- February 28, 2006, pffc-online.com
DALLAS, TX—Texas Instruments (TI) and Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. demonstrated the first Electronic Product Code (EPC) Generation 2 (Gen 2) RFID strap-on-box prototypes at RFID Wolrd 2006. Using TI's Tag-it EPC Gen 2 strap, Smurfit-Stone has developed a process for attaching Gen 2 straps to printed antennas directly on a corrugated box. The company is introducing its technology to consumer products goods (CPGs) manufacturers applying Gen 2 technology to cases for supply chain tracking applications.
Tag-it EPC Gen 2 straps consist of an integrated circuit and two conducting pads, which are connected to a conductive antenna printed on packaging materials or in the face of an adhesive label.