Confidex, which specializes RFID design, manufacturing and engineering, this week announced the completion of one of the largest UHF tag deliveries with encapsulated Gen2 tags.
Container Centralen, a provider of high-quality Returnable Transport Items (RTI) and pooling services with headquarters in Odense, Denmark, has taken delivery of 300,000 of the new, custom designed Confidex RTI Gen 2 tags for its CC Euro Dolly product.
Confidex Delivers 300,000 RTI Gen 2 RFID Tags to Container Centralen[09/12/07] Confidex, a fast growing company with unique expertise in RFID design, manufacturing and engineering, announced the completion of one of the largest UHF tag deliveries with encapsulated Gen2 tags. Container Centralen, a leading provider of high quality Returnable Transport Items (RTI) and pooling services with headquarters in Odense , Denmark , has taken delivery of 300,000 of the new, custom designed Confidex RTI Gen 2 tags for its CC Euro Dolly product.
To date, the challenge in RFID-equipped returnable transport items has been to ensure that the tags fulfill the expected life-span requirement of the transport item, which is typically several years. The durable and compact-sized Confidex RTI tag satisfied this requirement with a warranty that enables the customer to calculate the true value of usage.
Given the unique requirements of the Container Centralen Euro Dolly project, Confidex delivered a unique tag specifically designed for this application. “The project was successfully completed and we are pleased with the results,” said Flemming Petersen, R&D manager at Container Centralen. “During the project, the performance of the tag was successfully qualified through extensive laboratory and field tests. To facilitate application of the tags in our Euro Dolly manufacturing process, Confidex also developed a special quality control system to automatically encode and validate the tags, and associate the two unique tag’s IDs with each Euro Dolly. Working together with Confidex on this project has helped us deliver a unique new product offering that brings value to our customers.”
The application involved attaching two of the RTI tags to each Euro Dolly during the manufacturing process. The RFID tags are powered by Monza/ID tag chips from Impinj Inc. that feature permanently locked, factory-programmed and secure identification numbers (in addition to the standard 96-bit electronic product code) that can associate a specific Euro Dolly to its owner. These tags will enable automatic collection of information as the Euro Dollies are transported across the retail logistics chain and will also serve to authenticate the Euro Dollies that are rented to customers by Container Centralen.
“We are very pleased that Confidex selected Impinj for the Container Centralen RFID deployment,” said Dimitri Desmons, vice president of marketing at Impinj. “In addition to providing unique identification numbers that authenticate reusable conveyances, the Monza/ID tag chips perform extremely well in environments where large numbers of products are stored in close proximity making them ideal for RTI applications. The focus on product quality and reliability, shared by Impinj and Confidex, is especially important in this application.”
“The new RTI tag shows the value of working closely with customers and partners to assure our products address an identified business need in the market,” said Jarkko Miettinen, vice president of marketing at Confidex. “We were able to offer the complete tag solution from tag design to finished, RFID-equipped Euro Dollies.”
Confidex, headquartered in Tampere , Finland , is a fast growing company with unique expertise in RFID design, manufacturing and system engineering. With offices in Europe, North America and China, Confidex provides high-performing, industry-standard RFID tags for demanding applications in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Petrochemical and Retail Logistics industries; ensuring consistent quality, performance, and reliability at the lowest possible cost. The company’s highly experienced team has enabled Confidex to quickly become the trusted partner for major vendors and end-users in the RFID industry.
Confidex’ core competencies and experience span HF (high frequency) and UHF (ultra high frequency) antenna design, tag manufacturing, and advanced tag conversion and encapsulation.
For more information, visit www.confidex.net.
About Container Centralen
CC was established in Denmark 1976, as a co-operative in 1980, and in 1989 turned into a limited company. Container Centralen owned by the Danish flower exporters and by VGB – the Dutch Union of Flower Wholesalers. CC head office is in Odense , Denmark with offices in the Netherlands , Denmark , Germany , United Kingdom , France , Spain , Italy , Poland , the Czech Republic , and USA . CC has more than 50 co-operation partners right across Europe . CC is serving more than 22,000 customers in more than 30 European countries, plus Japan , USA , and South America . For more information, visit www.container-centralen.com.
About Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon technology enables its two synergistic business lines: high-performance RFID products and semiconductor intellectual property (IP). A leading contributor to the RFID standards for high-volume supply-chain applications worldwide, Impinj leverages its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix solution, comprising tags, readers, software and systems integration to offer RFID that just works. Impinj’s innovative IP products, core to the company’s RFID tags, are licensed to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to seamlessly integrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip. Impinj’s IP products include the popular AEON family of embeddable cores, which provides rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit www.impinj.com.