RFID Label provides printer ribbon identification.

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Attached directly to core of printer ribbon, 13.56 MHz RFID Label enables printer with integrated reader module to distinguish between original ribbon and unauthorized counterfeits. Transponder is available as standard label with same printing characteristics as paper, or as PET laminated ring label. System is suited for high-end printers that produce bank cards or official ID documents, where use of non-original printer ribbons can endanger print quality.



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Sokymat Launches Anti-Counterfeiting RFID Label Designed for Printer Ribbon Identification



Granges, Switzerland, February 17, 2006 - Sokymat SA, the world's leading supplier of RFID transponders, has developed a 13.56 MHz RFID label specially designed as an anti-counterfeiting tool for printer ribbons. The label attaches directly to the core of the printer ribbon, making it impossible to tamper with. A printer with integrated reader module can now easily distinguish between an original ribbon and unauthorized counterfeits. The system is ideal for high-end printers utilized to produce bank cards or official ID documents, where the use of non-original printer ribbons can endanger the print quality.

The transponder is available both as a standard label, which comes in a special material with the same printing characteristics as paper, or as a customized product, such as a very robust PET laminated ring label. Sokymat provides this high frequency label with an I-Code1 IC chip. In any case, Sokymat is able to produce any variety of customized label based on ISO 15693 compliant ICs for example.

Sokymat has developed a very small specific flip-chip module package for this application -­ the SK1 - which makes it possible to produce a very thin and narrow ring transponder, about 10mm wide and less than 1.2mm thick. This very narrow HF label cannot be produced with traditional label manufacturing techniques (printed or etched antenna), which require a larger pitch resolution between the turns of the coil. The antenna is designed to achieve optimum performance despite the interference that may be present.

Sokymat is already providing this type of label to printer manufacturers who are using this anti-counterfeiting system worldwide.

About Sokymat
Sokymat, the world's leading supplier of RFID transponders, is present in all major market segments that express a strong interest in the benefits of RFID technology, namely access control and security, industrial automation and supply chain management as well as animal identification. Thanks to its 15 years of experience in transponder manufacturing technology and its know-how in packaging technology, Sokymat can design and manufacture virtually any type of custom-made transponder suited to the specific operating environment and packaging material requested by the customer - including metal.

Alongside with its expertise in 125/134.2 kHz and UHF RFID technology, Sokymat boasts the most complete know-how in 13.56 MHz technology and serves fast growing industry segments such as the emerging market for government-issued electronic passports and travel documents.

The group employs more than 400 people worldwide, has both research and development centers and manufacturing plants in Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and Malaysia.

For further information, please contact:
Mary-Claude Vienet
Sokymat
Tel. +41 (0) 21 908 07 11
Fax. +41 (0) 21 908 01 01
Email: MC.Vienet@sokymat.com

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