UPM RFID Launches New High-Performance UPM Web(TM) UHF and UPM Trap(TM) NF UHF RFID Inlays with Impinj Monza(TM) 5 IC


(UPM RFID, Tampere) - UPM RFID is introducing new UPM Web(TM) UHF and UPM Trap(TM) NF UHF inlays based on the high-performance Monza(TM) 5 UHF RFID chip from Impinj. The new UPM Web(TM) product is suitable for item-level retail, logistics and supply chain applications. The new UPM Trap(TM) NF (near field) UHF product fits perfectly for small item-level applications in retail and pharmaceutical end-uses.

UPM Web(TM) is designed for the unique identification of items such as apparel and electronics. The Monza(TM) 5 IC enhances item-level tag performance while providing high read reliability and the lowest applied tag cost in a compact size similar to existing UPC/EAN stickers. In addition, the Monza(TM) Self-Serialization feature offers the ability to generate a unique SGTIN serial number directly from each chip, and without the need for complex and costly unique serialization solutions or services.

UPM Web(TM) with Monza(TM) 5 IC is approved by the RFID Research Center of the University of Arkansas in Denim and Polybagged Apparel Basics in addition to other product categories for retail suppliers.

UPM Web(TM) with Impinj Monza(TM) 5 IC

o Antenna size 50 x 30 mm / 1.969 x 1.181"

o Die-cut size 54 x 34 mm / 2.126 x 1.339"

o 128 bit EPC, 48 bit Serialized TID

o EPC Gen2 & ISO 18000-6C protocol compliant

o Suitable especially for item-level retail, logistics and supply chain applications

UPM Trap(TM) NF is designed for item-level identification requiring a small footprint combined with superior NF performance.

UPM Trap(TM) NF inlay with Impinj Monza(TM) 5 IC

o Antenna size 8 x 20 mm / 0.315 x 0.866"

o Die-cut size 11 x 23 mm / 0.433 x 0.984"

o 128 bit EPC, 48 bit Serialized TID

o EPC Gen2 & ISO 18000-6C protocol compliant

o Suitable especially for small item-level retail and pharmaceutical applications

Samples of these inlays are available immediately. High volume production of the UPM Web(TM) and UPM Trap(TM) NF Monza(TM) 5 inlays starts during Q2/2012.

These Monza(TM) 5 based UHF products will be showcased at the UPM RFID booth #512 - during RFID Journal Live! in Orlando, FL, USA, on April 3-5.

"Compact, reliable and with low total applied costs, the new UPM Web(TM) and UPM Trap(TM) products with Impinj Monza 5 chips are welcome additions to UPM RFID's extensive product offering. We're delighted to be serving our customers with leading-edge UHF materials from Impinj," says Tero Koivisto, Product Line Director, UHF, UPM RFID.

For further information, please contact:

Tero Koivisto, Product Line Director, UHF, UPM RFID, tel. +358 400 814 964

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 24,000 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. On December 2011 UPM reached an agreement with SMARTRAC N.V. whereby UPM will sell its RFID business to SMARTRAC. The deal is expected to be closed during the Q1/2012. Further information is available at www.upmrfid.com.

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