These readers represent a new level for size, standards-based compatibility, ease of use and performance. WJ is
the first company to offer the industry's smallest solution with Gen 2 capability for compact RFID form factors, such as handhelds and printers.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA February 8, 2006 - WJ Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ- WJCI), a leading designer and supplier of RF solutions for the wireless infrastructure and RFID reader markets, today announced the availability
of a firmware upgrade to support the EPCglobal Class 1 Generation 2 standard for its MPR series PCMCIA type II reader cards. Generation 2 RFID technology provides significantly better read range and performance and can be used anywhere, worldwide. The MPR series are designed for UHF Gen 2 functionality and are FCC certified. These readers represent a new level for size, standards-based compatibility, ease of use and performance. WJ is the first company to offer the industry's smallest solution with Gen 2 capability for compact RFID form factors, such as handhelds and
"In an effort to support the second-generation global RFID standard, WJ as committed to providing its customers with an easy to install firmware upgrade. The Gen 2 firmware upgrade allows customers to immediately begin using any of WJ's multi-protocol MPR series reader cards to effectively read Gen 2 tags without hardware changes," said Chuck Lau, senior vice president and general manager for WJ Communications. "The firmware provides support for multiple inventory sessions, flexible tag filtering and inventory selection, writing to tag memory, control of lock and permalock functions, and other Gen 2 capabilities."
The MPR firmware upgrade, version 3, is available for download from WJ's web site. This version features the following:
- Added complete Class 1 Generation 2 tag support
- Significantly faster and enhanced Class 1 inventory performance
- Improved Class 0 inventory
- Added support for Non-EPC compliant tag IDs for Class
- Improved Class 0+ write performance
About WJ Communications
WJ Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) solutions serving multiple markets targeting wireless communications, RF identification (RFID), and broadband cable. WJ addresses the RF challenges in these multiple markets with its highly reliable amplifiers, mixers, RF integrated circuits (RFICs), RFID reader modules,
chipsets, and multi-chip (MCM) modules. For more information visit www.wj.com or call 408-577-6200.
About EPC Global
EPCglobal Inc. is a joint venture between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council (UCC). EPCglobal is leading the development of industry-driven standards for the Electronic Product Code" (EPC) to support the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in today's fast-moving, information rich trading networks. EPC global is a member-driven organisation comprised of leading firms and industries focused on creating global standards for the EPCglobal Network" with the goal of increased visibility and efficiency throughout the supply chain and higher quality information flow between your company and its key trading partners. For more information visit http://www.epcglobalinc.org.
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