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Omron EPC reader/writer suits North American RFID tags

Posted: 01 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:omron? v740? epc reader/writer? rfid?

Omron Corp. announced that it is launching the V740 series of EPC reader/writer for UHF-band RFID tags in North America.

Claimed to be the first UHF tag reader/writer from a Japanese RFID device manufacturer, the unit supports both EPC Class 0 and Class 1 protocols. This product is also designed to accommodate Generation 2 protocol by EPC Global (C1G2) by upgrading its firmware when these specifications become available.

The V740 series features an Intel IXP4XX network processor, which enables it to perform high-speed data processing. It runs on the Linux OS and comes with a number of PC-like functions built in. Additionally, the product supports standard network protocols including DHCP, UDP/IP over Ethernet, 820.11x (Wi-Fi), HTTP and SNMP, and its superior network adaptability enables its software to be easily implemented from remote sites.

With an operating frequency between 902MHz and 928MHz, the new EPC reader/writer has a 100Vac to 240Vac power source (supply with attached AC adapter) and 306-by-269.1-by-41.1cm measurement.

Mitsugi Abe, head of the Omron RFID Business Department, commented, "We strongly believe the V740 series offers valuable new features to logistics and supply chain management in the U.S."

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