January 2015 Newsletter

Download TransTech’s January 2015 RFID Newsletter below.

A Passive RTLS Solution, Powerful Ruggedized Antennas, and Improved Speedway Revolution Readers

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New Speedway Revolution Readers

TransTech Partner Impinj has announced a revision to further improve the powerful versatile Speedway Revolution series of UHF RFID readers. The new Speedway readers double processor speed to 400MHz and quadruple Flash memory to 32MB to allow for more robust and faster throughput of on-reader applications. The reader’s kernel also adds support for IPv6 which will be a major component requirement for networked devices in the near future. Even with these major updates, the new Speedway readers will still support the Octane 5.2.x firmware and SDK so all current reader applications will transition seamlessly. Best of all, pricing on all models will remain the same, with added features and functionality at the same price point, Impinj once again provides superior value to RFID integrators, developers, and users.

These updates will apply to both the 4-port R420 and 2-port R220 readers using a new SKU convention. The updated readers are available now, old series readers will be available through February 28th.

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Visit TransTech at RFID Journal Live! 2015

TransTech Systems is excited to exhibit for the 3rd year at the 2015 RFID Journal Live! event in San Diego, California. Live! is the RFID industry’s premier in-person event, with exhibitors, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and industry awards, there’s always great value and excitement surrounding the conference.

TransTech will be hosting our full line of RFID solutions along with our staff experts on hand to discuss any application or project. Please stop by our booth #130 and say hi!

The 2015 RFID Journal Live! conference will be held April 15-17 at the San Diego Convention Center

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Real-Time Item Intellegence with xArray

After a successful trial run with early integrators and a Best of Show award at the 2014 RFID Journal Live event, Impinj has released the xArray passive RTLS solution to a wider commercial audience. By integrating an enhanced version of the powerful Speedway R420 RFID Reader with an innovative phased array antenna system and algorithm, the xArray can cover a 40ft diameter read zone with 52 distinguishable read points.  This allows a very high level of location precision, including real-time object location and movement tracking, using fully passive Gen2 RFID tags.

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Pacakged in a small, discrete enclosure, the xArray is easily and seamlessly installable in drop-tiles, rafters or nearly any other ceiling type. The unit is powered and transfers data via a single powered Ethernet line, eliminating the need to professional electrical power drops by simply integrating into existing network architecture.

The primary use cases so far have been real-time always-on inventory monitoring for retail, high value asset tracking and patient safety for healthcare, and logistics monitoring and real-time work in progress tracking for manufacturing. These cases however, are just the beginning of the potential capabilities for the xArray.

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Times-7 A3050 RuggedLine IP67 Antenna

Times-7 continues to innovate it’s offering of UHF RFID antennas with the new RuggedLine series of IP67 rated indoor/outdoor antenna line.

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Combining high gain and ultra rugged strength the A3050 is ideally suited to waste management and vehicle access control / tolling. The all new Ultra-Rugged Range of antenna’s that are impact strengthened and IP67 rated for 24/7 outdoors and all weather use.  This Ultra Rugged Range can be ordered in a flush or Rack mount configuration

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Times-7 A3030 RuggedLine IP67 Antenna

Times-7 continues to innovate it’s offering of UHF RFID antennas with the new RuggedLine series of IP67 rated indoor/outdoor antenna line.

A3030

Times-7’s A3030 RuggedLine antennas are setting a new benchmark for high performance RFID in demanding/industrial applications.  Impact strengthened, the RuggedLine IP67 range is rated for 24/7 outdoors and all weather use.  Ideal for Forklift RFID and proven in applications from waste management to access control, the Times-7 Ultra-Rugged Range can be ordered in a flush mount or rack mount configuration.

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Times-7 A3010 RuggedLine IP67 Antenna

Times-7 continues to innovate it’s offering of UHF RFID antennas with the new RuggedLine series of IP67 rated indoor/outdoor antenna line. The A3010 offers 5dBic performance in a sleek yet ultra-rugged and compact 210x155mm (8” x 6”) dimension.

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The A3010 is ideal for Forklift RFID and proven in applications from waste management to access control. Impact strengthened, the RuggedLine IP67 range is rated for 24/7 outdoors and all weather use.

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Times-7 A8060 Doorframe UHF Antenna

The Times-7 A8060 Doorframe Antenna  is a unique and impeccably designed unit, ideal for door and entryway RFID portals. At just 0.3 inches thick, this unit can be unobtrusively mounted to existing doorframes. The A8060 is 2 feet long and just under 3.5 inches wide allowing integrators to create a robust RFID read zone while minimizing ‘stray’ reads that could result from a wider profile antenna. With two built in drill holes, the A8060 can be installed with minimal effort and without the need for additional brackets or mounting accessories.

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In addition, it’s robust 5dBi linear gain results in very strong read yields especially in challenging personnel tracking applications.

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IntelliView Integrated Fire&EMS Equipment Inventory

TransTech Systems’ partner, Silent Partner Technologies, has applied it’s innovative and powerful RFID asset management system to an integrated solution for the Fire and EMS market. The IntelliView system utilizes RFID technology to identify, catalog and instantly inventory, critical assets, consumable inventory or any other items vital to the First Responder’s work. Using an IntelliView enabled handheld RFID reader, first responders can immediately determine what equipment is on board their truck or van prior to dispatch, should any critical equipment show as missing or having inadequate inventory, the user’s will be issued a warning to restock. Intelliview can also be used for end-of-shift inventory, drastically reducing man-hours required while simultaneously generating valuable data on consumable use or equipment loss. In addition, tagged assets can also be easily and quickly located within RFID enabled cabinets or shelves saving critical time while on site and countless hours and dollars looking for misplaced equipment.

See the video below for an overview of the IntelliView System in action.

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TransTech Systems Highlighted in RFID Journal

TransTech Systems has been highlighted for it’s role as a solutions provider and distributor for UHF RFID products in the RFID Industry’s top publication, RFID Journal

TransTech has been strongly developing it’s RFID product line and gaining notoriety in the RFID industry for it’s outstanding consultation, service and support.

The full article can be found here:   TransTech Systems Adds UHF to Integrated RFID Solutions Portfolio

 

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