SOURCE: WJ Communications

March 08, 2006 16:14 ET

WJ Communications' UHF C1Gen2 RFID Reader Platform Stakes Lead With Semi-Active Support

Successful Interoperability Testing With Class 3 Tags From Intelleflex Demonstrated

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2006 -- WJ Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: WJCI), a leading designer and supplier of RF solutions for the wireless infrastructure and RFID reader markets, today announced that it has successfully completed interoperability testing of its multi-protocol UHF Reader Platform with Class 3 RFID tags from Intelleflex Corporation. This expands the capability of WJ's high performance reader platform to include Class 3 RFID tags in addition to EPCglobal Gen1, and C1G2 tags.

"This is a significant milestone as we continue to focus on rapidly broadening our portfolio of OEM Reader solutions and capabilities," said Bruce Diamond, President and CEO of WJ Communications. "We endeavor to offer our OEM customers complete and versatile solutions addressing multiple protocols for a wide variety of environments and applications. Class 3 readers and tags are typically intended for high value asset tracking applications. Our multi-protocol reader is capable of reading EPCglobal Class 1 Generation 2 tags as well as Class 3 tags, which gives the end user more flexibility in choosing the most cost-effective RFID solution for multiple environments."

"We are pleased to have WJ Communications, a major UHF Reader solutions provider as a partner in developing applications with a high business value. The highly capable, multi-protocol reader engine architected by WJ, coupled with the application-specific intelligence that Intelleflex embeds in the reader and tags provide an ideal platform for many vertical applications," said Richard Bravman, Chairman and CEO of Intelleflex Corp. " Applications such as asset tracking, yard management, zonal access control, etc., enabled by high-performance, long range RFID solutions, offer a compelling return on investment for customers as they seek track and trace capabilities for their assets. The backward compatibility with existing EPC standards built into Intelleflex tags and readers provide additional flexibility of mixing and matching RFID tags of different classes. We are confident of significant growth in these areas of RFID usage and look forward to continued collaboration with WJ."

About WJ Communications

WJ Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) solutions serving multiple markets targeting wireless communications, RF identification (RFID), and broadband cable. WJ addresses the RF challenges in these multiple markets with its highly reliable amplifiers, mixers, RF integrated circuits (RFICs), RFID reader modules, chipsets, and multi-chip (MCM) modules. For more information visit www.wj.com or call 408-577-6200.

About Intelleflex

Intelleflex is a Silicon Valley company focused on the next-generation of RFID systems. Intelleflex will bring to market high-performance, high-reliability, EPC™-compliant transponders and readers. Intelleflex tags will have the capability of interoperating with all EPC-compliant readers, and are targeted to provide the longest read range and the highest read/write reliability available in the industry. In addition, Intelleflex offers value-added features such as application-specific security, long battery life, and the capability to add sensors. For more information visit http://www.intelleflex.com/.

About EPCglobal

EPCglobal Inc. is a joint venture between EAN International and the Uniform Code Council (UCC). EPCglobal is leading the development of industry-driven standards for the Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) to support the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in today's fast-moving, information rich trading networks. EPCglobal is a member-driven organization comprised of leading firms and industries focused on creating global standards for the EPCglobal Network™ with the goal of increased visibility and efficiency throughout the supply chain and higher quality information flow between your company and its key trading partners. For more information visit http://www.epcglobalinc.org.

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Contact Information

  • WJCI Contacts:

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