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Xerafy enhances performance of its X series RFID-on-metal tags for work-in-progress, asset tracking and equipment management

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Xerafy took advantage of a captive audience today at the Alien User and Partner Conference to unveil the new and enhanced line of its X Series tags. The X II UHF RFID-on-metal tags are engineered for high performance and demanding apps in the automotive, aerospace, construction, energy and IT markets.
The new X II Series maintains the look and feel of the original X Series tags but now include an ingress protection rating of IP68 and enhanced read-range performance.
Dennis Khoo, CEO of Xerafy, says that the new tags are particularly appealing to customers who have been unable to deploy RFID in the past because the RFID tags could not achieve read range requirements in harsh conditions. “In critical and often potentially hazardous applications requiring reliable identification of people and assets, Xerafy tags offer the RFID traceability essential for safe and secure operations and tracking,” he says.
The PicoX II and NanoX II come with robust a encasement that is weather resistant and increases tag performance to twice the reading distance of the PicoX and NanoX respectively. The MicroX II has the longest read range with over 26 feet and has been reconstructed using patent-pending packaging for higher impact and temperature performance.

TAGSYS solution pushes RFID to the next level for libraries

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Libraries around the world have deployed RFID technology for years, including the Vatican and the Hamburg Public Library System in Germany, which holds 1.6 million books, 130,000 CD’s, and 55,000 videos and other media.

AS RFID technology matures, the options available to libraries have increased greatly. No more just slapping an RFID tag onto a book and installing a mundane reader at the checkout counter to capture transactions.

Now solutions offer the ability to do much more, and to deploy the technology in a way that is aesthetically pleasing to both libraries and their customers. On Tuesday, TAGSYS announced a suite of new solutions designed to enhance security, functionality and increase branding, if requested, through logo add-ons on RFID equipment.

“Both librarians and architects are more focused on aesthetic integration of RFID solutions into the library environment,” says Maria Kaganov, marketing director at TAGSYS. “By providing a more versatile, flexible platform, TAGSYS can help both its customers and channel partners develop a security solution that blends more naturally into the overall design of the work space.”

The new TAGSYS solutions include the Medio P200 high-performance proximity reader and the L-SP3 LX and L-SP3-GPP detection system platforms, which complement the industry’s leading L-SP3 Clear and Opaque security pedestals.

The L-SP3 Global Personalization Program (GPP), allows customers to develop their own identity and brand by customizing the look and feel of the security equipment. There are three basic designs available (Diamond, Jade 1 and Jade 2) in several colors and decorative materials, including wood and metal finishes. Customization options also include aesthetic elements such as ambient lights or additional panels, as well as logo add-ons.

TAGSYS has enhanced its L-SP3 security pedestal family of products with the new L-SP3 Global Personalization Program (GPP) and L-SP3 LX. These new products give libraries the freedom to choose a security system that best suits their particular security needs, ranging in the feature-to-cost paradigm from fully aesthetically customizable platforms to standard low-feature, cost-efficient solutions.

The new L-SP3 LX security pedestal has been designed for maximum cost efficiency, which means librarians can begin working with RFID at a very low entry price point and have the flexibility to upgrade to more advanced features and functionality in the future.

The Medio P200 platform is a new high-performance proximity reader that offers improved flexibility for integration thanks to its multiple interface options such as USB, Serial and Ethernet, support for the TAGSYS Universal SDK (U-SDK), as well as an up to 20% performance improvement over previous models. The Medio P200 is fully backwards compatible with previous generation TAGSYS readers allowing for a seamless transition for the partner community and end users.

Alien unveils new reader at Global User & Partner Conference

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Alien Technology used its 2010 Global User & Partner Conference to unveil its ultra-high performance Gen 2 enterprise category reader platform yesterday. The ALR-9900+ is a global enterprise category reader platform with significant performance and feature improvements over its predecessor, the ALR-9900.

Alien’s Conference, held adjacent to its RFID Solutions Center in Dayton, Ohio, drew approximately 150 users from 20 countries.

The ALR-9900+ supersedes all previous regional-specific enterprise category readers with an operational frequency band ranging from 866MHz (Europe, Middle East & Africa) to 954MHz (Japan). The ALR-9900+ is the parent model to the recently announced ALR-9900-EMA, which was specifically designed for compliance with the new ETSI EN 302-208-2 regulatory compliance standards, more commonly known as ‘the four-channel-plan’.

New technological advancements led to a global reader architecture, enabling a single hardware platform to be factory configurable to accommodate world-wide regional compliance profiles. Additionally, numerous new developments resulted in significant performance improvements as well as incorporation of several innovative features, further complementing the industry leading Alien Higgs™-3 RFID tag IC, bolstering security and authentication applications and supporting all extended and customized Higgs-3 IC features.

Beyond the advantages of a global hardware platform, the key differentiating attributes of the ALR-9900+ over its ALR-9900 predecessor include a vastly improved receiver circuit design with multiple stages of configurable digital filters and high gain, low distortion amplifiers, resulting in a dramatically more sensitive receiver. This best-in-class design provides more read range margin, most advantageous for applications using ultra-high sensitivity tags in challenging environments at extreme distance or where tag backscatter signals are constrained due to sub-optimum conditions, including use with smaller item level tags which often have limited performance.