UHF radio frequency identification platform provider Impinj Inc. has announced its Monza R6 tag chip to drive high-volume applications in retail stores and supply chains. According to the company, Monza R6 enables retailers and brand owners to achieve significant performance improvements, unmatched data integrity and the lowest applied tag cost in their RFID operations while using smaller and more versatile tags that extend the benefits of RFID to new product categories.
The company said the Monza R6 boasts the industry's best read sensitivity, measured at -22.1 dBm, and delivers 25 percent longer read range than existing RFID tags, resulting in faster and more accurate inventory-taking.
This enables retailers to reliably deploy small tags, such as those required on jewelry and cosmetics, and supports advanced use models including fulltime, hands-free data capture. Monza R6 requires only 1.6 milliseconds to encode 32 bits of memory.
Impinj's STP Source Tagging Platform can encode Monza R6 at 9,500 tags per minute, allowing service bureaus to scale to the volume, cost and order turnaround times typically required by retail brand owners.
Monza R6 chips leverage Impinj's patented AutoTune technology to improve inlay responsiveness by automatically and continually retuning their on-chip radios to compensate for changing environmental conditions, including the effects of nearby materials such as fabrics, packaging and fixtures.