Matrics Adds Read/Write Tags

Matrics Inc., a manufacturer of EPC-compliant radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, has added read/write functionality to its tag product line. The company has started supplying read/write tags in limited quantities and will ramp up production in the second quarter of 2004. The introduction of read/write functionality addresses customer demand in response to highly publicized initiatives from leaders in the private sector like Wal-Mart and Target and in the government sector such as the Department of Defense (DoD). Wal-Mart's RFID specification provided to the supplier community classifies Matrics' read/write tags as Class 0+. The read/write tag will complement Matrics' existing RFID solutions by allowing businesses to add information to the RFID tag as products and shipments move through the supply and logistics process. The company's read-only tag, well established in the industry, will continue to be marketed.

Matrics is delivering EPC-compliant RFID systems to the following vertical markets:

• Retail;

• Aviation security;

• Pharmaceutical;

• Consumer packaged goods;

• Military/Government;

• Industrial.

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