Alien Technology Expands Gen2 RFID Tag Family
Uh. Hradiste, 26.10.2006
New Alien World Tags enable economical and uniform global usage of EPC-compliant RFID
Alien Technology Corporation announced a major expansion of its leading family of Gen2 UHF RFID tags, including new "World Tags" designed for uniform use around the globe, and the small form factor tags ideal for cost-effective, high-performance item level tagging. The new tags extend Alien's growing portfolio of tag designs and form factors optimized for a broad range of supply chain management, asset tracking, item level identification and other RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) applications.
The expanding Alien World Tag family addresses the cost and performance issues of global tag usage. Like the previous Alien Squiggle tags, all new Alien World Tags operate globally within a narrowly defined performance band from 860 to 960 MHz, which enables each individual tag to be used successfully across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa and their unique RFID operating frequencies. This is in contrast to tags which exhibit widely varying performance around the globe.
Alien World Tags enable companies to manufacture products on one continent and ship them worldwide utilizing a single RFID tag that exhibits uniform behavior and delivers consistent performance regardless of its destination. When used with Alien Enterprise RFID Readers, this enables companies to deploy a common RFID infrastructure worldwide, thus reducing the number of infrastructure designs, software interfaces, development projects and equipment models they need to ensure accurate, reliable tag reads across their global supply and delivery chains. Consequently, upfront implementation and ongoing maintenance costs are minimized, overall RFID effectiveness is maximized, and returns on RFID investment can be accelerated.
"The use of Alien World Tags helps ensure that what works at the poin of origin, also works at the point of destination and all points in between, without requiring extraordin