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Sion, Valais, Switzerland, 2010/01/28 - Rfid technology in gasket/watchcase helps to authenticate luxury timepieces in real time everywhere in the world, improves visibility in logistics & supply chain and distribution, paving the way for new applications on the future internet of things.
Winwatch SA, a Swiss company presents its RFID enabled watch glass gasket / watchcase solution, ready to be put in almost any type of timepiece. Winwatch announces the immediate release of a corresponding demo kit.
Winwatch’s patented technology has been especially developed for the luxury watch industry to offer primarily improvements in the optimization of internal processes in the manufacturing process. Whether time-consuming quality control or countless steps by skilled, qualified personnel or robots, the workflow must always be clearly documented. RFID ensures the traceability (identity, data-history, location) of the luxury watch. But, of course, it also opens to the luxury watchmaking industry completely new perspectives in visibility of logistics and supply chain process, and RFID does also help fighting counterfeiting and gray market. Watch manufacturer, retailer, customs authorities, or ultimately the buyer, can always determine the status or history, or the location of the luxury timepiece, thanks to commercially available readers that are compliant with the global EPC class1gen2 (Electronic Product Code) standard. EPC stands for rational product tracing in real time anywhere in the world, for safety and better customer service!
Giving luxury watch brands and manufacturers the capability to incorporate easily RFID technology, securely and economically for the first time in their luxury watches, Winwatch SA today announces the immediate release of the ‘RFID enabled crystal gasket/watchcase’ demo kit. Available in a prototyping version, the demo kit announced late in 2009 allows now the watch brands and manufacturers a first step in the exploration of the unique features offered by Winwatch’s RFID technology in premium wristwatches and luxury timepieces.
The demo kit is available since february 2010 (kit contains 1 RFID/EPCgen2 Reader, 1 demo software and 1 RFID enabled demo watch ready for primary evaluation/testing; price and shipment conditions on request)
About Winwatch S.A.
Winwatch (winwatch.ch) develops and licenses intellectual property and provides pioneering RFID solutions to a variety of watch brands. Winwatch's solutions are all related to RFID technology in wristwatches and are developed from a strong but still growing patent portfolio.
Winwatch brings its expertise and its specific knowledge to a high branding customer base, pursuing in particular the goal of placing RFID-tags built on EPC and/or NFC standards in crystal gasket/watchcase, watch glass and watch hand etc. opening a wide variety of new products and applications for the watch industry.
- Product authentication: anti-counterfeiting, brand management, fighting illicit trade and fraud.
- Supply chain: track & trace forward & reverse supply chain, product life-cycle management, after-sales services, repair & guarantee services.
- Advanced customer services: after sales services, guarantees and repair work, loyalty and fidelity programs.