Application of Internet of Things Technology in Anti-counterfeiting Tracking of Special Items

- Aug 27, 2018-

The rapid development of the market economy has promoted the diversification and richness of market products and fully satisfied the needs of consumers. At the same time, counterfeit and counterfeit products have also appeared in large numbers, seriously affecting the interests of consumers and users. Especially for special products and articles related to the national economy and the people's livelihood, such as railway materials, medical products and equipment, military materials such as guns and ammunition, and industrial pressure vessels such as liquefied gas cylinders, once the product counterfeit and unqualified, it will bring to society and individuals. Immeasurable loss. The production, circulation, use and maintenance of these special items require safe and effective anti-counterfeiting and tracking safeguards.

In the past, manufacturers have taken certain anti-counterfeiting measures, such as attaching bar code anti-counterfeit labels or laser anti-counterfeit labels to their products, but due to the small data capacity, inconvenient reading, high recognition environment requirements, etc., the anti-counterfeiting and perfection cannot be achieved perfectly. Tracking efficacy. At the same time, under the drive of interests, counterfeit manufacturers continue to intensify their efforts in counterfeiting technology and means, and even form a specialized, group, systematic, and networked production model, so that users can not guard against it and suffer. At the same time, legitimate manufacturers and enterprises have suffered huge losses, their products and brand image will be damaged, sales performance will be affected, and the sales business and work order of their channel partners will be destroyed. In order to combat counterfeit manufacturers, protect channel dealers, and improve customer loyalty, legitimate enterprises need to build a complete product anti-counterfeiting, identification and tracking system, and they put forward higher requirements for anti-counterfeiting technology.

In response to this demand, Tsinghua Tongfang used RFID (electronic tag) technology to develop and launch the "RFID special object anti-counterfeiting tracking system" application program, and has successfully applied in military materials.

RFID technology has been hailed as another far-reaching revolution after the Internet. It has broad application potential in the fields of warehousing logistics, product anti-counterfeiting, product circulation and product maintenance tracking. In product anti-counterfeiting applications, RFID is called the new generation of "electronic patrons" because of its security, efficiency, speed, storage capacity and storage information changes. At the same time, RFID has the advantage of small size and strong function, which can be used in many aspects of the product life cycle, which are embodied in the following aspects:

First of all, product anti-counterfeiting. The anti-counterfeit electronic tag chip adopts digital anti-counterfeiting measures for anti-counterfeiting of machine-readable information. Digital technology encryption, product information such as product name, product specifications, manufacturer, production date, etc., is digitized and stored in an electronic label machine-readable chip. The electronic label will be attached to the product to ensure normal use in a variety of environments. Using the tag reader for machine reading, the electronic tag anti-counterfeiting certification and machine-readable information security confirmation are completed, which effectively plays the role of product anti-counterfeiting.

Second, certification in the process of product circulation and use. The customer or authorized supplier can quickly identify the authenticity, product model specifications and warranty period of the product through the label reader. It can effectively maintain market order, improve the efficiency of product inspection and identification, save unnecessary disputes, protect the interests of authorized suppliers, and improve customer service levels.

Furthermore, visualization of product warranty, maintenance, and tracking is achieved. Products have a certain service life, or short or long, and many different products together form a complete system, users often can not know the start and end time of each of these products, resulting in the maintenance of the system products become a Passive work. Only when the product fails can the product be replaced and the time and benefit are lost. And if the products are managed using RFID, visualization of each product warranty, maintenance, and tracking will be achieved. During the daily inspection, the customer's maintenance personnel can quickly identify the product warranty period, when it expires, and plan the maintenance time by simply tapping the label reader on the product, and unifying multiple pieces of scattered information. In an RFID, it saves staff time and reduces the cumbersomeness of product maintenance management.

The anti-counterfeiting tracking system established by RFID technology can effectively improve the management level of existing products, provide good services for authorized suppliers and final customers, and improve the management and service level of enterprises.

Application of Internet of Things Technology in Anti-counterfeiting Tracking of Special Items

System functions

Tag: It consists of a coupling component and a chip. Each tag has a unique electronic code. The information stored internally includes the product name, model number, manufacturer code, date of manufacture, date of maintenance, and date of scrapping. The electronic label is attached to the product itself, and the information is output through the reader. The staff can compare the visual information on the product. The information is consistent, indicating that the product is authentic and effective, and the reader can read the date of manufacture to determine whether the product is invalid.

Reader: Sometimes referred to as a querier, communicator, or readout device to generate radio frequency signals and receive radio frequency signals reflected back by electronic tags, readers and tags through a miniature antenna (Antenna) Pass the RF signal. After the RF signal is processed, the information in the electronic tag can be displayed on the reader, and the reader can also write the corresponding information into the electronic tag under certain conditions.

Product anti-counterfeiting tracking management system: mainly completes the storage and classification management of product RFID information, realizes product anti-counterfeiting query, product information tracking and monitoring, data refining analysis and other functions.

Application of Internet of Things Technology in Anti-counterfeiting Tracking of Special Items

Electronic label management system

The electronic label issuance management mainly establishes the correspondence between the product label and the product production information in the background system, such as the product name, model number, manufacturer code, date of manufacture, date of maintenance, and date of scrapping.

Label management includes management of label issuance, replacement, and refund.

Anti-counterfeiting query system

Through the handheld RFID reader, the enterprise product management personnel read the information in the electronic tag of the product, and automatically compares the read information with the information in the back-end database through network communication, and the staff can compare with the visual reading information on the product. Yes, the system will prompt the staff to query the results after the information is correct.

Product information tracking

To realize the tracking and monitoring of product flow information, mainly to record product circulation information, product history information, product effective information, etc., to achieve complete and transparent information in the supply chain, production links, customer registration and other information. It also provides basic data for the use, maintenance and overhaul of the final customer, which is conducive to the refinement of customer equipment management and improve customer productivity.

Maintenance scrap management

When the product fails, the staff reads the information in the RFID tag of the product through the handheld RFID reader, and accesses the historical information of the product, provides rich information for maintenance work, assists in fault diagnosis, and will process the result and possible The reason is recorded in the system to provide data for future information mining.

Intelligent analysis system

The management of products has involved all aspects of production, circulation, productization, use, maintenance and scrapping. It has the characteristics of complete, reliable, meticulous and real-time information. It is combined with the future enterprise ERP system to quantify the data. Analysis provides a basis for improving product quality, optimizing management processes, and rationally allocating resources.

The RFID special article anti-counterfeiting tracking system application solution is applicable to various anti-counterfeiting and tracking management of products that have certain requirements for use or deployment, such as:

Anti-counterfeiting tracking and maintenance of railway key materials and equipment, such as capacitors;

Tracking the anti-counterfeiting and circulation process of medical drugs, medical equipment and other products;

Anti-counterfeiting and tracking of military materials such as military guns and ammunition;

Anti-counterfeiting and usage tracking management of special equipment, such as liquefied gas cylinders, acetylene cylinders, medical oxygen cylinders and other industrial pressure vessels.