Norwegian glasses company uses RFID technology to track transportation information

Norwegian online glasses company Extra OpTIcal is piloting an RFID distribution solution to automatically track eyeglass distribution and notify when glasses are about to be delivered to a consumer's home or office. The programme is provided by Bring, a division of Norwegian Post that provides mail and logistics services to corporate clients in Norway and the Nordic region.

The system used by Extra OpTIcal attaches an RFID tag to the courier, installs a reader at the Posten distribution center, and uses the software provided by Consignor to bind each tag's unique ID number and corresponding delivery information to each other. The software also generates information to the shipper when the glasses are delivered.

(Extra OpTIcal CEO ystein Sand is holding a package with an RFID tag)

Extra OpTIcal is a discount optician that sells eyewear made in Asia. Posten's distribution center will deliver the glasses to every customer in Scandinavia after receiving the glasses. CEO of Extra Optical? Ystein Sand? It is said that the tracking of glasses distribution has raised many problems for the company.

The company sells between 2,500 and 3,000 pairs of glasses per month during peak seasons, and glasses are usually delivered in small packages. In some cases, when the glasses cannot be delivered to the consumer, the company cannot clearly understand where the glasses are delayed or lost.

Typically, Extra Optical uses a no-tracking method to reduce costs. He explained that if the company tracks the package by scanning the barcode on the package shipping label, the glasses will be transported at the same speed as the two kilograms. As a result, the company found Bring to seek technology to automatically track package shipments.

The program that Extra Optical is using can track every item without adding too much cost. Bring also provided Extra Optical with an RFID printer to print and encode the Norwegian domestic shipping label. Since other carriers do not use RFID, the labels shipped to other countries do not use RFID tags, but instead use standard tags.

Extra Optical uses the software provided by Consignor to print the RFID emoticons for each item and bind the RFID tag ID number to the waybill number. Once the label is created, Consignor sends a standard Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) message to Norwegian Post so that the carrier knows the record of the shipment.

(Extra Optical package with RFID tag)

When the package arrives at the delivery station in Trondheim, the tag is read on-site using an RFID reader so that the shipping number can be bound to the tag ID on the Norwegian post system. Extra Optical can view the data. When the glasses leave the distribution center, these tags will be read again to update the shipping status. Consumers can also visit the Exrta Optical website to see when the glasses arrive or leave the distribution center.

In the fourth quarter of 2015, the system was put into use and a one-year pilot was launched. At present, the system has proven to bring many benefits. He said: "Before, we were unable to tell consumers what happened." The company was unable to know if a particular order had been shipped, was delayed or needed to be replaced. In the past, when consumers needed to exchange goods, they sometimes received two glasses. He said: "Now, we can reduce losses, and consumers can also get order shipping information."

1.0mm (.039″) Pitch Pin Headers


Antenk offers a variety of high quality and competitively priced 1.0mm pitch single, dual, three, quad row pin (male) headers used in many board-to-board PCB connections, fitting small-sized, densely-packed devices.

This low-profile component is made from high-temperature thermoplastic and is offered with several means of connections and mounting styles such as through-hole (THM) or surface mount (SMT) and can be in vertical (straight), elevated or at a right angle configuration/orientation dissipating current of about 1.0 A or less.

The pin (male) header is generally mated with receptacle or stackable header connectors (female sockets). This types of pin headers are suitable for PCB board to board connection or for signal transmission application.

Applications of 1.0mm Pitch Pin Headers

Its small size is most suitable for PCB connections of small equipment and devices such as WiFi equipment, gaming consoles, measurement instruments, and other equipment in need of a special interface to become interconnected

Mount Type: Through-hole vs Surface Mount

At one side of this Pin Header is a series of pins which can either be mounted and soldered directly onto the surface of the PCB (SMT) or placed into drilled holes on the PCB (THM).

Through-Hole (Poke-In)

Best used for high-reliability products that require stronger connections between layers.

Aerospace and military products are most likely to require this type of mounting as these products experience extreme accelerations, collisions, or high temperatures.

Useful in test and prototyping applications that sometimes require manual adjustments and replacements.

1.0mm vertical single row header, 1.0mm vertical dual row header, 1.0mm Elevated single row pin header, 1.0mm Elevated dual row pin Header, 1.0mm Right-angle single row header and 1.0mm Right-angle dual row header are some examples of Antenk products with through-hole mount type.


The most common electronic hardware requirements are SMT.

Essential in PCB design and manufacturing, having improved the quality and performance of PCBs overall.

Cost of processing and handling is reduced.

SMT components can be mounted on both side of the board.

Ability to fit a high number of small components on a PCB has allowed for much denser, higher performing, and smaller PCBs.

1.0mm Right-angle Dual Row pin header, 1.0mm SMT Single row pin header, 1.0mm SMT Dual row pin header and 1.0mm Elevated Dual Row Pin Header are Antenk`s SMT pin headers.

Soldering Temperature for 1.0mm Pitch Pin Headers

Soldering SMT pin header can be done at a maximum peak temperature of 260°C for maximum 60 seconds.

Pin-Type: Vertical (Straight) and Right-Angle

1.0mm pitch headers may be further classified into pin orientation as well, such as vertical or straight Male Header or right-angle male header.

Vertical or Straight Pin (Male) Header Orientation

One side of the series of pins is connected to PCB board in which the pins can be at a right-angle to the PCB surface (usually called "straight" or [vertical") or.

Right-Angle Pin (Male) Header Orientation

Parallel to the board's surface (referred to as "right-angle" pins).

Each of these pin-types have different applications that fit with their specific configuration.

Pcb Connector Stacking

Elevated Pin Header Orientation

Elevated pins aka Stacked Pins or Mezzanine are simply stacked pin headers providing an exact distance requirement between PCBs that optimizes electrical reliability and performance between PCB boards.

Profile Above PCB

This type of configuration is the most common way of connecting board-to-board by a connector. First, the stacking height is calculated from one board to another and measured from the printed circuit board face to its highest insulator point above the PCB.

Single, Dual or Multiple Number of Rows

For a 1.0mm straight or vertical Male Pin Header, the standard number of rows that Antenk offers ranges from 1 to 2 rows. However, customization can be available if 3 ,4 or n number of rows is needed by the customer. Also, the number of contacts for the single row is about 2-50 pins while for dual row, the number contacts may vary from 4-100 pins.

Pin Material

The pins of the connector have been designed with copper alloy. With customer`s demand the pins can be made gold plated.

Breakaway design

The pin headers are also equipped with a breakaway design making them fully compatible with their female receptacles.

Custom 1.0mm Pitch Pin Headers

Customizable 1.0 mm pitch pin headers are also available, making your manufacturing process way faster as the pins are already inserted in the headers, insulator height is made at the right size and the accurate pin length you require is followed.

Parts are made using semi-automated manufacturing processes that ensure both precision and delicacy in handling the headers before packaging on tape and reel.

The tape and reel carrier strip ensures that the headers are packaged within accurately sized cavities for its height, width and depth, securing the headers from the environment and maintaining consistent position during transportation.

Antenk also offer a range of custom Tape and reel carrier strip packaging cavities.

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