World's first high memory, passive tag will change the way companies do business
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 28 / / - Tego, Inc., the industry-leading developer of intelligent RFID tagging solutions, today introduced its first generation of high memory TegoTags(TM). Tego's transformational approach and advanced technology have broken through the memory limitations that have held back traditional RFID tags for years.
Through tags that can store intelligent data directly on an item and without the need for battery power, Tego is enabling a new generation of functionality and capabilities that were never before possible, according to Timothy Butler, president and CEO of Tego, Inc.
"We haven't just introduced a tag with a small increase in memory capacity. We've gone from the equivalent of a license plate to a whole novel," said Butler. "In fact, TegoTags can store more than 2,500 times the amount of data that is standard in the industry today, and last 20 plus years versus only a few years for all tags currently available."
TegoTags deliver information wirelessly using standard reader equipment allowing unprecedented access to key tag information, even in situations where network connectivity is not available. According to Butler, TegoTags are making industrial and consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, shipping companies, and others, rethink how they do business.
Tego, Inc.'s tags already allow the aviation industry to share maintenance information across multiple organizations with separate databases. For example, The Boeing Company has analyzed how high memory technology can be used in aviation, and identified huge cost savings and other benefits to its customers that will result from using the TegoTag.
Airline maintenance and repair requires cataloguing and tracking thousands of parts. A TegoTag attached to a specific part can hold its entire maintenance history, providing valuable information to personnel responsible for the safety and upkeep of the aircraft. According to Boeing, high memory tags allow technicians to make repairs efficiently in the field or at remote airstrips.
Airbus published requirements for its suppliers to tag parts on their planes by end of 2009. Today, the TegoTag is the only commercially available tag that can meet all the stated requirements. Airbus has already purchased the TegoTag solution for their tagging program.
Tags in use today, whether active with batteries, or passive without, will all lose their data in five to seven years unless it is refreshed, while TegoTags have guaranteed memory retention of more than 20 years.
In the future, Tego, Inc. tags could enable the oil and gas industry to tag assets in remote locations without wireless access, the retail industry could simplify and "green" their tagging efforts for products across the supply chain, and utility companies could quickly check asset configuration when network access is lost after a disaster.
"The TegoTag is truly revolutionary for the tagging industry," said Dr. Marlin Mickle, professor of Industrial Engineering and executive director of the RFID Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. "Tego Inc.'s breakthrough power harvesting and memory technology enable new capabilities until now limited only to battery powered tags."
TegoTags will be available in February 2009.
About Tego, Inc.
Founded in April 2005, Tego, Inc. is developing breakthrough technology that enables a whole new generation of applications beyond traditional RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Its tags, software and system design will provide new solutions to address vertical applications and markets including asset tracking and management; performance management; safety, security and authentication; regulatory compliance, and supply chain management. Tego, Inc. is based in Waltham, MA. www.tegoinc.com
Source: Tego, Inc.
Web site: www.tegoinc.com/