Press Release Summary:
High frequency antenna amplifier plugs into SkyeRead(TM) M1 13.56 MHz RFID readers to provide twice the read range of regular HF readers. Unit consumes 350 mA and generates up to 1 W of RF power depending on antenna configuration.
Original Press Release:
SkyeTek Announces Extended HF Read Range Amplifier
Boulder, CO, July 30 2004, SkyeTek leading provider of advanced low-cost Tagnostic® RFID reader technology, today announced it has developed an HF antenna amplifier for the SkyeRead(TM) family of 13.56MHz RFID readers. The antenna amplifier provides twice the read range of normal HF readers is intended for HF applications such as hand held readers. This antenna amplifier is a low profile and small form factor accessory that plugs on to the SkyeRead(TM) M1. Its low power consumption is only 350 mA and it generates up to 1W of RF power depending on the antenna configuration. General availability is scheduled for late October 2004. It is currently being tested in a dual barcode and RFID scanner.
SkyeTek develops and manufactures the most flexible, easily embedded and low-cost advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) read/write modules for OEMs, VARs and Systems Integrators to meet the demands of emerging RFID markets worldwide. The SkyeRead(TM) family of RFID reader modules includes one-inch square models, mini modules and encrypted-data models complete with development kits and a wide range of software interfaces to enable fast-starts for developers. SkyeTek supports a full range of ISO, EPC and industry standard RFID tags and smart labels. Based in Boulder, Colorado, SkyeTek markets high-volume licensing and private-label options directly to OEM customers in a variety of verticals, as well as through a network of distributors, value-added-resellers (VARs) and system integrators. For more information, please go to www.skyetek.com.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification technology similar to barcode. RFID tags or "smart labels" contain an embedded microchip plus antenna. "Smart labels" can be attached to nearly anything that needs to be tracked or identified. Advantages over barcode are that data can be written or updated into the memory of the RFID chip. Larger amounts of data can be stored and scanned. Reading and writing is done wirelessly at a distance using an RFID scanner. Multiple RFID tags can be scanned simultaneously. Security and encryption are also available.