Instant EPC Hotspot v2.5 offers many improvements and new tools in the battle to reach 100 perccent readability of UHF tags across the world.
So says Integral RFID, proud manufacturer of the next generation of its RFID software for RFID tag testing.
The Hotspot focuses heavily on the new Generation 2 protocol, with tools that let users visualize and optimize the way Gen2 tags are read at the item level, case level and pallet level.
Integral RFID announces software for 100% Read-Rates of Gen2 RFID tags in US, European and Asian markets[09/14/06] Integral RFID released the latest generation of its market leading software for RFID tag testing and analysis. Instant EPC Hotspot v2.5 offers many improvements and new tools in the battle to reach 100% readability of UHF tags across the world.
Instant EPC Hotspot v2.5 focuses heavily on the new Generation 2 protocol, and offers its users a variety of tools to visualize and optimize the way Gen2 tags are read at the item level, case level and pallet level. The software is the only system of its kind aimed at improving read-rates for mandated suppliers (suppliers to Walmart, Metro, BestBuy, DOD) and for increasing RFID readability in closed-loop implementations.
Instant EPC Hotspot is a scientific visualization system that uses commercial RFID tags and readers to measure RFID performance at the item, case and pallet level under real-world conditions. Results from these measurements are displayed using interactive 3D models color-coded to show RF properties. This unique and intuitive visualization system conveys an immediate understanding of the RF behavior of a product. This in turn leads to optimal tag placement and significantly improved item, case and pallet reading.
“The weakest point of the RFID supply chain today is tag placement”, remarks Dr. Chris Parkinson, the CEO of Integral RFID. “Tags placed in a sub-optimal location will lead to poor RFID results, which for many mean a failure to meet mandate compliance.”
“Instant EPC Hotspot is the only software system of its kind. It allows people to visualize and optimize their use of RFID, which leads to insight, understanding and substantial improvements in the RFID supply chain. This scientific evaluation tool created by Integral RFID lays to rest the trial-and-error testing commonly used today.”
Instant EPC Hotspot works with all of the industry standard RFID readers (Alien Technology, Intermec, Symbol, ThingMagic?) and works with Class 0, Class 1 and Gen 2 tags. The software operates as a standalone application on a Windows PC or laptop and does not require Internet access – allowing it to be used “in the field”.
Instant EPC Hotspot is World-Enabled, allowing it to be operated in US, European and Asian RFID markets with complete accountability of the varying frequencies used in these regions.
Instant EPC Hotspot is available for immediate download at http://www.instantepc.com/, either as a complimentary trial or a fully licensed commercial version.
About Integral RFID
Integral RFID is a privately held RFID consulting and solutions company based in Richland, WA. The company delivers innovative products to both RFID end-users and systems integrators. Integral RFID’s engineers also consult to a wide range of clients including Wal-Mart’s top suppliers. For further information visit http://www.integralrfid.com/