INGECOM was founded in 2005 with the aim to provide a product able to cover the requirements of tracking, tracing and streamlining the assets within a process flow.
The low-ownership cost Active-Tag operating within the worldwide 2.45GHz frequency band quickly became a reference.
The so-called first generation of Active-Tag was presented at the 2006 RFID expo of Beijing. The first customer successfully built an application software and installed a system to track and trace reusable metal containers in the frozen food industry.
Siemens purchased the 1st generation of Active-Tag in September 2007 and started using it for the real time inventory and localization of their measurement instruments.
The second generation of Active-Tag finished qualification in late 2008. It's the first dual-frequency active-tag with 10 years battery lifetime in the size of a half a credit card.
The now famous SIM-WFC (Wide Field Communication) development was initiated in 2009 on request of a major Chinese mobile phone operator. Since then the WFC has proven to be a well industrialized product able to generate significant interest from worldwide prospects.
The year 2010 is a cornerstone in the life of the company with the installation of a brand new automatic assembly line for the production of our active-tags and controllers. Having the R&D and the production within the same premises concurs to enhancing the customer's benefits: Swiss made R&D, production and customer support at lower cost. The price list was significantly reduced in comparison to the year before.
2011 is the ramp-up of sensor networks. The temperature sensor is the most widespread, particularly for the monitoring of industrial process like transformers. The vibration sensor is well adopted for asset protection in museums.
2012 sees the introduction of the very first ATEX certified Active-RFID. This IP67 protected Active-Tag still features the 10 year battery lifetime, and other characteristics such as the patented dual-frequency operation for the tag.