Passive RFID Using UHF Delivers Long-range Benefits in the IoT

Kathrein RFID

"For consumers, the impact of the IoT may be summarised as greater convenience, for example, many people now use contactless payment, something that is enabled by short-range RF communications between a payment terminal and a bank card, mobile phone or smart watch equipped with the same technology. Recently, the introduction of Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID technology has extended that potential" - by Costica Dima, Technical Marketing Manager, RFID, Avnet Silica.

The system brings together the RRU 4500 UHF RAIN RFID Reader Unit developed by Kathrein, with the IDePLATE and IDeSTIX from Tönnjes, which is also RAIN RFID compliant and enabled by the ‘UCODE DNA’ UHF RFID integrated solution developed by NXP. The IDePLATE is a number plate which replaces the vehicle’s existing plate, and contains the passive UHF RFID chip, while the IDeSTIX contains the same technology housed in a simple label that is attached to the inside of the vehicle’s windscreen.

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About Kathrein

Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable high-quality communication technologies. 
The company is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Its ability to provide solutions and services enables people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from mobile communication, RFID and special solutions, to satellite reception and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion
and family-owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since
1919. The company takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality.
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