Nedap Identification Systems unveiled a new driver-activated high-security RFID tag for vehicle identification

Vehicle identification long-range RFID tagNedap Identification Systems released Window Tag Ultimate, a battery-powered, long-range RFID tag specifically engineered to offer high-end performance and security features in vehicle identification applications.

Driver-activated high-security RFID tag for vehicle identification

Window Tag Ultimate

Since it can be read only for 5 seconds after easy manual activation, Window Tag Ultimate allows the driver to keep full control over tag ID reading operations. Additionally, besides being compatible with Nedap Identification Systems’ robust 2.45 GHz RFID protocol for vehicle identification, Window Tag Ultimat leverages a 433 MHz air interface protocol that features AES128 encryption to add an extra layer of security. This driver-activated high-security RFID tag for vehicle identification comes with a factory-programmed read-only memory, so that it is recommended for applications where only vehicle ID reading is required, for instance parking access management and gated communities. The device can be easily mounted on the interior side of vehicle’s windshield by means of an integrated suction cup and come in a compact and elegant form factor combined with anthracite color to match typical automotive interiors. Thanks to its battery-assisted technology, the read performance is excellent and the read range achieves 10m. Window Tag Ultimate is specifically designed for being used with Nedap Identification Systems’ TRANSIT Ultimate reader, but is compatible also with previous models of the TRANSIT series. The user replaceable AAA batteries offer an expected life-time of 5 years, depending on average climate conditions. The part number, tag ID number and date of manufacture are laser etched into the back case of the tag.

Please contact Nedap Identification Systems for additional information on this driver-activated high-security RFID tag for vehicle identification. Are you looking for other kinds of RFID tags? Do try our RFID Tag Search Engine or contact us at, also for suggestions on complete RFID solutions.

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Avery Dennison is offering AD-721 and AD-740, small tags for NFC applications

Small tags for NFC applications.
Avery Dennison’s AD-721 and AD-740 are two small tags for NFC applications designed to fit restricted surfaces without compromising reading performance and reliability.

The number of NFC applications is increasing steadily and just to mention some of them, we can list product and brand authentication, customer awareness enhancement, gamification, connection of physical world to social media, advertisements, NFC-enabling of posters, smart ticketing, smart couponing, virtual shopping, NFC-enabling of business cards, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi pairing. AD-721 and AD-740 are offered by Avery Dennison to cover all the mentioned applications.

Small round tags for NFC applications


Tags for NFC applications


AD-721 has a round antenna with diameter of 21mm and features the NXP NTAG213 chip that provides full NFC Forum Type 2 Tag compliance, 1152 bits of user programmable memory, 32-bit password protection to prevent unauthorized memory read/write operations and scan operations counter.
AD-740 has a 38mm x 22.5mm antenna and comes with NXP MIFARE Ultralight EV1 (MF0UL11) chip, which is ISO 14443 A compliant and offers 384 bits of re-writable user memory, 32 bits of one-time programmable memory, 32-bit password protection and other security features.

These tags for NFC applications are available in dry inlay, wet inlay and label format. Please contact Avery Dennison for additional details.
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RFcamp released Titan Inch SQ HT, low-cost on-metal UHF RFID tag for high temperature applications

High temperature on-metal RFID tags RFcamp .

RFcamp unveiled Titan Inch SQ HT, an on-metal UHF RFID tag specifically designed to withstand high temperature over 200°C for prolonged time and allow large RFID deployments thanks to its low cost.

High temperature on-metal UHF RFID tag low cost

Titan Inch SQ HT

The Titan Inch SQ HT endures 5 hours at 230°C and even higher temperature for shorter time, for instance 250°C for 1 hour. The product withstands also repeated thermal cycles from 20°C to 200°C. Moreover, the Titan Inch SQ HT is rated IP68 against ingress of dust and liquids and survives challenging mechanical stresses and immersion in aggressive chemicals such as sodium hydroxide (10%, pH13) and sulfuric acid (10%, pH2). Despite its small footprint of just 26 mm x 26 mm x 2.5 mm, this high temperature on-metal UHF RFID tag can be read from up to 2.5 meters with fixed readers and up to 1.5 meters when interrogated with handheld devices. The product shows high orientation insensitivity and consistent readings when fixed with stainless screws. Thanks to its excellent durability and performance combined with its low cost, the Titan Inch SQ HT is suitable for large-volume tracking of metallic parts in paint lines and many other industrial applications that involve very high temperature. The product is available in two different frequency versions, 865-868 MHz for use in Europe, India, South Africa and Middle East, and 902-928 MHz for Americas, China, Japan.

Interested in this high-temperature on-metal UHF RFID tag offered at low cost by RFcamp? Contact them for any detail. Looking for other RFID tag models? Do try our RFID Tag Search Engine or contact us at, also for suggestions on complete RFID solutions.

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Top 10 Trends You’ll See at IDTechEx Show! Europe 2016

IDTechEx Show Europe 2016The following is an article by Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx, the global research and business intelligence firm that created the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2016, which will be held April 27-28, in Berlin, Germany.

Today’s emerging technologies are varied, vast – and moving at the blink of an eye. Here are the top 10 key trends we’ll see at the show that are changing the way the world lives, works and plays.

Wearable Technology Moves Beyond Fashionable
Wearable technology is a strong driver for the development of stretchable electronics, enabling devices that can conform and move with the human body — rather than the rigid blocks of electronics that constrict human motion we saw in early stages. Not only are there new innovations in materials, adhesives and component connections, key components like sensors, batteries and transistors are themselves now flexible. Through the use of case studies and key analyses, presenting companies will discuss implementation of these emerging technologies in new products, such as the Baby MIMO electronic monitoring vest enabled by stretchable ink from EMS.

Printed Electronics: From Component Supply to Innovative Product Design
Over the last 18 months, many players in the printed electronics industry have been moving from offering a component to making complete products, resulting in the creation of new market spaces with new products not previously feasible. Many of these products — as well as new ones to be announced — will be demonstrated at the show, including the TempTraq smart band aid from BlueSpark; the golf club sensor labels from Enfucell; smart packaging from Thin Film Electronics; and pens that write with conductive ink to produce circuits from Electroninks. Attendees will also see the host of the integration tools that enable these new products.

Illuminating Flexible Displays and Lighting
OLED and — even now LCD — displays are increasingly becoming flexible with the use of plastic substrates. In fact, last July LG Display announced that it will invest approximately $900 million in a flexible OLED display manufacturing line in Korea. These flexible displays call for new materials and films, from flexible barrier materials to flexible backplanes; and players in this arena are also prioritizing consumer electronics and automotive applications. The IDTechEx Show! features sessions on displays, lighting and related components, such as barrier films and flexible transparent conductive films.

Structural Electronics Take Flight
Structural electronics are replacing the old components-in-a-box approach with smart materials, such as load-bearing parts, smart skin and e-textiles. For example, a recent IDTechEx interview with one of the largest car Japanese companies revealed that their experimental 3D printing of ultra-lightweight car seats, based on bird bone structure, will now become 3D-PE with electrics and electronics built into the seat as it is grown. Meanwhile, teams in Australia, the UK and the U.S. will be demonstrating supercapacitor car bodies using in-mold electronics. A key session at the show will discuss how these structural electronics are taking flight — from printed functional systems on aircraft to in-mold electronics.

3D Printed Electronics Expand
3D printing is now being combined with printed electronics, which has led to the development of exciting new products. For instance, 3D printers have developed metals which can be 3D printed to create metal objects from jewelry to engine parts. This emerging technology will be the focus of a session about metal materials for 3D printing; and printing metallic materials with corresponding functional inks, such as printing dielectrics onto 3D surfaces to create 3D electronics, is also covered in a session on 3D printed electronics.

Thin is In With Sensors
Large investments have been made to enable flexible, thin sensors rather than expand the market of rigid sensors — a trend that can be seen in the actions of companies like ISORG, which has raised $22 million to build a facility to make optical sensors on plastic; and by the U.S. Dept. of Defense’s investment of $75 million in a new manufacturing innovation institute for flexible and hybrid electronics. (Both organizations are presenting at the show.) We’ll also see improvements and new form factors with conventional sensors driven by the ongoing needs of wearable technology, the automotive industry, the Internet of Things and built structures. These sensor advances are covered in presentations by some of today’s most dynamic organizations, including Intel, InvenSense, Honeywell and TE Connectivity, which will highlight key opportunities as we progress to the trillion sensor network.

Energy Harvesting Reaches a Higher Power
Energy harvesters started out as smaller devices used to power IoT sensor nodes, switches and other small devices, but this capability has rapidly grown to now include thermoelectrics providing energy input for cars; and companies such as Google embracing airborne wind energy (AWE); and others in use now for regenerative breaking.  At the show, we’ll see how today’s harvesters can turn motion in a 3D direction into a single directional motion for harvesting energy, in addition to form factors ranging from thin piezoelectric films to large, high-power output devices.

Thin, Flexible Batteries:  Not Your Father’s Bunny
The world’s largest consumer electronics companies, such as Apple, LG and Samsung, have moved into the development of flexible battery technology — due in a large part to the wearable technology market, which will help drive the flexible battery market from U.S. $ 6.9 million in 2015 to more than U.S $400 million in 2025, according to IDTechEx Research. Key presentations at the show will illustrate how this incredible market will unfold.

The Motion of the Ocean: Energy Independent Vehicles
Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIVs) exist on and under water, as airships and planes and as on-road and off-road vehicles — typically relying on sunshine sometimes with other forms of energy harvesting as well, including waves and wind — making electricity to power their motors. But mostly they rely on flexible photovoltaics. At the show, key presentations will focus on increasingly multiple, on-board energy harvesting that will further boost the already impressive speed, payloads and duty cycles.

You Can See Clearly Now:  Smart Eyewear Enabling VR and AR
More organizations are developing smart glasses and contact lenses than ever before. Fueled by new component form factors and lower power functionality, they seek to address the huge virtual reality and augmented reality opportunities ripe for the taking. At the IDTechEx show!, you’ll be able to try out the latest innovations for yourself.

The eight co-located conferences of the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2016 will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Nov. 18-19. For more information, visit
Established in 1999, IDTechEx provides independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in more than 80 countries. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge UK. The IDTechEx Show! Europe 2016 is part of a global series of events from IDTechEx. The next show is slated for Santa Clara, USA in 2016.

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New small on-metal UHF RFID tags from Omni-ID withstand repeated exposure to temperatures up to 225 degrees Celsius

High temperature small UHF RFID tags for metal asset trackingOmni-ID launched a line of high temperature small UHF RFID tags for metal asset tracking. Fit 100 High Temperature, Fit 210 High Temperature and Fit 400 High Temperature have been designed to survive challenging temperature stresses and provide excellent read ranges for such small on-metal RFID tags, at prices that allow broad RFID deployments.    Continue reading

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Xerafy Xplorer, UHF RFID tag specifically designed for tracking drill pipes and other metal assets in the oil & gas industry

RFID tags drill pipes trackingRecently, Xerafy released Xplorer, a UHF RFID tag specifically conceived for drill pipes tracking. Designed while working closely with oil and gas service companies, this extremely rugged RFID tag allows accurate tracking of down-hole and surface drill pipes, sub-sea oil pipes, blowout preventers (BOPs), wellheads and other metal assets used in the harshest conditions of the oil and gas industry.    Continue reading

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HID Global expanded its SlimFlex™ family of flexible RFID tags for industrial asset tracking

RFID tags for industrial asset tracking.

HID Global added two new UHF models to its SlimFlex™ family of flexible RFID tags for industrial asset tracking. The new models, SlimFlex™ Tag Mini and SlimFlex™ Seal Tag Mini, inherit the same appreciated technology of the previously released products, but have smaller dimensions to target smaller assets, without forgoing very good read ranges.    Continue reading

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RTEC unveiled the Boson, extremely small on-metal UHF RFID tag with read range up to 2 meters

Tiny rugged UHF tags metal.

RTEC’s Element Series grows up with the Boson, an extremely small on-metal UHF RFID tag that measures just 5 mm x 5 mm x 3.2 mm and provides read range up to 2 meters.    Continue reading

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Laxcen is offering a variety of new UHF and HF RFID tags

Laxcen UHF HF RFID tags


Lately, Laxcen released several new UHF and HF RFID tags specifically engineered to meet the specific requirements of very different applications. The latest additions to Laxcen’s offering include EPC Class 1 Gen 2 and NFC Forum Type 2 Tag compliant products. Below a full list.    Continue reading

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HID Global released UHF RFID tags for efficient tracking of linens and garments that undergo frequent washing cycles

UHF RFID tags linens.

HID Global launched the LinTag™ transponders, a family of UHF RFID tags specifically designed for tracking linens and garments in processes that involve very frequent commercial laundry washings.

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