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Omron's 'global' inlay works on all UHF RFID bands

Posted: 14 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Omron? V750? Gen2 global loop inlay? RFID?

Omron's global loop inlay

Omron Corp. has announced availability of the V750 series Gen2 "global loop" inlay, which can be used under North American, European and Japanese radio frequency bands in a single tag design. Aimed at consumer electronics manufacturers and suppliers to major retailers, the new inlay will be ready for shipment starting August 2006.

According to Omron, the Gen2 loop is optimized to ensure robust read performance when the tag is applied to items containing materials unfriendly to RFID; for example, the metallic components used in electronics equipment and products with high moisture content. With non-metallic objects, the Gen2 loop promises the same high read performance as the Class 1 loop inlay currently available from the company. In addition, the new inlay delivers a read performance of approximately 1m even when in close proximity to metal objects. The loop tag also delivers reliable read ranges when the orientation on the product is not fixed or could change after application. As a direct result, the loop inlay can improve pallet tag read rates, Omron explained.

The new loop inlays can be used with all international UHF RFID frequencies from 860- to 960MHz with little or no performance degradation. Potential applications include tags and labels for use in the electrical appliance and pharmaceutical industries, where the ability to read large shipments of products speedily, simultaneously and from a distance will realize significant cost reductions.

"With RFID deployments expanding both globally and to a wider range of SKU's, a global tag that performs across all UHF frequency bands and is less sensitive to materials and orientation is clearly a benefit for our customers," says Bill Arnold, chief strategist at Omron RFID. "If a company uses the Omron global inlay, then it has no need to handle the complexity of different tag selection for each region or SKU requirements. This means our Gen2 global loop inlays help reduce total RFID tag application costs and operation time."

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