WESTPORT, Conn. -- SecureRF Corporation today announced the immediate availability of its LIME Tag(TM) with Onboard Security(TM) and cold chain management features. This battery-assisted passive tag uses SecureRF's breakthrough in security technology that authenticates and encrypts data communications on the tag itself-an industry first. It is an item-level solution that provides tamper-proof data storage on the tag, and ensures privacy by allowing only authorized readers access to sensitive information. The LIME Tag will also help pharmaceutical manufacturers and other cold chain distributors track and monitor product temperature history.
"We are very excited to release our EPCglobal Gen 2 tag that delivers the much-needed security demanded by many high value supply chains today," said Louis Parks, founder and CEO of SecureRF. "Unlike other solutions in the industry that simply put encrypted data on a tag, making them easily copied or cloned, our technology makes the tag an active participant in authenticating and protecting its contents."
The company's strong LIghtweight Multistream Encryption Tag (LIME Tag) is based on SecureRF and industry standard security protocols. SecureRF's solutions include integration technology that allows its tags to be used with most of today's Gen 2 compliant readers without the need for firmware upgrades. This will allow currently deployed systems to easily upgrade to a fully secured supply chain with little cost or change to their current network.
Mike McGregor, formerly a lead RFID chip designer at Alien Technology Corp. and one of the industry's foremost RFID chip engineers, is in charge of creating the new LIME Tag. SecureRF's founders include three world-class mathematicians/cryptographers who developed the cryptographic algorithm.
"We see a growing need for strong RFID security solutions in several areas including high value supply chain, asset management and border security, and SecureRF's linear-based technology is one of the few solutions responding to that need today," said Michael Liard, research director, RFID and contactless, ABI Research.