MATRIX exhibits at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas.

Hands-free office entry/exit control systems and movement tracking systems

Trigger ID System

A tag responds only within the magnetic field (detection area) around a transmission antenna (trigger coils) to transmit its unique ID by radio signal; the signal can then be received with a reader via the RF antenna. The system saves energy because the tag remains in sleep mode outside the magnetic field.

The detection area’s magnetic field transmits a place-specific ID of its own. Within the area, the tag transmits its own ID linked with this place ID. By integrating the signals, the tag’s current location can be precisely identified.

System installable in many locations

The system can be installed on an outdoor wide-span gate, as well as in indoor passages and entrances. It can generate a magnetic field not only for wide spans, but in areas of high elevation.

No more problem with overlapping areas

Detection areas can overlap if they are in close proximity to each other. Or two areas may overlap if they each encompass a big area. In the area of overlap, the tag’s position cannot be uniquely identified. The solution to this problem is. . .

Digitizing magnetic fields to separate overlapping areas!

The POWERTAG System eliminates overlaps in areas by digitizing the magnetic fields.

When used on doors, different security IDs can be set up for the inside and outside for greater security!

Detection areas with different IDs can be created inside and outside a door to ensure safe control of both entrances and exits.

Hemispheric detection areas can be created

It is possible to eliminate one half of a spherical detection area by assigning no ID to one side, creating the other spherical half as a detection area. Used in a home security setting where the tag system is used as a lock, for instance, a system can be set up where the door cannot be opened for entry even if the tag is left inside by mistake.

Demonstration

Automatic Timing System

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Active tags are attached to each bicycle’s front fork in cycling races and to each runner’s bib in long-distance running races. The tag emits radio waves* when triggered by a magnetic field at the finish line, thus ensuring accurately recorded race times.
*Average of 200 pulses per second.

Even if dozens of competitors cross the finish line simultaneously in the final sprint of a cycling race, all goals can be recognized.

The RaceReader has a resolution of 0.01 seconds. It is practically used for measuring the time of race cars travelling at 180 km/h.

Uses of Matrix RFID Systems

These systems are used in about 600 race events a year, including cycling, marathon, triathlon, and motocross events. Prominent events are the Japan Cup, Tour of Japan, Tour de Hokkaido, Tour de Taiwan, Osaka Women’s Marathon, Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship, Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race, Osaka Half Marathon, Inter-Prefectural Women’s Ekiden, Inter-Prefectural Men’s Ekiden, National High School Ekiden Championships, All-Japan Corporate Women’s Ekiden, and the All-Japan Corporate Ekiden (New Year Ekiden).

Lineup


MX7(8-input/24channels)

8-input reader used for time measurement in bike races, marathons and motor sports.


MX7(2-input/6channels)

2-input reader used for time measurement in bike races, marathons and motor sports.


RaceTag24

Matrix’s IC tags enabled torso-based measurement in marathon races for the first time in the world.


RaceTag19

Matrix’s IC tags enabled torso-based measurement in marathon races for the first time in the world.


RaceTag9

Made from highly impact-resistant elastomers, the tags are suited for measuring time in bike races and motor sports.