The RFID Shop Newsletter – September 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – July 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

 

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 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

The RFID Shop Newsletter – April 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – April 2016

 

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The RFID Shop offers a range of ATEX certified tags.
These tags can be safely employed on equipment that is used in potentially explosive areas.

 

hid_logo Our partner HID Global have achieved ATEX certification for their Glass Tags, IN Tags and Logi Tags according to the latest EU standards. The RFID Shop offers the entire range of these tags that can be safely used in potentially explosive environments.

What is ATEX?

ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres, ATEX Workplace Directive and ATEX Equipment Directive.

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance, mixed with air, the slightest source of ignition can cause an explosion.

Explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries as well as significant damage.

What does ATEX equipment certification certify?

ATEX certification validates that our HID Global RFID tags operate without danger of directly causing or contributing to an explosion when used in flammable gas environments.  These environments include offshore drilling platforms, petrochemical plants, mines, flourmills and other process industries in which there is a mixture of gases, vapors, mists or dust in the air that can ignite at specific temperatures or under certain operating conditions. ATEX certification also validates that the company’s RFID tags perform while maintaining surface temperatures low enough to prevent the risk of ignition.

Here is The RFID Shop’s range of ATEX certified tags:

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HID Global’s Glass Tag passive contactless transponders can be easily inserted or molded into a variety of materials, to enable automated asset identification and management applications using radio frequency identification (RFID).
Manufactured with patented HID Global direct-bonding technology, these tags deliver exceptional size to performance ratios, in both low frequency and high frequency applications.
The glass enclosure ensures reliable transponder performance, despite potentially harsh conditions in finished tag production and field use.

intagIN Tag passive contactless RFID transponders deliver reliable performance in rugged conditions. Each heavy-duty IN Tag disc is highly water, chemical and shock resistant, ATEX certified for use in explosive environments and withstands peak temperatures up to 140° C.
Low frequency (LF) IN Tag discs perform well affixed to virtually any surface. They offer reliable, cost-effective tagging for near-proximity reader applications.

logitagThe HID Global Logi Tag™ family of products enables uniform companies, commercial cleaners and medical facilities to automatically track clothing, linens, rags, surgical sponges and other assets, resulting in more accurate, efficient inventory management.
Compliant with standard RFID readers and modules, Logi Tag discs are easily sewn into the hem or seam of a garment, uniform, napkin, tablecloth or runner. They may also be affixed to custodial supplies, such as mats, mops, washrags and towels.
The Logi Tag Button 162 transponder is virtually indistinguishable from ordinary buttons, and can be sewn onto clothing with standard stitching equipment and processes.
Logi Tag discs endure severe conditions while protecting data integrity.

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

Understanding ATEX – What is it and what does it do?

Ever wondered what ATEX certified means? Ever tried to decipher something along the lines of: II 1G Ex ia IIC T4 Ga? Read our in-depth guide here:

What is ATEX?APEX logo

ATEX comes from the French ‘ATmosphères EXplosibles.’

It is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres, ATEX Workplace Directive and ATEX Equipment Directive.

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance, mixed with air, the slightest source of ignition can cause an explosion.

Explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries as well as significant damage.

What does ATEX equipment certification certify?

ATEX defines and certifies a range of Elements:

  • The device group:

I = can be used in mining
II = can be used in all other explosive areas (but not in mining)

  • A category that defines the zones the equipment can operate in.

Employers must classify areas where hazardous explosive atmospheres may occur       into zones. The classification differentiates between gas and dust-based fuels, the likelihood of an explosive atmosphere occurring and its persistence if it does:

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  •  Which Atmosphere the equipment can be used in

G = Gas
D = Dust

  • Explosion Protection

Ex = ATEX certified

  • Ignition protection class:

What method the equipment uses to achieve safety. These include for example separation, special mechanical construction or limitation of energy.

Examples:

o =    Equipment components are completely submerged in oil
q =    Equipment components are completely covered with a layer of Sand, powder or quartz
p =    Equipment is pressurised to a positive pressure relative to the surrounding atmosphere           with air or an inert gas, thus the surrounding ignitable atmosphere cannot come in contact with energized parts of the apparatus. The overpressure is monitored, maintained and controlled
ia =    intrinsic safety, The development of inadmissibly high temperatures, ignition sparks and arcs are avoided due to the restriction of energy in the circuit

  • Explosion Group (data only for devices used in areas rendered potentially explosive by gas). Group I needs the most amount of energy to ignite, group IIC the least, so equipment designed for use in e.g. gas group IIB is also safe to use in IIA.:

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  • Temperature Class

The maximum surface temperature of a device must be less than the minimum ignition temperature of the atmosphere it is operating in. For this reason, the maximum surface temperature of equipment for use with inflammable gases, vapors or mists is specified in temperature classes. Here are the classes of the maximum permitted housing or component temperature of the operating devices:

T1 = 450°C
T2 = 300°C
T3 = 200°C
T4 = 135°C
T5 = 100°C
T6 = 85°C

  • Equipment Protection Level
Equipment Protection Levels (EPL’s) have been introduced to indicate the inherent ignition risk of equipment irrespective of the type of protection being used.

The EPL is defined by the intended use in the specified zones.

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How to decipher the ATEX designation

Soo. What does the certification actually tell you? Here is an example:

Our partner HID Global have certified their Glass and IN Tags in the following way:

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What does it mean?

Here is our breakdown:

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The RFID Shop Newsletter March 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – March 2016

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HID range extended

The RFID Shop now offers HID Brick Tags [698930, 698932, 698934]

HID Brick Tags are tiny, highly resilient tags.

brick_tagThey are perfect for RFID applications that require discreet placement of small, featherweight tags delivering reliable 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.

 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: sales@rfip.eu

 

TSS_logoOur TSS range has grown

TSS have extended their range with two nifty evaluation kits:

mURM_board_splodgeThe mURM UHF RFID Evaluation Kit and the mURM UHF RFID Outdoor Evaluation Kit. Both kits contain the highly flexible TSS mURM evaluation board. This board is an easily integrated, very reliable small board with low power consumption. It gives our customers the perfect, user-friendly start for developing customized RFID solutions.

 

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New LF reader modules by iDT

Following the success of the iDT UHF reader modules, iDTRONIC have extended their range to include LF modules with the same tiny form factor.

LFmodules_splodgeThe LF M800, LF R820 and LF R830 are fast, efficient and secure RFID Modules for the use and integration of RFID technology into our customers’ OEM applications. They are designed to support tag standards EM 4200, EM 4550 as well as NXP Hitag 1, Hitag 2 and Hitag S.

These compact single boards come with complete SDK and Windows based testing software.

 

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Back by popular demand: Tagsys Ario Tags

Tagsys have decided to reissue their highly successful Ario Tag range with newly available technology and the RFID Shop will be offering the new tags as soon as they are available.

arios_splodgeTagsys Ario Tags are rugged, highly resistant and very small HF tags. They are specifically designed for industrial applications that require RFID tags that can withstand harsh environmental conditions. They are robust enough to be embedded, encapsulated, injected into, or affixed directly onto products that are subjected to extreme processes.

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 RFIP Shop Newsletter February 2016

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – February 2016

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The RFID Shop is now offering a range of Confidex labels.

Confidex is a fast growing and internationally operating Finnish company with production facilities in China. The company specialises in designing RFID tags for demanding applications that standard RFID labels are not suitable for and produce some of the toughest UHF and NFC labels on the market. Confidex pride themselves on the high performance and quality of the company’s products and we can say with confidence that their tags perform reliably under difficult conditions.

The RFID Shop sells Confidex labels in flexible, low quantities, for people who just want to test performance in a new project, but is also able to provide large quantities for big projects.

We are currently offering

Confidex Silverline™

Confidex Silverline Micro™

Confidex Silverline Slim™

Confidex Steelwave Micro II™

Confidex NFC on-metal Stickers™

Confidex Silverline

Confidex SilverlineConfidex Silverline™ is a versatile, all-surface RFID label for various types of industrial assets.

The label is so reliable that it can be attached to curved surfaces like bottles and metallic cylinders without affecting its performance. In actual use, Silverline has already proven itself to provide constant, reliable readings when attached on metal and used in highly demanding conditions.

Confidex Silverline™ combines the on-metal performance of hard tags with the ease of personalisation that characterizes labels. This makes the implementation of RFID into industrial projects easier and more efficient than ever.

Confidex Silverline™ is ideal for applications such as industrial logistics, asset tracking and work-in-process monitoring.

Silverline Micro

Silverline MicroConfidex Silverline Micro™ is a small, versatile, all-surface RFID label that is ideal for applications where space is particularly limited, for example projects involving different kinds of IT assets, valuable items or tools. The label can also be attached to curved surfaces like bottles and metallic cylinders without affecting its performance.

By combining the on-metal performance of hard tags with the ease of personalisation that characterizes labels the Confidex Silverline Micro™ makes the implementation of RFID easier and more efficient than ever. In actual use, Silverline labels have already proven themselves to provide constant, reliable readings when attached on metal and used in highly demanding conditions.

Silverline Slim

Silverline SlimConfidex Silverline Slim™ is an even smaller, versatile, all-surface RFID label for securing electrical devices, tools or industrial assets and is ideal for applications where the suitable label width is particularly limited, for example projects involving pipes, cables or electrical devices. The label can also be attached to curved surfaces like bottles and metallic cylinders without affecting its performance.

The entire Silverline range combines the on-metal performance of hard tags with the ease of personalisation that characterizes labels and consequently simplifies the implementation of RFID and makes it more efficient. In actual use, Silverline Slim has already proven itself to provide constant, reliable readings when attached on metal and used in highly demanding conditions.

Steelwave Micro

Steelwave MicroConfidex Steelwave Micro II™ is a small UHF all-surface tag, which provides unique performance for its size. Confidex Steelwave Micro II™ peak performance is achieved when the tag is attached on-metal. However, it can be very well used on any surface or even hanging. Versatile attachment options make this small product a real all-round indoor asset tag and enables new possibilities in ICT and electronics tracking.

NFC on-metal label

Confidex NFC labelThis is a high quality NFC sticker to be attached to metallic surfaces. Confidex NFC Stickers™ establish intuitive, one touch communication between existing technologies and allow you to create innovative applications that implement single tap control between devices.

 Watch this space! Our range is growing.

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

How to get people moving – A creative implementation of RFID technology into Health and Activity Programs

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RFIP Ltd have developed the Walker Tracking Unit for Intelligent Health and their Beat the Street program.

The Walker Tracking Unit is a ruggedized NFC system which incorporates RFID, GPRS, WiFi and GPS functionality in a single battery powered unit. It can be easily mounted on existing street furniture and withstands the elements.

Here is how it works:

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  • The system has the ability to track users walking along a designated route where WTUs are installed
  • WTUs are mounted onto existing street furniture
  • Users are issued with NFC cards or fobs
  • Users swipe their cards or fobs at points along the way
  • The swipe information is automatically sent to a remote database
  • Users can access their personal walk information via a web application.

Based on this, Intelligent Health have developed ‘Beat the Street’ which is a real life walking, cycling and running game for a whole community.  The challenge is funded by Councils across the country, and even abroad, to promote healthier lifestyles and to reduce congestion and car usage.

leaderboards_2People score points and win prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping a registered and activated Beat the Street RFID card or key fob on sensors (the RFIP Ltd Walker Tracking Units or ‘Beat Boxes’). These are placed on lamp posts across the dedicated routes where the game is being played.

Leaderboards are created online to connect the community and to make the game more fun and challenging.

Councils have been getting really creative to get their communities moving. Reading’s target for 2015 was to travel as a town for eight weeks into space. A total of 23,992 people from Reading, Burghfield, Mortimer, Pangbourne and Theale walked and cycled 306,599 miles when they took part in the Beat the Street challenge.