The RFID Shop Newsletter – September 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – September 2017

American Express is now accepted on The RFID Shop!

AmexOur international customer base has been increasing steadily and we are always aiming to make shopping at The RFID Shop more convenient for everybody.

We are therefore pleased to announce that The RFID Shop is now able to accept payments made with American Express cards.

 

New HID SealTM Tags now available

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RFID TAGS WITH INTEGRATED FASTNERS PREVENT TAMPERING WITH THE CONTENTS OF SEALED CONTAINERS

  • Security – RFID tags integrated into visually tamper-evident container seals
  • Adaptability – Small and flexible to serve a wide range of applications
  • Easy application – Attach quickly with integrated cable tie or wire loop
  • Clear evidence – Visual recognition of seal status, with option of RFID reader detection of seal security or breach

seal tag familyHID Global® Seal Tag transponders are ideal for sealing commercial containers – bags, bins or boxes – to prevent unauthorized access to contents while in storage or during distribution. Seal Tag units integrate powerful RFID chips with high durability components, and secure, tamper-evident fasteners. Access to a sealed container’s contents requires severing a tag’s cable tie or wire loop – or breaching of the container itself – providing clear evidence of tampering.

Available in HF and UHF

The RFID Shop is a HID Silver Advantage Partner

hid advantage partnerOur membership certifies that customers can purchase HID products and solutions with absolute confidence in quality, performance and support at The RFID Shop.

 

Please remember:

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

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The RFID Shop Newsletter – July 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – July 2017

atex-logoThe RFID Shop offers a range of ATEX certified tags

What is ATEX?

  • ATEX can be described as the European Regulatory Framework for Manufacture, Installation and Use of Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres.
  • Typical industrial environments prone to explosive atmospheres include offshore drilling platforms, petrochemical plants, mines, flourmills and other process industries in which there is a mixture of gases, vapours, mists or dust in the air that can ignite at specific temperatures or under certain operating conditions.
  • ATEX certification of RFID tags ensures that the tags will not act as an ignition source in potentially explosive environments and that they perform while maintaining surface temperatures low enough to prevent the risk of ignition.
  • ATEX certification of RFID tags also simplifies re-certification of an installation at customer site that involves RFID tags.

Our range of ATEX certified tags include:

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HID Glass Tags

VERSATILE LOW AND HIGH FREQUENCY ASSET TAGS WITH EXCEPTIONAL DURABILITY

  • Unsurpassed quality – fully automated manufacturing and direct-bonding technology ensure tag reliabilityglasstags
  • Comprehensive portfolio – choose from a broad range of standard sizes and integrated chips, or customize to fit any application
  • Rugged reliability – high resistance to chemicals, thermal fluctuation, and immersion into liquid

HID IN Tags

ROBUST LOW, HIGH AND ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY RFID TAGS THAT PERFORM IN TOUGH CONDITIONS

  • Durable – built to withstand the rigors of industrial processing, transportation and outdoor useINtag_fam_splodge
  • Versatile – mounts anywhere without compromising performance: glass, plastic, or wood, with options for on metal mounting
  • Diverse selection – broad spectrum of available frequencies, memory sizes and diameters with multiple fixation methods

HID Logi Tags 

DISCREET RFID TAGS THAT WITHSTAND LIQUID IMMERSION, HIGH PRESSURE CONDITIONS AND EXTREME TEMPERATURES

  • Inconspicuous – Compact form factors conceal easily in textile assets, hand tools or small equipment.logitag
  • Durable – Resistant to extreme temperature, chemicals, fluids, industrial detergents and high pressure.
  • Powerful– Rapid, accurate asset identification and data storage, with anti-collision functionality for simultaneous processing of multiple items.

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

om_disc_splodgeTectus is a German company that specialises 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: 34mm
  • 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

Please remember:

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 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – June 2017

 Which Tag?

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With thousands of RFID tags on the market and new ones added daily, how can you make an informed decision as to which tag is right for your RFID system?

Read here:

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HID’s 7-point guide to the right RFID Tag

  1. Operating Frequency – LF, HF or UHF?

    Each RFID system operates within one of three bands on the electromagnetic spectrum: low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF), or ultrahigh frequency (UHF).

RFID_waveIn general:

as operating frequency increases, data processing speed and read range (the distance between the powered reader and the passive tag it reads) increases.

However, increasing frequency tends to decrease a radio wavelength’s ability to penetrate some materials.

  • LF is a cost effective option for applications allowing consistent physical placement of tags on items, enabling readers to identify individual tags one at a time at close range. LF is almost not affected by the environment e.g. water or metal.
  • HF tags can be read from distances of a few to several inches, allowing greater flexibility for tag and reader placement, and enabling higher processing speed and accuracy. In addition, HF processing enables larger memory capacity on each tag.
  • UHF technology is rapidly expanding the boundaries of data collection speed and accuracy. Some UHF tags can be scanned from up to 25 feet (8 meters) or more, with readers identifying multiple tags simultaneously. Using UHF, an entire truckload of hundreds of individually tagged containers can be accounted for in the few seconds it takes for a truck to roll into or out of a distribution point. On the other side, UHF is sensitive to the tag environment for issues like reflection, dampening, detuning.
  1. Environmental Conditions – Quiet and clean or harsh and mucky?

In a stable environment, such as tagging books in a library, a relatively modest housing environmentwill provide adequate protection for each tag’s electronic components, so a paper label would be good enough.

At the other end of the spectrum, tags used in many industrial applications must perform despite repeated exposure to extreme heat or cold, physical impact, vibration, moisture and chemical agents. Here you will need to look at rugged tags.

Consider the conditions tags will be exposed to when deployed in your application.

  1. Composition and contents of tagged items – Are you tagging humans, metal containers or books?

ultra_tagThe RFID tags and readers can interact with the surface material on which tags are mounted, e.g. glass can have the effect of attenuation on the RF signal whilst metal may reflect and plastics detune the part of the signal.

Liquids may also impact readability, both as contents of a tagged container, and when liquids are present in close proximity to tags and readers.

  1. Physical space available for tag placement – Big or small, visible or invisible, awkward or plain?

Tags come in a multitude of sizes and shapes, from high-visibility units to be placed on the exterior of 45-foot cargo containers, to tiny tags that attach discreetly or are embedded into small objects.

It is important to know tag placement options and potential size limitations for each item to be tagged as this will help identify the tag size and shape that is right for your application.

  1. Optimal mounting method – Glue, screw, tie, embed?

tag_fixationThe optimal mounting method will depend upon a combination of where a tag will be secured, the environmental conditions it will be exposed to, and the composition of the surface on which the tag will be placed.

There are many different options available, from ties to holes to glue.

  1. Memory capacity – High or low? How much info does the tag need to store?

Tags with large memory capacities enable more detailed records. Still, low memory tags are sufficient for some tasks when used with an on-line database that holds the additional data. Very little memory space is required to store simple codes.

However, technological advancements are packing larger amounts of data in ever-shrinking integrated chips. High memory tags are redefining RFID potential. A single tag can securely store detailed maintenance records for a piece of industrial equipment or fleet vehicle. Equally, complete records of production process steps stored in a high-memory tag can provide instant status information even in-off line scenarios, when no real-time database access is possible. For many RFID users, increasing tag memory capacity has significantly expanded logistics tracking and reporting capabilities.

  1. Still not happy? – Mix and match components for a custom solution

If the first 6 items above have not revealed the ideal tag for your requirements, explore the potential of a custom design.  Mixing and matching standard components to create a custom tag can be cost effective, while optimizing the potential of your logistics application.

Please remember:

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 – May 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – May 2017

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The RFID Shop holds an extensive range of ATEX certified tags in all frequencies

hid_logo  Glass Tag, IN TagTM, Logi TagTM

Glass Tags

VERSATILE LOW AND HIGH FREQUENCY ASSET TAGS WITH EXCEPTIONAL DURABILITY

  • Unsurpassed quality – fully automated manufacturing and direct-bonding technology ensure tag reliabilityglasstags
  • Comprehensive portfolio – choose from a broad range of standard sizes and integrated chips, or customize to fit any application
  • Rugged reliability – high resistance to chemicals, thermal fluctuation, and immersion into liquid

IN TagTM

ROBUST LOW, HIGH AND ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY RFID TAGS THAT PERFORM IN TOUGH CONDITIONS
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  • Durable – built to withstand the rigors of industrial processing, transportation and outdoor use
  • Versatile – mounts anywhere without compromising performance: glass, plastic, or wood, with options for on metal mounting
  • Diverse selection – broad spectrum of available frequencies, memory sizes and diameters with multiple fixation method

Logi TagTM

DISCREET RFID TAGS THAT WITHSTAND LIQUID IMMERSION, HIGH PRESSURE CONDITIONS AND EXTREME TEMPERATURES

  • Inconspicuous – Compact form factors conceal easily in textile assets, hand tools or small equipment.logitag
  • Durable – Resistant to extreme temperature, chemicals, fluids, industrial detergents and high pressure.
  • Powerful– Rapid, accurate asset identification and data storage, with anti-collision functionality for simultaneous processing of multiple items.

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Tectus On-metal Tags

 

ATEX certified on-metal tags
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  • Durable – Specifically designed for use in harsh environmental conditions
  • Reliable – Can withstand contact with most solvents and acids generally used in industrial processes
  • Versatile – On-metal tags are perfect for industrial uses such as tool or machine tagging and object identification in harsh industrial processes

 

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

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The RFID Shop Newsletter – April 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – April 2017

Now available in The RFID Shop

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HID Iron Tag 206

COMPACT UHF RFID TAGS THAT ENABLE TRACKING OF METAL ASSETS IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS
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  • Extreme durability – waterproof, and resistant to flame, chemicals,   vibration, shock and temperature fluctuations
  • Exceptional size-to-performance ratio – reliably read-write when mounted on metal objects from up to 13 ft (4 m)
  • Advanced technology – UHF permits anti-collision capability and fast data rate communication

Designed for tracking aircraft parts, IronTag devices tolerate the harsh conditions of vehicle and equipment manufacturing, processing and operation. They handle temperatures from -40° F (-40° C) to 428° F (220° C), are waterproof, resist high-pressure/high-temperature washing and withstand exposure to fuels, oils, salt water and ultraviolet light. They are resistant to pressure (

Compact and powerful, these tags offer robust performance with read ranges of up to 13 ft (4 m), and large user memory capacities up to 8192 bits.

Durable IronTag RFID tags mount to any metal surface with industrial glues or optional high-temperature stickers, making them ideal for logistics applications that track metal components through assembly, operation, maintenance and repair.

HID TapMarkTM Tag

SLIM RAIN® UHF TRANSPONDERS MOUNT TO SURFACE OF ANY INDOOR ASSET

  • Small, thin-profile tagsfor seamless identification of indoor assetstapmark_splodge
  • Broadband RAIN UHF tag delivers read ranges up to 9.8 ft (3 m) whether mounted to metal, plastic or wood
  • A varietyof mounting options allow tag fixation to virtually any surface

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

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The RFID Shop Newsletter – March 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – March 2017

New lower MOQs for all RFID tags on The RFID Shop!

Here at the RFID Shop we are keen to listen to our customers. By popular request we have lowered the Minimum Order Quantities throughout our entire range of RFID tags. This means lower prices and more flexibility for you, our customers! However, never hesitate to ask us if you would like an even lower quantity or if you prefer some samples. We are always happy to listen to our customers’ requests.

The RFID Shop is now a member of the HID Advantage Partner Program

HID_APPThe RFID Shop is proud to be a member of the HID Advantage Partner Program. Advantage Partners have to meet specific requirements set by HID to access this program.

Customer satisfaction is paramount to us. The HID Advantage Partner Program gives us access to a well-equipped channel system that allows us to deliver the highest level of service to our customers.

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.

New lower prices for our range of Tectus tags!logo

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

atex-logoThey 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.

They are perfect for industrial uses such as tool or machine tagging and object identification in harsh industrial processes.

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

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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