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OMRON Introduces the EPC Gen 2 "Wave" Tag for RFID Applications in all Global UHF frequencies - Establishing the next level of RFID tag performance -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 14, 2006

February 14, 2006 – OMRON RFID today announced the introduction of the V750 Series Gen 2 (C1G2) “Wave” tag, designed to deliver high-read performance in all UHF RFID frequency spectrums.

UHF RFID communication bands are specified for use between 860 MHz and 960 MHz by international standards. According to OMRON RFID Chief Strategist Bill Arnold, “Acceptable read/write performance has only been possible through the use of a different tag design optimized for each regional frequency band.Demand is growing for a single RFID tag that can perform in all UHF RFID frequencies. RFID-fueled global commerce will benefit because product manufacturers can choose just one tag design for use around the world.”

Arnold continued, “OMRON RFID has a core competency in inlay antenna design. Our ability in this area is further demonstrated by the capabilities of the “Loop” tag, a class 1 inlay, designed for superior performance even when applied to substances that are RF ‘unfriendly’.” The Loop tag is available for immediate shipment.

These tags along with other Omron RFID products will be on display at the AutoID Expo, Feb 16 – 17 in Osaka, Japan, and at RFID World in Dallas, Texas, Feb 27 – March 1.

The Gen 2 “Wave” tag, designed to provide high read performance in all UHF defined communications bands is manufactured using “Jomful” a patented technology for attaching IC’s to antenna boards.

The Loop tag is ideal for pallets, cases that have metal or high moisture products and applications that need readability from multiple orientations.

About OMRON

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Omron is a global leader in the field of automation with $5.5 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. Omronhas been in the RFID business for over 20 years. An EPCglobal member,
Omron offers a wide range of RFID products including a “One Day Compliance” package, inlays, and readers for HF (13.56 MHz), UHF (915 MHz) and other frequencies.For more information, write to info@omronrfid.com, visit the Web site at www.omronrfid.com or contact Omron’s U.S. office at (888) 303-RFID (303-7343).

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