PR from KDDI and Hitachi just now introducing their new RFID platform via UHF, Jpn details here – http://bit.ly/9XNlOp
Hitachi, Ltd. and KDDI Corp. announce UHF belt RFID of micro and low power consumption (note 1) in the cellular phone this time The ubiquitous terminal technology equipped with reader/writer was jointly developed. This development is a result of sponsored research “Research and development of the ubiquitous terminal technology” project of the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications that has advanced it since fiscal year 2008.
Recently, the ubiquitous network technology, for example, the RFID tag and the sensor network technology leads to the productivity enhancement and the achievement of the construction of safety and the safety society etc. in wide fields of the shop floor control and the physical distribution management, etc.Convenience for the expansion of the application field high, low-cost, general terminal will be requested including individual use for the dissemination etc. by the sightseeing spot in the future. Hitachi and KDDI have worked on the research and development about an ubiquitous terminal by which the consignment from original of such a background and Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications is received, and Hitachi installs UHF belt RFID reader of micro and low power consumption that develops the technology/writer in corporate cellular phone “E05SH” of KDDI.
This time, Hitachi developed the technology of special IC chip and the module with built-in the antenna that achieved the decrease of the miniaturization and power consumption of the RFID reader/writer who was the problem in mounting on the cellular phone up to now. This module is a passive type whose communication distance is several cm active type whose (note 2) and communication distance are a lot m Service to make the expression cooperate both being possible to correspond to both of (note 3) is enabled, and a passive type achieves use in a wide region including the inside and outside the country in accordance with international standard “ISO/IEC18000-6 TypeC”.
KDDI developed the middleware that controlled the functionality expansion of the cellular phone software to mount RFID reader/writer function and the reading and writing of the RFID tag based on corporate cellular phone “E05SH”. Moreover, the application that convenience is high as it was able to access various information easily by going sightseeing and shopping was developed.
It becomes possible even for a watch that confirms the equipment management, the maintenance business of the outdoor equipment of the building and the road equipment, etc. , and the child in addition to the field of commodity inventory business in the store and the location information of the senior citizen etc. and individual use for the information acquisition in the sightseeing spot etc. to achieve a wide usage by using this terminal.