NTAILS Celebratory Open Day

To mark the successful conclusion of our 3-year NTAILS project , a Celebratory Open Day was held on 16th April at the NTAILS Demonstration Centre in Telford, inviting those companies with whom we have worked over this period to find out about further new opportunities for AIDC adoption.

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NTAILS is Exhibiting at the West Midlands Manufacturing Showcase Event

The NTAILS Project will be exhibiting at the forthcoming FREE to attend West Midlands Manufacturing Showcase Event on Wednesday 27th March 2013.  


The project team will be showcasing some of the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies and explaing to SME's how they can benefit from assistance and consultancy.  The NTAILS Project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and eligible companies around the West Midlands can take advantage of free business support, free graduate placement students, free equipment hire as well as a busy events schedule.

NTAILS at the Hereford and Worcester Expo

ntails herefordNTAILS Demonstrations The NTAILS team had a great day exhibiting at the Hereford and Worcester Expo at the Malvern Three Counties Showground ,on Thursday 14 March 2013.

The project team showcased some of the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies and explained to SME's how they can benefit from assistance and consultancy. 

On the day, Professor Robert Newman, School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton presented a Keynote speech on “Food Traceability from Farm to Fork”

NTAILS is heading to the Malvern Hills!

The NTAILS Project will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Hereford and Worcester Expo on Thursday 14 March 2013.  The project team will be showcasing some of the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies and explaing to SME's how they can benefit from assistance and consultancy.  The NTAILS Project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and eligible companies around the West Midlands can take advantage of free business support, free graduate placement students, free equipment hire as well as a busy events schedule.

The NTAILS project will be exhibiting as part of the University of Wolverhampton sponsored 'Innovation Zone' which will also play host to exciting keynote speakers and other free business support projects.

Come along and see us at the Expo, which is free to attend and will take place at the Malvern Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW.  To book your place, visit www.hwchamber.co.uk/expos  or call 0845 641 1641 and if you are planning to be there, come along to the Innovation Zone and say hello.

Horsemeat Scandal Could Have Been Avoided

The current horsemeat scandal could have been avoided if a system developed by the University of Wolverhampton to trace food was in use, according to experts.

The University, alongside eight partners across Europe, have recently completed the Farm to Fork research project.

This was a pilot 3.6m euro project which developed and utilised a range of technologies, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to identify and trace food information across Europe from producer to consumer.

The system works by identifying individual items of food and tracking precisely what happens to them during the production process.

RFID and other technologies (such as bar codes) identify the item and allow its location and the process it is undertaken to be determined.  Sensor networks allow environmental factors such as temperature and humidity to be tracked. The records are stored in a secure database from which the history of individual items can be generated. They are packaged and labelled with a QR or other code which identifies the individual item.

When the product reaches shops, consumers can scan the code with a smartphone, tablet or in-store scanner and the system generates a web page in real time, which gives detailed information such as where it originated from, where it was processed, packed and stored, how it was transported and at what temperature and how many miles its travelled. 

The NTAILS project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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