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Impinj Announces GrandPrix™ "Dock Door to Front Door" RFID Evaluation Kit

Jun 04, 2007

Integrated Product Suite Facilitates UHF Gen 2 Pallet-, Case-, and Item-Level Application Testing

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequencyidentification (RFID) tag chip and reader supplier Impinj, Inc. todayannounced the availability of the GrandPrix™ Evaluation Kit enablingVARs, system integrators, test laboratories and end users to assess thecompany's far-field and near-field UHF RFID solutions for pallet-, case-,and item-level tagging applications.

The first suite of UHF RFID assessment products and tools to includeitem-level testing capability, the GrandPrix Evaluation Kit comprises:

  • 1 Speedway® UHF Gen 2 reader with power supply
  • 2 far-field antennas
  • 1 Brickyard™ near field antenna
  • Sample pack of Monza™ chip-powered UHF Gen 2 tags for pallet-, case-, and item-level tagging applications provided by Impinj tag and inlay partners
  • MultiReader™ host application software
  • Supporting documentation, including the Speedway Quick Start Guide and the Speedway User Guide
"The RFID industry has been anticipating a UHF item-level evaluationplatform to kick off a whole new round of test cases and pilots," saidLouis Bianchin, senior RFID analyst and program manager at VentureDevelopment Corporation. "The Impinj GrandPrix Evaluation Kit is aninteresting development because it facilitates the evaluation phase ofusing UHF Gen 2 for item-level tagging."

"The GrandPrix Evaluation Kit gives customers everything they need toanalyze the power of our UHF Gen 2 solution, particularly for near-field,item-level RFID applications," said Mendy Ouzillou, product line directorof RFID reader products at Impinj. "The kit installs quickly, is easy touse and provides meaningful, application-specific evaluation data for allRFID use models from the dock door to the front door."

Impinj sells the GrandPrix Evaluation Kit for $3,250 to qualified partnersand customers in North America (part number IPJ-D1000-USA) and Europe (partnumber IPJ-D1000-EU1). For additional information, visit

About Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patentedSelf-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables two synergistic business lines:high-performance RFID products and semiconductor intellectual property(IP). A leading contributor to the RFID standards for high-volumesupply-chain applications worldwide, Impinj leverages technical expertiseand industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ solution, comprisingtags, readers, software, and systems integration to offer RFID that justworks™. Impinj licenses innovative IP products, core to the company'sRFID tags, to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them toseamlessly integrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog anddigital functionality on a single chip. Impinj's IP products include thepopular AEON® family of embeddable cores, which provide rewriteable NVMtechnology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information,

Impinj, Speedway, Self-Adaptive Silicon, GrandPrix, Monza, Brickyard,MultiReader, AEON, and "RFID that just works" are either registeredtrademarks or trademarks of Impinj, Inc.

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