RFID antennas mainly operate in two broad bands, the high frequency (13.56MHz) and ultra-high frequency (~900Mhz). The two different bands represent two different communication protocols – the first. operating at 13.56MHz operates in the near-field communication (NFC). The reading distance of such antennas are typically of the order of 3-10 centimetres, and the antennas can be read by conventional smartphones. In the UHF band, the antennas are typically larger in size (~8cm x 3cm) and can operate over longer distances, about 10 metres.
The exact specification of both solutions are fully tailored, as our core graphene technology is applicable no matter the technical specifications of the NFC or HFC tag (overview given below), which means our green antennas are set to revolutionize the RFID industry.
Passive graphene antennas can be directly applied on individual pallets, packages in order to enable real-time inventory movement through the supply chain. Increasing visibility of stock and supply chain efficiency.
Graphene paper-based UHF tags enable real-time inventory control and location monitoring of stock in a retail environment.
ASSET TRACKABILITY AND TRACEABILITY
Individual packages can be scanned through the supply chain for real time monitoring.
Anti-counterfeiting protection enabled by tracking individual instances of products as they move through a supply chain.
Graphene Security is a spin-out from BGT Materials, the Manchester-based graphene technology incubator, established in 2013 with the aim of bringing graphene technologies to the market.
We aim to deliver green, low cost and paper-based graphene antennas for RFID, internet of things, anti-counterfeit and supply chain management markets.
We remain committed to delivering a sustainable tomorrow by avoiding environmentally polluting processes such as lithography and etching. Our patented printing process is a green, additive one, with minimal environmental impact.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Professor Sir Andre GeimDirector
Sir Andre is the Regius Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Professor at the Manchester Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology. Geim was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Konstantin Novoselov for his work on graphene.
Professor Sir Konstantin NovoselovDirector
Sir Konstantin Sergeevich Novoselov is the Langworthy Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. His work on graphene with Andre Geim earned them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.
Mr John McMahonDirector
John is our Investment Director with more than 20 years of experience.
Dr Chung-Ping LaiDirector
Dr. Chung-Ping Lai worked in senior global management in many globally renowned companies including Unaxis, Applied Films, Veeco and secured more than $1bn revenues during his tenure. In 2013, he founded BGT Materials, the graphene technology incubator company before founding Graphene Security in 2015.
Ms Ruru LuDirector
Ruru Lu led operations and project management in Applied Films Corp, Applied Materials and has regional experience in in various start-up companies, as well as consumer electronics. Ruru was a founder of BGT Materials in 2013 and Graphene Security in 2015.