UPM RFID Achieves Widespread NFC Tag Availability in Korean Market through Online NFC Store


(UPM RFID, Tampere) - UPM RFID, the world's leading NFC tag manufacturer, has entered cooperation with RFID Systems in an agreement to supply NFC tags exclusively from UPM RFID. The tags are available through RFID Systems' online NFC Store, nfcstore.co.kr, launched on 22 August 2011.

RFID Systems, located in Seoul, Korea, is a leading inlay and tag consulting and converting company. The NFC Store offers an extensive selection of NFC tags from UPM RFID and a variety of off-the-shelf NFC applications. Pre-printed tags will help consumers adapt NFC for everyday use. The online store answers growing demand for NFC tags in the world-leading Korean market.

The site is designed to serve application developers, solution providers, retailers, mobile phone manufacturers, carriers, system integrators and event companies. The NFC Store is currently available to the Korean market, with plans to expand its services to Japan, China and other Asian countries. In addition to NFC tags, the net store offers smart posters and cards.

"We're executing our global NFC strategy of having the broadest global coverage of high-quality online partner stores for NFC tags. Together with Korean NFC Store, UPM RFID is reaching the fastest growing Korean NFC market and leading players in the field. We're welcoming more local partners to join this effort by partnering with NFC Store to share the success," says Mikko Nikkanen, Business Development Director, UPM RFID.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Mikko Nikkanen, Business Development Director, UPM RFID, tel. +358 400 766 979

About UPM RFID

UPM RFID, part of UPM's Engineered Materials business group, is the world's number one producer of HF, NFC and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM RFID has a global service network consisting of factories in China and in the United States and a broad network of sales offices worldwide. The UPM Group employs around 24,500 people and it has production plants in 16 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Further information is available at www.upmrfid.com.

About RFID Systems

RFID Systems is among Korea's leading RFID companies and focuses mainly on inlay and tag consulting as well as converting businesses based on UPM RFID products. The company also provides services such as RFID project design and implementation, and runs its own NFC shopping mall for consumers, application/solution developers, carriers, retailers and event companies. For more information, visit nfcstore.co.kr.

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