GAO RFID launches two high-performance UHF RFID readers; Avery Dennison expands retail branding and information solutions to Russia; NXP partners with Glodyne Technoserve to provide access to banking, other services in rural India; Fenwal signs deal to become exclusive provider of Biolog-id blood-tracking system; Ortho-tag signs licensing deal with University of Pittsburgh; Engineered Systems improves crane safety with RFID-enabled inspection software.
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Nov. 23, 2011—The following are news announcements made during the past week.
GAO RFID Launches Two New High-Performance UHF RFID Readers
GAO RFID has announced the addition of two new ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) EPC Gen 2 RFID readers to its product portfolio. According to the company, the 216017 reader features an Impinj R2000 Indy reader chipset and an Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz CPU, with 1 gigabyte DRAM and 4 gigabytes of flash memory, enabling it to run complex RFID applications. The device is compliant with the EPC Gen 2 dense reader mode (DRM) ISO 18000-6C standard, and is equipped with eight SMA RF antenna ports that support up to eight monostatic antennas or four pairs of bistatic antennas. The reader includes diagnostic LEDs on the face of the interrogator. GAO RFID has also launched another UHF EPC Gen 2 RFID reader, model 216007, which features an Intel XScale processor, 64 megabytes of RAM, 64 megabytes of flash memory, four monostatic antenna ports and a small footprint, the firm reports. This model can be integrated with RFID software, according to GAO RFID, and is suitable for supply chain or manufacturing and asset-management applications. The 216007 UHF reader, which operates over a frequency range of 902.75 to 927.5 MHz, supports dense reader mode and an autonomous mode function allowing independent operation based on external triggers, timing or software inputs. It is also designed to prevent data loss, by caching RFID tag lists in nonvolatile memory, thereby preserving data in the event of a power loss. Additionally, the company indicates, the device has an IP53 protection rating, enabling it to work effectively even in harsh environments.
Avery Dennison Expands Retail Branding and Information Solutions to Russia
Avery Dennison's Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) division, a provider of retailer industry labeling, brand embellishments, packaging, brand protection, in-store price management and RFID-enabled inventory and loss-prevention solutions, has announced that it is expanding its capabilities in Russia. "The dynamic Russian apparel and retail market is growing rapidly," said Shawn Neville, Avery Dennison RBIS' group VP, in a prepared statement. "Our goal is to combine our global expertise and local capabilities to deliver innovative solutions that will help our customers elevate their brand and products at retail, and improve supply chain performance from design to customer purchase." Avery Dennison RBIS currently serves the global apparel marketplace through a network of 115 offices and service bureaus in 50 countries. The company's suite of product offerings in Russia will include recently introduced offerings ranging from high-definition heat transfers for garment embellishment, enhanced RFID systems and Greenprint, an analysis tool to facilitate sustainable packaging development. "This is a rapidly growing economy with strengthening currency," said Evgeniya Subbotina, Avery Dennison RBIS' commercial manager for Russia. "Russian consumers are increasingly demanding greater selection and quality in retail apparel. Our existing relationships with global and regional brands, along with our end-to-end solutions, position Avery Dennison RBIS well to serve this important marketplace." According to Subbotina, the company will serve the Russian market through a combination of direct selling and distribution partners.