UPM Raflatac RFID Tags in Access Control at Female Downhill Ski World Cup


(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, February 7, 2008) - UPM Raflatac is supplying RFID inlays to support personal and vehicle access to the 'Piemonte Mondiale'
event which starts on February 6, 2008 in Sestriere, Italy, followed by the FIS female downhill ski World Cup on February 9 to 10. UPM Raflatac HF inlays, converted into PVC cards and tags, are being issued and checked by a system implemented by Italian access control specialist Alfi in cooperation with Brightpoint.

At Piemonte Mondiale, all persons authorized by the event organizer will be provided with an RFID-enabled plastic ID card that carries their personal data and access rights. These cards will be used by all persons permitted to enter, from the press, athletes and invited VIPs to authorities and operators. The same goes for vehicle IDs: authorized vehicles will be issued an RFID-enabled pass.

People and vehicles will be manually scanned with handheld RFID readers supplied by Brightpoint. Cards and vehicle passes will be created and personalized using printers and encoders provided by Alfi, which is also taking care of general system integration.

For more information about the event, please see http://vialattea.it/en/ski_world_cup.html.

About UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac is at the global forefront in the development and high-volume production of HF and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. In addition, the company is a world-leading supplier of self-adhesive label materials for a wide variety of needs in product and information labelling.

UPM Raflatac, which forms UPM's Label Division, has around 2,500 employees and made sales of approximately EUR 1 billion in 2006. The company has a global service network consisting of 11 factories on five continents and a broad network of distribution and slitting terminals and sales offices worldwide. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.

For more information please contact:
Mr Samuli Stramberg, VP Marketing, RFID, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 40 740 9588

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