's.
This is what many are now calling an industry changer, not a game changer. A game changer is something within the same game. An industry changer means a product/service that MAY actually change the way the industry thinks. Paradigm shifts like this are slow, but, if reaction is quick enough as in industry pundits start to lead others thinking about said product.... it may produce results quicker than we think.
There are two types of RFID Tags everyone is familar with:
RFID products fall into two basic categories:
Passive and Active.
* Passive tags do not have batteries and have indefinite life expectancies.
* Active Tags are powered by batteries and either have to be recharged, have their batteries replaced or be disposed of when the batteries fail.
What can be said about each. Scan down and read the two boxes pertaining to advantages and disadvantages
Passive & Active: http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/wireless/radio-frequency-identification-rfid/tags-tagging-transponders-smart-labels.php
Now the industry has a third kind: A Solar-Powered RFID Tag
A Green-Powered RFID Tag of-the-third-kind
It's not passive because it recharges
It's not active because it doesn't have a battery, at least not active in the sense or defined by the RFID Industry
How do we know the S/Cap or Solar/Capacitor is still in its early stages?
Within the article below you'll find: particularly if the Enable IPC offering is well-received by the market in its early days.
Ultracapacitors: http://www.enableipc.com/ultracapacitors.htm http://www.enableipc.com/papers_ultracapacitors.htm
Pay close attention to this recent article, about 90% of what is said, you can reseach all key words and learn more here than just about anywhere else for a start-DD.
*** While active RFID tags generally meet the requirements of the aforementioned applications, there are two key shortcomings associated with this tag type: cost and battery life. However, Enable IPC, a supplier of RFID tags, has addressed the latter issue with a new solar-powered active UHF tag.
Actually EIPC has addressed 'cost' in many ways. http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=77965160&txt2find=field
*** By integrating a small solar panel and capacitor into an active UHF tag, Enable IPC has created a self-charging tag
*** VDC believes this innovation has the potential to gain acceptance in applications where active UHF tags are an existing requirement and the prospect of significantly extended lifecycles (enabled by the tag's self-charging capability) and thus reduced TCO are attractive value propositions. In particular, we expect these tags will be well-received for applications including asset management, logistics, vehicle tracking and RTLS.
*** Frick owns exclusive distribution rights for the tag in the Americas and has branded the tag as part of its SmartMark tag portfolio.
**** At this time, VDC is unaware of any competing active tag leveraging solar panels (or any other means of power generation) for self-charging.
*** While the company has filed a patent in connection with this tag, the patent has not yet been approved. Regardless of the outcome of that process, we expect some of the larger active tag vendors could launch similar competing offerings in the near term
Yes the Solar_Cap is patent-pending, and... http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=78053625&txt2find=patent
Excerpts above, this is the recent article dated July 27th: http://blog.vdcresearch.com/autoid/2012/07/enable-ipc-puts-a-charge-into-the-active-uhf-tag-market.html
Get to know a little about each news item so you understand what has transpired over the years. EIPC from 2007 is still truly a start up company. Five years is nothing when you're trying to compete, reinvent a few new products, stay ahead of the curve... http://www.enableipc.com/news.htm
Understand SolRayo Phase I and Phase II funding: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=77758535&txt2find=phase|II
Get to know Management for both Enable IPC and its subsidiary SolRayo: http://www.enableipc.com/team.htm http://www.solrayo.com/SolRayo/Home.html
When you want to research posts on this thread remember to use this box:
Search This Board: Example: VDC since they wrote a recent article:
Or 'patent' - or 'tag' - or 'frick'
You get the idea....
EIPC Security Details
|Market Value ||$2,965,121 ||a/o Jul 31, 2012 |
|Shares Outstanding ||207,351,139 ||a/o Jun 30, 2012 |
|Float ||87,165,488 ||a/o Jun 30, 2012 |
|Authorized Shares ||250,000,000 ||a/o Jun 30, 2012 |
Solar RFID Tag spotted in China: http://gao-rfid.cn/index.php?_m=mod_product&_a=view&p_id=719&cap_id=164
Solar RFID Tag spotted: http://www.fricknet.com/Products/SmartMark_RFID/Solar_Powered_RFID_Tag.html
I will add interesting links as they develop HERE>>>>