LONDON IER, a designer and manufacturer of chip and antenna assemblies (inlays) for RFID labels has signed a licence deal to use Innovision Research & Technology’s Jewel chip. The technology will be integrated within IER’s RFID labels aimed specifically at mass transit smart ticketing applications.
IER (Suresnes, France) develops RFID solutions for logistic tracking applications of textiles, packaging and baggage, contactless ticketing, asset management, traceability of animals and secure document applications.
IER already has a range of solutions for selling, dispensing and reloading tickets and cards at desk counters as well as in self-service ticket vending machines for train, underground or tramway transport, By integrating the Jewel chips in its inlays, IER intends to develop a new generation of RFID labels designed specifically for mass transit smart ticketing applications.
“The Jewel chips will allow us to target the mass transportation market with UHF inlays and labels including ISO 14443A compatible chips,” said Eric Heurtier, IER’s RFID labels sales manager.
IER recently won the contract to manufacture the RFID inlays that will be integrated into the item labels to support Marks & Spencer’s high volume trial extension of item level RFID. The trial will require almost 300 million RFID labels.
The Jewel chip from Innovision Research & Technology (Cirencester, England) measures 0.59 x 0.59mm, has a ead range of up to 10cm, with 96 bytes of user memory and use passive operation, requiring no power source.