Apr 2014
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The LSCM R&D Centre is dedicated to technological development and research in logistics and supply chain industries. Two newly funded projects are mapped out to develop low-cost RFID readers and enhance the overall efficiency of the operation of air freight industry.

Development and Commercialization of RFID Reader Chip for Authentication Application Based on China RFID Environment


In anticipation of high demand for low-cost and small-sized RFID readers by the retail sector and supply chain management, the LSCM R&D Centre is collaborating with Echonix Co. Ltd to launch the Greater China’s first UHF RFID reader chip. The research period is from September 2013 until August 2014.

The reader chip will feature low power consumption and small form factor. It is tailor-made for close-loop applications in Hong Kong and Mainland China markets.

The IC chip design will be created for volume production and as a low-cost RFID reader solution. Since the retailing price of the RFID reader will be significantly reduced and the size of the reader will be smaller, enterprises can arrange every staff to have their own reader, for anti-counterfeiting, product authentication, or stock taking.
The new RFID reader reduces the operating cost, and would become an excellent aid for product authentication and stock taking
Advance Arrival Info Infrastructure for Improvement of Cargo Handling Logistics at the Hong Kong International Airport


In order to reinforce Hong Kong’s status as the international air hub, the LSCM R&D Centre collaborates with the Hong Kong air freight industry to develop the Advance Arrival Info Infrastructure. With the application of RFID technology, the system will inform the air cargo terminals 30 minutes in advance before the trucks arrive so that air cargo terminals can make relevant preparations based on the estimated arrival time to shorten the trucks' waiting time, from an average of 2 hours at present to within 60 minutes.

This project was designed and researched in December 2013 and will be under test run in the second half of 2014. This advance info system also allows the air cargo terminals and logistics companies to allocate their manpower and resources more flexibly, as a result to enhance working efficiency.
RFID readers will be installed on Tsing Ma Bridge to read pre-arrival tracking information, such as truck identity, scan time and location
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