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Video: DropTag Gives Packaging & Shipping Information in Real-Time

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shehan
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Re: Inside the box. Please
shehan   3/24/2013 12:54:21 PM
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@eafpres- a good point, data security is a major concern for most of the devices we use. This too needs security to make sure that the program is not overridden. No matter how low the cost is people would be reluctant to use it without proper security features.

shehan
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Re: multiple benefits
shehan   3/24/2013 12:57:24 PM
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@a.saji- Yes investing on location shipping container would definitely be an investment which is worth. I think this is something that the government needs to interfere and get the shipping lines to use. 

tekochip
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Simple Works
tekochip   3/24/2013 1:05:58 PM
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Really, a nice, simple product. 

Bluetooth, an accelerometer, a little memory, and with that you can tell if your package was abused and when it was abused (which gives you a fair idea of where it was abused). Keep it cheap and you won't need to worry about making the tag writable for multiple use, and then there's no security concerns. At $2, it's cheaper than insurance for the package.

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Re: Simple Works
eafpres   3/24/2013 7:02:15 PM
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@tekochip--I agree; it will be hard to recover tags anyway, so if you consider them disposable then you can think in different terms.

What memory would you use that is write once read many and cannot be tampered?

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For the end user
TJ McDermott   3/24/2013 9:12:57 PM
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Cabe, for the end user, is the purpose of this technology to query the device inside the sealed package before accepting / opening it?  Basically, before you sign, you check your smart phone, and if the device reports high g-loading, you file a claim?

tekochip
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Re: Simple Works
tekochip   3/25/2013 7:59:35 AM
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Just EEPROM would be fine, as long as there was no user interface that allowed you to rewrite to the memory.  After all, who's going to open the box, remove the tag, unsolder the EEPROM, attach it to something that can Write, know the storage method to write a fake file into the tag, solder it back to the board, back in the box and seal everything up.  Yes, it could happen, but isn't really possible.

Plenty of RAM would work too, since power isn't likely to be removed and if it is you can assume that the board took a large shock.

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Re: Simple Works
Cabe Atwell   3/25/2013 2:36:39 PM
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I shipped a product I built recently. My customer called me with "this is not in the buyable condition by any stretch of the imagination."

Turns out FedEX ran a forklift claw through the crate. I didn't know any of this would happen in transit. I could have used a Droptag to know what was happening. I could have braced for that surprise call. I could have started the insurance claim ahead of time...

C

a.saji
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Re: multiple benefits
a.saji   3/28/2013 11:58:06 PM
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@Shehan:

Yes but the cost will be very high for this if they decide to do it. Im not sure who will bare it. Surely the government will refuse it.   

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Charles Murray   4/1/2013 7:09:24 PM
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I don't know about FedEx, Cabe, but the frantic pace at most delivery companies doesn't allow for a lot of concern for fragile contents. No one tries to damage packages, but costly mistakes are inevitable.     

Cabe Atwell
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Re: multiple benefits
Cabe Atwell   4/2/2013 11:07:01 PM
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Saji & Chuck,

Some accountability would be a good thing.

I sent a gift to someone recently. It was a piece of art. It went a small distance, 30 miles or so. During that time, it ended up smashed to pieces.

Zero accountability.

C

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