GE ‘s Technology Ventures operation announced its intent provide commercial licensing to the RFID division of Avery Dennison. The partnership will enable a range of wireless sensing products in a series of applications including industrial, food and beverage, packaging and pollution prevention.
The agreement will bring RFID-based wireless sensor technology that can detect and measure chemical, physical and biological conditions in a variety of applications. GE’s radio frequency sensing technology provides a platform for passive, wireless sensing capability. These sensors can detect toxic industrial chemicals, volatile organic compounds, as well as biological agents and physical parameters.
The sensors comprise high frequency RFID tags laminated with unique films, and work in combination with a proprietary reader that interrogates the tag to read both the RFID tag data and the complex RF waveform associated with the chemical, biological or physical measurement.
In the upcoming months, GE and Avery Dennison will collaborate to engage partners and conduct technical field trials of applications for relevant industries such as pharmaceutical, food assurance, and agriculture.