The Eurecat technology center (member of Tecnio) will present at the Mobile World Congress a new technology based on printed electronics, which will allow manufacturing smart objects connected to the Internet, such as a bottle of wine whose content can be verified without opening it, thanks to the sensors that are incorporated in the label.
The bottle has a smart label with printed electronics, without batteries, which contains temperature and quality sensors that allow the monitoring of the product with the bottle closed, using Near Field Communication. This technology enables power and wireless communication to a mobile application.
The labels, which have been manufactured with screen printing on an industrial scale by Germark, have been applied, for the first time, in some bottles of the Ramon Roqueta winery, which will implement them for tests within its distribution chain to the consumer. The data received will be stored in the cloud, so they will be ready to give information about the product since it leaves the warehouse.
The project has focused on industrial production, identifying and solving the challenges for the mass manufacture of this type of labels, which are considered to have great potential in sectors such as packaging, logistics and food, among other areas.