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New UHF RFID Gen2 High Performance and Affordable Integrated Reader and Antenna


August 28, 2009

Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) today announced a breakthrough in performance reliability and cost with its CS203 integrated reader and antenna.

“The CS203 is extremely cost effective and performs excellently allowing us to deliver a range of solutions at an extremely low Total Cost of Ownership to our clients. In particular we have had excellent results using the CS203 for Personnel Tracking, with the reader placed in the ceiling above doorways, combined with a Battery Assisted Passive (BAP) tag worn on a lanyard around the neck. Read rates of 100% have been achieved for all tests to date”, said Kevin Cohen CEO of Ramp RFID Solutions (www.ramp.com.au)

“After we launched the award winning CS101 handheld reader, we came back to many of you with a brief survey asking for what products do you want us to design next. The overwhelming majority of you said, “An all weather and affordable integrated UHF reader and antenna”. We listened!” said Jerry Garrett, Managing Director of CSL.

The CS203 product has Power over Ethernet, has a design rating of IP68 for outdoor operating environments and passed Mil Standard 810 testing.

CSL’s suggested manufacturer’s retail price for the CS203 is US$700.00.

“We received the CS203 reader and it worked out of the box seamlessly. Our engineers demonstrated the operations of the unit to us and compared to the other readers, this reader’s performance was superior.”, said Edwin Winder, EVP Sales and Marketing of Keytone Technologies (www.keytonetech.com).

About Convergence Systems Limited: Founded in 2000, Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) is a leading engineering company and manufacturer of RFID (radio frequency identification) readers, antennas, RFID modules, and RFID tags. CSL’s readers have built-in middleware and edge server application software supporting iPx and EPC Gen2 specifications. CSL was established to deliver a broad portfolio of RFID products to distributors and system integrators in logistic management, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, access control, asset and security management, transportation, and retail industries around the world. CSL is a member of EPCglobal. www.convergence.com.hk

CSL is affiliated with Chung Nam Electronics (CNE) and is a member of the Chung Nam Group. The group was founded in 1935 and has over 12,000 employees with global operations. CNE is a value-added Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Company with OEM and ODM capabilities. CNE provides total outsourcing solutions to international clients through value engineering and interactive design. Specializing in RF & wireless technologies, CNE’s products include: RFID tags and readers, 802.11 a/b/g/n Network Interface Modules/Cards, Wi-Fi Internet Radio Products, RF Point-Of-Sales System and GPS/GSM tracking systems.


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