;
Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Higgs-4 IC with BlastWrite tag encoding for apparel market
Higgs-4 IC with BlastWrite tag encoding for apparel market
07
Apr '12
Alien Technology, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, announced the mass-market adoption of the Higgs4 UHF RFID transponder IC. Additionally, Alien is announcing previously undisclosed Higgs-4 IC features that are designed to drive down the cost-of-ownership while increasing efficiencies of RFID solutions in large, distributed enterprises involved in the mass-market application of RFID.

Higgs-4 IC optimized for broad RFID deployments with numerous features including BlastWrite mass-encoding for apparel & other growing markets.

The Higgs-4 IC further advances Alien's industry-leading read sensitivity and real-environment performance, increasing the already significant operational lead over the competition. These capabilities benefit enterprises by increasing the rate of tag reads, the distances tags can be read and the quality of reads in adverse conditions — ultimately leading to lower costs and further system efficiencies.

“The Higgs-4 IC has been thoroughly optimized for high volume applications, including an optimized memory footprint, modern serialization schemes and mass-encoding,” said Mike Frieswyk, Alien Technology, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Together, these capabilities are expected to further drive the mass adoption of RFID into the marketplace while continuing to drive up the return-on-investment for brand-owners.”

The Higgs-4 IC also addresses the increasing need for more rapid tag encoding for enterprise and retail customers while simplifying the creation and management of Serialized Global Trade Item Numbers (SGTIN). This is accomplished by:

•Significantly increased write sensitivity, enabling tag encoding with less than half the power of prior generations.
•Use of the Multi-Vendor Chip-based Serialization (MCS) mechanism – a simple, universal and industry-compliant, chip-based serialization option.
•Adoption of a pre-encoded, chip-based serialization. This completely removes the need to program any serialization into the Higgs-4 SGTIN, as the chip is delivered pre-serialized. Brand-owners may optionally write their own scheme should they wish to use non-chip-based encoding. Alien is the only current chip vendor to support the pre-encoding of chips.
•BlastWrite, a mass-encoding capability that, with a single command, writes to a large group of selected tags. This programs the non-serialized portion of the SGTIN of hundreds of tags “simultaneously.”
•QuickWrite, the capability to block-write multiple words (up to a single bank) starting at any word aligned location

This means that the SGTIN initialization is simplified to the absolute minimal time and effort, while optionally pushing the serialization complexity away from brand-owners unless they desire to manage it themselves. The serial portion is provided by Alien, the non-serialized portion is encoded using BlastWrite. This results in a SGTIN creation rate of up to 3,600 to 4,000 tags per minute.


Must ReadView All

93% remediation in Alliance-affiliated factories complete

Textiles | On 17th Dec 2018

93% remediation in Alliance-affiliated factories complete

Remediation in all the factories affiliated with the Alliance for...

Texhong Textile acquires Winnitex for HK$1350 mn

Textiles | On 17th Dec 2018

Texhong Textile acquires Winnitex for HK$1350 mn

Texhong Textile Group, one of world’s largest core spun yarn...

Courtesy: Marquee Brands

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Dec 2018

Marquee Brands acquires Dakine

Marquee Brands LLC has announced the acquisition of the Dakine brand...

Interviews View All

Smita Murarka, Amanté

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Pratik Bachkaniwala, Palod Himson Machines

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Md Hanifur Rahman, Aman Group

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Larry Fontana,

Larry Fontana

Italy-based Lafer SpA is one of the most innovative surface finishing...

Lin Jing,

Lin Jing

Jiangsu New Victor is a Chinese mechanical equipment manufacturing...

Marcus Hardelauf,

Marcus Hardelauf

Germany-based Textechno is one of the leading manufacturers of testing...

Marten Alkhagen, Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Chunyi Zhi, City University of Hong Kong

Chunyi Zhi
City University of Hong Kong

<div><b>Chunyi Zhi</b>, associate professor in the Department of Materials ...

Steve Cole, Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Varsha Wadhwa, VW

Varsha Wadhwa
VW

Coming from a family that ran a business of jute and linen mills since...

Madhu Jain, Madhu Jain

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Sonam & Paras Modi, SVA

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


December 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search