HID Global Continues Expansion of the World’s Most Advanced Portfolio of General-Purpose UHF Tags with Its New SlimFlex™ Tag

New Pliable, RFID Tag Mounts Securely to Irregular Surface, Enabling More Placement Options for Broadband UHF Transponders; Expands Market Opportunities with New Applications for Tags

IRVINE, Calif., November 29, 2011HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today introduced the latest addition to its portfolio of advanced, general-purpose UHF transponders, the SlimFlex™ tag. This innovative tag design enables more placement options for broadband UHF transponders, expanding the market potential with new applications for the tags and reinforcing the company’s commitment to leadership in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

“HID Global recognizes that UHF technology can vastly improve data collection speed and accuracy in RFID applications,” said Richard Aufreiter, director of product management for Identification Technologies with HID Global. “Now, the new SlimFlex tag will allow placement of UHF transponders where standard UHF hard tags fail, opening up new market opportunities for a broader range of applications and use cases for the tag.”

The tag’s unique thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) housing mounts securely on rounded or irregular surfaces, bending without negatively affecting tag performance. The SlimFlex tag allows data to be read and written from distances up to 19.7 ft (6 m) when mounted to any wood or plastic surface. With its flexible housing, the tag conforms to surface contours and can be securely attached with industrial adhesives or screwed into place via pre-drilled holes.

The tag’s UHF technology enables anti-collision functionality, fast data-rate communication and password data protection for precise, reliable reading and updating of each tag’s 512-bit user memory. SlimFlex tags are compliant with EPC global-certified UHF Class 1 Gen 2 readers and modules, and deliver broadband capability for worldwide operations.

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About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.