TAGSYS and NXP Semiconductors announced a new RFID tag to be used with NXP’s new ICODE SLI-L IC that is designed specifically for use in the library market, the Folio 370L Tag Family. The increase in performance and additional features result in improved read rates and security for library patrons as well as enhanced privacy for borrowers. With the unique privacy feature the book label can be transformed into a quiet mode when it is borrowed, protecting the privacy of the borrower. Back in the library it will be reverted into public mode again.
TAGSYS and NXP Announce the Industry’s Highest Performance RFID Library Tagging Solution
TAGSYS Folio™ 370L Tag Family Offers Increased Performance, Reliability and Security over Existing Solutions, Complies with NISO Data Model Structure
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–TAGSYS, the global leader in item-level RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) solutions, and NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips and market leader in RFID chips, today announced availability of the TAGSYS Folio™ 370L Tag Family based on NXP’s new ICODE SLI-L IC. Designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of the library market, the Folio 370L Tag Family features high performance, password protected EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) and meets the emerging NISO (US National Information Standards Organization) data model standard for libraries. Combined, the increase in performance and additional features result in improved read rates and security for library patrons as well as enhanced privacy for borrowers. The ease of use that RFID brings to the borrowing experience is enhanced by the Folio 370L Tag Family which enables library patrons to execute all transactions within the library more quickly and safely. TAGSYS is the first company to offer a product line based on the NXP ICODE SLI-L IC.
“Libraries across the world are increasingly adopting RFID technology,” said Jan-Willem Reynaerts, general manager, RFID, NXP Semiconductors. “Our introduction of the ICODE SLI-L IC builds on the success of the ICODE SLI IC used in more than 60% of all library RFID installations worldwide. Reference installations with TAGSYS include the public libraries in Hamburg, Germany, Shenzhen, China and Seattle, United States. The new ICODE SLI-L offers just the right amount of memory for the library data standard together with benchmark read range, security and privacy. As the leading supplier of RFID ICs, NXP is committed to drive together with our partner TAGSYS the adoption of RFID in libraries through continuous innovation.”
“TAGSYS’ partnership with NXP has resulted in two breakthrough developments for the RFID industry – the ICODE UID OTP standard for the pharmaceutical industry and now the SLI-L technology for the library market,” said Elie Simon, CEO TAGSYS. “With the proven return on investment and rapid adoption of RFID in Libraries, TAGSYS and NXP are pleased to offer the Library industry’s highest value, fit for purpose solution.”
The TAGSYS Folio 370L Tag Family and NXP ICODE SLI-L feature advanced communication signaling resulting in up to 20% better read range as well as a password protected EAS feature protecting against illicit manipulation of the theft protection, thus maximizing performance, reliability and security in the application. In addition, to comply with the emerging global NISO and Danish data model standard, designed to standardize tag data across the library industry, the Folio 370L Tag Family and ICODE SLI-L are ISO 15693 compliant, and feature a 256bit user memory block and standard AFI security code. With the unique privacy feature the book label can be transformed into a quiet mode, when it is borrowed, protecting the privacy of the borrower. Back in the library it will be reverted into public mode again. Standardization under the NISO and Danish data model will accelerate RFID adoption within the library segment by ensuring interoperability from book manufacturer to library.
Both the TAGSYS Folio 370L Tag Family and NXP ICODE SLI-L products are currently available in volume production.
TAGSYS is the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure. TAGSYS provides RFID systems and tags for end-to-end item-level tracking that automates labor-intensive processes, authenticates and safeguards goods, and enables real-time inventory and asset visibility. With a proven track record of delivering Reliable, Accurate and Secure (R.A.S.) RFID systems and tags, TAGSYS has deployed over 100 million tags and 60,000 reader systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. TAGSYS’ RFID solutions are currently being deployed in a range of highly specialized vertical markets that include pharmaceutical, fashion apparel, libraries, and textile rental. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices and R&D Centers in France, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and in Hong Kong. More information on TAGSYS can be found at www.TAGSYSrfid.com.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posted sales of EUR 5 billion in 2006. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.
With over 2 billion RFID-chips sold to date, NXP is the world’s leader in the design and manufacturing of contactless chips used in smart cards, smart labels and tags as well as in car access and immobilizer systems and the corresponding reader components. The company’s most comprehensive IC portfolio covers all relevant RFID frequency bands including 125 KHz, 13.56 MHz, UHF and 2.45 GHz. NXP offers its RFID technology as an open platform and is an active promoter of global standards to build the foundation for widespread adoption.