Smartrac Launches New RAIN RFID Inlays & Tags Using Impinj’s ICs

The Smartrac Technology Group has launched their new MINIWEB inlays and tags based on the new Impinj M700 IC family. With the new RAIN RFID product, Smartrac has once again proved its ability to rapidly commercialize innovative technologies and to supply the retail and logistics industries with high-quality inlays and tags that combine small size with maximum performance.

On December 4, 2019, Impinj, a provider and pioneer of RAIN RFID solutions, introduced its Impinj M730 and M750 integrated circuits (ICs), the first members of their ground-breaking Impinj M700 IC family. Smartrac has reacted promptly and released its first product that fully leverages the new ICs’ increased sensitivity in a RAIN RFID inlay and tag design that combines a compact 42 mm / 1.7 Inch form factor with ARC-confirmed global performance and reliability.

New performance levels in retail and supply-chain applications

Designed especially for retail and supply-chain applications, MINIWEB particularly benefits from the outstandingly high performance and resulting fast inventory capabilities of the Impinj M730 and M750 ICs. With its small form factor, the Impinj M700-powered MINIWEB delivers on the promise of small, universal RAIN RFID inlays and tags that can be attached to, or embedded in, nearly any item in any operating frequency worldwide.

Smartrac’s new MINIWEB inlays and tags are available with Impinj M730 and M750 ICs. The Impinj M730 has 128-bit EPC memory and the Impinj M750 IC has 96-bit EPC memory plus 32-bit user memory. Both new Impinj ICs provide increased sensitivity, improved readability, and advanced features enabling new solutions for loss prevention with frictionless self-checkout and embedded tagging with seamless product returns. Both ICs are compatible with the GS1 UHF Gen2v2 protocol which ISO/IEC standardized as 18000-63.

New manufacturing processes for higher throughput and improved sustainability

Smartrac has adopted new manufacturing processes using state-of-the-art IC attachment technologies and equipment to fully leverage Impinj’s 300 mm silicon wafer design, which yields twice as many ICs per wafer as conventional 300 mm wafers. By applying leading-edge IC attachment technologies that use fast cure sealing silicone (ACP), Smartrac can rapidly and significantly expand its RFID inlay and tag manufacturing capacity and operating throughput to provide very fast product availability.

At the same time, the company minimizes the use of resources with an inherently positive effect on sustainability and ensures the superior product quality it is widely known for. Smartrac has incorporated speed and new technologies in their MINIWEB inlay design using the new Impinj M730 and M750 ICs. This collaboration has been performed at Smartrac’s state-of-the-art RFID development centers in Finland and Malaysia

MINIWEB inlays and tags equipped with Impinj M730 and M750 ICs are expected to be available in sample quantities in the first quarter of 2020, and in high volumes early Q2 2020. The new RAIN RFID inlays will be introduced live at NRF Retail’s BIG Show in New York from 12 to 14 January 2020 on Smartrac’s booth #5455.

Smartrac is an RFID product and IoT solutions provider that offers both ready-made and customized offerings. Their portfolio is used in a wide array of applications such as animal identification, automation, automotive, brand protection, customer experience, industry, library, and media management, logistics, retail, supply chain management and many more. 

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