Symbol Technologies announced this week that EPCglobal has given Symbol’s XR400 radio frequency identification reader Generation 2 certification. The reader provides dense reader mode performance, which reduces interference between the XR400 and other readers operating in close proximity, a requirement for Gen 2 certification, according to Symbol.

Baltimore-based MET Laboratories conducted the tests using rules established by EPCglobal for its hardware certification program. EPCglobal is a standards organization consisting of manufacturers, technology solutions providers and retailers.