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M/A COM Technology Solutions Introduces Direction of Travel (DOT) RFID Portals and Antennas

DOT Portals Powered by Impinj Speedway® Readers and M/A-COM Technology Solutions Antennas Improve Tracking Life-Cycle of RFID Tagged Items.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of innovative microwave and RF design solutions and products, today announced the availability of a new floor-mounted RFID portal capable of detecting the direction of travel (DOT) of RFID-tagged items.

“Given today’s evolving security and supply chain management landscape, it is not enough that an RFID portal simply registers a tagged item within its sensor range,” said Paul Schwab, Engineering Manager, M/A-COM Technology Solutions. “The ability of our floor-mounted DOT portals to calculate the direction an RFID tagged item travelled delivers a new level of security and information to the supply chain management field. The bi-directional processing also allows the more advanced middleware providers to more easily discriminate false reads and achieve ultra high levels of confidence in tracking supplies and assets.”

Initially M/A-COM Technology Solutions is offering the rugged floor-mounted DOT RFID portals in North America (MAID-000028-F02020, MAID-000028-F02120 and MAID-000028-F02040) and worldwide later this year. A galvanized steel frame in conjunction with a high-strength thermoformed radome gives the DOT RFID portal a structurally rigid frame while also maintaining a sleek, low-profile look. A front access panel to power outlets, the reset switch and the reader simplifies service and technology updates. Multi-sided conduit connections, a full-length electrical box and heavy duty mounting feet reduce system installation costs.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions’ Directional Antenna (MAAN-000223-AT0000 through MAAN-000226-AT0000) is a mono-static RFID antenna designed for uses in which the direction of travel of a tagged product is required. The antennas have specialized narrow-beam, high-gain patterns with the main beams electrically “squinted” to either side allowing for superior discrimination across the field of view. The antennas easily mount in all M/A-COM Technology Solutions’ portals, eliminating the need for specialized installs, sensors and canted brackets.

Pricing and Availability:

Please contact M/A-COM Technology Solutions products domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Data sheets and supporting technical documents are available online at

About M/A-COM Technology Solutions

  • Si, GaAs, AlGaAs, InGaAs, InP and SiGe IC products
  • Unique MMIC processes: HMIC™, GMIC™, MSAG™, iHBT™
  • In-house design, fabrication, assembly and screening capabilities
  • Multiple facilities for improved flexibility and local content manufacturing
  • Design expertise covering the spectrum from RF through millimeter wave frequencies
  • One of the broadest selection of standard and custom products in the industry

The newly incorporated company has nearly 60 years of experience as an industry leading supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave component and technology solutions and is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS 9100 and QS-9000.

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About Cobham

Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for more than 70 years, keeping people safe, improving communications and enhancing the capability of land, sea, air and space platforms. The Company employs more than 13,500 people on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenues approaching some $3Bn.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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