Confidex, an RFID tag manufacturer based in Finland, has created two new RFID products: an EPC Class 1 Gen 2 high-performance transponder called Ironside that works on metallic objects and in the most demanding conditions, and Steelwave?a versatile UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID tag that's suited for indoor tracking and asset management applications. Ironside is a low-cost passive UHF RFID tag that offers small size and durability. This tag can operate at temperatures ranging from 40 to +100 degrees C and withstands the intense mechanical stresses found in many industries. Its long life span also makes it ideal for asset tracking applications. When mounted onto metallic surfaces, either by using the industrial adhesive provided with the tag, or mechanically using sturdy pop rivets, Ironside has a read range of four to six meters. Even with such a long read range, Ironside is very compact, with dimensions of only 2.1 by 1.9 by 0.4 inches. The tag operates at frequencies between 865-868MHz and 902-928MHz.
Unlike standard RFID labels, the Steelwave tag works on metalbased objects. The 1.8- by 1.3- by 0.23-inch RFID tag is coated in a synthetic film and is attached to metal objects using an adhesive, already applied to the synthetic film. When attached to metal objects, such as containers, trays and electrical equipment, it has a read range of four to six meters.
The Steelwave transponder is suitable for applications such as tracking parts in assembly lines, locating components in a warehouse, and safeguarding valuable assets via RFID-based surveillance systems. This tag has been successfully used to track items ranging from electrical appliances and other portable objects found in public places to expensive medical devices, the company says. Steelwave tags operate at frequencies between 865-868MHz and 902-928MHz.
Company URL: www.confidex.fi