Press release from: 17 October 2012

One Billion SMARTRAC RFID Inlays and PRELAM® Products Employing Wire-embedding Technology Supplied

SMARTRAC N.V., the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, announced that it has produced and supplied more than one billion RFID inlays and PRELAM® products manufactured with its patented wire-embedding technology.

SMARTRAC’s proprietary and patented wire-embedding technology has proven itself to be the manufacturing technology of choice for contactless antennas with the highest product performance for high-profile applications. Card manufacturers and players in the high-security printing industry consider wire-embedding technology the de-facto standard for products which have to fulfil the highest quality, reliability, and durability requirements.

RFID inlays and PRELAM® products employing wire-embedding technology are used for the production of high-security documents such as e-passports, RFID-based national ID Cards, electronic permanent resident cards, etc. SMARTRAC’s wire-embedding products have also proven their superiority in the contactless payment industry, in automated fare collection, loyalty programs, and multi-application cards.

“Wire-embedding has been one of the drivers of success for RFID in several application fields. We are proud to have reached the production milestone of one billion products with wire-embedding and would like to sincerely thank our customers and business partners for their support and contribution to our success over the past years,” said Martin Kuschewski, Member of the Group Executive Team and Head of Business Unit eID.

Relying on RFID inlays and PRELAM® products manufactured with SMARTRAC’s proprietary and patented wire-embedding technology not only provides customers with superior products but also ensures security in terms of the underlying technology concept, patents, and manufacturing competence.

SMARTRAC will continue to nurture wire-embedding technology in the future in order to advance it to the next level of technological excellence. The latest results will be presented at the upcoming major trade fairs this fall.

About SMARTRAC:


SMARTRAC is the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID and NFC transponders and inlays. The company produces both ready-made and customized transponders and inlays used in access control, animal identification, automated fare collection, border control, RFID-based car immobilizers, contactless payment cards, electronic product identification, industry, libraries and media management, laundry, logistics, mobile and smart media, public transport, retail, and many more.

SMARTRAC was founded in 2000, went public in July 2006, and trades as a stock corporation under Dutch law with its registered headquarters in Amsterdam. The company currently employs some 4,000 employees and maintains a global research and development, production, and sales network.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Tanja Moehler
Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing
SMARTRAC N.V.
Phone: +31 20 30 50 157
Email: tanja.moehler@smartrac-group.com
Internet: www.smartrac-group.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SMARTRAC_NV

Forward-looking statements:
To the extent that this press release contains forward-looking statements, such statements are based on assumptions, planning, and forecasts at the time of publication of this press release. Forward-looking statements always involve uncertainties. Business and economic risks and developments, the conduct of competitors, political decisions, and other factors may cause the actual results to be materially different from the assumptions, planning, and forecasts at the time of publication of this press release. Therefore, SMARTRAC N.V. does not assume any responsibility relating to forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Furthermore, SMARTRAC N.V. does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

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