Intermec Rolls Out Intellitag Generation 2 UHF RFID Technology

12/23/2004 - Intermec Technologies Corp. introduced IntellitagTM Generation 2 UHF RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, incorporating key high-performance RFID capabilities found nowhere else. Intermec Intellitag Generation 2 RFID technology dramatically increases system performance and provides levels of reliability and functionality not found in older UHF RFID technologies. More importantly, it offers the functions and features most requested by companies implementing RFID.

“Generation 2 technology has been demonstrated and will be implemented in 2005,” said Intermec President Tom Miller. “Adoption of a common air interface protocol by organizations such as EPCglobal Inc now allows technology providers to introduce products that unleash the power of RFID. Intermec’s Intellitag RFID technology offers patented, robust and feature-rich capabilities found nowhere else. Technology providers that incorporate Intellitag Generation 2 technology into their products will build RFID systems that truly will set them apart in the marketplace.”

Intellitag Generation 2 patented RFID technology provides:

"These are the technical capabilities that allow companies to gain the true business benefits of RFID,” Miller said. “Technology providers who recognize the need to offer their customers this level of functionality will find a willing partner in Intermec. We are steadfast in our commitment to provide Intellitag’s level of reliable and high-powered Generation 2 capabilities to our partners and customers.”

In recent years, Intermec has made available on a royalty-free basis critical intellectual property to aid adoption of EPC and international RFID standards. Five key Intermec RFID inventions provide the backbone of the EPCglobal Inc Generation 2 air interface protocol and the EPC data numbering scheme. Today Intermec holds more than 140 additional RFID foundational and application patents covering many uses of RFID in supply chain applications. For example, Intermec IP covers handheld barcode scanners with UHF RFID readers, barcode printers with RFID readers and combination fixed and handheld RFID readers with wireless communication capabilities.

For information about Intermec’s RFID intellectual property licensing program, contact Intermec Vice President Mike Wills,, (513) 874-5882.

About Intermec
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, IntellitagTM RFID (radio frequency identification), mobile computing systems, bar code printers and label media. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.

To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec’s wireless technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at To learn more about UNOVA, visit

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