CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 16, 2003–Alien Technology Corporation announced the new ALR-9640 EPC Class 1 compliant RFID reader with an integrated antenna. This new product addresses a key market need for a low-cost, flexible industrial reader. The combination of its low price, inexpensive installation and efficient management features gives the ALR-9640 a cost of ownership that is unmatched by any other reader.
The reader electronics and antenna reside in a single package, eliminating external antenna cables, resulting in the simplest and least expensive installation. Equipped with an Ethernet interface, the ALR-9640 provides easy integration with a network. The ALR-9640 includes basic over-the-network management and control, ensuring easy maintenance and health and load monitoring for IT professionals.
Tom Pounds, Vice President of Corporate Development and Product Strategy commented, “The ALR-9640 is an important step toward delivering affordable systems solutions. Alien Technology is committed to making the widespread use of RFID economically feasible by providing a variety of high-performance, low cost tags and readers that meet the EPC specification.”
The ALR-9640 is priced at under $700 in quantities of 25 or more. This pricing, combined with the low cost of installation, makes the ALR-9640 the least expensive complete EPC-compliant UHF reader solution available.
Designed for UHF frequencies, the ALR-9640 will first be available in the United States, and will soon be available in versions for Europe and Japan. Pilot quantities of the U.S. version will be available in Q4 ‘03, with production quantities available in Q1 ‘04.
About Alien Technology
Alien Technology is the leading provider of reliable, high-volume, low cost, EPC compliant Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products. Using Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA), a patented manufacturing process, Alien manufactures electronic product code (EPC) tags used in a variety of applications including supply chain management, logistics operations and anti-counterfeiting to improve inventory management and reduce operating costs. Alien Technology is an active member of the Auto ID Center. More information about Alien Technology can be found on the Company’s website at www.alientechnology.com.
Kyra Whitten, 408-201-7486