On 8 December 2016, EM Microelectronic received the Award of the “Best technological innovation for connected objects” for its em|echo circuit at the Connect+ Event in Paris, an exhibition dedicated to innovative identification solutions and smart objects.
em|echo represents the latest generation of EM Microelectronic contactless devices, bringing innovative features to the Rain RFID and NFC worlds. The chip combines two communication protocols in one single device:
- Rain RFID (also known as EPC Gen2) capable of high-speed, long range, multi-item reading operations common in today’s demanding logistics applications from production to the point of sale.
- Near Field Communication (NFC) privileged for single item, proximity range, customer related operation at the point of sale and beyond.
With a common memory area and a common unique ID are accessible through both protocols, EM- ECHO allows businesses and consumers to integrate an infinite number of everyday items into the Internet of Things (IoT). More information about em|echo can be found on echo.emmicroelectronic.com