Week of 04/04/11


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New chip and tagging platform expected
to further accelerate item level tagging
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When Cynthia Dipietrantonio addressed the Item Level RFID Initiative during the National Retail Federation conference in January, the Jones Apparel COO noted how difficult it is to apply RFID tags to apparel destined for a limited amount of retailers.

That process is about to get much easier. RFID solutions provider Impinj has launched two components for implementing item-level RFID across retail markets and supply chains. Impinj's Monza 5 tag chip and STP source tagging platform are expected to enable widespread scaling of RFID retail inventory management solutions.

The new products were driven by the Item Level RFID Initiative unveiled in November by Walmart, Macys, Kohls and other major retailers. The STP source tagging platform, which is capable of encoding up to 1,750 tags per minute, will be available in May. The Monza 5 chip, optimized for single-use tag applications that demand high read reliability and low applied tag costs, is already in production.

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RFID Invest announces name change
and new global strategy as Identec Group

The company has adopted a new operating strategy intended to promote technology, marketing, operational and financial cross-fertilization among its portfolio of nine RFID companies.

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Tagsys unveils FiTS to improve
brand equity for fashion customers

Existing Tagsys fashion customers have realized an average 50% productivity improvement in the distribution center, 98% inventory accuracy and a 20% reduction in processing costs per item.

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Tego unveils Radion tag for
gamma and radiation RFID apps

Tag solution enables RFID applications in medical, life-science and food industries where gamma sterilization is common, and is also applicable in the nuclear energy industry for tracking radioactive materials or assets exposed to radiation.

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NXP unveils UCODE I2C chip; features
I2C interface and 3,328-bit memory

The UCODE I2C IC brings the power of Gen2 UHF to embedded systems, enabling bidirectional communication between a wireless reader and a microprocessor via an I2C bus.

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Queralt enhances exec team to prepare
for cloud-based product launch

The firm has deployed cloud based-intelligent decision engines, utilizing RFID and wireless sensors as acquisition points.

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John R. Johnson is a veteran business and technology journalist with over 20 years of experience covering RFID technology, smart grid and supply chain topics. He is the former editor of RFIDWatch Weekly and DC Velocity magazine.

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