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New Fujitsu Ultra-Rugged UHF RFID Tags Offer Greater Versatility in Commercial Linen and Laundry Processing Systems

Increased reading distance and new tag design enables reading of hundreds of flat linens quickly and accurately in harsh commercial laundry environments

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.

Foothill Ranch, CA, August 28, 2012

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA), a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions has today announced the new Fujitsu Washable WT-A521 and WT-A522 UHF-Band RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags. The new series of ultra-rugged RFID tags incorporate the newest materials and antenna design, made to withstand 60 bar of extraction pressure while improving reading range 30%-70% over the previous version.

The industries smallest, washable, high pressure UHF RFID tags are extremely flexible, soft and durable, ideal for flat linens and garments. Able to withstand more than two hundred washings, the harsh chemicals associated with dry cleaning, temperatures of 250 degrees Fahrenheit for drying and 400 degrees Fahrenheit for ironing, they also are designed to withstand the pressure of flat linen pressing and water extraction systems. The ultra-rugged nature of the tag’s design and materials is intended for long deployment cycles, allowing the tag to be reused into another linen item within the intended life-cycle time, reducing total cost of ownership.

“The new UHF RFID tags exemplify the Fujitsu methodology of applying its cutting edge technologies to develop breakthrough solutions that address real world needs. In this case, there is increasing demand for cost effective linen inventory management and tracking systems that are technically superior to existing ones,” said Pat Cathey, senior vice president of Retail Products Group, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “With our new A521/A522 tag, we can now offer a single tag solution universally for both garments and flat linens.”

Fujitsu’s UHF RFID tags permit the scanning hundreds of articles simultaneously in seconds with a reading range of more than six feet. The Fujitsu series of UHF RFID tags represent a significant cost-saving solution compared to bar codes and other RFID systems, which require single garment processing. In addition, Fujitsu UHF RFID tags are about two inches long and less than a half inch wide - about the size of a shirt stay. When sewn into linens, the small, flexible, unobtrusive tags are virtually unnoticeable.

“The introduction of the new WT-A522 high pressure tag is key to expanding our markets in Europe and the Middle East,” said Anne de Boer, President of Textilligence, Fujitsu’s master distributor in the EME region. “Initial testing of the tag is showing a significant breakthrough in reading reliability when scanned by our new Laundry Container Scanning Portal. This allows our laundry customers significant improvement in total system accuracy, while easily managing laundry logistics in very tight spaces of most industrial laundry environments”.

About Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. brings innovative technology from Japan and, with its partners, develops powerful front-end solutions that shape how society interacts with big data. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and solution development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686.
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As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems. For more information, please visit:
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Date: August 28, 2012
City: Foothill Ranch, CA
Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.