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Long-read-range RFID inlays come in compact form

Posted: 10 Oct 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RFID inlay? RFID tag? read range?

Omron RFID has unveiled Scorpion, the latest addition to its UHF EPC Gen2 family of RFID inlays, which is designed to seize the growing section of the RFID tag market that demands long read range in a compact form factor.

Measuring 28mm x 68mm and covering a wide band of the UHF spectrum (860MHz to 960MHz), the 'Scorpion' is a sleek, globally-compatible inlay ideal for a range of applications in retail, logistics, access control, asset management, manufacturing and transportation.

The Scorpion's versatile credit-card size allows easy conversion to popular formats, including logistics labels for cases as well as ID cards and crate tags. Used to track stock shipments to RFID-enabled stores, for example, Scorpion-powered labels offer a powerful solution to out-of stock situations at retail outlets running special promotions. The new inlay also fits snugly into credit-card sized items such as gate passes and other access control applications.

"In the UHF frequency, we currently offer the globally-compatible 'Wave' inlay for general purpose use, the 'Loop' for robust read performance when applied to RFID-unfriendly materials and the 'Ninja' for item-level tagging and pharmaceutical applications," said Masa Kameyama, Omron RFID's U.S. division manager. "We developed the 'Scorpion' in response to customer requests for an inlay that offers a read range comparable to the 'Wave' and 'Loop' with global compatibility in a smaller profile."

The Scorpion is scheduled for launch in the North American market in early November 2007.

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