Press release from: 08 March 2016

Smartrac and Tego to Jointly Provide Highly Reliable UHF RF Solution for Challenging Industrial Environments

Amsterdam (The Netherlands), March 8, 2016 – Smartrac announces its cooperation with Tego Inc, developer and manufacturer of industrial grade RF enabled smart asset solutions. With the collaboration, Tego’s portfolio of UHF chips and software will now further enhance Smartrac’s range of solutions for the industrial sector. In addition, Smartrac will provide a selection of inlays and tags based on Tego’s rugged, high-memory UHF TegoChipTM to its global network of customers and partners.


As part of the cooperation Smartrac announces immediate availability of the Smartrac Dipole inlay based on TegoChip that is highly resistant to extreme temperatures, survives gamma radiation and electron beam sterilization, and can be tightly embedded into materials used for finished goods.


By leveraging TegoChip technology, Dipole inlays will enable digital data to survive on physical assets at the beginning of the product manufacturing process allowing additional data storage throughout the product’s lifecycle even if spanning many decades. Thus Smartrac inlays based on TegoChip also lay the foundation for a wide array of solutions that will be developed using Smartrac’s Internet of Things platform Smart Cosmos.


“Smartrac and Tego together have strong capabilities to develop solutions that meet the requirements of very demanding industrial applications” said Timothy Butler, CEO of Tego, Inc. “Tego is an innovator in rugged, high-memory RF chips, software and applications, and is happy to work with Smartrac that brings global scale, high-quality and high-quantity manufacturing capabilities and expertise to the table.”


“We are happy to work with Tego as their TegoChip technology and application software can be used for solutions to better monitor and manage parts, tools and machines, automate processes, make intelligent decisions at the point of use, and provide knowledge of history, condition and status. By combining our specific fields of expertise and experience, Tego and Smartrac will jointly provide innovative solutions previously not possible or imaginable before,” said Thomas Wythe, Vice President Sales EMEA, Intelligent Things Business Division at Smartrac Technology Group.


Learn more about the new partnership with Tego, explore the Tego demo and further Smartrac’s industrial RFID innovations @ LogiMAT, booth #4D81, 8-10 March 2016, Neue Messe, Stuttgart, Germany.

About Tego:
Tego’s smart asset solution makes businesses smarter by bringing intelligence to physical assets that exist beyond the reach of the Internet. Our wireless Radio Frequency (RF) solution manages secure data and information directly on a physical asset, collecting and managing it for IoT applications and distribution to existing cloud-based and enterprise systems. Tego provides a fully integrated and configurable platform consisting of multi-functional TegoChips, ruggedized TegoTags and Tego OS software platform. Tego also licenses its extensive IP portfolio to System on a Chip (SOC) and sensor manufacturer partners. For more information, visit us on the web at and connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.


Media contact:
Tego Inc.
LaVerne Cerfolio
Director of Marketing
Phone: +1 781 547 5680


About Smartrac:
Smartrac is the world’s leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID products and services, providing both ready-made and customized products and services suitable for a large number of applications. Smartrac makes products smart, and enables businesses to identify, authenticate, track and complement product offerings. The company’s portfolio is used in a wide array of applications: access control, animal identification, automated fare collection, automotive, border control, contactless payment, electronic product identification, industry, libraries and media management, laundry, logistics, retail, public transport, and many more. Leveraging its global R&D, production and sales network, Smartrac combines physical products with its Internet of Things platform Smart Cosmos, empowering the ecosystem of connected things. Smartrac has its registered headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter:


Media contact:
Smartrac Technology Group
Karin Fabri
Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing
Phone: +31 203 050 150

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