RoHS compliant HF RFID products

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Omron RFID today announced the introduction of its V720 Series HF (13.56MHz) ISO 15693 readers which comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) Directive.

The suite of new products includes 4W and 1W output fixed type readers (V720S-BC5D4, V720S-CD1D), and an embedded OEM reader (V720S-HMC73). Omron RFID began producing V720 HF series readers in 2000 and since then has shipped more than 300,000 units worldwide. They are used today in a wide variety of RFID reader applications including manufacturing and distribution logistics, consumer goods packaging, libraries and the apparel industry.

"Omron's long track record for superior quality RFID products and our established expertise in HF RFID technology today provides immediate solutions to those whose needs involve item-level tagging, particularly pharmaceutical, asset management and library applications," says Bill Arnold, Chief Strategist of Omron RFID. "Omron provides both readers and tags in HF and UHF. This means we provide a total RFID solution, covering both item tagging using HF and logistics management using UHF. Today, this enables users to not only realize one-stop shopping, but also enjoy optimized performance from an overall best solution."

About Omron:
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Omron is a global leader in the field of automation with $5.5 billion in annual revenue. Established in 1933 and headed by President and CEO Hisao Sakuta, Omron has more than 26,000 employees in over 35 countries. Omron has been in the RFID business for over 20 years. An EPCglobal member, Omron offers a wide range of RFID products including a "One Day Compliance" package, inlays, and readers for HF (13.56 MHz), UHF (915 MHz) and other frequencies. For more information, write to [email protected], visit the Web site at or contact Omron's U.S. office at (888) 303-7343 (RFID).

What is RoHS?
RoHS stands for Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It is a European Union Directive for specified products placed on the internal market of the European Union. This Directive restricts the use of the following materials:
-- Lead
-- Mercury
-- Cadmium
-- Chromium VI (also known as hexavalent chromium or Cr6+)

for Omron RFID
Tech Image Ltd.
Dave Reiners, 847-279-0022 ext. 233 (office)
224-612-0167 (cellular)
[email protected]

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