Circuit awarded 'Best Technological Innovation' at Connect+

13th December 2016
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Circuit awarded 'Best Technological Innovation' at Connect+

EM Microelectronic's EM-echo circuit was awarded 'Best Technological Innovation for Connected Objects' at the Connect+ 2016 in Paris, an annual event for innovative identification solutions and smart objects. EM-echo represents the latest generation of EM Microelectronic’s contactless devices, bringing features to the Rain RFID and NFC worlds. 

The chip combines two communication protocols in one single device:

  • Rain RFID (also known as EPC Gen2) capable of high-speed, long range, multi-item reading operations common in today’s demanding logistics applications from production to the point of sale
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) privileged for single item, proximity range, customer related operation at the point of sale and beyond

The circuit features a common memory area and an ID accessible through both protocols.

The received award highlights EM’s ability to provide a unified RFID solution for logistics and marketing departments that simplifies the lives of both small retailers and product manufacturers looking to differentiate their products.

“Congratulations to EM’s RFID team for being the recipient of the Connect+ 2016 Best Technological Innovation for Connected Objects award,” said Michel Willemin, CEO, EM Microelectronic, “this NFC-RAIN identification system has been designed for manufacturers and brands to revolutionise the world of production, logistics and distribution by expanding product visibility beyond the point of sale.”


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