Norsat Unveils New RFID Product Line
[Satellite TODAY 02-09-11] Norsat International’s Microwave Business Unit will now offer RFID on-metal tags and readers as part of its microwave components product line, the Canadian satellite company announced Feb. 8.
Norsat said its RFID tag could be read when adhered to metal surfaces, and aims to offer a lightweight and economical method for tracking and monitoring assets such as vehicles, baggage, products and inventory. Norsat’s RFID tag offers 512 bits of memory and a RS-232 or USB interface. The product is available in 902 to 928MHz models.
“We believe offering RFID products to our customers will act as a perfect complement to our microwave components division. We continue to listen to our customers and many expressed that asset tracking has become more of a necessity among end users. As a result, we have reacted quickly to offer RFID products in conjunction with our microwave components product line, which we believe will help us grow sales as well as retain our forefront position as an industry leader in the microwave components space,” Norsat President and CEO Amiee Chan said in a statement.