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Paxar, a global leader providing bar code, RFID and identification technologies for the retail supply chain and the supplier of Monarch products and services, has achieved EPCglobal Hardware Interoperability testing certification of Paxar's Monarch 9855 RFMP printer/encoder with the Alien Higgs Tag Integrated Circuit (IC).
The testing is part of an effort by EPCglobal Inc. to improve Electronic Product Code (EPC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) hardware interoperability within the EPCglobal community.
The results of the Hardware Interoperability testing, conducted in MET Laboratories in Baltimore, MD substantiated the interoperability of Paxars Monarch 9855 RFMP printer/encoder with the Alien Higgs Tag Integrated Circuit (IC). Paxars printer/encoder was shown capable of reading the tags, writing to the tags, writing to several tags with consecutive serial numbers, and locking the tags. The 9855RFMP had previously been certified interoperable with the Impinj Monza 1A Tag IC.
"This is extremely significant because it signals a bold step forward in making EPC a reality in global commerce," says Nicholas Fergusson of EPCglobal Inc. "Paxar is showing leadership in participating in this testing and has positively positioned itself in this newly emerging marketplace."
"Paxar remains committed to providing interoperable solutions as part of the global community and we support efforts to establish and test for open standards of RFID products," says Rick Bauer, Paxar's Director of RFID Global Program Development. "We are particularly pleased with the performance we are seeing with the Alien Higgs chip and EPCglobal's test results validate the reliability and compatibility of our RFID printer/encoder."
EPCglobal Inc, a joint venture of EAN International and the Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC), is a not-for-profit organization entrusted by industry to establish and support the EPCglobal NetworkTM as the global standard for real-time, automatic identification of information in the supply chain of any company, anywhere in the world.
Paxar Corporation is a global leader in the identification and tracking of consumer products worldwide. Paxar products are used the world over by leading apparel brands. Monarch products are used by 90% of the top 100 U.S. retailers and their supply chain partners to identify, track and price all varieties of consumer goods. Paxar is a member of EPCglobal, the agency managing the emerging standards for RFID.
About EPCglobal Inc
EPCglobal Inc is a subsidiary of GS1 and supports the global adoption of the Electronic Product Code as a global standard to enable accurate information and visibility about products in the supply chain.