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RFID News Roundup
MAINtag, Zebra launch FLYplug RFID printing solution for aircraft parts; Avery Dennison simplifies Round Rock licensing requirements for retailers; scemtec, Smartrac partner on RFID document-tracking system; Qualcomm's Gimbal beacon featured at Tribeca Film Festival; Nordic Usability launches NFC RFID JiffyTags designed for time-tracking; IXYS intros 134.2 kHz passive RFID ICs with built-in temperature sensors.
Apr 24, 2014—
The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: MAINtag, Zebra Technologies; Avery Dennison, Round Rock Research; Scemtec, Smartrac; Qualcomm; Nordic Usability; and IXYS.
MAINtag, Zebra Launch FLYplug RFID Printing Solution for Aircraft Parts
MAINtag has partnered with Zebra Technologies to launch FLYplug, an integrated RFID printing-encoding solution based on the ATA specifications known as Spec 2000. The RFID printing solution includes software (which can be used either standalone or networked), Zebra's RFID printers (the RZ400, RZ600 and R110Xi4 series, as well as the new ZT410R and ZT430R lines) and MAINtag's on-metal ruggedized FLYchip-embedded RFID tags. The FLYchip, unveiled about a year ago (see RFID News Roundup: MAINtag Introduces New RFID-enabled, ATA Spec 2000-compliant FLYchip), conforms to Spec 2000 and is embedded in the FLYtag range of RFID tags. The ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID chip is compliant with the EPC Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C standards (meeting requirements in the most recent EPC TDS 1.6 standard). In February 2014, MAINtag unveiled the FLYchip64 (see RFID News Roundup: MAINtag Launches FLYchip64 High-Memory Chip for Aerospace). FLYplug is certified by Oracle and SAP for integration with those systems; features intuitive wizards to allow the easy design of custom forms with data entry and/or Web-based templates; and can access most databases (ODBC, OLE DB and non-Windows, such as AS/400, SAP, LINUX and Oracle), spreadsheets or texts. In addition, the solution can send out automatic e-mail alerts warning of errors or problems, and includes .NET software development kits (SDKs) so customers need not write custom integrations from scratch (for example, a sample Web application, ASP.NET, can be used to enable Web browser printing).
Avery Dennison Simplifies Round Rock Licensing Requirements for Retailers
Scemtec, Smartrac Partner on RFID Document-Tracking System
Scemtec Transponder Technology and Smartrac have announced that they have jointly developed RFID components designed for automatic document management, control of document stock and comprehensive document tracking. The combined solution includes scemtec's RFID readers and Smartrac's RFID transponders. Scemtec provides RFID read-write equipment and antennas for document identification, such as inventory management or the archiving of documents, and its solutions are used to capture all media data and prevent document theft, swapping or any other kind of mishandling. A scemtec system typically consists of the company's high-frequency (HF) Long-Range Reader (SIL-2125) or HF Midrange Reader (SIR-2720)—both of which support the EPC Class 1 HF and ISO 18000-3 Mode 3 standards—and scemtec's HF 3D antenna system (SAT-Tunnel-13MHz). According to the two companies, these components have the ability to detect labels independent of their orientation inside the tunnel. Smartrac's new Block RFID transponder is based on the EPC Class 1 HF and ISO 18000-3 Mode 3 standards, and is designed for use with document stacks. The Block inlay utilizes NXP Semiconductors' ICode ILT-M RFID chip with a 96-bit tag identifier (TID), 240 bits of Electronic Product Code (EPC) memory and 512 bits of user memory for document identification when close stacking occurs, the two companies report. With their technologies combined, the firms note, scemtec's RFID hardware is capable of reading more than 500 Smartrac Block tags simultaneously.
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