SOURCE: Alien Technology

Alien Technology

August 21, 2012 08:00 ET

Alien Technology Partners to Develop World's First RFID Reader Network Application for iPhone

RFID Leader Collaborates With Turkey-Based Teknopalas to Develop I-Alien Reader Application That Allows Users to Read RFID Tags Without a Computer

MORGAN HILL, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - Alien Technology (http://www.alientechnology.com/), an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, today announced the availability of the world's first RFID reader network application for the Apple iPhone.

Developed with RFID partner Teknopalas of Turkey, the I-Alien ALR9900+ is a free application that monitors and controls an arrangement of one or more Alien ALR-9900+ (http://www.alientechnology.com/readers/alr9900.php) Enterprise Readers on the network via an iPhone versus having to access a computer.

The I-Alien reader application automatically detects all readers on the network and allows users to remotely manage the network, connect to selected readers, adjust antenna settings, write to tags, read tags, test performance and email results, among other actions. All actions and results are presented in an extremely simple style familiar to iPhone users.

"The I-Alien ALR-9900+ application puts control of all the readers in customers' networks in the palm of their hands where they can access real-time information on the go," said Mike Frieswyk, Alien Technology, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The industry has long sought to leverage the convergence of RFID reader technology and mobile applications, and we are pleased to partner with Teknopalas to bring this capability to the market with the core performance and reliability of Alien ALR-9900+ reader."

With the I-Alien reader application, users can monitor the electronic product code (EPC) data of tags, the speed of tag reads, tag signal strength, total unique tags in the field and more. The application also provides users the ability to write data into the EPC field of the selected tag, update protect passwords and control or modify both the power and which designated antenna is used, among other features.

Additionally, the I-Alien reader application offers users the ability to manage reader network settings, including IP settings such as fixing a static IP address or switching to dynamic addressing; saving the settings to the ROM of the reader; and even rebooting the reader, if desired.

"Teknopalas wanted to make networks of RFID readers easy-to-use and control. We therefore selected the leaders within their respective fields of performance, practicality and intuitive use. We combined Alien Technology's ease-of-use and performance with the practical, intuitive interaction style and familiar graphical user interface of the Apple iPhone and iPad," said Fahrettin Oylum, Engineering Services Director, Teknopalas. "Advanced versions of this tool have already been in use at the Turkish President House for over a year, so we know that the quality of the product available in the Apple App Store will be second to none."

The Alien ALR-9900+ Enterprise Reader enables users to deploy manageable, robust, best-in-class EPC Gen 2 RFID solutions for supply chain, manufacturing and asset management applications. The result is highly reliable, automatic data capture.

The application is now available free of charge from both the US and European Apple App Store. Search for "ialien."

About Alien Technology
Founded in 1994, Alien Technology is a leading technology and product provider of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integrated Circuits (IC), tags, readers and professional services. Alien Gen 2 products, along with software solutions from partners, help solve business problems for customers to improve productivity, processes, security and asset tracking for closed-loop and supply chain systems. These solutions are implemented in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail apparel, manufacturing, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, government and defense, and more. Alien's facilities include corporation headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA; the Alien RFID Solutions Center in the Dayton, OH region; and a sales office in Shanghai, China. Alien is a member of EPCglobal. For more information, visit http://www.alientechnology.com/.

About Teknopalas
Based in Turkey, Teknopalas was founded in 2005 in order to develop projects on RFID technologies. Teknopalas is active research and development of UHF RFID technologies and presents solutions on RFID system integration. The company has 150 employees operating in 20 countries. For more information, visit http://www.teknopalas.com.tr/.

Alien, Alien Technology, the Alien logo and Higgs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alien Technology Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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