Sirit enhances INfinity 510 RFID reader performance
May 21, 2008 Comments (0)
Sirit Inc., a leading provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology, has released a new firmware version for its best-in-class INfinity 510("IN510") UHF reader. The upgrade includes several important enhancements that further extend the industry leading feature set of the IN510.
Regional regulatory compatibilities added include Australia, China, Israel, South Africa and Taiwan, bringing the total to eighteen regions.
The new version 2.0 firmware includes advancements in Sirit's proprietary tag acquisition algorithms, enhancing tag singulation performance capabilities and reader sensitivity. The Dense Reader Mode interference tolerance has been further improved to new benchmark levels for the industry. The IN510 continues to be the only UHF reader with EPCglobal certification for use under both FCC and ETSI regulations.
New features added to the IN510 include support for the EPC Gen 2 custom commands built into NXP's UCODE G2XM and G2XL chips. The custom commands extend the functionality of EPC Gen 2 applications beyond simple compliance tagging and provide extended value for end-users. Included among the custom commands is Electronic Article Surveillance for increased theft protection and Read Protect, which prevents unauthorized reading of a tag and provides enhanced privacy protection. The EM4222 chip-set from EM Microelectronic is also supported by the new firmware and operational enhancements were added for Texas Instruments' EPC Gen 2 chip.
"The release of version 2.0 firmware for the IN510 is a significant upgrade in the functionality of a product that has an already established reputation for outstanding performance," commented Tony Sabetti, vice president, RF Solutions for Sirit. "The richness of the unparalleled feature set and reader management toolkit is a testament to Sirit's engineering team. In our view, this further solidifies the IN510 as the UHF reader against which all other reader products are being measured."
"Because the IN510 has been designed on a software radio platform, major updates and enhancements of this nature are seamless and painless for Sirit customers," continued Sabetti. "This was an important design criterion for the IN510 because RFID technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. We saw the software radio platform as a way to 'future-proof' this product for our customers."
Products currently covered under Sirit's warranty program qualify for a free upgrade. Sirit has set up a program for products that are out of warranty, whereby customers can purchase the upgrade and may also opt for an extended warranty. Customers seeking to upgrade their IN510's can contact their Sirit distributor or reseller to obtain the firmware upgrade and associated documentation.