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Press Release Intermec Technologies
Business Park Basingstoke
Road, Reading, Berkshire,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dan Brown / Doug Bentall
Mulberry Marketing Communications
+44 (0)207 928 7676
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Intermec’s IF30 RFID Network Reader Delivers High Performance in
Noisy Radio Frequency Environments
EPCglobal Gen2-certified network reader features best-in-class dense reader mode
functionality and is easily scalable with Reva Systems’ TAP
Reading, Berks 20 March 2007 – Reading and writing RFID (radio frequency identification) tags
one at a time is easy, but in a high-speed environment with multiple readers creating a “noisy RF”
environment, it’s very challenging. Intermec’s new high-performance IF30 network RFID reader
features best-in-class dense reader mode operation allowing companies to grow their RFID systems to
include multiple dock doors in close proximity.
The IF30 is designed for high-speed operations, reading tags at conveyor speeds of up to 1,600 feet
per minute and from distances up to 15 feet (4.6 metres). Its increased receive sensitivity allows it to
interrogate weaker or otherwise unreadable tags, reducing the need for exceptions handling and
slower supply chain throughput.
The affordable reader doesn’t skimp on features. Unlike many other readers, the multi-protocol IF30
has a built-in power supply and powered general purpose input/output (GPIO) circuitry, which allows
direct monitoring and controlling of peripherals, like presence detectors and signal lights, without
requiring extra devices and power supplies. The IF30 is powered by Intermec’s IM5 radio module,
which is EPCglobal Certified Compliant and Interoperable.
Intermec has partnered with Reva Systems to provide an integrated, scalable RFID infrastructure
package featuring the IF30 and the Reva Tag Acquisition Processor™ (TAP). The Reva TAP is the
industry’s first intelligent RFID device to combine real-time adaptive control of readers, location-
aware tag data processing and standards-based data services. The TAP employs complex scheduling
algorithms that work with large numbers of IF30 readers to deliver the highest levels of tag data
capture in production environments.
“By using the Reva TAP to coordinate the operation and data processing for all of the networked
IF30’s in a facility, enterprises can broadly deploy high-performance RFID infrastructures with the
lowest total cost of ownership,” said Reva Systems CEO, Tom Schuster. “The IF30’s streamlined
design and excellent performance in dense RF environments coupled with the network reliability,
management and data integration capabilities of Reva TAPs deliver a truly scalable solution that
meets the needs of the most demanding, high-speed applications.”
The IF30 reader is supported by Intermec’s RFIDeploy Services, which provides process analysis,
site analysis and installation. Services can be selected individually or a company can deploy the full
suite of services and have its system performance guaranteed for 18 months.
To support global operability the IF30 is FCC and ETSI certified, and is factory configured to operate
in RFID frequency bands 865MHz, 869MHz and 915MHz.
The IF30 is available now worldwide. Reva Systems’ Tag Acquisition Processor is available through
the Intermec product catalogue.
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage
supply chain assets. Core technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code
printers and label media. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries
worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more
information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.co.uk
About Reva Systems
Reva Systems develops RFID network infrastructure products that enable customers to rapidly deploy scalable
solutions in any environment. Reva’s standards‐based Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) products facilitate
improved system performance, manageability and security while significantly lessening implementation time
and complexity. Reva products are delivered by a global network of partners and deployed worldwide by
enterprises leveraging innovative RFID applications to generate value in diverse industries. Reva was founded
in 2004 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass. For more information, visit www.revasystems.com.