RFID Tag in its most simplistic form, is comprised of two parts – an antenna for transmitting and receiving signals, and an RFID chip (or integrated circuit, IC) which stores the tag’s ID and other information. RFID tags are affixed to items in order to track them using an RFID reader and antenna.
Applications of RFID Tags:
Supply Chain Management, Pharmaceutical Tracking, Logistics Tracking (Materials Management), Inventory Tracking, IT Asset Tracking, Laundry & Textile Tracking, File Tracking, Returnable Transit Item (RTI) Tracking, Event & Attendee, Tracking, Access Control, Vehicle Tracking, Tolling, Hospital Infant Tracking, Animal Tracking, Tool Tracking, Jewelry Tracking, Retail, Inventory Tracking, Pipe and Spool Tracking, DVD Kiosks, Library, Materials Tracking, Marketing Campaigns, Real-Time Location Systems, Race Timing.
Types of RFID Tags:
Because there is such wide variety of RFID applications, there are also a wide variety of RFID tags and ways to categorize them.
Form Factor – Inlay, Label, Card, Badge, Hard Tag, etc
Frequency Type– LF (125KHz, 134.2KHz), HF (13.56MHz), UHF Passive (860-960MHz)
Environmental Factors– Water resistant, Rugged, Temperature resistant, Chemical resistant
Customizable– Shape, Size, Text, Encoding
Specific Features/Applications– Laundry Tags, Sensor Tags, Embeddable Tags, Autoclavable Tags, Vehicle Tags, High Memory Tags
Specific Surface Materials– Metal mount tags, Glass mount tags, Tags for Liquid-filled items
|Material||Surface material||PVC/PET/ABS/PCB and Paper|
|Antenna material||Copper/Aluminium foil|
|RFID Parameters||Frequency||125KHz / 13.56MHz / UHF|
|Protocol||ISO11784/11785; ISO14443A, ISO15693; ISO18000-6B/6C|
|Demension||20mm, 25mm or customized|