UHF RFID Tag is suitable for mass volume applications.

Press Release Summary:

Based on NXP's UCODE G2iL IC, Belt UHF RFID product employs global antenna design that enables dependable performance in all UHF frequency regions worldwide. Featurues include 2.75 x 0.55 in. antenna, 128 bits of EPC memory, and 32-bit password protection as well as on/off status flag, 64-bit unalterable tag identifier, and read protection. Depending on inlay design, additional features can include tag tamper alarm, DIO, direct data transfer, and 4R-mode (Real Read Range Reduction).

Original Press Release:

UPM Raflatac Launches New Belt UHF RFID Tag with Leading-Edge Performance

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere) - UPM Raflatac has introduced a new, high-performance Belt UHF RFID product based on NXP's UCODE G2iL integrated circuit (IC). The new Belt is optimized for a wide range of mass volume applications including item-level retail supply chain and apparel tagging. Advanced features also make it ideal for a number of other item-level applications, including consumer electronics, where reliability and durability are essential.

The Belt product offers exceptional sensitivity and high performance over a wide range of products and materials. The global antenna design enables end-users to achieve dependable, high RF performance using a single tag in all UHF frequency regions worldwide, regardless of local frequency regulations.

Belt with the NXP UCODE G2iL IC
- Antenna size 70 x 14 mm / 2.75 x 0.55"
- 128 bits of EPC memory and 32-bit password protection
- On/off status flag for quality control and security systems
- A unique 64-bit unalterable tag identifier (TID)
- Read protection feature to support privacy
- Available in three delivery formats: dry inlay, wet inlay and paper face tag

"UPM Raflatac has been working with renowned independent test facilities, major retail end-users, and RFID hardware providers, to test, qualify, and approve Belt for immediate deployment in item-level applications. Moreover, Belt's faster and higher performance combined with lower reader power consumption provides significant additional value on the solution level," says Tero Koivisto, Director, UHF Product Line, UPM Raflatac.

"We're pleased that UPM Raflatac has incorporated the new and versatile NXP UCODE G2iL IC into its standard product portfolio. Our close collaborative relationship with UPM resulted in a high-performance, robust Belt tag suitable across multiple applications in the high volume RFID market. On-chip features such as the 4R mode support specific privacy needs in the RFID industry, allowing broader use of RFID technology and thus helping fuel market growth as new applications emerge," says Chris Feige, General Manager, Tagging & Authentication, NXP Semiconductors.

UPM Raflatac's RFID product range will be further complimented in the near future with new ShortDipole, DogBone and Web products incorporating the UCODE G2iL and G2iL+ ICs.

The UCODE G2iL+ version of the IC provides additional features that depending on the inlay design can include tag tamper alarm, digital i/o, ext. supply mode, direct data transfer and 4R-mode (Real Read Range Reduction). To help protect consumer privacy, the 4R feature allows a significant reduction in the tag's normal read range.

For further information please contact:
Mr Tero Koivisto, Director, UHF Product Line, RFID, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 400 814 964

About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac, part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials and the world's number one producer of HF and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 13 factories on five continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,600 people and made sales of approximately EUR 0.95 billion (USD 1.3 billion) in 2009. Further information is available at www.upmrfid.com.

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