FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, has announced today that it has improved the durability of its industry-leading WT-A522 linen tag when used in high temperature commercial laundry systems servicing the healthcare market. The improved linen tag targets laundries in Europe and other locations that service healthcare facilities who integrate industrial Autoclaves in their processes. The improved product, available this quarter, will maintain the same high readability antenna design which has made it the “go-to” linen tag for bulk reading garment and linen applications worldwide. Fujitsu will debut the improved WT-A522 tag the EXPOdetergo International in Milan, Italy, from October 3-6 at the Fiera Milano Exhibition Center in Rho – Milan, Hall 2, booth number B21.
“Our WT-A522 tag has been a breakthrough product worldwide. We have had to double our capacity for the last 3 years to keep up with demand,” said Dan Dalton, senior director of New Product Development, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “With our improved A522 tag construction, we can now expand the market in Europe that services the healthcare market which requires high temperature Autoclave sterilization.”
The Fujitsu UHF RFID linen tags are extremely soft, flexible and durable. Because of their small size, they can easily be inserted into the seam of linens and be virtually unnoticeable to the user. This makes them ideal for tracking flat linens and garments used in hospital, hotel and hospitality applications. Able to withstand the harsh chemicals associated with laundry and dry cleaning, temperatures of 140 degrees Celsius (285 degrees Fahrenheit) and the pressure of flat linen pressing and water extraction systems, the tag’s unique antenna design allows for high density bulk reading of more than 1000 tags with high accuracy. This allows linen rental groups to ensure that they have accurate accounting of their deliveries to customers as well as recouping any lost inventory.
“The improved WT-A522 linen tags are key to developing our healthcare markets in Europe and the Middle East,” said Steven Smol, Managing Director of Textilligence, Fujitsu’s master distributor in the EME region. “Fujitsu is responding to our customer demands for greater access to the stringent requirements in the healthcare markets in Europe by providing their latest technology improvements.”
Fujitsu’s UHF RFID tags permit the bulk reading of hundreds, even thousands, of articles simultaneously in seconds with a reading range of more than six feet. The Fujitsu series of UHF RFID tags represent a significant cost-saving solution compared to bar codes and other RFID systems, which require single garment processing. Fujitsu UHF RFID tags are 5.5 cm long and 1 cm wide - about the size of a shirt stay. When sewn into linens, the small, flexible, unobtrusive tags are virtually unnoticeable.
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