INVENT at “CeBit 2014” in Hanover, Germany.
The RFID based system attracted a lot of interest from many potential customers and partners from around the globe – Germany, Brazil, Italy, Turkey, UAE, Sweden, Malaysia, Romania, Greece, Russia and others, and as a whole there were conducted around 40 meetings to discuss possible partnerships and adoption of the inventory system INVENT.
RFID Brings Bottled Water to StudentsIn the spring semester of 2012, students and faculty members at West Virginia University (WVU) became some of the earliest users of an RFID-enabled water bottle refilling kiosk known as the Evive Station—provided by a startup company with the same name—aimed at eliminating the need for disposable water bottles. Each user pays a one-time fee to purchase a water bottle fitted with a high-frequency (HF) passive RFID tag. Once the bottle is empty, that user can have the bottle refilled with filtered water for free at an Evive Station kiosk. During the cleaning and refilling process, the kiosk's video screen displays advertisements matching that user's particular demographic profile.
Evive Station makes its money not from selling water, but by providing advertising to customers. The benefits, the company explains, are free water for users, access to consumers for advertisers, and less trash deposited in landfills. The firm also shares its profits with the schools at which it installs its stations, beginning with WVU.