NXP Release New NTAG I²C plus NFC Cards for the Smart Home Market

Designed to be the perfect enabler for NFC in home-automation and consumer applications, this feature-packed, next-generation connected NFC tag is the fastest, most BOM optimized way to add “tap-and-connect” communications to any electronic device.

NXP’s NTAG I²C plus is the latest development of NXP NFC tags that combines a passive NFC interface and a contact I²C interfaces together with a non-volatile memory. On top of the well-known zero power capabilities of this family, NTAG I²C plus offers new features like password protection, full memory access configuration from both interfaces and an originality signature for protection against cloning. NTAG I²C plus is also further enhancing end user experience by delivering four times higher data transfer performance. This second generation of NXP’s industry leading connected tag technology maintains full backward compatibility with first-generation NTAG I²C products and remains the ideal, most cost effective choice to integrate NFC capabilities into any embedded system.

Additional NTAG I²C plus features include:
Pass-through mode with 64-byte SRAM buffer
FAST READ and FAST WRITE commands for higher data throughput
Full, read-only, or no memory access from I²C interface and NFC interface, based on 32-bit password protection
NFC Forum Type 2 Tag and NFC interface ISO/IEC 14443A Part 2&3 compliant
Input capacitance of 50 pF
Unique 7-byte serial number
GET VERSION command for easy identification of chip type and supported Features
I²C interface with standard (100 kHz) and fast (400 kHz) modes
888/1912 bytes of EEPROM-based user memory
Originality signature based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) for simple, genuine authentication
Configurable field-detection output signal for data-transfer synchronization and device wake-up
Energy harvesting from NFC field, so as to power external devices (e.g. connected microcontroller)
Extended operating temperature range: -140 to +105°C

What is NFC & how does it work?

If you’ve looked at the hardware specifications for a top of the line handset at any point in the last few years, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen NFC listed on the spec sheet. But despite the age of NFC, it hasn’t yet become the norm for all smartphones. If you’re content with an older handset, or can’t quite justify springing for the latest top of the line model, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. So here’s a rundown of what NFC is, how it works, and what it can be used for.

What is NFC?                                                                                                NFC stands for “Near Field Communication” and, as the name implies, it enables short range communication between compatible devices. This requires at least one transmitting device, and another to receive the signal. A range of devices can use the NFC standard and can be considered either passive or active, depending on how the device works.

Passive NFC devices include tags, and other small transmitters, that can send information to other NFC devices without the need for a power source of their own. However, they don’t really process any information sent from other sources, and can’t connect to other passive components. These often take the form of interactive signs on walls or advertisements.

Active devices are able to both send and receive data, and can communicate with each other as well as with passive devices. Smartphones are by far the most common implementation of active NFC devices, but public transport card readers and touch payment terminals are also good examples of the technology.

How NFC works?
Just like Bluetooth and WiFi, and all manner of other wireless signals, NFC works on the principle of sending information over radio waves. Near Field Communication is another standard for wireless data transitions, meaning that there are specifications which devices have to adhere to in order to communicate with each other properly. The technology used in NFC is based on older RFID (Radio-frequency identification) ideas, which uses electromagnetic induction in order to transmit information.

This marks the one major difference between NFC and Bluetooth/WiFi, as it can be used to induce electric currents within passive components as well as just send data. This means that passive devices don’t require their own power supply, and can instead be powered by the electromagnetic field produced by an active NFC component when it comes into range, but we’ll talk about that in greater detail some other time. Unfortunately, NFC technology does not command enough inductance to be used to charge our smartphones, but QI charging is based on the same principle.

The transmission frequency for data across NFC is 13.56 megahertz, and data can be sent at either 106, 212 or 424 kilobits per second, which is quick enough for a range of data transfers – from contact details to swapping pictures and music.
In order to determine what sort of information is to be exchanged between devices, the NFC standard currently has three distinct modes of operation for compliant devices. Perhaps the most common use in smartphones is the peer-to-peer mode, which allows two NFC-enabled devices to exchange various pieces of information between each other. In this mode both devices switch between active, when sending data, and passive states when receiving.

Read/write mode, on the other hand, is a one way data transmission, where the active device, possibly your smartphone, links up with another device in order to read information from it. This is the mode used when you interact with an NFC advert tag.

The final mode of operation is card emulation, whereby the NFC device can be used like a smart or contactless credit card in order to make payments or tap into public transport systems.

Comparisons with Bluetooth
You might think that NFC is bit unnecessary, considering that Bluetooth has been more widely available for many years. However, there are several important technological differences between the two that gives NFC some significant benefits in certain circumstances.

The major argument in favour of NFC is that it has much lower power consumption than Bluetooth, even lower than the new Bluetooth 4.0 (aka Bluetooth low energy). This makes NFC perfect for passive devices, such as the advertising tags that we mentioned earlier, as they can operate without the need for a major power source.

However, this power saving does have some major drawbacks. Most noticeably that the range of transmission is much shorter than Bluetooth. While NFC has a range of around 10cm, just a few inches, Bluetooth connections can transmit data up to 10 meters or more from the source. Another drawback is that NFC is quite a bit slower than Bluetooth, transmitting data at a maximum speed of just 424 kbit/s, compared with 2.1 Mbit/s with Bluetooth 2.1 or around 1 Mbit/s with Bluetooth Low Energy.

But NFC does have one advantage when it comes to speed, faster connectivity. Due to the use of inductive coupling, and the absence of manual pairing, it takes less than one tenth of a second to establish a connection between two devices, a speed which has only recently been matched by Bluetooth 4.0.
You may have noticed that NFC based Android Beam, or S Beam on Samsung’s Galaxy handsets, actually uses Bluetooth or WiFi Direct to share information between devices. These two technologies actually only use NFC to quickly link the two devices together. This combination of wireless standards allows for maximum wireless transfer speeds, but without the longer connectivity times associated with Bluetooth.

A standard for the future
With the growth of interactive advertising, contactless payment systems, and the introduction of services like Google Wallet in the US, NFC is the wireless standard best poised to make our smartphones a viable alternative to credit and transport cards.

There are already over 300,000 MasterCard PayPass merchant locations in the US, but there’s still a way to go before NFC adoption rates are high enough for these technologies to become viable on a mass scale. But if a few more budget and midrange smartphones start shipping with NFC, this could be the way that a lot of us pay for our goods in the future.

How to get started with NFC?

Step 1: Get an NFC Reader
You will need an NFC reader to read and write NFC tags. An NFC reader starts the conversation with NFC tags or other NFC readers. NFC readers are put in two major device types; mobile phones and computers. Each has its own purpose. You may want to pick up one of each so that you have the full NFC experience.
NFC Reader Types
· All NFC Mobile Devices (Phones, Tablets) – All upcoming mobile devices will have NFC readers inside of them. This is the primary consumer experience of NFC. People will walk around with their mobile devices touching NFC tags in the physical world to interact with online actions. There are many NFC mobile devices available in the market now; more and more phones are enabled every day.
· Computers (Desktops, Laptops) – NFC is also used for desktop computers and laptops. A typical deployment of this type is where a person has an NFC tag and interacts with a PC-linked NFC reader to identify themselves. This is often used with membership and loyalty programs as well as conferences and events. Developers will also need an NFC reader.
Step 2: Determine which NFC Chip to Use
NFC tags have very small NFC chips in them which store the data. There are several types of NFC chips, each with its own characteristics. Chips vary in the amount of data they hold, whether they can be made read-only, the performance of the chip and any other special features.
The biggest determining factor is data size as NFC chips do not store a lot of data. You will need to understand what data you want to store on the tag before you choose the chip.
· Ultralights (UL): good for a short url or phone number
· NTAG203: have a bit more data storage and are good for a long url or a small contact card
· 1Ks and above: can store more data so they can handle a large contact card but are far more expensive.
Still not sure which chip is best for you? Get a kit from oprfid.COM with a sampling of NFC chip types.
Step 3: Choose an NFC Product
NFC can and will be in almost all objects in the near future; the possibilities for what an NFC tag can be in are almost endless. You need to think about where your NFC tag will be used, who will be using it, the environmental conditions it will need to withstand and the interaction model you want your users to experience.
1. Hidden NFC Tags – NFC inlays are the simplest possible type of an NFC tag. NFC inlays are raw NFC products good for development or to put on the back of a poster.
2. Wearable or Portable NFC Tags – If in your project an NFC tag is associated with a person, a NFC key chain or NFC wristband would work well.
3. Visible NFC Tags – If the NFC tag itself is visible, you may want to get it custom printed or you can use pre-printed NFC tags with the ASIARFID symbol. This is a quick and easy way to indicate the place that the user should touch their NFC phone. Just put a ASIARFID printed sticker on a regular poster and it is NFC enabled.
4. NFC Tags On Metal – Will your tag be on a metal service or electronics; like on the back of a phone? If so then you will need an anti-metal NFC tag to shield the NFC chip from the outside.
5. Waterproof NFC Tags – Will your tag be exposed to water or humidity? If so, you will need a waterproof product like an NFC token orNFC bubble sticker.
Step 4: Customize the NFC Product
A blank NFC tag is good for development, but as you move into product trials and real deployment you will want to customize the NFC tags to match your brand and project goals.
Most of OPRFID.COM NFC tags can be printed, engraved, debossed and/or custom ordered in a specific color code to match your brand.
Each NFC product has it’s own printing specs; print templates and guidelines for NFC tags can be found at the OPRFID.COM.
Step 5: NFC Software
An NFC tag on it’s own, even with encoded data still isn’t much value. There needs to be softwarethat is activated when the NFC tag is touched.
All NFC mobile devices ship with basic software to read an NDEF formatted NFC tag. This means that if a customer touches an NFC tag they will be able to read the encoded data and take basic actions on it; such as opening the url in a browser or calling the phone number.
Additional software on the phone is required to encode NFC tags or do anything special. Windows does not ship with any NFC software. To use NFC on Windows you will need an app
Step 6: Encode the NFC Tags
NFC tags need to be encoded with data in order for them to trigger an action when touched. To encode an NFC tag you will need an NFC reader.
An NFC tag can hold any type of data, but most people choose NDEF data formatting; this is a standardized data format that ensures cross-reader compatibility. NDEF allows you to encode several record types including a website, phone number, emailand others.
Most NFC tags can also be locked during encoding such that they are permanently read-only. This is important if you are going to deploy the tags into an environment you do not control; like a poster, product display or bus stop. You wouldn’t want someone re-encoding your tags to something else!
How To Get Your NFC Tags Encoded
1. Do It Yourself – Small Quantities – If you need to encode a small number of tags then you can use an NFC phone or our available NFC readers.
2. Let Us Do It For You – Small & Large Quantities – If you have a large quantity of NFC tags to be encoded, but you don’t want to encode them yourself you can order your NFC tags pre-encoded.
3. Do It Yourself – Large Quantities – If you are encoding large quantities of NFC tags, you can reduce cost and lead time by using our NFC readers to encode the NFC tags yourself. This is the quickest and most cost efficient way to encode NFC tags.

NFC Tag

NFC stands for Near Field Communication – a form of short-range radio communication based on RFID standards in which a connection is established by bringing two devices into close proximity.

NFC has a number of of uses including contactless payment/transaction systems (Google Wallet, TFL’s Oyster et al), employee/ID systems, data transfer between devices (Android Beam) and simplified connection of other forms of wireless communication (Bluetooth, wi-fi etc).

In addition to those uses, NFC allows for small, passive (ie un-powered) ‘tags’ to be read from and written to by active (powered) NFC devices – with the power the tag requires being drawn from the active device.
It is these tags that are covered in the section below.

NFC tag varieties
Models of NFC chip:

Name Available memory URL length Text length NFC Class
Ultralight (UL) 48 bytes 41 characters 39 characters Type 2
Ultralight C (ULC) 148 bytes 132 characters 130 characters Type 2
NTAG203 144 bytes 132 characters 130 characters Type 2
NTAG212 128 bytes 122 characters 120 characters Type 2
NTAG213 144 bytes 132 characters 130 characters Type 2
NTAG215 504 bytes 492 characters 490 characters Type 2
NTAG216 888 bytes 854 characters 852 characters Type 2
MiFare 1K 1024 bytes 256 characters 709 characters Classic(1)
Fudan F08 1024 bytes
DESFire EV1 2k 2048 bytes Type 4
DESFire EV1 4k 4096 bytes Type 4
DESFire EV1 8k 8192 bytes Type 4
ICODE SLIX 112 bytes 102 characters 100 characters Type 5
ICODE SLIX 2 316 bytes 308 characters 306 characters Type 5
ICODE SLIX-L 32 bytes 24 characters 22 characters Type 5
ICODE SLIX-S 160 bytes 148 characters 146 characters Type 5
Sony FeliCa 4K 4096 bytes Type 3
Sony FeliCa Lite 224 bytes Type 3
Topaz 512 512 bytes 453 characters 447 characters Type 1
Topaz 96 bytes Type 1

(1) MiFare Classic 1K tags do not work with Blackberry devices or Windows Phone devices. They are not guaranteed to work with all future Android devices either as they are not NFC Forum Type tags.
Types of NFC tag

Name Description
Business Cards Made from heavier stock or a plastic/paper hybrid and containing an NFC tag
Cards Tags embedded in rigid (plastic) cards
Epoxy Covered in an epoxy or resin (e.g. Sony’s SmartTags).
Key Fob / Keyring Covered in plastic with a key ring.
Laundry Tag Waterproof and Weatherproof. These are designed to work in harsh conditions.
Metal Isolated / Anti-Metal Contain an isolation layer between the IC and the surface. Can be placed directly on metal.
Sticker Have adhesive on the rear and generally are covered in a plain white overlay or a logo.
Wet Inlay Have adhesive on the rear and have no coating or overlay (transparent, IC visible).
Wristband Generally Silicone with the tag embedded in the bracelet.

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RFID Application in clothing management

RFID Application in clothing management

First, clothing security features in clothing production process, using UHF issuing machine singl pieceof clothing, such as a number of important attributes: name, rank, number, type, fabric, lining, Wash, performance standards, product number, inspector number and other written into the corresponding electronic tag, and the electronic tag attached to the garment. Electronic tag attached to the way you can take: implanted in the garment, made of plate or tag mode or take anti-theft hard tags can be recycled methods. Every piece of clothing given to difficult to forge a unique identification tag,
Can effectively prevent counterfeiting acts, a good solution to the security problem of clothing.
Second, the warehouse management because of RFID technology in non-contact non-visual characteristics can also identify multiple tags, the dozens of electronic tag attached FCL apparel goods can be accurately read by the RFID reader-time the entire stream of data, greatly improves the efficiency of logistics.
If the use of RFID technology in storage management, logistics and distribution center storage management and storage management in retail stores to achieve, then you can achieve the “store and distribution center replenishment needs -manufacturers’ entire supply chain optimization of the management process. In warehouse management using RFID technology enables visual management of all management units, can greatly shorten the packaging, transportation, inventory, statistical time, thereby reducing damage, accelerate cash flow, a substantial increase in storage management efficiency

Third, the benefits of RFID technology in logistics management logistics chain clothing produced
reflected in efficiency of logistics management, logistics costs, shipping control and so on. RFID technology, standardized clothing logistics operations, shorten processes and operating time, reduce labor costs, thereby reducing operating costs, increasing the throughput of the logistics chain, to increase the degree of transparency of the supply chain management to improve the efficiency of logistics management. At the same time the use of RFID can minimize the error rate shipping, delivery mistakes mainly refers to the original box and packing errors shortage problem, these two issues are available through the use of RFID technology to reduce to a minimum
Fourth, store anti-theft RFID reader has an internal relay output, that is, when the reader reads the tag or a specific format of tags, readers will relay closes, thereby triggering an external relay is closed, and trigger an alert or alarm indicator alarm, security for RFID tags have the following situations: (1), clothing labels to be recovered in this case, the security gate at the clothing reader just read the label on the trigger external alarm alarm (2 ), clothing labels are not recovered in this case, the clothing store can use RFID reader on the client soon to buy clothing label rewrite the definition of a byte of data, indicates that no purchase when the byte is 0 rewrites to 1 indicates that purchase, when the door of the reader to read the label did not rewrite, trigger external alarm alarm, while the rewritten read the label does not trigger external alarm alarm.

Five, VIP customer management clothing or garment factory available RFID tags for VIP
customers for a membership card using RFID reader can automatically bring up the VIP customer information, including business direction VIP customers, VIP customers visit the previous items, VIP customer appointments to discuss the project, and so on, based on this information, we can fully understand VIP customer information, and targeted conversation.

New Alien UHF inlay/Tags Target Challenging Retail Environments

As the retail industry’s use of item-level EPC Gen 2 ultrahigh-frequency(UHF) RFID tags surges globally, California-based RFID UHF  inlay/tag manufacturer Alien Technology is aiming at the most challenging use cases in that sector, by releasing three new tags this month. The tags are commercially available now, and are currently being tested by several retailers and manufacturers. All three were designed to solve problems in areas of the retail market in which tags were still difficult to read. The GT (ALN-9728) is designed to improve read reliability for general item-level tagging, the HiScan (ALN-9720) aims to improve read effectiveness with handheld readers, and the BAT (ALN-9770) addresses the most challenging environment: goods containing metal or liquid.
Alien Technology has worked closely with end users to understand where tags are not yet providing the necessary read reliability, according to Neil Mitchell, Alien’s director of marketing. “We have a very good range of tags,” he says, “but as we have talked with providers in the retail market, and retailers themselves, it’s clear we as a marketplace need to improve the ability for tags to be read in challenging environments.”

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aln-9720

The HiScan (ALN-9720) tag is designed for retail and apparel applications for which handheld readers are used, or when tags may be hidden behind many similar retail items.
There are, Mitchell says, certain items for which obtaining a good tag read is difficult or might seem impossible, and those are the use cases that the three new tags are targeting. All three models come with Alien’s Higgs-4 IC, which offers 448 bits of memory, including 128 bits of Electronic Product Code (EPC) memory.
The GT is a general-use retail item-level tag for use in hangtags, joker labels (cardboard labels affixed to the backs of jeans) and a variety of other tags that are attached to apparel or other retail goods. The dry (nonadhesive) version of the inlay measures 1.97 inches by 1.18 inches (50 millimeters by 30 millimeters). The GT’s predecessor, the H-Tag, contained a Higgs-3 chip, while the GT model—with the Higgs-4 chip and other design optimization—offers a more reliable and longer read range than the H-Tag.

aln-9770
aln-9770

The BAT (ALN-9770) tag is specialized for tagging automotive batteries and similar plastic containers filled with fluids or metals.
The GT was created for uses cases in which jeans, for example, are stacked unevenly, with a variety of orientations for the tags within those stacks. “It’s designed to read more reliably and at longer distances,” Mitchell says, contrasting the GT’s performance with that of the H-Tag or other companies’ existing tags for item-level retail applications.
The tag has been tested by research groups at the University of Arkansas’ RFID Research Center for use on denim, polybagged apparel and hanging apparel
The HiScan is designed to operate best when interrogated by handheld readers, which typically utilize lower power than fixed or desktop models. Mitchell notes that item-leveltags are often read via handheld readers at stores, while staff members collect inventory data, and the HiScan is specifically designed to respond well within a low-power environment. The dry version of the inlay measures 1.56 inches by 0.61 inch (40 millimeters by 15.5 millimeters).
The BAT tag, which measures 3.25 inches by 1.25 inches (82.5 millimeters by 32 millimeters), is intended for use on automotive batteries and plastic containers filled with metal or fluids. Batteries pose one of the greatest challenges to tagging, since they contain a large quantity of metal and liquid, which make reading passive UHF RFID tags very difficult. Under real-world conditions, Mitchell says, batteries would be stacked on a pallet, three or four deep, with several layers of batteries piled on top of them. “It can be very challenging to read that center tag on the pallet,” he states. Therefore, Alien Technology has tested the tag extensively on automotive batteries. However, he notes, it would also be appropriate for use on any item composed of heavy plastic and containing liquids or metal.

aln-9728
aln-9728

The GT (ALN-9728) tag is tuned for use within retail environments in which items are tightly packed on shelves or hangers.
All three tags are capable of being encoded with Alien’s BlastWrite and QuickWrite mass-encoding systems (see Alien Technology Releases Pre-encoded Higgs-4 Chip). BlastWrite is a method in which a user can write to dozens or hundreds of tags in parallel at any given time, while QuickWrite enables a user to write multiple words to a single chip using a lone command. This speeds up EPC and memory initialization for brand owners looking to program tags one at a time.

UHF rfid inlay Applications

UHF rfid inlay Applications

UHF rfind  Inlay
UHF rfind Inlay

UHF rfid inlay Application in Smart Logistics

Even with the bar-code system in place, tracking items can be a difficult process because each code must be scanned individually. Using advanced RFID tags greatly improves tracking operations. The RFID antenna in the smart label, coupled with the RFID reader, makes it possible to track, identify, record, and sort even large groups of items all at once, without the hassle of breaking them down and performing individual scanning. With RFID technology, managing inventory is easier than it has ever been and leads to fewer mistakes and more accurate shipping.

UHF rfid inlay Application Retail Markets
With RFID chips, items move faster through the checkout because multiple items can often be checked out as a group rather than individually scanned. This saves a significant amount of time which leads to a better shopping experience and thus more loyal customers.RFID solutions for retail operations are not only a direct replacement for standard bar-codes. In the future, RFID tags will also automate other manual tasks such as inventory taking, theft detection (using an RFID anti-theft gate), and employee attendance management.

RFID Toll Collection
Millions of drivers pass through toll booths every day. Today, it is not uncommon to be traveling without cash on your person. That is why in the US and European countries, toll roads are almost universally equipped with an electronic toll-collection system. In China, the ETC system is still in its fledgling stage. These electronic toll-collection systems use RFID technology to read the information of each car passing through the toll booth, and deduct the amount of toll from the driver’s account without physically stopping the car.When cars are driving on electronic toll roads, an RFID reader above the lane reads information coming from the RFID tag inside the car within its reading range. Once the reader has the information from the tag it uses its connection to its system to sends a signal to withdraw funds from the owner’s account. Advantages of RFID system include high read rates, easy maintenance, maximum reliability, and it helps alleviate traffic congestion. A high level of automation also reduces the workload of toll booth staff.

UHF rfid inlay Application in Manufacturing
Manufacturers today consider RFID technology to be an indispensable tool that allows management to see their entire operation in real time. An RFID system uses radio communication to exchange data between RFID tags (active or passive) and RFID readers. Some of the benefits of RFID technology for use in manufacturing include:
1.Track work in progress
2.More efficient operation
3.Minimized production down time
4.Optimized material and parts inventory
5.Maintained optimal labor output

UHF rfid inlay Application in Supply Chain Management
The supply chain covers almo2d6bst all processes involved in the flow of goods, including manufacturing, distribution, and transportation. Management of the supply chain benefits significantly from the implementation of RFID technology. RFID tags are not just a replacement of traditional barcode labels. They are smart labels that ensure goods appear in the right place at the right time. With RFID systems, supply chain managers are able to build authentication and confirmation into previous error-prone processes such as inventory management, tracking semi-finished and end products in manufacturing process, and product verification and validation prior to shipment. RFID applications are nearly limitless and can aid companies in every aspect of their supply chain.

HF rfid inlay Applications

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HF rfid inlay

RFID HF inlay application in Railway Industry
RFID tags are a vital component to a modernized, orderly public transportation system, as well as for freight. RFID technology plays a key role in coordinating the safe movement of rail traffic, tagging and grouping trains, calculating shipping costs, real-time tracking of freight, and gathering rail traffic data.RFID tag systems are beneficial to the industry as a whole. The overall goal of applying RFID systems in rail traffic management is threefold: to automate manual tasks to improve efficiency, to increase passenger and baggage handling capacity, and to maximize revenue growth and competition with trucking.

RFID HF inlay application in Library Solution
Libraries maintain a significantly large inventory of books and other items and organization is key to their operation. Keeping track of incoming and outgoing materials used to be recorded by hand. As time went on, computer systems were installed, which greatly increased the accuracy of records and efficiency. The next technological step was to add RFID tags to library materials and integrate them with the computer systems already in place.

RFID technology applications from OPRFID help libraries through improved efficiency in sorting, check-outs, and returns. With RFID solutions, books move faster through the system because multiple items can often be read in piles rather than individually. This is especially time saving when it comes to sorting books being returned to the library. It not only makes materials available to customers more quickly, it also allows library workers to save time and focus on other tasks. Additionally, libraries can equip RFID anti-theft gates at their entrances, to enhance the security of library materials. High read rate and long read range allows the two gate frames to set apart widely enough in order to handle the large flow of patrons moving in and out of the library.

RFID HF inlay application in Healthcare Industry
Millions of people are treated in hospitals every day. Giving the right medicine to the right patient as well as matching the new-born children to their mother are critically important and there is zero tolerance for error. That is why many health facilities have abandoned barcode technology and embraced RFID tags for faster, more accurate tracking of patient movement. RFID technology can be implemented in every aspect of a hospital’s operation. Items and patients can be fixed with RFID smart labels and can be tracked to keep an accurate inventory and patient record. RFID solutions are just one more step of the modernization of the healthcare system.

RFID Application in Library

RFID is the latest technology to be used in libraries. Unlike the old fashioned EM (Electro-Mechanical) and RF (Radio Frequency) systems, which have been used in libraries for decades, RFID based systems provide more security and efficient for the tracking of materials throughout the library, including easier and faster Check-in and Check-out, inventorying, and materials handling.

RFID Application in Library
RFID Application in Library

Thanks to the RFID technology all material can be handled without exception. Even Videos and DVDs can be tagged and identified. The RFID technology provides an almost 100 percent detection rate. There is no false alarm once an RFID system is properly tuned.

The main advantages of using RFID application in libraries are:

High-speed inventory including identify items which are out of proper order. RFID technology provides the possibility to scan books on the shelves without removing them just by using a proper handheld inventory reader.

Rapid Check-in / Check-Out with fast stack reading and automatic book drops.

Theft detection hanks to the Long Range reading capabilities of the RFID equipment with extra-wide exit gates. The corridors at the building exits can be up to 1 meter wide.Long tag life and high reliability.

RFID inlay and RFID Prelam

OPRFID had rich experience and know how in card lamination and RFID card production with our R&D capability for more than one decade. HUAYUAN have been producing millions RFID, contactless cards monthly for European and USA market with operational chip Mifare, Desfire, Ultralight, EM serial chip embedded, also customized dimensions and specified electronic performance. Our responsible engineers and workers keep the every piece of card in good quality control and properly performance in every corner of the world.

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rfid inlay

RFID Prelam, also called RFID card inlay or contactless card inlay, as core part of RFID card.
OPRFID provide high-quality RFID inlay which they are suitable to ISO standard cards with optional thickness and antenna design for customized electronic performance. We have advanced ultrasonic copper wire antenna and aluminum etching antenna embedding technology, and experience, the quality of our products is not only stable and durable but also good consistency in reading and writing performance. OPRFID’s card prelams are suitable for contactless card manufacturer to fulfill a high quality contactless card, well printing cards and RFID lamination products.

OPRFID RFID prelam could incorporate ultrasonic embedding copper antenna, even FLIP chip etching antenna upon the customer’s requirements. Excellent in-house antenna design capabilities and a comprehensive technology platform in wafer processing, coil-winding and etching antenna technologies, bonding expertise and assembling process turn the products in a reliable component that fits a plenty of market segments. The prelam can be made of material PVC,PET with size 3×7, 5×5,3×8,4×8,4×6,2×5,2×4 or other customized layouts.

Key Features:
Material:PVC, PET etc
Dimension: 310mm x 468mm, Max. size 520mm x420mm, A4 210mm x297 etc.
Layout: 3×7,5×5,3×8,4×8,4×6, 2×5,2×4, or any Customization of CR80 card or any unit antenna size.
Thickness:
HF normal 0.45mm,0.5mm, min.0.3mm ,
LF normal,0.6mm, Min. 0.5mm
UHF 0.6mm, 0.5mm

Antenna:
HF:AL Etching,Pre-winding Copper coil, Altrasonic Embeding;
LF:Pre-winding Copper Coli, AL Etching;
UHF:AL Etching

Bonding:
LF:Wire Bonding,
HF:FLIP chip, Wire Bonding, MOA2,
UHF:FlIP chip