WJ Announces the MPR 5000 -- A Multi-Protocol EPC Class 0/1 RFID Card with Integrated Antenna in a PCMCIA Type II Package.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Provides a Simplified RFID Reader Building Block and is an Excellent Small Business and Software Development Platform
WJ Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:WJCI WJCI WJ Communications, Inc ), a leading designer and supplier of RF semiconductors and multi-chip modules, today announced another major milestone for small RFID readers -- the multi-protocol MPR (MultiProtocol Router) Software from Novell that provides router capabilities for its NetWare servers. It supports IPX, IP, AppleTalk and OSI protocols as well as all the major LANs and WANs. 5000 RFID Card with integral antenna. The MPR 5000 RFID Card is Type II PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, San Jose, CA, www.pcmcia.org) An international standards body and trade association that was founded in 1989 to establish a standard for connecting peripherals to portable computers. PCMCIA created the PC Card. See PC Card. compatible and operates with the EPCglobal(TM) Class 0 and Class 1 RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. standards. The reader works in Type II PCMCIA card sockets. It is an ideal platform for OEMs, systems integrators and others developing host API software for printer, handheld, fixed and other integrated RFID end-products using WJ's recently announced Multi-Protocol MPR 6000 RFID Card. The MPR 5000 is also well matched to small and mid-sized business needs and as such makes RFID more affordable and accessible to such businesses. The Type II PCMCIA package ensures ease of use -- just insert the MPR 5000 card into a PCMCIA Type II slot, load WJ's driver and then read and write tags. WJ will be demonstrating the MPR 5000 at the 2004 EPC (1) (Entertainment PC) See HTPC.
(2) (Electronic Product Code) A standard code for RFID tags administered by EPCglobal Inc. (www.epcglobalinc.org). Global US Conference held at the Baltimore Convention Center The Baltimore Convention Center is a convention and exhibition hall located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. It is managed and operated by the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, a semi-private association started in 1980 by former Baltimore mayor William Donald in Baltimore during September 28-30, 2004, booth #505. Production shipments begin in Q4, 2004, and orders are now being accepted via WJ's worldwide distributor Richardson Electronics (www.rell.com).
"The MPR 5000 with its integral antenna places easy to use RFID technology in the hands of users for a wide array of applications. This will enable value-added resellers (VARs), reader manufacturers, system integrators and small business owners to rapidly develop and deploy RFID reader end-products," said Michael Farese, Chief Executive Officer and President for WJ Communications. "The MPR 5000 can immediately bring RFID capability to PCMCIA equipped laptops and PDAs stimulating many new applications and the rate of RFID adoption."
The MPR 5000 is based on the EPC Class 0 and EPC Class 1 protocols and includes a WJ-designed antenna. Each MPR can read EPC Class 0 and EPC Class 1 tags and program/write EPC Class 1 tags. The MPR 5000 has been tested with various RFID tag brands and types including 64-bit and 96-bit formats. The compact PCMCIA type II form factor is realized using highly integrated WJ semiconductors. The MPR 5000 is ideal for OEMs looking for Looking for
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About WJ Communications
WJ Communications Inc. is a leading RF semiconductor company focusing on the design and manufacture of high-quality devices and multi-chip modules (MCMs) for telecommunications systems worldwide. WJ's highly reliable amplifier, mixer, RF IC and MCM (MultiChip Module or MicroChip Module) A chip package that contains several bare chips mounted close together on a substrate (base) of some kind. products are used to transmit and receive signals that enable current and next generation wireless and wireline services. For more information visit www.wj.com.
PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (body, hardware, standard) Personal Computer Memory Card International Association - (PCMCIA, or "PC Card") An international trade association and the standards they have developed for devicies, such as modems and external hard disk drives, that can be plugged into notebook ) is an international standards body and trade association with over 200 member companies that was founded in 1989 to establish standards for Integrated Circuit cards and to promote interchangeability among mobile computers where ruggedness, low power, and small size were critical. PCMCIA promotes the interoperability of PC Cards not only in mobile computers, but in such diverse products as digital cameras, cable TV, set-top boxes, and automobiles. For more information visit http://www.pcmcia.org/index.htm.
About EPC Global
EPCglobal Inc. is a joint venture between EAN EAN
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