FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, has announced today that it is now shipping its new Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID tags for industrial garments and flat linens as well as its new Fashion tag for formal wear, high fashion apparel, garments, and accessories. The new Fujitsu WT-A522L and WT-A522LA Fashion tags, which are about the size of a typical shirt collar stay, are virtually imperceptible when installed in the sheerest of garments. For industrial applications, Fujitsu is introducing the new, ultra-rugged, WT-A533 tag for industrial linen processes. Fujitsu will be showing the new family of washable RFID tags at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 on May 3-5, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in booth # 512.
Unlike most garment RFID tags, this new WT-A522L Fashion tag is made from transparent materials and is virtually invisible when sewn into clothing or accessories. From fine silks and lace to sheer gowns, the new Fashion tag provides Fashion Designers and Retailers protection against counterfeiting and fraud. Fashion apparel and formal wear rental enterprises will also benefit by providing precise tracking of rental garments and accessories at the item level, without having to unbox and individually read a bar code. The new Fujitsu Fashion tag is designed for permanent installation into fashion apparel, suits, formal wear, and jeans. Measuring only 55mm x 10mm x 0.3 mm, the WT-A522L tag can easily be sewn into hems, seams, or under manufacturers’ labels and is home wash, dry-clean, and ironing safe. Fujitsu will also offer the WT-A522LA with a strong adhesive for attachment to shoes, handbags, and accessories.
For industrial garment and linen applications, Fujitsu is announcing the new WT-A533 Linen tag for heavy-duty industrial laundry applications. The new Linen tag has an advanced mechanical design which gives it extra strength and reliability in heavy-duty industrial garment and flat linen applications. Customers will have the ability to perform bulk reading of hundreds, even thousands, of articles simultaneously in seconds with very high reliability and reading density. Bulk reading enables streamlined automated processes and significant reductions in labor costs compared to HF systems which require single or small quantity processing. The WT-A533 tag is the same size and has the same soft exterior as its predecessor, the WT-A522, but has increased reading range and rugged durability.
“UHF RFID technology will significantly reduce the labor cost compared to single garment processing at tuxedo and high fashion rental companies. Also, fraud and counterfeiting in high fashion apparel is on the rise. Including an ‘invisible’ RFID tag in high-value garments and accessories will provide positive confirmation of an item’s authenticity and also help reduce incidents of fraud,” said Randy Fox, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “The WT-A533 Linen tag and the WT-A522L Fashion tags provide any garment manufacturer, rental or laundry operation one-stop shopping for all of their RFID needs”.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com
About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA) provides market-focused IT solutions that enable customers to achieve their business objectives through integrated offerings for self-checkout and currency management solutions, kiosks, mobile, RFID, and biometric authentication technology. FFNA delivers industry-specific solutions for the manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and enterprise and communications sectors throughout North America. FFNA is headquartered with operations and product development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.
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