New RFID Tags from Symbol Technologies
The next generation of RFID technology—commonly referred to as Gen 2—has arrived, and Holtsville, New York-based Symbol Technologies unveiled its first RFID tags based on the new Gen 2 protocol being used by companies such as Wal-Mart. The company also launched a new line of specialty RFID tags, starting with the hardened-metal mount tag that can be attached to items such as utility poles.
The open set of common standards defined by Gen 2 help to develop interoperability and volume production, creating a more competitive market that will ultimately drive prices down and ensure cross-vendor compatibility. The standards also provide a number of strategic business benefits for large enterprise deployment, including trouble-free operation of multiple readers and multiple RFID applications, increased operational speed, a platform for today and tomorrow and widespread global adoption.
The Gen 2 standard was designed to significantly improve the rate at which readers can read data from, and write data to, RFID tags. While Gen 1 supported a maximum data transfer rate of up to 140 kbps, Gen 2 offers a transfer rate of up to 640 kbps.
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