Log in or Register for enhanced features | Forgotten Password?
White Papers | Suppliers | Events | Report Store | Companies | Dining Club | Videos
Packaging Technology
Automation & Technology
Return to: PKBR Home | Packaging Technology | Automation & Technology

Thinfilm to exhibit smart beer bottles and smart medical devices at CES 2017

PKBR Staff Writer Published 21 December 2016

Thin Film Electronics ASA, a provider of near field communication (NFC) smart-packaging solutions, will exhibit connected items such as smart beer bottles and smart medical devices at CES 2017 in the US.

The event will take place from 5 to 8 January 2017.

Thin Film’s smart beer bottles and smart medical devices feature NFC tags, SpeedTap and OpenSense.

The smartphone-readable tags incorporate with cloud-based software, helping to create a direct connection between consumers and brands that effectively disintermediates platforms such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google.

NFC solutions will allow craft beer bottles to offer consumers with brewmaster videos, pairing recommendations, and other information from the brewery through the tap of a smartphone.

At the starting of the year, Thinfilm partnered with US craft beer brand Hopsy to incorporate OpenSense into different locally produced craft beers across the country.

At the event, the company will also showcase YpsoMate Smart autoinjector pen that features NFC technology.

YpsoMate medical device has been developed for patients to self-administer medication for the treatment of chronic conditions.

Thinfilm CEO, Davor Sutija said: “CES promises its usual bevy of Internet of Things innovations, but in reality the industry has only just scratched the surface.”

“To realize the full promise of IoT, we need to extend its traditional boundaries to include the hundreds of billions of everyday, disposable items that exist in the world.”

“Thinfilm intends to play a key role in making those things smart – not only by providing an alternative to traditional silicon, but by producing affordable NFC chips in ultra-high volumes through roll-based processing.”