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MobiZcan and Newave® join in a relationship to develop the Latin American RFID market

Plano, Texas – September 10, 2021. MobiZcan Technologies, LLC announced that a new agreement with Newave Sensor Solutions, LLC (NSS) Plain City, Ohio has been completed to jointly develop the RFID business in the Latin American countries. MobiZcan has been appointed as Newave’s exclusive representative for Newave’s patented antennas and radiators while Mobizcan will also continue to represent SLS RFID (www.slsrfid.com) for RFID portals and tunnels to the region. This new agreement will include coverage of Mexico, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

Barry Burnside, a Founder and Board Member of Newave advised:” We at Newave are very excited to have completed an agreement with MobiZcan (MBZ) to represent us in Latin America.  For the last several years we have worked with numerous system integrators in LATAM who have expressed great interest in Newave products, especially our Wave antenna.  MBZ will now provide the in-market resources and communication expertise needed to advance and greatly expand these relationships.  We believe with this new partnership that LATAM offers an excellent growth opportunity and we look forward to working closely with Mark Timms and his Team to make that a reality.”

Mark Timms, CEO of MobiZcan Technologies stated: “MobiZcan Technologies is the exclusive sales agency for leading brands of RAIN RFID, IoT and AIDC technology in the Latin America region. With an in-region team of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking experienced industry sales professionals, MobiZcan leverages its network to greatly expand the market share of its principals. We believe that formula will be successful with Newave and their highly regarded Wave® antenna products.”

About newave® Sensor Solutions:

Newave is a leading provider of optimized solutions for today’s most challenging item-level Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) problems. The company develops industry-standard RFID technology based on the patented wave®  antenna that sets a new standard for accuracy, versatility and efficiency. The wave is the first and only antenna specifically designed to be used for item-level RFID solutions. newave’s core technology was developed by the world-class ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) of The Ohio State University, a pioneer in RF research and development under the direction of newave’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO), and is produced in partnership with Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC), the Taiwan-based global leader in antenna manufacturing. newave’s management team leverages a strong technical and international business heritage in a variety of industries for accomplishing its mission of providing optimized solutions to today’s greatest RFID challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.newaverfid.com. *newave®, Wave® and smartShelf™ are trademarks of newave Plain City (Columbus), Ohio USA

About MobiZcan Technologies,LLC

Possessing over three decades of experience driving sales results in the RFID and data capture industries at companies such as HID, Intermec and Honeywell, Mark Timms founded MobiZcan Technologies in 2014 to exclusively represent leading data capture providers in the Latin America region. MobiZcan Technologies maintains long-standing relationships with customers, systems integrators, resellers and consultants within the RAIN RFID and IoT technologies market in Latin America, providing them with the most advanced technology and reliable products required to accelerate the digital transformation of their business.

Media Contacts

Paulo Jarbas Junior, Marketing Manager

MobiZcan Technologies, LLC

Plano, Texas, United States – Phone: (1) 972-867-6396

Mail to: [email protected] +(55) 11983174646

Don Taylor, VP  Business Development

newave®  Sensor Solutions, LLC

9011 Heritage Drive, Plain City, Ohio 43064

Mail to: [email protected] 954-415-3406

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A new reality for a post-pandemic world

Mark Timms, CEO of MobiZcan, Impinj’s representative for Latin America and Brazil.

Although focused primarily on the Latin America RAIN RFID and data capture market, I also follow what is happening in RAIN RFID in the North America region. I would like to share my observations on the RAIN RFID space in the United States during this period of uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus.

Like Latin America, many projects have been delayed due to extensive social distancing and economic uncertainty. The general belief is that the American economy will spring back to pre-COVID levels, but it is likely to take two years or more. There is a debate as to whether the recovery will be more “U” or “W” shaped. A “V” shaped recovery is looking increasingly unlikely.

It is also likely that post-COVID, some business models will not look exactly the same as before. With the widespread usage of video conferencing and on-line collaboration there may not be the need to travel as much. With the closure of so many retail stores and the growth of e-commerce, the retail sector, already in transformation, has been forced to accelerate its re-invention. Some experts believe that the large department stores that anchor shopping centers will not survive, at least not in their present form. Other retailers, especially those without a strong e-commerce presence, may go out of business.

Digital transformation is now hot, and although the effects won’t be immediate, I expect RAIN RFID to play a significant role. Many retailers, leading with fashion, had justified item level tagging prior to COVID-19. Omni-channel sales require very high real-time visibility, which only item-level RAIN RFID tagging can provide.

Conveyance and sortation system: esteiras que separam produtos automaticamente em Centros de Distribuição (CD)

The big retail winners in the day of COVID are the large and efficient online retailers, most notably Amazon, and large retailers with groceries and home goods and a strong online presence, especially Walmart and Target. Amazon’s business accelerated so much that it has struggled to deliver on time. Walmart has seen both strong performance in its stores and with its e-commerce site, often using its stores as omni-channel distribution centers. Having earlier announced wide-spread item tagging beginning in the second half of 2020, the COVID crisis hasn’t impacted Walmart’s RFID roll-out plans for this year. The product mixes have changed somewhat since the Coronavirus arrived, but demand for these fortunate retailers remains strong.

Interest in logistics for RAIN RFID is robust and in some cases has accelerated. There are several very significant RAIN projects in logistics that will become visible this year or next, which will help to further fuel investment in this area. Several projects at very well-known companies will become public, causing other companies in their eco-system to consider investing in RAIN infrastructure to reap similar benefits.  Logistics applications are generally dock door transitions and shipment verification (pallet and box level) and conveyance sortation systems (box level). In addition to increasing visibility, RAIN RFID has proven to greatly reduce the manual interventions required with barcodes alone, thereby reducing errors and associated costs.

Healthcare, a potentially huge but slow-moving market for RAIN RFID, is showing interest in tagging of PPE products, which could help accelerate adoption of RFID with consumables in general.

There is much that we don’t know and is difficult to predict. Clearly there will be winners and losers. However it’s becoming clear that at least in some segments, the COVID crisis may actually accelerate RAIN RFID adoption, most notably in e-commerce, omni-channel and logistics.