Paxar, a supplier of bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies for the retail supply chain, demonstrated EPCglobal’s ultra-high frequency electronic product code (EPC) Class 1 Generation 2 (Gen2) RFID protocol at a recent GSI UConnect conference.
The Gen2 protocol promises global interoperability, faster read rates, more dense reading capabilities, improved anti-collision algorithms and improved security.
This is Paxar’s latest solution for fully EPC-compliant smart label printing and encoding. Its new Gen2 smart label solution includes the Monarch 9855 RFID printer/encoder, Monarch Gen2 smart labels, and Monarch Q-Service for RFID.
Rick Bauer, senior director, RFID technical research, says: “We are at the forefront of converting the new Gen2 smart labels, from any of a variety of inlay manufacturers, and adding the variable data with outstanding in-plant RFID printer/encoders.
“We’ve been working for months with the suppliers of Gen2 chips.
“Our demonstration at the UConnect Conference sends a clear signal that Paxar will be ready to move its customers to the Gen2 standard as soon as production volumes of the new chips become available later this year.”
Contact: Paxar EMEA, Tel: 01923 69100