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Impinj Announces GrandPrix™ "Dock Door to Front Door" RFID Evaluation Kit

Integrated Product Suite Facilitates UHF Gen 2 Pallet-, Case-, and Item-level Application Testing

Seattle, WA June 4, 2007 - Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) tag chip and reader supplier Impinj, Inc. today announced the availability of the GrandPrix™ Evaluation Kit enabling VARs, system integrators, test laboratories and end users to assess the company's far-field and near-field UHF RFID solutions for pallet-, case-, and item-level tagging applications.

The first suite of UHF RFID assessment products and tools to include item-level testing capability, the GrandPrix Evaluation Kit comprises:

  • 1 Speedway® UHF Gen 2 reader with power supply
  • 2 far-field antennas
  • 1 Brickyard™ near field antenna
  • Sample pack of Monza™ chip-powered UHF Gen 2 tags for pallet-, case-, and item-level tagging applications provided by Impinj tag and inlay partners
  • MultiReader™ host application software
  • Supporting documentation, including the Speedway Quick Start Guide and the Speedway User Guide

"The RFID industry has been anticipating a UHF item-level evaluation platform to kick off a whole new round of test cases and pilots," said Louis Bianchin, senior RFID analyst and program manager at Venture Development Corporation. "The Impinj GrandPrix Evaluation Kit is an interesting development because it facilitates the evaluation phase of using UHF Gen 2 for item-level tagging."

"The GrandPrix Evaluation Kit gives customers everything they need to analyze the power of our UHF Gen 2 solution, particularly for near-field, item-level RFID applications," said Mendy Ouzillou, product line director of RFID reader products at Impinj. "The kit installs quickly, is easy to use and provides meaningful, application-specific evaluation data for all RFID use models from the dock door to the front door."

Impinj sells the GrandPrix Evaluation Kit for $3,250 to qualified partners and customers in North America (part number IPJ-D1000-USA) and Europe (part number IPJ-D1000-EU1). For additional information, visit

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