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Tego Inc and RF Contols Partner to Accelerate Smart Factory Industry 4.0 Solution Adoption for Aerospace and Defense

WALTHAM MA SEPTEMBER 03, 2022 – Industrial solution provider, Tego Inc is pleased to announce a partnership with RF Controls to deliver Tego’s smart factory solution to aerospace and defense companies and other discrete manufacturers.

“Tego has successfully installed CS Smart Antennas in a production site, with up to 45 ft ceilings, and results stand for themselves that RF Controls products enable a unique and scalable battery-free RTLS option for our customers” said Timothy Butler, founder and CEO of Tego Inc. “RF Controls hardware seamlessly plugged in to Tego’s end-to-end platform solution. The result is a best in class connected solution for use in rugged production and supply chain environments. This enhances Tego’s platform solution, which delivers enterprise-wide visibility, automated process traceability, and integrated reporting with other software programs like MES and SAP. By teaming together, we facilitate faster solution adoption and implementation among customers.”

Tego Inc’s platform solution targets the estimated $40 Billion smart factory market segment consisting of aerospace and defense manufacturers. The solution delivers automation and digitalization of production floor inventory, goods movement, and includes manufacturing data process flows and real-time tracking capability. Installed on-premise or in the cloud, companies benefit from the solution’s integrated data analytics which integrates horizontally and vertically for maximum operational benefit and real-time business insights.

Under the agreement, Tego Inc will showcase RF Controls real-time location hardware. The initial collaboration will focus on real-time tracking of parts, components, and materials used by discrete manufacturers throughout their production facilities and as they transform into finished goods. RF Controls co-founder and CIO, Todd Spence, indicated that “Tego’s solution delivers the most comprehensive business process management solution in a no code, automated platform for customer’s ease of scalability. Tego’s end-to-end solution empowers customers with real-time business insights and automated reporting for improved throughput, better profit margins and dynamic resource management planning.”

 

About Tego Inc

Tego delivers a platform solution for industrial asset tracking, supply chain traceability, and process management. The company’s award-winning platform provides edge intelligence in both disconnected and inhospitable environmental conditions. With thirty granted patents, Tego’s platform is an interoperable system for building rugged IoT deployments.

Tego, founded in 2005, is based in Waltham, MA.

 

About RF Controls

RF Controls is headquartered in St Louis and its products are made in America. The company is enabling a link between the physical and the digital world through its overhead Passive RFID RTLS solution. Its award winning CS Smart Antenna, Best New Product RFID Journal 2019, is part of the foundation for a connected future where logistics, manufacturing and retail are transformed into continuous, hands-free, location captured data of every item and asset. For some customers it is the first time they can truly see what they have been trying to manage all along.

www.rf-controls.com

Contact: info@rf-controls.com

Address: 1400 S 3rd St, Suite 220, St. Louis, MO 63104-4430

Media contact:

LaVerne Cerfolio

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Tego Inc and TSC Printronix Auto ID Partner to Offer Complete Edge to Cloud Solution

The Partnership Serves Digital Transformation Initiatives in the Aviation, Automotive, Rail, and Healthcare Industries

 

WALTHAM MA SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 – Tego Inc announces partnership with TSC Printronix Auto ID, a global leader in the AIDC barcode printer industry. With this partnership, Tego’s Asset Intelligence Platform (AIP) is validated and proven for use across Printronix Auto ID RFID enabled printers. Together, the companies will serve manufacturers across several key industrial market sectors, including aerospace, automotive, life science, energy and healthcare.

Tego is the leading provider for commercial aerospace supply chain visibility solutions and co-author of the ATA Spec 2000 Ch.9-5 standard. As an automated identification aerospace authority, Tego’s validation of Printronix Auto ID RFID enabled printers means they are capable to encode and print UHF high-memory integrated labels to meet compliance with the ATA’s aerospace initiatives. Printronix Auto ID announces immediate availability of printers for sale to aerospace manufacturers, airlines and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations.

The Printronix Auto ID T800, T4000, and T6000e series provide a full portfolio of desktop and industrial four-inch and six-inch RFID enabled printers supporting both standard and on-metal RFID labels and tags. Designed for different print volumes, form-factors, and environmental conditions, all models support automatic RFID label calibration and the high-memory encoding functionalities to work with Tego’s software.

This partnership also offers industrial customers in automotive, rail and healthcare a complete end-to-end software solution via Tego’s award winning platform for asset tracking, supply chain visibility, and real-time location and traceability edge analytics. Tego’s platform solution integrates with enterprise software applications (e.g., SAP) and is configurable and scaleable supporting all major mobile and desktop operating systems including iOS, Android, Windows, and OS X. Lastly, since Tego has the only UHF RFID chip technology that is both gamma and e-beam sterilization proof, this partnership brings an end-to-end offering for both med tech and clean-room pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.

“Tego, together with Printronix Auto ID, provides a complete digital solution to track and trace industrial assets in both manufacturing and logistics supply chain” said Timothy Butler, CEO of Tego, Inc.

“In forging this strategic alliance we’ve enhanced our entire RFID printer portfolio to encode Tego’s high-memory RFID tags. This not only enables us to support Tego with their ATA 2000 commercial aerospace projects, but also gives us access to other markets that demand high-memory tags, such as automotive and healthcare,” said Sam Wang, President and CEO of TSC Printronix Auto ID.

 

About Tego Inc

Tego provides a complete asset tracking, supply chain and lifecycle management solution, providing edge intelligence in both disconnected and inhospitable environmental conditions. With thirty granted patents, Tego’s platform is an interoperable system for building rugged IoT solutions.

Tego, founded in 2005, is based in Waltham, MA. SAP, IOS, Android, ATA Spec 2000 are trademarks of their respective owners. Follow Tego on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

For more information, visit www.tegoinc.com

About TSC Printronix Auto ID

TSC Printronix Auto ID is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative thermal printing solutions. The company is comprised of two-industry-leading brands, TSC and Printronix Auto ID with over 65 years of combined industry experience, strong local sales engineering support, continuous investment in new product development and is capable of quickly adapting solutions to meet the needs of small business customers to Fortune 500 companies. TSC and Printronix Auto ID are proud members of the TSC Auto ID Technology Company family. To learn more, visit TSC Auto ID at www.tscprinters.com and Printronix Auto ID at www.printronixautoid.com

Media contact:

LaVerne Cerfolio


Coverage: Tego “Powers the Transition to ‘Real’ Edge Computing”

“It is an interesting approach that is likely a harbinger of how the edge computing market will develop.”
Charles Araujo, Intellyx

In its recent “Brain Candy Brief,’ analyst firm Intellyx — the first and only firm dedicated to agile digital transformation — reflected Tego’s main premise that many companies may be looking at the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing all wrong.

Indeed, as edge devices get smarter and generate orders of magnitude more data, computing needs to go up to the edge so that only a subset of data needs to be sent to the cloud for more resource-intensive processing and analytics, or to fuel learning in cognitive platforms.

This is Tego’s modus operandi, to let static assets compute directly, without requiring connectivity or calls to an external compute resource.

It is refreshing to see an industry luminary so clearly ‘get’ what Tego is about. Thank you, @charlesaraujo.

Read the full article here.

To learn about Tego’s asset intelligence platform for high-value edge computing, visit this page.

To schedule a demo about Tego’s role in local data strategy, contact us here.


IoT Data’s Human Component: A Q&A with Tim Butler

“…for companies who are grappling with IoT integration … edge computing is becoming a prime opportunity for enhanced employee performance and contribution to the whole.”

Thus begins Tim Butler’s Q&A session with the incomparable David Marshall of VM Blog, who knows quite a bit about the important technology trends and what they mean to business practitioners.

Pegged to the recent AWS launch of Greengrass, an initiative that takes on many of the same issues that Tego’s been working for years to solve, Tim provides ranging perspective on the value that edge computing stands to unlock. Highlights from the session include:

Why did AWS choose to launch on-premises compute solution?

Greengrass seems to explicitly acknowledge that constant data connectivity on edge devices isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap. Instead, an approach that focuses on the “T” in the IoT (i.e. the “Thing”), which turns parts, components and other objects into smart conveyors of information, does not require constant connectivity or complex software integrations. The trick is in finding an easier way for these things to share their data, which is where AWS appears to be devoting its attention.

Does Greengrass give the IoT a boost to “cross the chasm” into large-scale digitization initiatives?

Wider recognition of the value of placing intelligence on the “T” in the IoT is analogous to companies realizing in the 1980s and 90s that moving away from mainframe computing architectures to desktop PCs could empower their companies to accomplish more. Instead of being locked into singular work streams from their “dumb green” digital terminals, employees could now read, write and store data locally, further their knowledge and understanding, broaden their work context, and produce more powerful daily outcomes.

How do you see the human dynamic changing as edge computing gains steam?

In today’s work environment, it is not uncommon for an employee at the edge to start to feel disconnected, or to feel like they’ve been made into an automaton. However, when data travels with an object, and that object becomes progressively more informed each time it interacts with a human, a funny thing happens. Humans can suddenly absorb and contribute to the organization’s intelligence in ways that add more meaning and context to their roles.

We believe edge computing will yield a better sense of engagement for employees at the edge, empower them to more personally contribute more often to a final outcome. It may just become the perfect expression of man and machine working together.

Read the full article here.

To learn about Tego’s asset intelligence platform for high-value edge computing, visit this page.

To schedule a demo for how Tego can improve your local data strategy, contact us here.


Tego Named a 2017 “All-Star Innovator” by Pharma Manufacturing

We are thrilled to report that Tego’s touchless, digital environmental monitoring solution for cGMP manufacturers was named an “All-Star” Innovation for 2017 by the editors of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine. The program recognizes standout companies who produced technological innovation in pharma over the course of the prior year.

PM calls out Tego’s exemplary use of IIoT technology to enable precise tracking and verification of contaminant exposure on product, material or equipment across the production steps for aseptic pharmaceuticals. The promise of automated and touchless detection reduces the possibility of contamination, limits the potential for costly wasted batches, and allows for much more selective, granular recall procedures. All types of environmental monitoring – for airborne particulates, active viable air, passive viable air, surfaces, water and personnel – benefit from this sterilization-proof, digital solution.

Read the full article here.

To learn about Tego’s RFID chip and platform solutions for aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturers, visit this page.

To schedule a demo for how Tego can improve your aseptic operation, contact us here.


Tego CEO Tim Butler Featured in Aviation Week’s InsideMRO

“A smart-asset approach is about putting extensive digital product information and life-cycle history onto components themselves. Meaningful data simply becomes part of the things’ DNA, ripe to divulge wisdom everywhere they go across their entire life cycle.”

Tego’s CEO Tim Butler was a featured columnist in Aviation Week’s InsideMRO, discussing the mindset shift to the ‘things’ versus the ‘internet’ in ‘IoT,’ which simply must occur in order to bring about true digital transformation in aviation and MRO.

Tim likens the new mentality to the moment when companies realized that moving away from mainframe computing architecture to desktop PCs would liberate the the business to accomplish more than was ever thought possible.

That is a stunning consideration, when you really stop to think about it.

From the article:

Granting intelligence to an asset at its physical layer is a novel approach, a departure from typical IoT thinking that centers upon the “I” part of the IoT. It is our belief the focus has skewed too heavily toward connecting everything with a sensor all the time, to send streaming information to a database or cloud repository or enterprise system. When this happens, the value proposition for the IoT tends to get lost amid concerns of conducting a large-scale, expensive system rollout. It can engender a “where do we start” mentality among fragmented operational teams already struggling to define time lines, returns-on-investment and ownership schemes for digital adoption. This predicament already is holding many airlines back from putting digital technologies into place, despite the vast potential they hold for value creation.

After each service or inspection, new maintenance information is added to the asset’s digital history, and it retains a permanent, progressive record for all workers with authorized permission to access and perform local analysis. This is done via a local smartphone and connected reader and enables faster, safer and more precise decision-making in the field. If need be, the field worker can sync the latest data record back to the enterprise systems of the airline operator, OEM, or third-party maintenance provider, providing thorough visibility into how a part is being used and its performance over time.

In short, every asset becomes a node of distributed intelligence, with data available at the point of need to guide maintenance, prompt compliance activity for life-limited parts, ensure the authenticity of parts, verify part performance and even provide maintenance instructions directly. The asset becomes so smart that employees asks it what needs to be done!

Read the full article here: Pulling The IoT Out Of Its “Dumb Green Screen” Rut

To learn about Tego’s radio frequency asset intelligence platform for transforming aviation operations, visit this page.

To schedule a demo and see if Tego can improve the performance and interaction among your organization’s assets, contact us here.


Cleanroom Technology – Tego unveils touchless EM tracking for cGMP

“Tego’s Asset Intelligence Approach survives gamma sterilization, reduces risk of contamination and streamlines compliance processes for cGMP pharmaceutical facilities.”

Cleanroom Technology magazine spotlights Tego’s ability to enable digital data on critical gamma and eBeam-sterilized components used during aseptic (sterile) manufacturing, to solve for visibility and traceability mandates in FDA-regulated cGMP manufacturing environments.

Tego continues to redefine the use case for RFID data.

From the article:
Tego, a leading provider of smart asset solutions based in Waltham, MA, US, has produced an automated, touchless, digital solution for environmental monitoring within FDA-regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

Tego’s Asset Intelligence Platform makes businesses smarter by embedding digital information in assets and components for the life sciences, healthcare, aerospace and manufacturing industries. Insights about assets’ lifecycle history, regulatory compliance and integrity can help to drive operational excellence and new revenue models.

Built on this platform, the latest solution applies advances in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology to precisely track and verify contaminant exposure on product, material or equipment used during production of aseptic pharmaceuticals.

The solution ensures that data is stored directly on environmental monitoring components; processes become automated and touchless so that manufacturers greatly reduce the possibility of contamination and limit the potential for costly wasted batches.

“Tego’s approach to progressive data on assets is gaining attention from pharmaceutical manufacturers because it helps minimize the potential for contamination and batch loss, and provides more complete traceability and visibility data as required by the FDA,” said Timothy Butler, founder and CEO of Tego.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers who perform aseptic processing are required to deliver meaningful information about the quality of the manufacturing environment during production. They must demonstrate to regulators that proper controls are in place, quickly discover problems or put themselves at risk of significant financial loss (one lost batch can cost $500,000 or more), and always have the right data at hand to support root cause analysis procedures.

All types of environmental monitoring – for airborne particulates, active viable air, passive viable air, surfaces, water, and personnel – benefit from this aseptic-proof, digital solution.

Staff are able to receive digital validation about the status of monitoring componentry and instantly update a component’s documentation as it changes across multiple prescribed points during CGMP manufacturing.

The digital environmental monitoring solution was born out of Tego’s work in the aerospace industry, where putting data on critical airplane parts and components has dramatically improved decision-making in the field, supported far more accurate reporting, extended products’ lifecycles, and produced significant cost savings.

Read the full article here.

To learn about Tego’s RFID chip and platform solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturing, visit this page.

To schedule a demo and see if Tego can improve your aseptic operation, contact us here.


Intelligent Aerospace – The Transformational Effect of Asset Intelligence for MRO and FBO organizations

“The day will come when every serialized, repairable, replaceable and maintainable part — numbering 10,000 on a typical airframe, will carry its own data.”

Intelligent Aerospace magazine puts asset intelligence into context for aviation MRO organizations and Fixed-base Operators (FBOs).

From the article:

The product lifecycle visibility challenge is largely a product of limited information, and it can utterly hamstring maintenance processes. At best, products and components today may carry a serial number, a barcode, or perhaps a digital ID tag, but they often exclude the finer details about the product’s specifications, configuration, maintenance history, and usage that are so central to efficient operation, maintenance, and even regulatory compliance in many industries. Instead, this information is typically kept on paper logs, in centralized Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems, or in some cases nestled within the “tribal knowledge” of an experienced workforce.

Each of these modus operandi is complicated, expensive to maintain, and has inherent limitations. Paper logs can get misplaced or become unreadable, and data within enterprise systems can erode during IT consolidation and upgrade cycles; worse yet, it can become inaccessible if workers are in remote locations or stationed at a third-party aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) supplier. The factors contributing to “tribal knowledge” are hard to pinpoint and information is perpetually at risk, due to workforce churn. The end result: In many situations, MRO workers are left at the mercy of incomplete or non-existent product history information.

Read the full article here.

To learn about Tego’s RFID chip and platform solutions for smarter aviation MRO operations, visit this page.

To schedule a demo and see if Tego can improve your organization’s asset performance management, contact us here.


Resource Engineering & Maintenance – Achieving Next-generation MRO through Smart Asset Performance Management

“… rugged high-memory passive RF data chips (and sensors) enable next generation MRO by allowing product data and its entire, granular lifecycle history to easily and inexpensively become part of the product itself.”

Tego Executive Director Bill Stevenson writes for Resource Engineering & Maintenance magazine to describe what asset intelligence can do to bring about a next generation of asset performance management and MRO operations.

From the article:

The term digital thread is sometimes used to describe an integrated view of an asset’s data throughout its lifecycle. The digital thread is intended to deliver “the right information to the right place at the right time.” In a distributed asset intelligence scenario, a given asset’s “as-maintained” data resides on the asset itself, thus providing an information platform for improving asset performance management and MRO. “Smart assets” make detailed specification and configuration data available at the point of use to facilitate maintenance, precisely track compliance of life-limited parts, ensure the authenticity of parts and avoid counterfeits, confirm part performance, and even incorporate maintenance instructions into the part itself. The part tells the employee what needs to be done!

More importantly, data on each part can be updated with each service or inspection activity, and a permanent record of all entries gets maintained locally. Multiple data partitions requiring security credentials allow certain data to be selectively available to users based on their rights and role. A local smartphone reader can connect right back to the enterprise systems of the operator, OEM, or third-party maintenance provider, providing thorough visibility into how a part is used and its performance over time, and fueling better decision making for management.

In addition to storing lifecycle history data on the product itself, RF data chips can be configured to provide power to a sensor, and then record its data whenever the chip is interrogated with an RF signal. Typically, this activity would not be carried out to collect continuous real-time data, but rather to provide periodic trend data that could inform further maintenance decisions.

Read the full article here (Go to Page 16).

To learn about Tego’s platform solutions for product lifecycle management and MRO and how Tego enables smarter asset performance management, contact us here.


RFID Journal – Touchless Environmental Monitoring for Pharmaceuticals

“The tags are designed for rugged environments and sustain temperatures that can vary widely from sub-freezing to gamma and electronic beam sterilization.”

Tego’s VP of Marketing LaVerne Cerfolio sat down with Claire Swedberg at this year’s RFID Journal Live to discuss our new, sterilization-proof solution for touchless environmental monitoring in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

Tego continues to redefine RFID for high-value use cases.

RFID platform solution provider Tego, Inc. has released an RFID-based solution for tracking environmental-monitoring components to manage the presence of contaminants in places where vaccines or medications are being made. The Touchless Environmental Monitoring Solution is aimed at providing a history of each component and its chain of custody to better manage use and location, as well as what items or products were located around it in the event of a contamination. Items being tracked include agar exposure plates, cleanroom airflow monitoring filters, finished drug components, and raw materials and components used to monitor the environment.

Tego’s environmental-monitoring solution includes a passive ultrahigh-frequency UHF RFID tag that stores data written directly to it, as well as fixed or handheld readers from a variety of vendors, and Tego’s Asset Intelligence Platform (AIP) software to manage the collected read data. By using the solution with high-memory Tego tags, multiple entities can have access to the data written on the tag itself, even if they lack access to the software, explains LaVerne Cerfolio, Tego’s marketing VP.

The technology was developed as a solution for pharmaceutical companies to track such assets as the hundreds or thousands of agar exposure plates that they use to prevent contamination while making medications and vaccines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that companies follow Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) by certifying that every vaccine, drug or biologic product is produced in a safe and controlled environment. The plates are used to identify if any mold or other contamination takes place, thereby identifying a problem before it can reach a finished product or a patient.

RFID enables the tracking of those plates. However, because they are often moved from one workstation, lab or manufacturing facility to another, the plates can be the responsibility of multiple parties, who may or may not have access to a single software platform.

For this reason, Cerfolio explains, Tego provides tags with high-memory chips—24 kilobytes of memory—that store a unique device identifier (UDI), GS1 manufacturing information about the product itself, and any data written by those inspecting or handling the test sample.

Tego’s environmental-monitoring solution tag can be securely read and written to for use downstream, Cerfolio says, “by authorized personnel when critical supply chain events occur, or if changes in the products’ status are necessary.” Such changes may be required in such scenarios as a soft recall.

The tags are designed for rugged environments and to sustain temperatures that can vary widely from sub-freezing to gamma and electronic beam sterilization. Tego’s solution consists of the cloud-based Asset Intelligence platform with its Hub software dashboard, as well as the Tego Narrator App, which users can download on their reading device. “The software doesn’t favor any one device,” Cerfolio notes. “Rather, its power is that it enables the exchange of lots of information at the edge, between the operator and the asset, that has been made intelligent with Tego’s solution.”

In the case of agar exposure plates, tags are affixed to the plate’s exterior, and production data can be written to the tag and stored with its unique ID number, both on the tag itself and in the software. From that point forward, other information can also be added or stored, such as the identity of the culture in the plate, the due date or expiration date, the name of the manufacturing center or the identity of the test station within that facility, as well as the operator’s ID.

“Tego’s AIP is limitless,” Cerfolio says, “as far as the type of data that can be written and stored. Data could be structured or unstructured, an Excel file or an image.”

According to Cerfolio, companies will use the solution to automate the collection of data, thus ensuring that the agar plate does not need to be touched to access its ID or data, and to capture a history about the item itself and the people who have interacted with it. “In this way,” she states, “they can prove, batch by batch, compliance with FDA contaminant regulations.”

The solution follows Tego’s digital environmental-monitoring solution for the aerospace industry, in which critical airplane parts and components must be tracked and require high-memory tags, as well as software to store and interpret data

Read the full article: http://www.rfidjournal.com/articles/view?16136

To learn about Tego’s RFID chip and platform solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturing, visit this page.

And if you want to see Tego in action, contact us here.


From RFID to IoT — Radio-free wattage energy harvesting

“Like anemones on the sea floor, [devices] have to sustain themselves on what streams by.”

In another example of how Tego is redefining RFID in an IoT world, CTO Bob Hamlin spoke with IoT Agenda about the role of harvesting ambient RF energy to spur innovation in IoT and IIoT.

From IoT Agenda:

“All FM stations transmit power from antennae at 50 to 100 kilowatts,” he noted. “By the time it gets to your FM radio, it’s only a few milliwatts. These days those few milliwatts are enough to do all kinds of interesting things with electronic circuits.”

The RFID devices Tego makes take the carrier signal of the RFID reader and rectify it into a DC voltage. Tego uses that power — as little as 4 milliwatts — to power the processor that is the heart of its RFID chip. Tego’s combination RFID chip and antenna add writeable, readable, encryptable data to any kind of asset — moving intelligence to the very edge of the IoT edge.

Originally, those chips could operate only five or 10 feet from the reader. “These days, traditional passive RFID — just identification tags — can work 50 to 100 feet away. These things operate in the microwatts of power,” Hamlin said. But Tego’s goal isn’t stretching the distance between RFID scanner and, say, retail RFID tag, which might just hold 96 bits to identify the make and price of a bathing suit. Instead, it’s adding storage and processing workload to the chip. Obviously, it’s not doing this to tag bathing suits, but to track and document parts and devices in aerospace, oil and gas exploration, life sciences, and similarly weighty applications.

Tego’s roots and wireless protocols are in RFID, but it’s also looking at Wi-Fi and other radio transmissions as power sources. “When most people hear IoT, they think of their phone and their laptop,” Hamlin said. “We think of that as the first ring on the outside of the network. But further out, there are other rings where devices are no longer plugged into the wall, no longer running Windows or iOS. They’re smaller, don’t have full-blown OSes, have more dedicated processing and, by their nature, consume much less power.” In addition, they may be so remote from power sources that they have to operate “autonomously.” Like anemones on the sea floor, they have to sustain themselves on what streams by.

A version of Tego’s tags has a serial interface on its chip, suitable for connection to sensors or microprocessors. One client is working on a new highway; installing these tags every 300 feet into pavement being laid across a bridge so they can monitor temperature as the pavement cures, as a step toward improving durability.

To learn about Tego’s RFID chip and platform solution, visit this page.

And if you want to see Tego in action, contact us here.


Pharmaceutical Processing: Counterfeits on the Move

Globally, counterfeit medication is a major issue for public health and international trade, not to mention a threat to the bottom line of any pharmaceutical company. Thousands of people worldwide die every year from ingesting fake drugs — and it costs the pharmaceutical industry between $70 billion and $200 billion per year in lost profits, by various estimates. In the latest edition of Pharmaceutical Processing, Tego CEO Tim Butler looks at how counterfeiters are affecting the pharmaceutical industry, and what the market can learn from measures put into place by aerospace to tackle the challenge.

The key challenge lies in maintaining a drug’s “connectivity” throughout its journey, even through sterilization or other necessary harsh environmental conditions, so as to create an accurate, accessible log of data about a drug’s every move.

See the full article here

 


Supply Chain World: Fighting Counterfeit!

It is an issue that plagues many of today’s most sensitive and highly-regulated industries: unauthorized product still makes its way into the supply chain in place of high-value, authentic products. In the latest edition of Supply Chain World, Tego CEO Tim Butler looks at how counterfeiters are affecting the pharmaceutical industry, and what the market can learn from measures put into place by aerospace to tackle the challenge.

In short, it comes down to digitization. Embedding progressive digital information onto products themselves is becoming a tried and true method to shore up supply chains, and help prevent counterfeiters from gaining a foothold.

View the full article here.

 


Inside Big Data: Staying Agile by Focusing On the “T” in the IoT

Unlike traditional IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, edge computing looks to bring the power of the data closer to the asset itself so that decision making is quicker and data is nearer the hands of the right folks who can take the right actions. In practice, it’s called, “Decision making at the point of read.”

Read full article here


Manufacturing Business Technology: Energy Harvesting Extends the IoT to Billions of Smart Assets

Tego Executive Director Bill Stevenson featured in Manufacturing Business Technology, discussing the topic of energy harvesting.

“Devices and sensors that rely on power harvesting provide an ideal platform for distributing and maintaining operational data at the ‘edge’ and can provide this distributed data to users with inexpensive smart phone readers. This greatly extends the IoT opportunity to deploy smart assets in a much wider range of new use cases, more quickly.”

Read the full article here


SD Times: Solving the Internet of Things integration problem

Tego CEO Timothy Butler was interviewed by SD Times reporter Christina Cardoza on IoT integration. His focus points towards the importance of bringing intelligence to a device and how this mindset will create an exponential value and transform the whole system.

Read the full article here 


Flarrio: How IIoT Can Combat The Rising Tide of Counterfeit Drugs

Tego CEO Timothy Butler wrote a piece for Flarrio Magazine in January on the rising tide of counterfeit drugs and how the pharmaceutical industry can take cues from aerospace on how to react to this challenge.

Read the article here


Machine Design: 7 Signs That Now Is the Time for Energy Harvesting Technology

Tego CTO Bob Hamlin wrote a piece for Machine Design this month on energy harvesting and how to take advantage of its capabilities. “You may be unfamiliar with energy harvesting now, but soon enough this technology will be ubiquitous.”

Read the article here


SmartCitiesWorld Special Report on Tego Inc.

Timothy Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Tego, talks about making assets smart and how data from the edge have a vital part to play in creating and running a smart city.

Read the article here.


Frost & Sullivan Asset Intelligence for Healthcare: New Product Innovation Award

Tego recognized as one of the pioneers in smart asset management solutions, with its proven asset intelligence platform (AIP) solution targeted towards the healthcare industry. Makes every asset smart by bringing intelligence to things that have been unreachable with conventional IoT solutions.

 

 


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