Sirit Launches Plug-n-Play RFID Reader Products

Press ReleaseSirit Inc. (TSX: SI), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, today unveiled the Sirit Plug-n-Play product line – an innovative and cost-effective family of Secure Digital (SDIO) and USB based multi- protocol ‘plug and play’ products, supporting a wide range of RFID applications. By utilizing industry standard SDIO and USB interfaces and integrated readers and antennas, Sirit’s Plug-n-Play RFID products are designed to be easily installed into a broad range of devices without the need for complex engineering support or technical know-how. Accordingly everyday devices including smartphones, PDAs, handhelds, point-of-sale terminals and laptop PCs can now be quickly transformed into low cost RFID readers and writers. “Sirit’s Plug-n-Play RFID products enable virtually any device with an SDIO or USB slot to effortlessly become a multi-protocol, high frequency (13.56 MHz) RFID reader and writer,” commented Chris Leong, Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development, Sirit Inc. “While preserving existing hardware infrastructure investments and functionality, devices are instantly transformed into next-generation products such as contactless payment terminals, access control stations or ticket collection terminals.” Leong continued, “We envision implementation into many innovative applications including mobile commerce, retail store affinity programs, product authentication, healthcare and ePassports. The plug and play nature of this new Sirit product line eliminates the complexity of RFID integration thus expanding RFID beyond the engineering lab and into the mass market.” Utilizing patent-pending technology, the Sirit Plug-n-Play RFID product line supports a broad range of high frequency (13.56 MHz) transponders, tags, and smart labels including ISO 14443A/B, ISO 15693, ISO 18000-3, INSIDE PicoTag(TM), HID iClass(R), Tagsys C320, FeliCa(TM), and eNFC and supports a wide range of operating systems including Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R)/Pocket PC (2003 and up), Microsoft Windows(R) (Windows 98 and above), or Palm OS (4.2 and above). The first offerings in the Sirit Plug-n- Play RFID product line include: Plug-n-Play SDIO – Integrated multi-protocol RFID reader and antenna OEM module with Secure Digital (SDIO) interface and packaging – Designed to be easily plugged into smartphones, PDAs, mobile electronics, and any other devices with a Secure Digital (SDIO) slot – Sample use cases include handheld cashless payment transaction terminals, patron management devices for admission ticket validation, mobile access control and security terminals, asset management handhelds, retail product authentication and inventory handhelds, and patient management PDAs Plug-n-Play USB – Integrated multi-protocol RFID reader and antenna with a “hockey puck” footprint packing and tethered USB interface (footprint is flexible) – Designed to be easily plugged into point of sale systems, laptops, kiosks, desktop PCs, and any other devices with a USB port – Sample use cases include point-of-sale contactless payment transaction terminals, public transit ticket collection stations, access control and security systems, asset management stations, retail product authentication and inventory kiosks, and patient management terminals Sirit Plug-n-Play RFID products are now available for purchase with a myriad of software development tools and applications. For more information, please contact Sirit’s Plug-n-Play Sales team (via e-mail: or phone: 1.877.PNP.RFID/1.877.767.7343 or (972) 243.7208)) or visit the Sirit booth No. 401 at the RFID World 2006 exhibition February 27 – March 1, 2006 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, TX. For more information on the Sirit Plug-n-Play series, visit About Sirit Inc.(TSX: SI) is a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader technology worldwide. Harnessing the power of Sirit’s enabling-RFID technology, customers are able to more rapidly bring high quality RFID solutions to the market with reduced initial engineering costs. Sirit’s products are built on more than 12 years of RF domain expertise addressing multiple frequencies (LF/HF/UHF), multiple protocols and are compliant with global standards. Sirit’s broad portfolio of products and capabilities are easily customized to address new and traditional RFID market applications including Supply Chain & Logistics, Cashless Payment, Access Control, Automatic Vehicle Identification, Inventory Control & Management, Asset Tracking and Product Authentication. For more information, visit

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