OMRON Introduces New EPC UHF Global Reader Platform - Enables high performance reading/writing under a wide range of conditions and RFID applications in three major regions of the globe -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 2, 2006

TOKYO, Japan, August 2, 2006 – OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645; US: OMRNY) today announced its new V750 reader platform, which will support global frequency bands for the United States (915MHz), Europe (867MHz) and Japan (953MHz). The V750 series, designed and manufactured by OMRON, will be newly introduced to the European and Japanese markets, while in the U.S. it represents an expansion to OMRON’s current V740 EPC UHF reader product range.[Images]

The V750 reader platform enables high performance EPC Gen2 reading/writing and features easy set up, advanced diagnostics, self execution and RF environmental monitoring functions.

Drawing on decades of experience in the design and manufacturing of RFID systems, OMRON has introduced the V750 in response to many global customer and system integrator requests for an interrogator that can lower total installation costs, expand RFID applications and provide site analysis assistance.

The V750 runs on a light real-time operating system (RTOS) that delivers consistent, repeatable performance to meet high-line speed and I/O requirements for supply chain as well as packaging and manufacturing operations. For example, the V750 has an “optimized” implementation for tag density self adjustment which improves actual read times required for applications that have frequent changes to the number of tags being read.

The new platform supports OMRON’s recently announced scanning antenna technology that provides direction of tag travel and eliminates “null points” in the read zone to achieve significant improvement for RFID tag read reliability.

The combination of OMRON’s global frequency Gen2 inlays and the new V750 reader platform continues to underscore and expand the company's commitment to support today's worldwide business activities.

Item Specifications
Communication specification
Frequencies V750-BA50C04-US USA: 902M-928MHz (50ch, FHSS)
V750-BA50C04-EU Europe: 865.6M-867.6MHz (10ch,LBT)
V750-BA50C04-JP Japan: 952M-954MHz (9ch,LBT)
Supported Tag EPC Class1 Generation2
Antenna 4 Mono-Static
Structure/ Environmentability
Operating temperature -10 to +50℃
Protection Class IP50
Power supply Via attached AC Adopter (DC12V)
Dimensions 246×215×43.5 mm
Mounting 4 point screw
System interface
Control Port 10/100Base-T Ethernet(RJ-45) RS-232C(DB9)
Digital I/O 4 Input/ 4 Output
LED Indicator 8 Operation status
8 I/O Status
Control Method V750 Original Command/Response
Scalability 1.Software Upgradeable
2.Antenna Control Port (R.F.U.)

About OMRON

OMRON is a global leader in the field of automation with $5.7 billion in annual revenue. Established in 1933 and headed by President and CEO Hisao Sakuta, OMRON has more than 26,000 employees in over 35 countries. OMRON has been in the RFID business for over 20 years. An EPCglobal member, OMRON offers a wide range of RFID products including inlays and readers for HF (13.56 MHz), UHF (860-960MHz) and other frequencies. For more information, write to info@omronrfid.com, visit the Web site at www.omronrfid.com or contact OMRON’s regional offices: USA +1-888-303-RFID (7343), Japan +81-3-5435-2016, China +86-21-5888-1666 and EU +31-235681200.

For media related enquiries, please contact:
(In the U.S.) Dave Reiners (for OMRON RFID)
Office: 847-279-0022, ext. 233
Cellular: 224-612-0167
e-mail:(dave.reiners@techimage.com)
(Outside the U.S.)
James Seddon (james_seddon@omron.co.jp)
at OMRON Corporate Communications Department
Telephone: +81 3 3436 7202

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