Psion Teklogix and CAEN Drive Innovation Through New RFID UHF Reader for Industry-Leading Workabout Pro
First multiregional ruggedized device based on the Impinj Indy R1000 Reader Chip available for the North American market will help drive RFID adoption
May 13, 2009 - Cincinnati, OH
In its efforts to drive innovation in, and adoption of RFID technology, Psion Teklogix, Inc. (LSE: PON.L), a global provider of mobile computing solutions, today announced the integration of Gen 2 CAEN UHF RFID’s A528 compact reader into Psion Teklogix’ handheld WORKABOUT PRO. The WORKABOUT PRO®’s rugged, flexible handheld computer, combined with the A528’s ability to operate in the U.S. (FCC part 15), European (ETSI EN 302 208), and IC (Canadian) regulatory environments, creates the first multiregional ruggedized mobile device available for the North American market.
“In order to further adoption of RFID, technological innovations such as the WORKABOUT PRO and its smart integration of the CAEN A528 RFID Reader with the Impinj Indy™ R1000 reader chip are needed to create new capabilities and additional uses for technology, including high density RFID tag reading,” said Pierre Bonnefoy, director of RFID Solutions at Psion Teklogix. “This integration provides the market with a mobile computing device that combines the best of leading-edge technologies from CAEN and Impinj.”
Psion Teklogix’ goal is to deliver mobile handheld solutions that seamlessly provide companies with mission-critical data where and how they want it, in real-time. As a world-leader of RFID mobile terminals, Psion Teklogix has strengthened its position by providing global organizations with a technological competitive advantage, all within the small, ergonomically-friendly footprint of the WORKABOUT PRO.
“The WORKABOUT PRO, with our A528 high speed RFID reading capability in dense tag environments, is a breakthrough compared to previous UHF RFID reader options,” said Giovanni Grieco, Sales and Marketing Director of CAEN RFID. “The combination of the WORKABOUT PRO’s size and ruggedness with our A528’s multiregional capabilities make this the ideal device for world-wide mobile worker productivity.”
“The WORKABOUT PRO’s features, including our Indy R1000 reader chip, open the door to new applications for RFID in industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, asset management, finance and aviation,” said Kerry Krause, vice president of marketing at Impinj, Inc. “The solid performance, small size and low power consumption features of the R1000 make it the perfect fit for Psion Teklogix’ new versatile handheld.”
This breadth and depth of capabilities make Psion Teklogix the number one provider of mobile computing devices for RFID solutions in North America. The integration between Psion Teklogix, CAEN RFID and Impinj is just the most recent example of Psion Teklogix commitment to making mobile workers more engaged and productive, ensuring a Return on Mobility™ to our customers.
About CAEN RFID
CAEN RFID is a leading Italian company in the design and production of RFID UHF readers and tags. A totally in-house expertise on Radio Frequency electronics and related Software, together with its active involvement in the EPC Global, AIM Europe and ETSI work groups have allowed CAEN RFID to provide readers and tags which are in the vanguard of existing technology. For more information, please visit http://www.caenrfid.it/
Impinj®, Inc. is the world’s leading technical innovator in developing UHF Gen 2 RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver a wide range of products and solutions, comprising high-performance tag chips, readers, reader chips, software, antennas and systems integration. Impinj’s products provide unprecedented performance, integration, and cost effectiveness to a global customer base in applications across numerous vertical markets, including inventory management, asset tracking, authentication, and serialization. For more information, visit www.impinj.com.
About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
Psion Teklogix helps mobile workers get more done, add more value, and delight more customers. Our rugged mobile computers are designed, built and supported to maximize Return on Mobility™. We do this by driving down the total cost of mobility, improving task efficiencies and extending the life of every device. Psion Teklogix’ Return on Mobility™ helps the most progressive field service, logistics, supply chain and transportation companies stay ahead.
Psion Teklogix is the main operating company of Psion Group, a public company on the London Stock Exchange. It is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with corporate offices located in Europe, the United States, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.psionteklogix.com.
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, luggage and food to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
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