Tech speeds up luggage processing

7th Aug 2006

The Enterprise Mobility Company is introducing a portfolio of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inlays to help organisations provide intelligent asset management solutions for customers.
Based on the Generation 2 (Gen 2) standards, issued by the Electronic Product Code (EPC) standards body, the new Symbol RFID inlays and tags can be read from any orientation at distances of up to 30 feet. This innovative RFID antenna design uses two antennas and allows the tag to perform faster read and write functions regardless of the position of the RFID reader antenna, which is ideal for high-speed conveyor belt applications used in distribution warehouses as well as luggage processing at airports.

“Radio frequency identification was once driven by the retail and manufacturing industries,” says Tarek Hassaniyeh, sales manager, Symbol Technologies Middle East. “But other sectors are now recognising the benefits of introducing smart goods and processes into their business. Investment in technology is on the up in the transport industry, and the innovative use of technology is allowing organisations to cut costs, streamline maintenance work and provide new services. It is expected that the results will help in developing a business case for the use of sensor- based technologies.”

Asset tracking is one area in which businesses can gain considerably from RFID, followed by supply chain. Using RFID enabled devices will also improves returns management, mandating compliance and combating counterfeit fraud.

Symbol’s first RFID Asset Tag is a 6x6 inch metal mount reusable tag can track products in rough environments where the tagged item sustains heavy knocks and blows, as well as those that are out of reach by providing a read distance of up to 50 feet.  Symbol’s RFID inlay portfolio is available in various sizes for label converters that serve the needs of customers in the retail supply chain and aviation, consumer packaged goods (CPG), government, and manufacturing industries.

Tag performance is further enhanced by Symbol’s antenna design and packaging process, which compresses the antenna and chip into a small, low-powered inlay that can be easily attached to a variety of materials from plastic and glass to cardboard and wood. 


“Customers are going beyond mandates to find real value in RFID by using readers and tags to gain insight into their supply-chain processes. By leveraging our patented dual dipole antenna design, Symbol products can be used for different applications for fast business processes or the best read performance over long distances. We offer a complete, high-performance RFID system of Gen 2-compliant tags and readers and help organisations gain a competitive advantage,” adds Hassaniyeh.


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