Keurig Coffee Makers Use RFID to Brew the Perfect Cup

The new Keurig Office coffee maker, the Vue 1200, has a built in RFID reader to determine the type of coffee being brewed and adjusts the settings to match the “built-in” recipe by using the best temperature, airflow and timing for each cup.

Keurig’s latest single cup brewer keeps office workers in mind, providing them with a coffee brewer that that recognizes single beverage packets and brews accordingly. Using RFID technology, the Vue 1200 recognizes the type of packet being put into it (coffee, tea or cocoa) and adjusts its brew settings to match the beverage being served.

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Innovative RFID Applications

In an earlier post, we mentioned the use of RFID wristbands in hospitals and for children in amusement parks, but this latest addition shows the use of RFID wristbands in the entertainment industry and many other potential applications.

Using RFID gives you and your company immediate visibility to information that can help your business flourish. By setting up RFID portals and equipping workers with RFID readers, you can keep track of inventory as it moves around, into and out of your facility, keep immediate track of sales, improved and automated data collection, immediate breakdown of each point’s efficiency and more.

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France Becomes a Pioneer in the Development of Cost-Effective RFID Technology

France has become a pioneer in the development of cost-effective RFID technology thanks to Camille Ramade and her colleagues at the University of Montpellier.

Camille Ramade and colleagues have developed an innovative RFID depositing process that could reduce the cost of RFID technology by up to 80%.

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Understanding RFID

RFID tags, simply put, are intelligent barcodes that allow the tracking and management of an item.  RFID tags have existed since the 1970s, but because of their relatively high cost, have only recently become a popular and viable replacement for the more “traditional” barcode.  

Historic Uses of RFID Tags

RFID tags were originally used to track high-value or large items like livestock, railroad cars, or airline luggage when transported over a long distance. RFID tags, at that time, were a complex system of metal coils, antennas and glass called an “inductively coupled RFID tag.”

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How to Calculate ROI (Return on Investment) for RFID

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has proven its ability to increase efficiency in supply chain visibility for manufacturers and distributors in a diverse range of industries. Here are just a few ways RFID can help your business’ efficiency:

  • Tightens inventory control
  • Eliminates manual track and trace
  • Reduces warehouse theft

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