HID Global Previews New On Metal RTI Transponder with Broadband UHF

IRVINE, Calif., May 5, 2010 - HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced it will be previewing a new broadband ultra-high frequency (UHF), radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponder designed to help companies more effectively track, manage and improve the utilization of high-value, returnable metal containers for liquids. Targeted primarily for use in the beverage, chemical and petroleum industries, the new returnable transport item (RTI) tagging solution will be previewed today at the HID Global annual invitation-only channel partner event to be held in Chester, Wales.

To meet the growing market demand for UHF-enabled RTIs, the On Metal RTI tag features an innovative, curved housing suitable for cylindrical RTIs. This shape, combined with its collar design, enables the transponder to be welded onto metal surfaces. The transponder is designed to withstand exposure to harsh environmental conditions, and it supports simultaneous read of multiple items in a single pass. The new RTI tag also provides broadband Self Resonance Frequency (SRF) from 840 to 928 MHz, allowing worldwide use without reduction of performance.

"Our next-generation RTI tag will be a significant addition to our portfolio of identification solutions for industry and logistics, with potential for application in a wide variety of industries," said Helmut Dansachmueller, director of product marketing, HID Global's Identification Solutions (IDS) business. "We are working with industry-leading system integration partners to deliver complete, best-in-class solutions and services to enable our mutual end-customers to more effectively track their high-value assets."

HID Global expects to make additional announcements related to product availability and deployments with key integration partners over the coming months.

For more information on the full line of RFID tags and readers, visit the http://www.hidglobal.com/ids/tabbedWithShowcase.php?pid=362.

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Jeremy Hyatt
HID Global
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