On the strength of its long-term experience in the design of RFID tags for IT asset tracking, Confidex brings to the market Steelwave Micro II and Steelwave Micro II NFC. Based on two different RFID standards, EPC Gen 2 and NFC, the new Confidex tags combine small sizes, high performance and attachment versatility to meet different requirements of tracking solutions for not only IT assets, but also laboratory devices, furniture and other goods in indoor environments.
Both Steelwave Micro II and Steelwave Micro II NFC measure 38 by 13 by 4.5 millimeters and can be attached by means of adhesive, tethering string or cable tie.
UHF RFID tag compliant with the EPC Gen 2 standard, Steelwave Micro II is the proper choice when long read range is required. It works across all world’s regions on both metallic and non-metallic surfaces, providing the best performance when attached to metal with read range up to 5 meters. The standard version features Impinj Monza 4QT chip that offers 128 bits of EPC memory, 512 bits of additional user-programmable memory and 48-bit unique serialized number. Also a version with Impinj Monza 4E — 496-bit EPC memory, 128-bit user memory, 48-bit serial number — is available upon customer special request.
Since it can be read with common NFC-enabled smartphones, Steelwave Micro II NFC provides an easy and cost-effective solution to create asset tracking systems without the need of investments for hardware infrastructure. This NFC tag for asset tracking works on all surfaces and uses NXP NTAG203 chip that provides 1152 bits of user-programmable memory and full NFC Forum Type 2 Tag compliance.
Recently, Confidex launched also a new enhanced version of Steelwave Micro with Impinj Monza 4QT chip.