Intermec Technologies Corp.

On July 12, Intermec Technologies Corp. and METRO Group announced the successful demonstration of the first EPCglobal Generation 2 RFID handheld reader that also meets stringent European requirements for radio frequency and reader communications protocols. The new multi-protocol Intermec IP4 Intellitag multi-protocol RFID reader reads Gen 2 tags from multiple manufacturers. It also reads tags based on all major global RFID standards, including EPCglobal Gen 2, Gen 1 and ISO 18000-6b, with a migration path to the emerging ISO 18000-6c standard.

Intermec's IP4 Intellitag reader, an accessory handle for attachment to the popular Intermec 700 Series Color mobile computers, delivers first-of-its-kind capability by combining the power of a handheld mobile computing device — equipped with PAN, LAN and WAN radios — with a multi-protocol RFID radio that can be used worldwide.

Intermec RFID readers are the first Generation 2 readers to meet the European ETSI 302 208 standard, which gives European customers increased RFID read ranges.

The IP4 will be available for order worldwide Sept. 1 for production deliveries in November.

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