By Claire Swedberg, RFID Journal.
AT&T and Sony have teamed up to provide a solution to Bayer’s Crops Science Division consisting of an adhesive, disposable IoT label that transmits its identity and sensor data via a cellular network for a view into seeds and other goods moving through an international supply chain.
Sony Semiconductor Israel and AT&T are commercially releasing a new Internet of things (IoT)-based label intended to bring affordable, near-real-time location functionality to parcels or products throughout the supply chain. The product, known as the Smart Label, is disposable for single-use near-real-time location, leveraging a printed battery and providing cellular-based tracking of both the locations and conditions of goods. The companies developed the technology for Bayer’s Crop Science Division, to help the life sciences firm monitor the movements and conditions of its seeds and other products as they travel worldwide.
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