CSL Signs Synergy RFID Inc. as Stocking Distributor for Northern and Latin American Regions
Convergence Systems Limited’s advanced RFID solution provides Synergy RFID’s VARs and ISVs in the Americas region with a complete package of UHF products.
Tokyo Hospital Tracks Equipment via RFID-Enabled Shelving
Tokyo’s St. Luke’s International Hospital has completed a pilot of RFID technology to track the movement of equipment. The facility found that the technology identified stock levels at each of its wards in real time, and reduced the number of staff visits to the central clinical engineering room by approximately 55 percent. The technology, known as Recopick, is provided by Japanese carbon-fiber and plastics technology company Teijin Ltd.
Forensics Lab Piloting RFID System for Automated Supply Tracking
To make the management of its equipment and evidence automatic, HFSC is piloting an ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification system, initially to track lab equipment and supplies. In the long run, the same technology will automatically track and manage the locations of firearms, biological evidence and evidence collected at crime scenes.
CSL Launches Affordable, Reliable UHF RFID Handheld Sled with Longest Read Range in Industry
—The powerful read range of the CS108 UHF handheld sled reader combined with a mobile device will make taking inventory counts faster than ever— HONG KONG — April 24, 2017 — Convergence Systems Limited (CSL), a global provider of passive RFID products and active RTLS equipment, today announced the CS108 UHF handheld sled reader offering […]
CSL Completes Management Buyout and Adds Strategic Investor
RFID supplier positioned for future expansion with stronger engineering and production expertise
CSL Family of RFID Antennas Are in Demand
As more industries continue to take advantage of the benefits of RFID, the technology is finding its way into a growing number of diverse applications. In order to accommodate the best fist, performance and price for each individual application, CSL offers a variety of UHF RFID antennas. CSL’s circular polarized antennas are designed to […]
CSL RTLS Wrist Tags Enable Groundbreaking Early Childhood Research Study
Personnel tracking with RFID real time location tags allow researchers to study influences on children’s physical activity to encourage healthy lifestyles
Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid RTLS
To capture the benefits of real-time location technology while overcoming traditional disadvantages, Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) offers a hybrid RTLS system that uses both passive UHF tags and active RFID technology. With CSL’s hybrid RTLS solution, assets can be tracked, located and monitored with ease and accuracy, using a system that is affordable and easy […]
CSL Introduces Innovative RFID Tag for Industrial Laundry, Leather, Textile and Uniform Management Applications
Patented metalized thread antenna RFID tag to speed, simplify and secure management of textile and garment inventories
2015 RFID Journal LIVE in San Diego
Convergence Systems Limited wants to thank all our partners and customers for stopping by our booth at RFID Journal LIVE last week. CSL featured the ruggedized CS208-3G for high performance and 3G connectivity as well as our portfolio of UHF RFID tags, readers and antennas. Visitors were happy to find stationary reader solutions from 4 […]
RFID Outclasses Manual Furniture Inventory System at USC
The University of Southern California (USC) housing office knew its housing facilities, on and off campus, had upwards of 60,000 pieces of furniture and appliances.
Volkswagen Group’s Uruguayan Importer Improves Efficiency Through RFID
For the past four years, Julio Cesar Lestido S.A., the official Uruguayan importer of cars and trucks manufactured by the Volkswagen Group, has been employing passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags to track the metal tools it uses to maintain vehicles.
CSL Offers Custom Coax Cables for RFID Antenna Cables for Variety of Asset Management and Access Control Applications
Specialty RFID antenna cables available by the meter with quick turnaround
New CS6821 Passive ID Access Card Delivers More Power and Punch
Here at CSL we’re excited to announce the new CS6821 ID access card tag, delivering much higher read range performance than previous tags. In addition to its increased power, the CS6821 tag design offers the ability for hole punch on all four sides for exceptional versatility. The new CS6821 RFID tag has a read range […]
New and improved support for customers and software developers!
Recently we focused on updating our support section for product guides, software downloads and demo applications. Here’s a quick list on some of our recent changes. Please check out the latest changes in our support and download section: 1) Re-organized download sections for General User and for Developer. General User section contains installers and documents […]
ISA Boutique Tracks Inventory, Shopper Behavior Via RFID
The Hong Kong retailer is installing CSL readers and antennas in its display cabinets and on its sales counters, so that it can track when jewelry is removed, returned and purchased
Top 10 Applications of RFID in Manufacturing
As RFID technology continues to advance, new solutions are constantly being developed to enable the benefits of improved efficiency and productivity across a range of industries. Manufacturing was one of the first industries to explore the capabilities of RFID more than two decades ago, and yet applications in this sector are still progressing all the […]
RFID Smart Shelves Deliver Valuable Data on Retail Shoppers
Alpha Solution partners with CSL to offer smart inventory, security solution with added benefit of consumer market research
Mapúa Institute of Technology Streamlines Library Processes with Automated UHF RFID Solution
Service provider ClarIDy Solutions, Inc. relies on CSL to deliver UHF RFID readers and antennas for automatic library project
CSL RFID Solutions for Internet of Things at Computex 2014
We just returned from a very successful week at the Computex Taipei exhibition — Asia’s largest information and communications technology (ICT) show and the second largest in the world. CSL RFID readers, RFID antennas and RFID tags were on display in the ClarIDy booth in Exhibition Hall 3 where all manner of smart, connected technologies […]
XpresSystems Uses RFID To Help Customers Clean Up With Automated Car Wash
Cost-effective system leverages all-weather CS203 integrated RFID fixed reader to boost revenue, speed return on investment, build customer loyalty
CSL Creates Dual Mode RFID Access Card
Wow, the innovation just keeps on happening at CSL. The latest Dual Mode RFID Access Card product was based on a customer request, so CSL developed a series of access control ID cards with dual UHF and HF RFID frequencies. For long range access control, the card utilizes the UHF signal boosted with Battery Assisted Passive […]
RFID Journal LIVE 2014 Show Report
CSL just returned from a very successful RFID Journal show in Orlando, Florida. Joining CSL this year was Roc Lastinger, one of our new VARs that has been providing projects for healthcare and cold chain transportation. There was close to 3,000 attendees and we received some high quality sales leads for the new products as […]
CSL Delivers 3G Connectivity to Intelligent RFID Fixed Reader
New CS208-3G RFID fixed reader is a truly intelligent integrated reader with an embedded edge server and diverse connectivity options including 3G Wireles
XpresWash Uses RFID to Increase Clients ROI and Revenue
TransTech partner XpresSystems has developed an innovative automated system that uses tamperproof UHF RFID tags at a point of sale, coupling the tag ID with a specific customer’s billing profile. As customers pass through a carwash tunnel equipped with a CS203 reader, the tag is read and the customer can be automatically billed for the […]
Big Wheels Keep on Rolling with the CS101 RFID Handheld Reader
A significant element of any successful logistics operation is safety. When vehicles hit the road, the last thing you want is a break-down or a tire blowout. Fortunately, Americas Technologies Solutions Corp (ATS) has developed an EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID tire tag that enables quick and easy monitoring of tire condition. Designed to […]
CSL Upgrades RFID Fixed Reader Platform Performance for the Best Total Cost-Performance Solution Worldwide
New ultra high-performance and feature-rich CS469 RFID fixed readers surpass other global enterprise fixed readers at lower price
RFID Heating Up Global Cold Chain
RFID use in cold chain, has been moving slowly mainly due to high costs and the criticality of the technology. However, the implementation of various government mandates related to food safety and drug traceability in the U.S. and Europe, have injected new life into the market. Frost & Sullivan’s Strategic Analysis of RFID in Cold […]
RFID Vehicle Tracking Solution Keeps Bangalore Buses Rolling on Schedule
Convergence Systems Limited and ABLogics develop automated RFID system to ease delays and combat congestion for public transportation
How Does EPC Work, And Why Should You Care?
What? EPC is short for Electronic Product Code. Its standards are created and run by EPCGlobal, made up of the same people who created the Barcode standards. In fact, an EPC works a lot like a barcode, but is much more powerful. An EPC is a number used to uniquely identify a specific product. Unlike […]
Combined RTLS and Passive RFID Technologies Create Unique Inventory Management Solution for Steel Plant
Convergence Systems Limited delivers custom inventory management system to speed up production and improve overall plant productivity for China Steel Structure Company
Connecting to a CSL 203 Demo
Sometimes, when you’re trying to connect to the CS 203 via the instructions we laid out here, you may find that when you search for it , it can’t be found. The most common issue is in your IP address setup. Convergence’s demo applications that connect with the CS 203 require that your computer and […]
CSL CS6720 Vehicle Access Control Label
CSL’s Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Label provides automatic vehicle identification (AVI) with the speed, read distance, and security capability to meet electronic vehicle recognition (EVR) standards. The VAC Label provides security features such as tamper resistance, tamper evident, and non-cloneable RFID identification. The VAC label is designed to mount inside of windshields of cars, buses […]
CSL’s Windshield RFID Label Speeds Past Competition for Automatic Vehicle Identification
CSL’s Windshield RFID Label provides fast and long-range automatic vehicle identification that drives mobility, efficiency, and security for the transportation and security industry.
Intro to the CS101 Temperature Tag App
The CS101 is capable of reading Temperature Sensor Tags (part #CS8300-2), which send information about what the temperature is in/around the tag. After installing the CSL Temp Tag App on the CS101, you can enable this capability and read these tags. Here is a quick introduction to this application: At first when you start up the […]
Battery Assisted Passive RFID Technology Brings Low Cost Smart Temperature Monitoring To Cold Chain
CSL’s RFID temperature sensor portfolio makes cold chain temperature monitoring at the carton and item level convenient and affordable with their UHF EPC Class 3 Gen 2 Temperature Sensor Tags. Designed for operating under difficult and harsh cold chain environments, CSL’s Temperature Sensor Tags have the ability to monitor cold chain temperatures in cold storage applications, […]
Connecting to CS468 through USB
You can connect to CS468 through USB. At the moment, USB access is only available using the Java version of the demo application. By default, the reader is being configured to be in Ethernet mode. You can change that by: Download the latest CS468 Java demo from CS468 Download Area Search and connect to the […]
How to upload tag data being captured by CS101 to a SQL server
The TagToSQL demo app allows you to send/receive tag data from SQL server. CS101TagToSQL Make sure that your CS101 is connected to the network through wifi and can have access to the SQL server. Whatever you have typed in for “SQL Settings”, those have to be prepared ahead of time by you. As an example […]
CS101 TagToKeypress Demo Application
TagToKeyPress translates the RFID/barcode to keystrokes on the CS101, then can be input to a different application. Features Print the first RFID tag received to the cursor. Print the RFID tag with highest received singal strength index to the cursor. Print the barcode being scanned to the cursor. Power adjustment Barcode configuration. “Continuous Read” mode, […]
Bringing the CS461 to factory default by going through factory upgrade
Please only try this recovery method if the reader is unable to boot up normally. Please find the CS461 Factory Upgrade package from: CS461 Factory Upgrade Package Please install the application provided. You will need: a DB-9 cable going from the serial port on the reader to the COM port of the PC an Ethernet […]
SD card not detected on the CS101
When you push the SD card into the slot, could you feel that the card was hard to be inserted or the card could not come in and/or smoothly? It is possible that some dirt or very small items were in the way and causing contact issues. If possibly, please try looking into the slot […]
Connecting multiple reader (CS203/CS468) to the same PC for reading tags
Download the latest CS203 .NET Callback API Demo Application from: CS203 Download Area Within the package, you will find a demo called CS203 Multireader Demo under the directory “\CS203 Proj\CS203 MultipleReader”. You can also find the installation msi under the “CS203 Release Binaries” directory. This will allow you of connect to multiple CS203 reader and […]
Sample code for accessing CS461 high-level API under Linux
Sample code for accessing the CS461 high-level API (HTTP commands) under Linux using the gcc toolchain. This is a Eclipse project that shows how to initiate commands and logging into the reader. CS461LinuxDemo.tar.gz
Accessing the CS203/CS468 through low-level (direct TCP/UDP command) API with C/Java
Download the latest CS203 low-level API package from the following location: CS203 Download Area Minimum requirements RFID firmware to v1.3.85 or above TCP firmware to v2.18.0 or above Instruction and product specifications are also being attached. The low-level API package includes source code in C intended to be run on Linux-based host with gcc compiler. […]
Pilots of CSL’s Battery-Assisted Passive UHF RFID Card Underway
Several dozen sites, including a large U.S. retailer and a private school in India, are testing CSL’s tag, which offers a read range of up to 80 feet without obstructions, and about 15 feet when attached to a person’s body.
Impinj and Convergence Systems Limited announce OEM licensing agreement for RFID readers
February 6, 2006 Impinj and Convergence Systems Limited announce OEM licensing agreement for RFID readers. Leading RFID Solutions Provider to License Key Technology to Hong Kong RFID Products Manufacturer. Impinj, Inc., the fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its two business lines: semiconductor intellectual property and high performance radio frequency identification (RFID) […]
Broad participation in Savi Technology’s licensing program helps energize a maturing market for active RFID
January 11, 2007 Savi Technology, a provider of active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based supply chain solutions, today announced that Convergence Systems Limited has licensed its active RFID technology, signaling a maturing market for the RFID industry. As participants in Savi’s licensing program, the companies will gain access to Savi’s intellectual property for active RFID products, […]
CSL CS461 Fixed Reader Granted China RFID Certification
November 14, 2007 Convergence Systems Limited, a Hong Kong corporation, today announced that its passive ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Class 1,Gen2 reader has received certification for operation in China.
New UHF RFID Gen2 Handheld Reader by Convergence Systems Limited Delivers Breakthrough Performance
October 29, 2008 CSL unveils price structure of industry’s first affordable high-end handheld reader. New UHF RFID Gen2 Handheld Reader by Convergence Systems Limited Delivers Breakthrough Performance. CSL unveils price structure of industry’s first affordable high-end handheld reader RFID technology provider Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) today announced breakthrough performance for its CS101 UHF Gen2 RFID […]
CSL CS101 Handheld Reader Wins the Gold Award in HK RFID Award 2008
October 10, 2008 Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) CS101 handheld reader wins the Gold Award of Most Innovation EPC/RFID Products in HK RFID Award 2008. CSL received the award in the 8th GS1 Hong Kong Supply Chain Management Excellence Summit on 10th October 2008.
RFID Update Story: CSL Has Long Range Plans for RFID Market
April 1, 2009 Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) received a lot of attention last year when it introduced a handheld passive UHF reader with more than 30 feet of range, but as this installment of RFID Update’s series of company profiles shows, CSL’s past and future extend well beyond that product.
Launch of weight reduced CS101 in RFID Journal Live! 2009
April 22, 2009 See our weight reduced CS101 Handheld RFID Reader in our partners booths in RFID Journal Live!, Orlando April 27th – 29th, 2009.
Convergence Systems Limited and Omni ID Sign Global Distribution Agreement
May 18, 2009 RFID Technology Provider to Resell Full Omni-ID Product Line to System Integrators as its Exclusive On-Metal Tag. News Facts: • Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) a leader in the design and manufacturing of radio frequency identification (RFID) equipment, Omni-ID a leading innovator in passive ultra high frequency (UHF) tag technology, have reached a […]
Hong Kong Companies win contracts to supply Hong Kong International Airport with RFID Products and Services
June 9, 2009 Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) has been awarded by ETI Consulting Ltd (ETIC), Jardine Engineering Corporation (JEC) and Shun Hing Systems Integration Corporation (SHSI) contracts to provide the latest RFID UHF Gen 2 RFID equipment to support ETIC’s Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Software for implementation of RFID in Hong Kong International […]
CSL Exhibiting at: 2009 International RFID Technologies and Applications Show in Logistics, Manufacturing and Anti counterfeiting
June 16, 2009 Date: June 24-26, 2009 Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center CSL stall: B03+B04 Details: http://www.rfidexpo.com.cn/ENG/
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 […]
CSL CS203 Integrated Reader Wins the Bronze Award in HK RFID Award 2009
November 10, 2009 Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) CS203 integrated reader wins the Bronze Award of Most Innovation EPC/RFID Products in HK RFID Award 2009. CSL received the award in the 9th GS1 Hong Kong Supply Chain Management Excellence Summit on 10th November 2009.
CSL Product Manufacturing Featured in RFID.net Video
December 11, 2009 Convergence Systems Limited was featured in a video on RFID.net. If you did not see the video, we wanted to take this opportunity for you to see how we manufacture Convergence Systems’ CS101 handheld as well as our other high performance RFID products.
CSL Receives Frost & Sullivan’s Award for Best RFID Product Award 2009
January 6, 2010 Leading-RFID consulting firm confirms that CSL has really set a new benchmark for RFID hand-held reader performance Hong Kong, China, January 6th, 2010- Convergence Systems Limited has been awarded the 2009 Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Excellence Award for the RFID Readers Market. This award is presented to Convergence Systems […]
CSL Receives 2009 Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Grand Award for Technological Achievement
January 18, 2010 Convergence Systems Limited has been awarded the 2009 Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Grand Award for Technological Achievement. This award is presented to Convergence Systems Limited for their achievement for the RFID industry.
CSL CS203ETHER Benchmark Testing in RFID.net Video
January 26, 2010 Convergence Systems Limited’s CS203 Integrated Reader is featured in a video on RFID.net. We wanted to take this opportunity for you to see how the CS203 Integrated Reader performs.
CSL is Voted as 2009 Top Ten Most Influential International Brand Name in China RFID Industry
January 28, 2010 CSL is voted as one of the Top Ten Most Influential International Brand Name in China RFID Industry for Year 2009. This is CSL’s first time participating in this competition.
CS101 with CS501 GPS & Cellular Communication in RFID.net Video
March 1, 2010 Convergence Systems Limited’s CS101 Handheld Reader and CS501 GSM/GPRS+GPS module are featured in a video on RFID.net. We wanted to take this opportunity for you to see how the CS101 and CS501 perform.
March 2, 2010 Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) today launched a novel plug-in module that provides the Quad Band EGSM connectivity as well as GPS location data with its CS501 GSM/GPS module. “We are excited to offer this additional functionality to our customers. It helps users scan and sync inventory at remote sites having minimal IT […]
Convergence Systems Limited to Resell High Performance RFID UHF Readers
Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) announced today that it has signed a Premier Reseller Agreement with Impinj. CSL will launch the CS462 series of multi-port UHF Readers based on the new Impinj UHF readers. “Impinj has enjoyed a collaborative technical and business relationship with CSL for years”, said Scott Medford, Vice President of Sales at […]
RFID Helps Foresters Grow Koa Trees
May 14, 2010 CS101 Handheld Reader is being used by Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) to track their care and event harvesting. On a Hawaiian mountainside, RFID tags are being planted alongside saplings of an indigenous tree, to track their care and eventual harvesting. The RFID system, being used by Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH), also enables […]
Visit CSL in 2010 China Shenzhen International Internet of Thing Technologies and Applications Exhibition
June 15, 2010 CSL is exhibiting at 2010 China (Shenzhen) International Internet of Thing Technologies and Applications Exhibition. You are welcomed to visit us at booth A110, A109, A107, A106. Date: July 1-3, 2010 Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center Hall 3, China CSL stall: A110, A109, A107, A…
EPC RFID Simplifies Inventory for NASA’s Langley Research Center
November 23, 2010 CS101 Handheld Reader is being used by NASA’s Langley Research Center to track 3,000 pieces equipment at its data center, offices and laboratory, enabling it to cut the time spent taking stock of its equipment from three weeks to one day.
CSL CS790 Ultra Thin RFID Antenna
December 20, 2010 The following article and video was published on www.RFID.net introducing our new family of ultra thin antennas These antennas are based on an evanescent radio wave pattern. This means that we can give a very controllable read field in this low profile. To get the full benefits of this antenna, we also […]
Trace ID to Distribute CSL’s Products in Europe and North Africa
June 20, 2011 Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) and Trace ID have signed an exclusive Distribution Agreement to allow Trace ID to distribute CSL’s products in Europe and North Africa. CSL and Trace ID: CSL is a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art RFID UHF readers, antennas, handheld’s and RTLS active products. Trace ID, with a strong […]
CSL won the Best Supply Chain/RFID Product Award in LSCM Conference 2011
March 28, 2011 CSL won the Best Supply Chain/RFID Product at the annual Logistic and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) conference in Hong Kong. Below is a video from the event about the awarded products – CS790 ultra-thin antenna and CS468 16-port reader. The demonstration depicts real-time RFID monitoring of item level activity at the retail […]
CSL RTLS Video on RFID.Net: How to Install a RTLS
April 11, 2011 The following article and video is published on www.RFID.net introducing our new Real Time Location System (RTLS). The system is based on Time-of-Arrival system architecture and operates on a 2.4 GHz chirp radio for use in the license-free band. The system took over three years to develop and was extensively beta tested […]
Video: CSL RFID Products in Retail Applications
April 12, 2011 CSL’s industry leading RFID products featured in the below video about RFID in retail applications from RFID.NET. In this video, you will see how CSL’s products (like CS101 handheld reader, CS468 16-port reader, CS790 ultra-thin antenna etc.) can be used in the retail stores for different applications to improve the sales and […]
October 7, 2011 HONG KONG, China SAR-October 4, 2011 Convergence Systems Limited (“CSL”) has been given the Gold Award by GS1 Hong Kong for best new CS468-16 port reader and family of CS790 ultra-thin UHF antennas are combined award winners. “The creativity that went into the CS468-16 port reader and family of ultra-thin UHF antennas […]
Solutions for Retail Applications and Document Tracking using CS468 plus CS790
September 15, 2011 CSL will be showcasing along with the distributors at the 2011 China (Shenzhen) International Internet of Thing Technologies and Applications Exhibition during September 15-17. Please come see our latest products including CS468 plus CS790 at booth# A13 and B24-B25.
CSL Solves Long-Range Event and Personnel Monitoring with the Affordable BAP ID Card
CSL’s BAP ID overcomes traditional RFID card limitations to make automatic identification in large areas convenient and affordable.
BAP card from CSL provides long read range even when held very close to human body
BAP card from CSL provides long read range even when held very close to human body. By Mirco Cadamuro, Very Field ID
Connecting to a CSL CS203
Note: this walkthrough uses the CS203′s Java version of the demo. If you’d like to use the C#-based version, you can find that here. Opening a CSL CS203, you may notice that there is no software with your new integrated RFID reader/antenna. There is also no way to log in to the device using its […]
How an RFID Reader Sorts Tags
When scanning RFID tags, the RFID reader needs some way to differentiate between tags when there is more than one within its read range. An example would be if a department store employee took an RFID handheld reader (such as a CS101) and scanned a rack of jeans (all labeled with RFID tags, of course). […]
Avoiding Tag & Reader Collision
While scanning for RFID tags does your reader appear confused, unable to process the information you expect it to receive? Are there a large number of tags within the read field? If so, your RFID scanner is likely unable to decipher the information due to tag collision, a problem that arises when multiple tags are […]
Zoo Tracks Elephants Using RFID Real Time Location System
The Dallas Zoo has received praise from zookeepers around the world for their award-winning Giants of the Savanna exhibit. This unique habitat allows elephants, giraffes, and other species to roam together freely.
Dallas Zoo Tracks Elephants Using CSL Real Time Location System
The Dallas Zoo has received praise from zookeepers around the world for their award-winning Giants of the Savanna exhibit.