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  • 09 Apr 2021

SML RFID launches cost-effective RFID tags

SML RFID has launched a family of six tags, built on Impinj M700 series chips, set to reduce the size and cost for retailers while increasing performance

RFID technology specialist, SML RFID, has launched a family of six tags, built on Impinj M700 series chips, set to reduce the size and cost for retailers while increasing performance.

The product range includes the GB3, GB4, GB5, Maze, GB25, and GB18 models. These are full upgrade for all SML current major inlays. There are also additional tags that utilize the Impinj M700 series for closed-loop customizable inlays.

‘The introduction of the Impinj M700-based tag family is another step forward from Impinj in RFID technology and an unrivaled technological advancement,’ said Dean Frew, CTO and senior VP of SML RFID Solutions. ‘The reduced size and enhanced cost-effectiveness of this tag family will help retailers maintain RFID effectiveness, making the most of the technology available to them.’

The Impinj M700 series RFID tag chips provide high performance, fast inventory capability, and advanced features for next-generation, universal RFID tags. The SML M700-based inlay series offers two options for EPC and user memory (Impinj M730 and M750). The M730 chip has 128 bits EPC, and the M750 has 96 bits EPC plus 32 bits of user memory. SML tags with these chips are currently pending ARC Approval. 

‘As a full-service RFID solution provider, SML provides a rich portfolio of tags that when combined with the unique features and performance of the Impinj M700 series chips, delivers new functionality to industries including retail, healthcare, and logistics,’ added Carl Brasek, VP of silicon product management at Impinj. ‘The new SML tags give customers a broad choice of tags for a wide variety of solutions.’

The new tags can be attached or embedded to nearly any retail item globally to enable solutions for high-speed inventory counting and loss prevention, with frictionless self-checkout and embedded tagging with seamless product returns. 

The unique inlay antenna design from SML offers compact size, material robustness, high sensitivity, and broad frequency bandwidth. These enhancements have important implications for broader industry use beyond retail as additional applications are identified and become viable. 

‘SML works tirelessly to continually set benchmarks in RFID tag and software technology to offer our clients and customers the best tags possible, keeping their RFID solutions as up-to-date and effective as possible,’ added Frew.

In addition to the retail industry, inlays can also be used for electronics, food, supply chain management, pharmaceuticals, and the medical industry.

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