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Mar 16, 2017—
Datamars Releases UHF RFID Transponder for Industrial Laundry
Datamars, a supplier of unique-identification solutions specializing in radio frequency identification, has announced the release of a new ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID transponder. The LaundryChip 401 is the latest addition to Datamars' LaundryChip family, a transponder line specifically designed for the industrial laundry sector.
"Nowadays, our customers—industrial laundries, textiles rental companies, hospitals and hospitality chains—need transponders not only able to endure the harshest industrial laundry conditions but also as small as possible in order to easily embed them in the finest flat linen and garment items," said Mr. Riccardo Mazzolini, Datamars' textile ID general manager, in a prepared statement. "We have responded by introducing our slimmest UHF transponder ever, keeping, and even improving, the mechanical resistance and best-in-class electronic performance that characterizes our LaundryChip family."
Soft, flexible and slim, the transponder can be inserted into small, flat linen items, such as pillowcases or napkins, as well as into fine garments. Its small size enables a new set of applications, the company reports, ranging from tracking luxury linens to identifying private garments. The LaundryChip 401 is available in three versions, depending on the application method: 401 Source Tagging (to be inserted directly into a hem), 401 Patchable (heat-sealable) and 401 In Pouch. Furthermore, it is laser-markable with an Electronic Product Code (EPC).
"The launch of this next generation transponder family is another important milestone for Datamars," said Julien Buros, Datamars' textile ID product and services director, in the prepared statement. "The 401 achieves a drastic reduction of physical dimensions while reading performance reaches new heights, especially in high density bulk. The 401 completes our high-performance UHF LaundryChip portfolio, widely enlarging its use in both the flat linen and the garment segments. Slimmer and stronger than ever, it can be embedded in every kind of textile and meets every kind of application requirement."
The new transponder will begin shipping in May 2017.
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