(UPM, Helsinki, 22 December 2011 at 10:05) – UPM has reached an agreement with SMARTRAC N.V. today whereby UPM sells its RFID business to SMARTRAC. UPM will become an indirect shareholder of SMARTRAC with a 10.6 percent economic interest through the company OEP Technologie B.V. The closing of the deal is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2012.
UPM RFID made its race-timing debut at the Long Distance Triathlon European Championships 2011. Competitors from more than 20 European countries were caught sporting tailor-made, water-resistant ankle bands embedded with UPM DogBone RFID tags.
To assist in the tracking of its extensive wine collection, Tristan turned to Traza and Nordic ID to help design and implement an RFID system that would enable quick and accurate identification and traceability.
Tristan operates an international group of gourmet restaurants with widespread inventories which stretch across three warehouses.
Ekahau and Nordic ID have developed a solution for adding location information to passive RFID tags and bar code labels when used to track assets such surgical implements, drug supplies and other low-cost inventory.
The combined solution consists of Ekahau RTLS software and Nordic ID Merlin and Morphic handheld RFID and bar code scanners.
UPM RFID is introducing several new inlays based on the high performance NXP UCODE G2iL UHF RFID chip. The upgraded designs based on this new IC offer high quality and great read performance in a range of applications.
Confidex is the world’s leading supplier of high-performing contactless ticketing and RFID tag solutions and services that make supply chains, transactions and authentication of goods and people more efficient and secure. Today, we are innovating and exploring with our customers how our solutions can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, by fusing strong combination of RFID tag design competence, RF engineering and customization, to our manufacturing experience.
Nordic ID is an innovative Finnish manufacturer of handheld computers and terminals with auto-id (1D/2D barcode and HF/UHF RF-ID RFID) applications, connected through WLan/3G/GPRS/BT. Subsidiaries are based in France, Germany and UK.
Nordic ID has also direct offices in The Netherlands and Sweden (BNL and Scandinavian markets) plus extensive reach to other countries by means of dedicated integration and VAR partners.
UPM RFID is a globally leading supplier of pressure sensitive labelstock. UPM RFID's labelstock products are designed to meet the needs of demanding applications in a vast array of end-uses. The systems and processes used in UPM RFID factories are certified to the international ISO 9001 quality management systems standard. This assures not only outstanding performance for products and services but also the concept of continual improvement for the customers’ benefit.