Calling it an enabler for VARs, system integrators and test labs, Seattle-based RFID tag and reader manufacturer Impinj announced the availability of its new GrandPrix Evaluation kit this morning.
The company’s new $3,250 product includes features to help companies analyze the effectiveness of their RFID systems.
Impinj Announces GrandPrix(TM) “Dock Door to Front Door” RFID Evaluation Kit
SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – June 4, 2007) – Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) tag chip and reader supplier Impinj, Inc. today announced the availability of the GrandPrix™ Evaluation Kit enabling VARs, system integrators, test laboratories and end users to assess the company’s far-field and near-field UHF RFID solutions for pallet-, case-, and item-level tagging applications.
The first suite of UHF RFID assessment products and tools to include item-level testing capability, the GrandPrix Evaluation Kit comprises:
– 1 Speedway® UHF Gen 2 reader with power supply
– 2 far-field antennas
– 1 Brickyard™ near-field antenna
– Sample pack of Monza™ chip-powered UHF Gen 2 tags for pallet-, case-and item-level tagging applications provided by Impinj tag and inlay partners
– MultiReader™ host application software
– Supporting documentation, including the Speedway Quick Start Guide and the Speedway User Guide
“The RFID industry has been anticipating a UHF item-level evaluation platform to kick off a whole new round of test cases and pilots,” said Louis Bianchin, senior RFID analyst and program manager at Venture Development Corporation. “The Impinj GrandPrix Evaluation Kit is an interesting development because it facilitates the evaluation phase of using UHF Gen 2 for item-level tagging.”
“The GrandPrix Evaluation Kit gives customers everything they need to analyze the power of our UHF Gen 2 solution, particularly for near-field, item-level RFID applications,” said Mendy Ouzillou, product line director of RFID reader products at Impinj. “The kit installs quickly, is easy to use and provides meaningful, application-specific evaluation data for all RFID use models from the dock door to the front door.”
Impinj sells the GrandPrix Evaluation Kit for $3,250 to qualified partners and customers in North America (part number IPJ-D1000-USA) and Europe (part number IPJ-D1000-EU1). For additional information, visit http://www.impinj.com/rfid/rfid-solution-kits.aspx.
About Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables 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 technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ solution, comprising tags, readers, software, and systems integration to offer RFID that just works™. Impinj licenses innovative IP products, core to the company’s RFID tags, 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 provide rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit www.impinj.com.
Impinj, Speedway, Self-Adaptive Silicon, GrandPrix, Monza, Brickyard, MultiReader, AEON, and “RFID that just works” are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Impinj, Inc.