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Motorola Tops New ABI Research Passive UHF Handheld RFID Reader Vendor Matrix Ranking
[March 03, 2010]

Motorola Tops New ABI Research Passive UHF Handheld RFID Reader Vendor Matrix Ranking

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Motorola Inc. has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research.

Convergence (News - Alert) Systems Limited (CSL) and Psion Teklogix Inc. claimed the second and third spots in the company's new worldwide evaluation of passive UHF RFID handheld reader vendors.

The Vendor Matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI Research (News - Alert) to provide a clear understanding of vendors' positions in specific markets. Vendors are assessed on the important parameters of "innovation" and "implementation" across several criteria unique to each vendor matrix. Although taken into consideration under certain criteria, product performance benchmarking is not a focus of this Vendor Matrix.

"Mobile computing, bar code scanning, and RFID are highly complementary technologies and major strengths for Motorola (News - Alert), helping drive handheld product innovation within the organization," states Michael Liard, RFID Practice Director. "The company's global reach, partner/customer support capabilities, installed base, and an approach to RFID that cuts across many industries while addressing the needs of verticals all helped bolster the overall implementation score relative to the competition." For this particular matrix, under "innovation," ABI Research examined the vendor's product offering mix and the readers' overall designs, GUI and/or user input configuration, and critical performance enhancements such as battery life expectancy, antenna design, and wireless connectivity options. The vendors' industry leadership, influence, and knowledge transfer were evaluated, as well as their perceived strength and innovation in engineering.

Under "implementation," ABI Research scrutinized the vendors according to the following criteria: manufacturing capabilities and strategy; pricing strategy and perceived price-to-value quotient; overall market position, leadership, and strength; perceived strength within verticals and/or applications targeted/served; persistent market presence and experience; partner strategy, approach, and support capabilities; scope of distribution channels; and go-to-market strategy and approach.

To view a chart showing the rankings of the seven firms in this Vendor Matrix, please visit "Passive UHF RFID Handheld Reader Vendor Matrix" ( Registration on the ABI Research website (free) is required. Access to the rankings and profiles of all companies surveyed is available to clients of ABI Research.

This Vendor Matrix forms part of ABI Research's RFID Research Service ( For a list of all ABI Research Vendor Matrices, please visit Vendor Matrices (

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team of experts advise thousands of decision makers through 27 research and advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit, or call +1.516.624.2500.

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