UHF Gen 2 RFID technology provider Impinj announced plans to present the GrandPrix platform along with several new products. Based on the company's Monza tag chips, Speedway readers, and Indy reader chips, Impinj's GrandPrix platform enhances performance of systems based on the Gen 2 protocol, allowing businesses to fully leverage their investments in RFID technology.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. and its parent company Fujitsu Frontech Limited, have announced that it has shipped more than 2 million of its WT-A521/A522 RFID tags in the first quarter of 2013. Sales of the washable tag have been so robust that Fujitsu has doubled the production capacity at their manufacturing facility in Japan.
Tego, a developer of high memory RFID chips, tags and software, announced the next generation of flight-certified tags compliant with SAE AS5678 requirements and the ATA Spec 2000 standard. These are the TegoTag Nemo, Primo, Largo and Halo, having different size and form to handle a wide variety of flyable parts. The on-metal tags range from the smallest (Nemo, covering less than 0.2 in2/1.3cm2, to medium size (Primo, 1.0 in2/6.1cm2) and the largest (Largo, 1.7 in2/10.8cm2).
OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems, has been selected as a subcontractor to HP Enterprise Services’ maximum value $543 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Real Time Location System (RTLS) contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to procure and deploy a management system that will assist in the automation and improvement of operations and veteran healthcare services.
Bristol ID Technologies, a provider of customized plastic card and technology-based identification, tracking, security and merchandising solutions, has announced that they will be launching a new RFID initiative. Leveraging its robust capabilities in card manufacturing, Bristol ID is working with resellers, systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers and others to deliver a portfolio of new and customizable identification solutions that address a wide variety of end user challenges.
Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI) and Enso Detego have introduced FiND-iT, a PC and Android smartphone or tablet solution that enables users to associate passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags with items, as well as create inventory lists and find those objects using an Android smartphone or tablet.
ams AG, a provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announced at CARTES America (Las Vegas, 23-25 April) that a new range of payment terminals from NBS Payment Solutions containing its AS3911 reader IC have gained EMV certification.
NXP has announced at Cards & Payments Singapore that it is near completion of its part of the 172m pieces supplied into the eKTP project. Launched in 2011, the eKTP project is one of the largest national eID deployments across the globe. The eKTP cards for 172 million citizens are part of a nationwide, multi-application, complete eID-system that comprises data capturing solutions, servers, data storage, biometric matching and smart cards, plus various infrastructure and networking solutions.
Smartrac, a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, announced that Clemens J. Joos shall be appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Management Board. The Supervisory Board has decided to propose the formal appointment as Director A and Member of the Management Board at the Smartrac Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 18, 2013.