RFID System targets production applications.

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Combining read/write device with 2 data carriers, 13.56 MHz SIMATIC® RF300 offers data transfer rates of 3,000 bytes/sec. Reader has integrated antenna and can be operated with ASM 452, 456, 473, and 475 communication modules. Offering IP67 and IP68 degrees of protection, tags have 8 and 32 KB data storage capacities, unchangeable serial number, and capability of writing up to 20 bytes at once. Workpiece tag information is protected from being overwritten.

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Siemens Unveils RFID System For Production Applications

ATLANTA, March 9, 2005 -- The SIMATIC® RF300 RFID system from Siemens Energy & Automation enhances high-speed identification in production applications, including assembly and production lines and conveyor systems. The system includes a new read/write device (reader) and two new data carriers (tags).

The RF identification system (13.56 MHz radio frequency) is designed for assembly lines, production lines and conveyor systems. It is suitable for simple as well as demanding applications with high price/performance ratio demands. For simple applications with low data quantities, a low cost solution with IQ-Sense interface is available.

The SIMATIC RF310R reader is designed with an integrated antenna and can be operated with ASM 452, 456, 473 and 475 communication modules for Siemens SIMATIC S7300 controllers and PROFIBUS communications network. Data transfer rates faster than 3,000 bytes per second are possible between reader and tag. As a result, exceptionally short cycle times are possible, making the new reader especially useful in automotive motor manufacturing, for example.

The new SIMATIC RF300 tags offer IP67 and IP68 degrees of protection and have 8KB and 32KB data storage capacities. Work piece tag information is protected from being overwritten. All RF300 tags have a unique, unchangeable serial number (unique identifier) and the capability of writing up to 20 bytes at once (One Time Programmable Function). The tags also feature an integrated diagnostic function that simplifies commissioning and maintenance, and improves plant uptime.

For more information, log on to: automation.siemens.com/simatic-sensors/html_76/microsite_rf300.htm.

About Siemens
Siemens Energy and Automation Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy and Automation manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. For more information: www.sea.siemens.com.

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Thirteen of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com.

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