Press release from: 31 January 2013

SMARTRAC Complements PVC UHF Pre-Laminate Product Range

SMARTRAC N.V., the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, has complemented its range of PVC pre-laminates in the UHF frequency range.

The SMARTRAC PVC pre-laminates have been developed to address the increasing demand for UHF PVC cards with superior performance and reliability to enhance convenience in access control applications. Based on the Impinj Monza™ 4 IC passive RFID chip family (Impinj Monza™ 4D and Impinj Monza™ 4QT, in particular), the pre-laminates offer a reading distance of more than 5 meters, enabling fast and hands-free access to secured areas, gated communities, ski lifts, and many more.

The pre-laminates are produced in a multilayered PVC construction without PET layers utilizing SMARTRAC’s proven manufacturing technologies with enhanced in-house lamination process. The UHF antenna is printed with silver ink and connected to the IC using flip-chip technology. In a final production step, all PVC layers are collated and fused together under pressure and at high temperature to get a monoblock PVC pre-laminate.

The SMARTRAC PVC pre-laminates have several advantages over pre-laminates based on UHF PET inlays sandwiched between PVC layers. Fusing together the monoblock PVC structure with hot lamination results in a very compact and reliable pre-laminate which prevents bubbles on the card surface and avoids delamination issues, even after years of use. The used flip-chip technology results in superior surface quality and allows card manufacturers for example to directly print on the pre-laminate.

The SMARTRAC PVC UHF pre-laminate product family with Impinj Monza™ 4 ICs comprises:
• PVC Thinlam® with a thickness of only 300 µm
• PVC PRELAM® with a thickness of 400 µm
• PVC Clearlam made of transparent PVC with thicknesses of 300 µm or 400 µm

The complete PVC UHF pre-laminate product family is now available. SMARTRAC PVC Thinlam®, PVC PRELAM®, and PVC Clearlam are supplied in conventional card industry sheet formats.

The SMARTRAC PVC Clearlam provides optional security features such as one color logos or security marks to be included into the Clearlam during the printing process of the antenna layer.

Customized programming of the UHF chip with optional memory locking is also offered by SMARTRAC for this product family.

Further information on the SMARTRAC PRELAM®, Thinlam®, and Clearlam is available at http://www.smartrac-group.com/en/products-card-inlays.php.

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:
All forward-looking statements contained in this press release 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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