RFID Inlay Design suits retail item-level applications.

Press Release Summary:

Based on Monza(TM) 5 UHF RFID IC from Impinj, UPM Belt(TM) Monza(TM) 5 targets item-level, logistics, and supply chain applications. It meets requirements of retail apparel applications due to 3 in. form factor and design that takes RF requirements for close coupling into account. In addition to 2.746 x 0.551 in. antenna, features include 128-bit EPC and 48-bit serialized TID.

Original Press Release:

UPM RFID Launches New High-Performance UPM Belt(TM) RFID Inlay Design with Impinj Monza(TM) 5 IC

(UPM RFID, Tampere) - UPM RFID is introducing a new UPM Belt(TM) inlay based on the latest high-performance Monza(TM) 5 UHF RFID chip from Impinj. The UPM Belt(TM) Monza(TM) 5 is a technological advance over the high performance and superior quality of the well-established UPM Belt(TM) tags and inlays.

The UPM Belt(TM) product primarily targets item-level, logistics and supply chain applications. It meets the requirements of retail apparel applications due to a compact 3" form factor and special design which take into account RF requirements for close coupling. Close coupling occurs when RFID-tagged items are stacked in close proximity to each other. UPM RFID has been working with renowned independent test facilities, major retail end-users and RFID hardware providers, to test, qualify, and approve UPM Belt(TM) tags and inlays for immediate deployment in major item-level tagging applications.

The product is the first ever approved tag with the Monza(TM) 5 chip for use in retail applications, and has recently been included in the Approved Inlay List for boxed electronics by the RFID Research Center of the University of Arkansas.

High volume production of the UPM Belt(TM) starts in May.

UPM Belt(TM) with Impinj's Monza(TM) 5 IC
Antenna size 69.8 x 14 mm / 2.746 x 0.551"
128 bit EPC, 48 bit Serialized TID
Suitable especially for item-level, logistics and supply chain applications

The new UPM Belt(TM) products will be featured at UPM RFID's booth during RFID Journal Live! in Orlando, FL, USA, on April 12-14, 2011.

"UPM RFID is proud to be one of the first companies to bring out a new product based on the Monza(TM) 5 IC. The UPM Belt(TM) product continues an established pedigree for reliable UPM RFID products offering high performance and quality," says Tero Koivisto, Product Line Director, UHF, UPM RFID.

UPM RFID, part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, is the world's number one producer of HF 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 23,000 people and it has production facilities in 15 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.

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