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Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. has announced today that it has developed new antenna technology to create washable UHF RFID tags 30% to 40% smaller than current tags, allowing them to be inserted into the smallest seams of washable items. The new fifth generation “super-slim” washable RFID linen tag is targeted for availability in the fourth quarter of 2018. Fujitsu will debut the new “super-slim” tag, as well as their WT-A533 Linen tags and WT-A533L Fashion tags, at RFID Journal Live on April 10-12, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, booth #1615.
“Fujitsu’s advanced engineering and antenna technology enables us to create the most state-of-the-art solutions for washable RFID tags in the world. We are listening to our customers who have requested reducing the width of our tags to allow easier insertion into garments and linens,” says Michi Sugawara, President and CEO of Fujitsu Frontech North America. “After extensive design and optimization, we have created the new super-slim linen tag. This new tag demonstrates our commitment to design innovation and will provide greater customer satisfaction by enabling manufacturers to easily integrate our tags in a broader range of products.”
For industrial garment and linen applications, Fujitsu Linen tags are designed for heavy-duty industrial laundries. Like its predecessors, the WT-A533 Linen tag, the new super-slim linen tag, has advanced antenna and mechanical design which gives it extra strength and reliability in heavy-duty industrial garment and flat linen laundry applications. Customers will have the ability to perform bulk reading of hundreds, even thousands, of articles simultaneously in seconds with very high reliability and bulk read density. Bulk reading enables streamlined automated processes, significant reductions in labor costs, and improved overall return on investment.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.
About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA) provides market-focused IT solutions that enable customers to achieve their business objectives through integrated offerings for self-checkout and currency management solutions, kiosks, mobile, RFID, and biometric authentication technology. FFNA delivers industry-specific solutions for the manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and enterprise and communications sectors throughout North America. FFNA is headquartered with operations and product development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.