Winwatch SA announced today the immediate availability of its compact EPCgen2 Crystal Gasket DemoKit for CHF 245.- only. Evaluating the new RFID crystal gasket in real conditions – it doesn’t get simplier than that : 1. Equip your wristwatch with a ready to use RFID crystal gasket, 2. Install the demo software, connect the USB dongle reader to your PC/notebook, 3. That’s it! Explore the powerful access to the internet of EPCgen2 tagged luxury watches.
The complete kit includes 3 RFID crystal gaskets conforming to EPCgen2 standard , 1 CD-ROM with demo software & documentation and 1 RFID USB dongle RFID reader. Wiinwatch’s compact and very easy to use RFID Demo Kits for the watch manufacturers and brands, distributors, retailers, shops but also for the techies and early adopters, are available in January 2011.
Adding the new RFID crystal gasket on each luxury watch in the middle and upper price range will seamlessly ties the wolrd of EPC Gen2 RFID tagged wristwatches automatically and instantly to the Internet. Here are some opportunities for the watch industry, Manufacturing Process: RFID optimizes the internal workings of the manufacturing process - in real time! Repetitive check and quality control during complex work flows and routines worked out by qualified technical personal or the machine, each process of work must be clearly documented. RFID ensure full traceability (identity, history, location) of the luxury watch. The use of RFID increases the quality and helps identify errors that may arise and help correct them. RFID is the least cost solution that serves and is almost invisible. Supply Chain : By connecting the watch to the virtual world on the Internet, RFID opens up new web applications to the luxury watch industry in the supply chain, distribution, the fight against counterfeiting and gray market. The watch manufacturer, distributor, custom, retailer, shop, but also the end customer can always check the authenticity, the status and/or the location of the watch in real time with any reader compatible EPCgen2 and ISO18000-6c in the world. RFID provides more information on the luxury wristwatch and offer real-time information, better guarantees, enhanced customer services and best after-sales services ever !
With a RFID enabled crystal gasket, simply and economically inserted, each watch can be tagged with a unique identifier for full traceability throughout the world. The EPCNetwork and soon The Internet of Things (IoT) make it happen. Luxury watches in the middle and upper price range can be equipped, at the beginning of the manufacturing process, if not later during service work, warranty or repair.
About Winwatch SA
Winwatch (winwatch.ch) develops and licenses intellectual property and provides pioneering RFID solutions to a variety of luxury 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 EPCglobal (EPC) and/or Near Field Communication (NFC) standard in crystal gasket or watch glass or flange or watch hand, etc. opening a wide variety of new products and internet applications for the watch industry as:
- 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
- Web Applications
- Mob ile Applications, etc.