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Electronic-control antenna technology

A new, patent-pending, electronic-control antenna technology embedded in UHF-band RFID readers will soon be available (late Q4) that the co. says can improve RFID tag-reading performance. UHF tags, which offer a significantly greater communications range than other frequency bands, have become extremely popular for full traceability. But UHF tags are subject to multipath interference, which makes an RFID tag unreadable, even if it's within the reader's range. The co.' s new antenna technology is designed to electronically control the electromagnetic field emitted from the reader. By adopting this technology, the co. says it has found a way to reduce reflections, thus minimizing the degradation of system performance due to multipath interference.

Omron Corp., 847-843-7900. www.omron.com

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