Pre-encoded and Printed RFID Tags Now Available Fast through ToP Shop Netstore


(UPM RFID, Tampere, 4 August 2011) - UPM RFID and ToP Tunniste, an RFID and NFC system integrator located in Tampere, Finland, are pleased to announce co-operation to provide UPM RFID's ultra-high frequency (UHF) and near field communication (NFC) RFID tags with pre-encoded data and customer specific design through ToP Shop netstore.

The netstore has established itself as an easy and safe channel for purchasing NFC, UHF and HF RFID tags. Customers can now buy RFID tags, labels, stickers and cards with personalized data content, artwork and printing online - also with the added flexibly of small quantities.

UPM RFID's product selection on the ToP Shop netstore comprises, among others, UPM DogBone(TM) and UPM ShortDipole(TM) tags with Impinj Monza or NXP U-Code chips, as well as different physical sizes optimized for various identification, tracking and tracing applications. The NFC product selection includes NFC Forum Tag Types with NXP's Mifare Ultralight, Ultralight-C, Standard 1k and 4k and Desfire ICs.

ToP Shop netstore has distributed UPM RFID's RFID tags and inlays since 2005. The netstore also delivers RFID reader devices for R&D and implementation purposes, NFC smartphones and accessories, tools for tag content reading and writing, decoders and developer kits.

"We aim to respond promptly to customers' emerging needs for ordering NFC and UHF tags with customer-specific content in a range of quantities. The required expertise and production processes - and keeping UPM RFID's tags in stock - give us the capacity to serve customers globally and at short notice," says Pauli Tossavainen, Managing Director, ToP Tunniste.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Samuli Strömberg, Vice President, Marketing, UPM RFID, tel. +358 40 740 9588

Mr Pauli Tossavainen, Managing Director, ToP Tunniste, tel. +358 10 8410 335

About UPM RFID

UPM RFID, part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, is the world's number one producer of HF, NFC and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM RFID has a global service network consisting of factories in China and in the United States and a broad network of sales offices worldwide. The UPM Group employs around 22,000 people and it has production facilities in 16 countries. In 2010, UPM's sales amounted to EUR 8.9 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Further information is available at www.upmrfid.com.

About ToP Tunniste

ToP Tunniste Oy (a limited company) is an RFID and NFC system integrator founded in 2002 with more than a decade of experience in automatic identification and data capture. The company focuses on passive RFID technology in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) and high frequency (HF) bands, including NFC (near field communication). ToP Tunniste provides RFID and NFC tags and other system components globally through the ToP Shop netstore sales channel. Further information is available at http://www.toptunniste.fi/topshop.

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