Press Release Summary:
Model MP9210 short-range, high-frequency (HF) reader supports draft Electronic Product Code (EPC) Class 1 protocol at 13.56 MHz. Product enables retailers and producers to utilize tags in inventory management and smart-shelf applications. EPC Class 1 protocol implements EPC architecture in magnetically coupled tag. Numbering scheme of HF EPC is consistent with UHF EPC data structures, which enables users to use data from HF and UHF tag types interchangeably.
Original Press Release:
SAMSys Showcases New RFID Reader Supporting Recently Announced Draft High-Frequency EPC Protocol at RFID Journal Live!
CHICAGO, IL, June 11 /CNW/ - SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SMY:TSX-VEN) ("SAMSys"), a world leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions and RFID integration consulting services, announced today that its MP9210 short-range high-frequency (HF) reader now supports the draft high-frequency Electronic Product Code (EPC) Class 1 protocol at 13.56MHz.
The reader will be demonstrated at RFID Journal Live!, an executive conference designed to provide leaders from Global 1000 companies and midsize enterprises a deeper understanding of the latest advances, benefits and challenges in RFID technology, taking place in Chicago, Illinois from June 11-13, 2003.
Specifically, SAMSys' MP9210 reader will enable retailers and producers to utilize tags in inventory management and smart-shelf applications.
"RFID technology is a work in progress and as a company dedicated to forwarding this emerging and evolving technology, we provide multi-frequency and protocol agnostic solutions. The implementation of the EPC Class 1 protocol in our existing MP9210 reader demonstrates the flexibility of our reader architectures," says Cliff Horwitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SAMSys. "SAMSys believes that innovation in RFID will continue and by offering seamless adoption of new protocols onto a pre-existing design we provide risk-free migration opportunities to clients."
Developed by the MIT Auto-ID Center and Philips Semiconductors, this 13.56MHz EPC Class 1 protocol implements the EPC architecture in a high frequency, magnetically coupled tag as opposed to the other EPC implementation at ultra high frequency (UHF). Because of the distinctly different RF propagation properties of HF and UHF, item level tagging in some applications will be facilitated by the HF tags that UHF tags will be unable to accomplish.
The numbering scheme of the HF EPC is consistent with the UHF EPC data structures and will enable manufacturers and retailers to use the data from the HF and UHF tag types interchangeably.
In addition to its MP9210 reader, SAMSys will showcase its new MP9320 four port multiplexed UHF reader at RFID Journal Live!. This multi-protocol reader supports ISO 18000-6A and -6B protocols and the EM Marin 4022 device family. A future release of this reader will support the EPC Class 1 and Class 0 protocols.
SAMSys' comprehensive line of RFID readers spans low frequency, high frequency and UHF, supports a very broad range of protocols, which supports a wide range of form factors, including: packaged and ready to use low power, multi-protocol readers; high power, multi-protocol readers for demanding applications; networked reader solutions for complex, multi-reader applications; smart shelves; modules for integration into OEM products; RFID reader networking tools for TCP/IP connectivity; and dual frequency readers at 125KHz/13.56MHz and 134KHz/13.56 MHz.
About SAMSys Technologies Inc.
SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SAMSys), founded in 1995, is a world-leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions and RFID integration consulting services designed to evaluate and recommend optimal RFID solutions to enhance existing business process. SAMSys offers a family of products to simplify the installation and ensure the ongoing performance of the overall RFID hardware infrastructure. SAMSys is a public company whose shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: "SMY". The Company has a total of 28.7 million shares outstanding. Visit SAMSys at: samsys.com and www.investorfile.com.