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See the latest new products and innovations at RFID Journal LIVE! 2008.

Here are just some of the new products and innovations being showcased at the event. The RFID Journal awards logos below indicate companies that have been selected as a finalist for the 2008 RFID Journal Awards 'Best in Show' category.

Academia's RFID PRO, a university-level, business-infused, technical certification designed for those looking for industry-recognized training and professional accreditation. Read more
Afilias Discovery Services's line of RFID products, designed to provide secure, selective visibility into the supply chain. Read more
American RFID Solutions' Trusted eSentry Security system, the world's first facial biometrics security system enhanced with RFID technology (and a "Best in Show" finalist for the 2008 RFID Journal Awards). Read more
Bielomatik's and NXP's new manufacturing process for UHF transponders, which they say will revolutionize UHF tag and smart label and ticket production. Read more
Confidex's new Confidex Pino, a unique RFID tag designed to enable cost-efficient and reliable tracking of wooden pallets. Read more
CYBRA Corporation, MarkMagic bar-code and RFID label software, as well as EdgeMagic, the only RFID control system custom built for the IBM System i. Read more
Domino Integrated Solutions Group, a provider of track-and-trace systems introduces HIDE-Pack, a patent-pending technology available commercially. This RFID- enabled packaging solution consists of embedding an RFID inlay within the structure of a package so the inlay is not visible from outside or inside the package, making the inlay an integral part of the packaging medium. Read more
Ekahau Vision's Web-based visual interface, which enables enterprise users of the Ekahau Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to automatically monitor the location of tagged assets and people in real time. Read more
Ferroxtag high-frequency tags that work in metal-heavy environments. Read more
IBM's WebSphere Premises Server 6.1, designed to deliver new and enhanced capturing services. Read more
Intelleflex's new "key fob" tag, offering the same read range, extended memory and reliability as previous models, but in a smaller package. Read more
Intermec's IP30 handheld RFID reader for mobile computers, built to offer customers versatility and investment protection. Read more
Kenetics' Compact Flash Type II Gen2 UHF reader, which utilizes the CF interface found in many mobile computing terminals. Read more
Metalcraft's RFID Hard Tag. Read more
Laird Technologies' Mini RFID 902-928 MHz circularly polarized panel antenna. Read more
Lexmark's RFID UHF Option, which positions the radio and antenna directly into the drawer assembly, as opposed to on the printer itself. Read more
ODIN's EasyMonitor suite, which automates the entire RFID infrastructure, including readers, printers, handhelds and peripherals. Read more
Omni-ID's new UHF RFID tag, which it says offers the smallest form factor and best performance in its class. Read more
PINC Solutions expanded portfolio of Yard Hound products, tailored to address the needs of DC yards of all sizes. Read more
Pramari's Rifidi Product Suite, an open-source development tool for RFID. Read more
Seeonic SightWare and SmartWatch product lines. Read more
SkyeTek's M4 Reader Module, designed to offer secure RFID applications at a low cost. Read more
SkyeTek's SkyeModule M7, which the company deems the world's smallest globally compliant UHF RFID reader module. Read more

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Reader is Designed to Serve Distinct Market Applications that Require UHF Features at HF Pricing

Westminster, Colo., February 13, 2008–SkyeTek, Inc., the leading provider of embedded RFID reader technology, today announced the availability of the SkyeModule™ M7, the smallest and most cost effective UHF reader module available in the market. Leveraging SkyeTek’s award winning M9 design, the M7 continues to approach HF module prices while maintaining high performance, enhanced security, and space and power efficiency.

Designed to serve distinct market applications that require a lower cost reader, the M7 allows OEMs, VARs and system integrators to effortlessly integrate UHF Gen2 capabilities within new and existing applications such as printers, mobile and handheld devices. The M7 has been created specifically for several applications that share common requirements for tag support, protocol, performance, and security. The solution is ideal for printing and encoding, handheld reading/encoding, item-level inventory management, patron management, access control and asset management.

“With the M7 module, we’re able extend our position as the leader in feature-rich, easily integrated RFID modules,” said Rob Balgley, CEO of SkyeTek. “This innovative solution will enable us to continue to provide our customers with the highest performing and cost-effective RFID readers to help meet their specific requirements. In fact, several of our top tier handheld and RFID printer customers have tested the SkyeModule M7 and the feedback so far has been extremely positive, particularly around price per performance and global operation capabilities.”

The M7, which is smaller than a matchbook, offers enhanced reliability through improved anti-collision, and dense reader mode capabilities that can further support more EPC Class 1 Gen2 tags than any other comparable reader, allowing customers to fully optimize their application. The M7 operates over a wide range of frequencies (862-955 MHz) for global operation and includes an integrated low-pass filter to meet China and Japan regulatory requirements.

The SkyeModule M7 is supported in an enhanced version of the SkyeWare 4 demonstration and evaluation application included in the M7 Developer Kit. SkyeWare version 4.2 supports all of the latest generation of SkyeModules in a single application and includes usability enhancements and new performance evaluation tools that allow the user to adjust configurable parameters and assess the resulting performance of the SkyeModule in different capacities.

M7 Development Kits and modules are available immediately with support for FCC regulatory testing. Support for international regulatory testing will become available through a firmware upgrade at the end of March, 2008.

About SkyeTek, Inc: SkyeTek transforms RFID into networking technology enabling goods and assets to participate in a connected world. SkyeTek develops readers that serve as intelligent edge devices and software that binds policies to tagged items. By extending networks to the physical world, customers increase revenue through their ability to predict demand, prevent counterfeiting, and personalize user interactions. Based in Westminster, Colo., SkyeTek sells exclusively through OEMs, systems integrators, resellers, and distributors. For more information, visit www.skyetek.com or call 720-565-0441.

Tagnostic®, SkyeWare™, SkyeModule™, ReaderDNA™, AURA™, SkyeOS™, SkyeSecurity™, the SkyeTek logo, and SkyeTek® are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkyeTek, Inc. All other trademarks or brand names are the properties of their respective holders. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sonitor Technology's RTLS ultrasound-technology, which enables room-level and bed-level location accuracy. The company's new solutions include Semi- Disposable Patient Tag, PC-Detector and Patient Fall Detection capabilities. Read more
Tracient Technologies' Padl-R UF reader, which provides mobile RFID read/write capability to any Bluetooth- or USB-enabled devices, including PDAs, cell phones, smart phones, PCs and laptops. Read more
WaveTrend's globaleyes integrated global tracking solution. Read more

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