Press release from: 09 March 2016

Smartrac Presents Belt and DogBone Inlays Based on the Latest UCODE® ICs from NXP

Amsterdam (The Netherlands), March 10, 2016 – On the occasion of LogiMAT, the International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling and Information Flow in Stuttgart (Germany), Smartrac launches new Belt and DogBone inlays featuring latest UCODE® products from NXP’s RAIN RFID chip family. While retaining the market leading features of the Belt and DogBone inlay ranges, the new inlays offer extended memory or superior cryptographic security.


UCODE 7xm and 7xm+ are the newest generation of NXP’s UCODE products, designed for applications which require extended memory, supporting 1 kbit / 2 kbit of user memory and 448 bit EPC memory. In addition, UCODE DNA is the world's first UHF IC to combine long-range read performance with cryptographic authentication.


Extending Belt and DogBone product ranges
Each IC’s product characteristics are fully leveraged in the respective Smartrac Belt and DogBone inlays as they offer compact size, high performance and are particularly suitable for automotive, industrial and supply chain applications.


Belt and DogBone also offer excellent performance on difficult-to-tag or low-detuning materials such as cardboard and plastic, and in other demanding environments.


“Being designed into Smartrac’s high performance inlays and tags, marks an important milestone in the market introduction of UCODE 7xm, 7xm+ and UCODE DNA. NXP fully endorses the high quality and performance of Smartrac products. Our successful cooperation with Smartrac will continue to drive innovation and value for end-users in areas such as smart manufacturing, smart retail, brand protection and secure asset tagging”, says Kurt Bischof, Global Senior Marketing Manager RFID at NXP Semiconductors.


“By launching Belt and DogBone inlays that incorporate some of the most advanced model options of NXP’s highly regarded UCODE ICs, we are very pleased to be able to further expanding enhanced product offerings, and together with our long-term partner NXP we are extending to additional important markets such as logistics, industrial and automotive”, says Peter Walendy, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Things Business Division at Smartrac Technology Group. 


Learn more about our innovative RFID products and solutions and explore SMARTRAC’s industrial RFID innovations @ LogiMAT, booth #4D81, 8-10 March 2016, Neue Messe, Stuttgart, Germany.


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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