The RFID Shop Newsletter – January and February 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – January and February 2017

The RFID Shop is looking forward to an exciting 2017!

hid_logoOne of our longest and most trusted partners, HID continues to expand its innovative and comprehensive range of RFID tags.

HID Global offers the most diverse and flexible line of tags and transponders, backed with over two decades of RFID development and manufacturing expertise. Swiss engineering, patented processes, combined with own, fully automated ISO 9001:2008 certified production, ensures affordable top quality.

HID provide tags in all frequencies ensuring maximum flexibility and diversity.

In their HF range HID Global provides the unique trusted tag that has the capability to nfc_logogenerate a cryptographic authentication code every time the tag is tapped and appends the code to the URL read from the tag. This makes every tap unique and also prevents the tag from being cloned. HID Trusted Tags are NFC Forum Tag Type 4 compliant and work with any NFC forum compliant device.

impinj_logo_smWe are excited to announce that RFIP Ltd with The RFID Shop have become a channel partner of Impinj!

The Impinj Platform is an integrated set of UHF RFID hardware, software, and application interfaces and is the most comprehensive and widely adopted platform in the industry.

The Impinj Platform provides real-time information about people and objects, including their identity, location, and authenticity, allowing companies to improve business decisions and enhance consumer experience.

All Impinj products can be purchased via The RFID Shop, but we will be particularly focussing on the Impinj X-Array Gateway and the Speedway RAIN RFID Readers.

Watch this space!

TSS_logoTSS have been going from strength to strength and we are looking forward to our continued partnership with this vibrant company. TSS have a particularly close relationship with their customers and aim to always provide cutting edge technology and excellent support.

They recently introduced a handheld reader that is Bluetooth enabled. Based on their hur120bt_splodgesuccessful HUR120, this clever device has everything that made it popular before and more! It is light, ergonomically shaped and offers unsurpassed reliability with extra long battery life.

And with its Bluetooth capability it provides now even more flexibility. Any Bluetooth enabled device such as your Smartphone or tablet will allow you to communicate with this reader.
www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

The RFID Shop Newsletter – December 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – December 2016

The RFID Shop is now a partner of IMPINJ!

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We are excited to announce that RFIP Ltd with The RFID Shop have become a channel partner of Impinj!

The Impinj Platform is an integrated set of UHF RFID hardware, software, and application interfaces and is the most comprehensive and widely adopted platform in the industry.

The Impinj Platform provides real-time information about people and objects, including their identity, location, and authenticity, allowing companies to improve business decisions and enhance consumer experience.

All Impinj products can be purchased via The RFID Shop, but we will be particularly focussing on the Impinj X-Array Gateway and the Speedway RAIN RFID Readers.

Watch this space!

New product in the RFID Shop:
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Denso BHT-1281 RFID Handheld Terminal

The Bbht_1200HT-1281 RFID is a high-powered RFID terminal with an extremely high scanning speed.

The circular polarized antenna enables 360° scanning and reading of multiple tags facing in different directions.

Boasting long-range scanning capability, the BHT-1281 RFID scans tags on goods placed on high level storage, contributing to a significant improvement in operational efficiency.

The unique power-saving feature enables best in class battery performance of approximately 60 hours when the wireless function is enabled as needed, and approximately 8 hours even when RFID tags are scanned continuously.

BHT-1281 RFID does not only scan RFID tags, but is also equipped to read all barcodes. Furthermore, it includes a touch panel, wireless LAN and Blue-tooth capability to ensure effortless and reliable operations.

It has a 3.5-inch HVGA colour liquid crystal screen providing you with a clear and easily readable display.

www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

The RFID Shop Newsletter – November 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – November 2016

New lower prices for our range of tough Tectus tags!

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Our Tectus Tags are some of the toughest tags on the market. They are ATEX certified on-metal tags specifically designed for use in harsh environmental conditions.

om_disc_splodgeThey can withstand contact with most solvents and acids generally used in industrial processes such as Mineral- and Vegetable Oil, Petroleum, Saltwater and unleaded gasoline and operate up to a temperature of
60° C.

atex-logoATEX is a safety certification that means that our tags have been tested for potentially explosive environments and are certified safe to use without posing a risk.

As these are on-metal tags, they are perfect for industrial uses such as tool or machine tagging and object identification in harsh industrial processes.

To see our range click here

New lower prices for our Tagsys Medio P200u HF reader!

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This is one of our most successful HF readers. The Tagsys Medio P200u HF is a new generation 13.56 MHz RFID reader, compact and cost-efficient for proximity read/write applications.

medio_splodgeIts small size and affordable price makes it an ideal item-level tracking solution for most industrial applications.

The Medio P200 is packaged in a light-weight, rugged and ergonomic casing, providing a low cost of ownership RFID solution.

This is a mid-range reader with 1W power output, operating in either standard or standalone mode. When operating in standalone mode,
the reader can automatically broadcast data from RFID tags which have been read.

Click here for more information

www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

NFC for Beginners – A short introduction

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What is NFC, actually?

NFC stands for Near Field Communication.

It is a Wireless communication technology which enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 4 centimetre distance.

Translated into consumer technology this means NFC can enable simple and safe two-way interactions between electronic devices,

This means NFC allows consumers to perform contactless transactions, access digital content, and connect electronic devices with a single touch.

NFC is based on RFID technology at 13,56 MHz.

A Short History of NFC

2002: NFC co-invented by Sony and Philips Semiconductor (NXP)

2004: NFC Forum established by Sony, Philips, and Nokia

2006: Initial Specifications for NFC Tags & “SmartPoster” records

2009: Specifications for Peer-to-Peer data transfer

2010: Launch of “N” mark by NFC Forum and first NFC compatible smartphone released

What does the NFC Forum do?nfc_forum

The NFC Forum is dedicated to promoting the security, ease of use, and popularity of Near Field Communication. It aims to educate businesses about the technology and upholds standards that allow NFC to operate between different devices. Those who wish to create NFC compliant devices must meet these standards set forth by the NFC Forum. This ensures that any user with any NFC device can use it with any other NFC device or NFC tag.

The Future of NFC

The Vision for NFC technology is to create the convergence of services in your daily life with NFC. It means that the access of any service would be literally at your fingertips, all in one device: your smartphone. No more wallets overflowing with coupons, loyalty cards and payment cards, no risk of loosing paper tickets or not having enough coins for parking.

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How does it work? – The technical stuff

Devices using NFC may be active or passive. A passive device, such as an NFC tag, contains information that other devices can read but does not read any information itself. Think of a passive device as a sign on a wall. Others can read the information, but the sign itself does nothing except transmit the info to authorized devices.

Active devices can read information and send it. An active NFC device, like a smartphone, would not only be able to collect information from NFC tags, but it would also be able to exchange information with other compatible phones or devices and could even alter the information on the NFC tag if authorized to make such changes.

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NFC devices are unique in that they can change their mode of operation to be in read/write mode, peer-to-peer mode or card emulation mode. The different operating modes are based on the ISO/IEC 18092 NFC IP-1 and ISO/IEC 14443 contactless smartcard standards. In order to obtain a NFC certification, devices must support at least two of the three modes.

And what about security?

To ensure security, NFC often establishes a secure channel and uses encryption when sending sensitive information such as credit card numbers. Users can further protect their private data by keeping anti-virus software on their smartphones and adding a password to the phone so a thief cannot use it in the event that the smartphone is lost or stolen.

More technical stuff: So, what exactly is an NFC Tag?

An NFC Tag is a (passive) HF contactless tag capable of storing NDEF formatted data, which operates with ISO 14443, ISO 15693 or Felica infrastructure and NFC devices as defined by the NFC forum.

An NFC Forum Tag is compatible to one of five NFC forum Tag platforms capable of storing NDEF formated data.

Every NFC Forum tag is also an NFC tag. Every NFC tag is also an HF RFID tag – but not vice versa!

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And how does RFIP Ltd fit into this?

hid_logoAll our HID products on the RFID Shop that hold a Mifare DESFire or UL chip can be used as NFC Forum tags today and become NFC tags as soon as a NDEF data structure is written to them. Essentially, the entire HF tag portfolio of HID Global can be used as NFC tags.

RFIP Ltd consultancy services can also help with the design and implementation of NFC technology.

Interested? Contact us:
www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

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The RFID Shop Newsletter – October 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – October 2016

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TSS New release

 

HUR_splodgeHUR120BT

By popular demand, TSS have developed a handheld reader that is Bluetooth enabled. Based on their successful HUR120, this nifty device has everything that made it popular before and more!

Bluetooth capability provides now even more flexibility. Any Bluetooth enabled device such as your Smartphone or tablet will allow you to communicate with this reader.

And its long battery life, it works continuously for 10 hours without charging, offers unsurpassed reliability.

It still possesses its lightweight ergonomic shape and is just as easy to integrate as before.

TSS are one of our most successful suppliers. Established in 2011 in the Slovak Republic, they focus on making the integration of UHF RFID technology easier and more cost effective through the creation of user friendly and affordable devices.

They remain in close contact with their customers and aim to improve their products continuously by listening to requests and suggestions.

They started their business with two clever, straightforward and very reliable UHF RFID Readers: the DUR120 and HUR120.

DUR_splodgeDUR 120 USB is ideal for USB desktop applications where high performance and advanced functionality are required.

Highlights:

a small (11cmx11cm) easy-to-use UHF RFID desktop reader

powered and controlled directly by a USB interface

integrated antenna for short- to medium- range applications

ergonomic shape

flexible mounting options

goldreader_splodgeMore recently TSS have added to their portfolio the Gold Reader

Highlights:

a simple fixed low profile reader

users can start reading tags and developing solutions immediately

communicates via Low Level Reader Protocol

LLRP ToolKit allows easy development of custom interfaces and software solutions

POE capability allows power to be delivered over properly-equipped local area networks, eliminating expensive AC wiring installation.

www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

The RFID Shop Newsletter – September 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – September 2016

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HID New releases

 The latest HID Seal Tag – HID Seal Tag eTamper HF [629960]

etamper_splodgeEach Seal Tag eTamper NFC-V transponder becomes operational when its wire loop is securely closed. If the wire loop is broken, the tag is permanently unreadable, leaving evidence detectable both visually and via RFID.

eTamper tags may also be used as an “intelligent” seal for life safety device cabinets, including fire extinguishers and automated external defibrillators (AED). In these applications, the wire loop reliably seals containers, but is easily broken when emergency devices are needed, or during routine maintenance check.

HF Seal Tags can be identified and updated with handheld readers and ISO 15693 compatible FC Type 5 (NFC-V) devices.

 

New HID TapMarkTM Tags for identification of indoor assets [6F1950]

tapmark_splodgeThese small, thin UHF tags provide unique identities to each of the thousands of indoor assets,  like office furniture, technical equipment or IT assets. The RAIN® UHF RFID technology of the TapMark™ tags helps to rapidly locate each component and uniquely identify it for inventory or maintenance purposes.

They are available with a variety of mounting options – including zip-ties, industrial adhesives, magnets and screws – for affixing to any surface, including metal.

The Monza R6 chip provides 96 bit read/write EPC memory delivering read rates up to three times faster than previous generation tags.

With TapMark™ tags in place, datacenter and facilities managers can perform faster, more accurate inventories, easily locate individual components, and implement automated security routines.

 

New addition to the InLine family: InLine Ultra Mini [6F1987-102]

ultra_mini_splodgeHID Global’s InLine Tag™ Ultra transponders are the most advanced general-purpose RAIN® UHF tags available. Choose from options that mount on any material while enabling read ranges of up to a 26 ft (8 m).

The tags are lightweight, waterproof and resist high-pressure/high temperature washing conditions according to the highest standard (IP69K).

With the smallest footprint, the Mini version is ideal for tagging roll-cages, boxes, furniture or tools. They attach to any material, and deliver excellent size-to-performance ratio.

www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

The RFID Shop Newsletter – July 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – July 2016

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Now available: Confidex Carrier Tough Slim

splodge_tough_slimConfidex Carrier Tough Slim™ is the ideal tag for tracking plastic containers and plastic returnable transit items. It is designed to survive even the harshest environments and is almost immune to scratching and beating. Confidex Carrier Tough Slim™ endures repeated washings at high temperatures while still providing reliable automated real-time tracking.

 

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HID SlimFlexTM range extended – HF on-metal and UHF mini white now available

slimflex_tag_splodge HID Global® SlimFlex™ RFID tags are among the most advanced general purpose flexible tags available. The unique thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) housings – made from the same materials used worldwide to manufacture automobile pipes and hoses – tolerate repeated bending or torsion, while maintaining excellent performance characteristics.

The durable housing safeguards embedded electronics, even under harsh conditions. SlimFlex passive contactless transponders improve data collection speed and accuracy for logistics applications. Anti-collision functionality, fast data-rate communication and password data protection enable precise, reliable reading and updating of each tag’s large user memory.

 

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Omnikey: New lower prices for our range of reader boards

ok_readerboard Our range of Omnikey reader boards offers system integrators a cost-efficient and flexible design-in solution for contactless applications. They are designed to be easily integrated into compact terminals or handheld devices and provide fast read rates for maximum data through-put. Field upgradeable firmware ensures that new designs are future-proof.

 
Splodge-goldThe RFID Shop offers tags at conveniently low order quantities for smaller projects or for initial test applications. Large order quantities attract price reductions. Any questions? Contact us:

www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

The RFID Shop Newsletter – June 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – June 2016

 

logoNow available:

 atex-logoTECTUS ATEX Certified 34mm on-metal tags in LF, HF and UHF

Tectus are a German company who specialise in the design of ATEX certified tags. All their tags are specifically created to withstand harsh conditions and perform reliably in difficult environments. ATEX certification makes sure that the tags can be safely employed in potentially explosive environments.

Features:

  • Diameter: 34mmom_disc_splodge
  • Thickness: 6mm
  • Hole: 4.5mm
  • Material: Polyamide
  • IC available: EM4200,  ICODE SLI or Alien Higgs 3
  • Operating temperature: -45° to +60°C
  • Environmental rating: IP67
  • EX Rating: BVS 05 ATEX E092

 

hid_logoHID New lower price for Brick Tags

 HID Global Brick Tag passive contactless transponders easily integrate into RFID applications requiring discreet placement of small, featherweight tags that deliver sustainable performance.

Brick Tag Ceramic units are optimized for placement on metal assets, such as tools, weaponry and surgical instrumentation.

The hard shells encasing these tiny UHF transponders shield them from exposure to autoclave sterilization and demanding industrial environments.

Features:

  • Resistant to chemicals, shock and vibrationbrick_tag_splodge
  • Tiny footprints
  • Heat resistant
  • Waterproof

 

Splodge-goldThe RFID Shop offers tags at conveniently low order quantities for smaller projects or for initial test applications. Large order quantities attract price reductions. Any questions? Contact us:

www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

Weapons Tagging – The use of RFID for the secure storage and issue of weapons and Tasers® in UK police forces

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RFIP Ltd has developed a Weapons Tagging and Storage System in collaboration with JML and Frame Systems Ltd : the iDAS (identified asset storage).

IDAS_smiDAS is a secure, modular system for managing the storage and issue of weapons and Tasers or other sensitive equipment. It is particularly designed with local police stations in mind that do not have an armoury installed, but require the secure storage of Tasers and weapons. The modular nature of the system allows for flexibility and means that iDAS can be adapted to suit small, medium or larger applications.

The system applies the latest RFID technology used in police armouries to automatically record the safe issue and return of weapons. iDAS creates a complete audit trail of transactions, with alarms in the event of system misuse.

It presents as a drawer unit with tamper evident secure housing and anti-static foam infill to retain its contents securely. LED Status indicators give a clear visual indication of the condition of each drawer.

The installation is simple and the system is network enabled to allow for user-friendly integration into the existing electronic infrastructure.

It minimises supervisor or management intervention, thereby significantly reducing weapons administration times and costs and increasing efficiency.

How does it work?

  • Armoury access is controlled based upon officer competency
  • Officer identification takes place by RFID smart-card or Iris recognition
  • Weapons are issued only to identified and qualified officers
  • All weapons are tagged with RFID tags and tracked
  • Firearms training and operational competency are recorded and tracked
  • All user actions are audited and instant notification of events is implemented
  • Reports can be compiled across the entire data set

 

Benefits

  • Robust Automatic Audit trails including events, weapon and officer history

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    Pilot installation demonstrates the compact size of the unit
  • Significant reduction in daily management supervision time and costs
  • Enhanced security of all weapons
  • Ability to limit and control access to permitted users only prevents issue to unauthorised officers
  • Secure unique log-in for officers
  • Ability to instantly view a log of issued weapons
  • Optional SMS for important event notification
  • Electronic reading of unique identifiers eliminates manual errors
  • Instant view of empty drawers via LEDs
  • Visual warnings of misuse of the issue process

 

For more information contact us:
www.rfip.eu email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600

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The RFID Shop Newsletter – May 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – May 2016

 

logo-tagsys-rfid Now available:
Tagsys Ario 370 XS-SM Tag with I-code SLI-SX

Tagsys have reissued their highly successful Ario Tags with I-code SLI-SX chips. The RFID Shop has now stock.
Tagsys Ario Tags are rugged, highly resistant and very small HF tags.

Features:

  • Dimensions: 13.6mm x 13.9mmario370xssm_splodge
  • Material: Epoxy
  • Frequency: 13.56Mhz
  • Chip: I-Code SLI-XS
  • Mode: Passive
  • Protocol: ISO 15693, ISO 18000-3-1

 

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HID NFC Label range extended

Now available: Paper Labels and Wet Inlays, round, diameter 29mm or 40mm.

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HID Global’s NFC Inlays & Labels enable marketers to quickly and cost-effectively integrate digital touch points into physical media – including posters, product packaging, point-of-purchase displays, and magazines.

Features:

  • Advanced technology NXP NTAG213 chip
  • NFC Forum Tag Type 2 compliant
  • ISO/IEC 14443A compliant
  • Program tags and print labels with standard equipment

 

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Now available: Confidex Carrier tough

Confidex Carrier Tough™ is an encapsulated, thin tag solution for tracking various plastic containers and plastic returnable transit items. The tag’s structure gives protection against impacts, but it also covers the barcode or other visual information making the printing tolerant against scratches or other wearing.

Features:

  • Fequency: 860 – 960 MHzcarrier_tough_splodge
  • Interface Protocol: EPC Global Class1 Gen2, ISO 18000-6C
  • Read Range: up to 11.5m, depending on surface material
  • Dimensions: 120 x 30 x 2mm

 

Splodge-goldThe RFID Shop offers tags at conveniently low order quantities for smaller projects or for initial test applications. Large order quantities attract price reductions. Any questions? Contact us:

www.therfidshop.com email: sales@rfip.eu phone: 01865 339 600