Research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has presented Impinj, Inc. with the 2008 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Emerging Technology of the Year, for the company’s Indy R1000 chip, a UHF RFID transceiver . The yearly award recognizes the ability of the selected company to successfully develop or introduce a new technology, formulate a well-designed product family and make significant product performance contributions to the industry.
“The innovation of the Indy R1000 technology lies in its ability to integrate onto a single chip, 90% of the components required for a reader radio, delivering unprecedented performance, integration and cost-effectiveness to a worldwide customer base,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Keith Robinson.
Frost & Sullivan endorsed the market potential of Impinj’s technology, pointing its belief in the solution’s ability to decrease reader hardware costs and increase RFID adoption rates across application segments in the future. Ease of deployment, integration with existing enterprise software applications, functionality in dense reader mode and upgradeability through protocol firmware are some of the value-added features that Frost & Sullivan cite in pointing to Impinj’s customer-oriented focus.
“The company’s global growth outlook is evident in the Indy R1000 chip’s compatibility with key standards and frequency ranges worldwide,” says Robinson. “The product solution ensures compliance with both ISO-18000-6C and EPCglobal Gen 2 standards, and supports regional regulatory requirements, including FCC, ETSI, PRC, Korea and Japan.”