ThingMagic offers coaxial and flat ribbon cables. The coaxial cables are used to connect antennas to the Mercury4 and Mercury5 UHF RFID readers. The flat ribbon cable is compatible with the serial data connector of the M5e family of embedded modules.
Coaxial cable offerings include:
A one foot flat ribbon cable (as is used in the Development Kit to interface with the serial port of the Mercury5e and M5e-Compact modules) is available under part number CBL-EMB-4
RFID Demand Increasing
"Month to month, we're seeing demand for RFID label applications that extend far beyond traditional retail and supply chain use. In addition to CPG suppliers, manufacturers and retailers, our RFID customers include businesses in the food industry, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and other markets, using RFID for inventory control, asset tracking, document tracking, and even patient tracking. When they see a demonstration of a 10-second RFID scan of a rack of products versus a 10-minute manual bar code scan of the same rack, they're eager to adopt RFID and customize an application for their specific use."
-- Stephen Hull, Sato America