The RFID Shop Newsletter – February 2018

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – February 2018

hid_logoNew HID UHF Inlays and Labels

Both non-metal and on-metal tags now available

EFFICIENTLY TAG LARGE QUANTITIES OF METALLIC OR NON-METALLIC ASSETS TO ENABLE POWERFUL RFID APPLICATIONS

  • Effortless integration – Simply apply tags to your assets.
  • Ready adoption – Interoperable with RAIN UHF RFID compliant devices.
  • Enhanced effectiveness – Faster, more accurate than QR-codes or text transactions.

label_family_splodgeNon-metal Inlays and Labels

For industrial applications, UHF Inlays & Labels enhance the speed and accuracy of inventory and process management systems. Using RAIN® RFID technology, each labelled asset can be identified in the supply chain or connected via Internet of Things (IoT), enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate and engage each item.

Typical applications include:

  • RTI
  • Asset management
  • Logistic / Supply Chain Management
  • Industry
  • Sport Timingrain_logo

HID Global Inlays & Labels are small, thin self-adhesive tags that allow discreet or overt placement.

On-metal LabelsOn-metal Labels

These white PET labels are only 1.2 mm thin and may be encoded and printed in standard label printers to apply logos, bar-codes, QR codes or text. Their flexible special shielding allows application on flat or curved metallic objects like liquid containers, laptops, pipes or machinery.

For industrial applications, UHF on-metal labels enhance the speed and accuracy of inventory and process management systems.

Typical applications include: Asset Tracking

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hid-app-silverThe RFID Shop is a HID Silver Advantage Partner

Our 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 – January 2018

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – January 2018

hid_logoNew HID NFC Inlays and Labels

Both non-metal and on-metal tags now available

EFFICIENTLY TAG LARGE QUANTITIES OF METALLIC OR NON-METALLIC ASSETS TO ENABLE POWERFUL RFID APPLICATIONS

  • Effortless integration – Simply apply tags to your assets.
  • Ready adoption – Interoperable with NFC Forum compliant devices.
  • Enhanced effectiveness – Faster, more accurate than QR-codes or text transactions.

label_family_splodgeNon-metal Inlays and Labels

NFC technology has enabled the convergence of social media, localized promotional efforts and mobile technology, empowering marketers with unprecedented tools to promote products and services while rewarding customer loyalty.

Use for:

Smart advertisement (poster, menu…)
Events, leisure
Goods and device authentication
Mobile companion tags
Voucher and coupons
Business cards
Bluetooth or Wi-Fi pairing
Proof of presence

nfc_logoHID Global Inlays & Labels are small, thin self-adhesive tags that allow discreet or overt placement. Smartphone-wielding customers can interact in real time with your brand, once the labels are in place. Wireless technology enables effortless transactions, engaging improved customer participation and satisfaction.

om_label_splodgeOn-metal Labels

Their flexible special shielding allows application on flat or curved metallic objects like liquid containers, laptops, pipes or machinery. These white PET labels are only 1.2 mm thin and may be encoded and printed in standard label printers to apply logos, bar-codes, QR codes or text.

For industrial applications, HF on-metal labels enhance the speed and accuracy of inventory and process management systems. Use for: Asset Tracking

hid-app-silverThe RFID Shop is a HID Silver Advantage Partner

Our 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

The RFID Shop Newsletter – December 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – December 2017

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018 from the team
at the RFID Shop.

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To all our customers,

We wanted to take a moment to thank you for making 2017 such a successful year for The RFID Shop.

We really value your support.

Please be advised that The RFID Shop will be closed over the holidays from Saturday 23rd December until Tuesday 2nd January.

We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

 

 

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 – November 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – November 2017

RFIP Ltd at the HID Global Partner Summit!

HID Summit

Last week, RFIP Ltd participated at the HID Global Partner Summit in the UK.

At the conference

We were part of an international group of companies getting together in London, alongside Google, Siemens, Impinj and NXP Semiconductors to name but a few. 43 companies from 20 different countries met up to learn about the latest HID developments, geek out over the expanding identification and sensing device ecosystem, share success stories and
network with industry peers.

 

 

RFIP Ltd CEO David Armstrong spoke at the summit about the recent successful completion of several projects that involved close collaboration between RFIP Ltd and HID Global.

RFIP Presentation

We are particularly proud of the recent successful completion of a large scale customised tag deployment for one of the UK’s biggest utility companies. This challenging project demanded harmonised tag customization – including programming and external printing – of three different UHF tags attaching to three different types of assets. The production time frame was extremely tight. From signing off the tag specification to the final delivery there were less than two months in which over 100000 tags needed to undergo customisation. Customisation included: the EPC encoding with customer defined 24 digits decimal sequential code, permalocking of EPC memory after programming, password protection of user memory, and laser marking or printing of customer logo and barcode 128 matching the code programmed in the EPC memory.

The summit was a huge success. We at RFIP Ltd enjoyed the opportunity to present some of our projects and to meet industry peers from around the globe.
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 – October 2017

RFIDShop New in The RFID Shop – October 2017

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New iDTRONIC NEO desktop readers now available in LF, HF and UHF!

iDT_Neo_splodgeThe iDTRONIC Desktop Reader NEO is a cost-efficient  plug and play RFID reader with integrated Keyboard Emulation (KEMU) and USB 2.0 interface. It enables the usage of RFID for a wide variety of applications in industry and commerce, telecom, banking or healthcare. The USB 2.0 interface connects the compact reader easily to any PC or device equipped with a USB port.

iDTRONIC‘s NEO Desktop RFID Reader is available in UHF (ETSI & FCC) and HF, as well as in an inexpensive LF read-only version. Keyboard Emulation is included in all versions.

Features:

  • Integrated KEMU
  • Modern design
  • Compact size
  • Cost-efficient
  • USB plug & play
  • Fast and easy integration
  • Bi-color LED Signal

hid_logoHID UHF Sample Tag Kit now in stock

Sample Kits are a wonderful way to get a choice selection of tags to test in your project, if you are not sure which type of tag is best.

Our HID UHF Sample Tag Kit puts together a representative selection of the wide range of UHF tags that HID have made available.

This sample kit comes in a carton box and each tag is in a labelled pouch indicating name and model number. An empty plastic pouch for the storage of the tags is shipped with it. There also is a free USB stick with HID information material.rain_logo

The content of the sample kit can vary slightly.

Generally it will contain samples of:

Bin Tag, Brick Tag, EpoxyDisc, ISO card, Keg Tag and a selection of Flex Tags, InLine Tags, IronTags, LinTags, UHF labels, Seal Tags and TapMark Tags.

All HID UHF tags meet RAIN® RFID standards.

AMEX logo Just a reminder:

American Express is now accepted in 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

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

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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