World : CPI Announces Smart-Labelling Using Battery-on-Circuit Technology

CPI, an independent technology innovation center and founding member of the UK Government's High-Value Manufacturing Catapult has announced a new collaborative project with Reelables to demonstrate a novel technology for printing smart Battery-on-Circuit labels, used to track shared objects in workspaces. This low-cost power source will eliminate the need for expensive and bulky external batteries for printed electronics, overcoming a key barrier to their widening application, mass production, and industry growth.

Existing asset tracking solutions on the market require time-consuming installation procedures and are often expensive to use. The London-based SME, Reelables, has invented a smart-label that can be easily attached to objects and tracked automatically through a phone app. The smart-label incorporates a key manufacturing innovation that allows a battery to be inserted directly alongside the wireless tracking circuit on a thin plastic film. The low-cost battery technology is formed by electrochemically coating and laminating two plastic films together, which can power a wireless smart-label for more than a year.

Source : https://www.advancedbatteriesresearch.com/articles/20644/cpi-announces-smart-labelling-using-battery-on-circuit-technology?stv1=1%3A430686%3A17679

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