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  • Derek Du 18:54 on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Use technology to protect children 

    RFID-BLOG-Children safetyJust over a month’s time, a series of campus massacre against children suddenly become the most focus of attention in China. How can we protect our children? This is a big question mark in all parent’ mind, after all, children are everything to us. My answer is to use technology to improve the protection of the children, hope that more and more companies find a better solution via RFID or other related technologies to archive that.

    Give an example here, Abilia experience center, the children’s professional experience center from the Shanghai World Expo which selected 25 representative future careers for 7-15 years old children to experience growth in the fun. As the area of Abilia experience center reach 4,200 square meters and parents cannot follow their child to enter, so the RFID technology has introduced in order to track children’s location within Abilia center. Each child will wear an RFID bracelet on their hand at the entrance, and each child’s RFID bracelet has a matching bracelet also distributed to the child’s parents. The RFID readers across whole center can read the children’ RFID bracelets and track their location; the parents can also obtain the specific location of their children by scan their bracelet in front of RFID kiosk just outside the entrance.

    Actually, such technology has being used by “BabyBoss professional experience city” in Taiwan two years ago. Our children will be more effective protected by more application of such technology.

  • Tao Wang 17:38 on March 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    RFID cargo ship monitoring system 

    The opening of Shanghai Expo 2010 just around the corner, at 24th March, Zhejiang Province where near Shanghai, issued the first inland waterway RFID access card (RFID access card) to the owner of “Jiashan 1322” cargo ship.

    Zhejiang is the south gate of Shanghai, There is a total of 17 water route and 6 sea route between Zhejiang and Shanghai. The Expo Park is located at both sides of Huangpu River which runs through Shanghai city, over thousand ships entering and leaving Port of Shanghai everyday from Zhejiang with products of coal, hazardous chemicals, building materials etc. With a considerable part of those ships needs to approach the Expo core control zone, to establish this RFID cargo ship monitoring system is not only for the security issue, but also a more cost-effective approach.

    This RFID access card is about credit card size and normally posted on the inside windscreen of cab. At present, Zhejiang local government is already installed many RFID readers on the side of northern waterway. When a cargo ship with RFID access card approaching, the ship and the cargo information, navigation routes, crew information will be transmitted to the monitoring system.

    “This is like the ship installed with a bar code, we can have their information without to stop them. This really will save a lot of time for us.” said from a local officer.

  • Derek Du 09:07 on March 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    RFID Technology for Shanghai Expo 2010 Ticketing System 

    rfid_blog_expo2010The FIFA World Cup 2006 at Germany has used  tickets of  built-in RFID chips to prevent fraud  ticket,  3.2 million tickets sold  for  64 matches. 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is the first ever Olympic Games to use the RFID technologies on game tickets,  7 million tickets are loaded with RFID chips developed by China itself. This year, the upcoming May 1 opening of the Shanghai World Expo will also use RFID  as anti-counterfeiting  technology,  the six months Expo is  expected to attract  70  million  visitors from around the world, their ticketing system will be the largest application of RFID tickets ever.

    In order to gain the experience of RFID technology use on ticketing system,  Shanghai has experienced from small-scale demonstration from  2005  onwards.  For  four  consecutive  years in Shanghai at the Masters Cup tennis tournament,  the full implementation of the RFID ticketing system, which also is the world’s first successful case of RFID used on large sports competition tickets.

    The RFID tickets for the Expo are not  only play  a  defensive  role  from  fake tickets,  while the RFID readers around the Expo Park can read the visitors’ basic information through their ticket.  In case of emergency, the security team can easily find a certain visitor  and his certain position within the park; more quickly and effectively respond can be made by use this technology.

    In  case to  avoid  the  long  waiting  queue outside some popular exhibition hall, visitors can also use their RFID tickets to reserve their “seat”. 180 self-reserve machines located throughout the Expo Park, visitors only need to choose their favorite venue,  and then swipe their tickets on the self-reserve machine, a small receipt will print out which indicate a specified time to visit the Hall.

    More than above,  by use the RFID ticket,  visitor  can  rent  an  umbrella  or  even  a  wheelchair.  Therefore,  if  you  are  going  to the Shanghai Expo within the next few months, take a good care of your entry ticket and enjoy the “Better City, Better Life”.

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