RFID technology is used in a number of industries to carry out various tasks such as:
*Controlling access to confined areas
*Supply chain management
*Counterfeit forestalling (e.g., in the pharmaceutical industry)
Even though RFID technology has been in used by humans ever since from World War II, the stipulate for RFID devices is rising quickly, in fact owing to orders given by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense ) and Wal-Mart needing their suppliers to modify products to be traced by RFID technology.
RFID is also employed in a number of other things:
*The keys to unlock your car door;
*The automatic deduction of payment while using toll booths;
*Building access systems;
*Payment cards, student ID cards and even Passports
*Wireless sensors & mesh networks.
Whether RFID technology submissiveness is necessary, applications that at present make use of bar code technology are excellent options for upgrading them to a technology that brings into play RFID or some admixture of the two technologies. RFID proffers a number of advantages in contrast to the bar code, precisely the fact is that an RFID tag can store more amount of data about a particular product than a bar code can. Additionally, RFID tags are not exposed to the afflictions that may happen with bar code labels, such as breaking and blackening.
While RFID is becoming the increasingly popular choice for IT asset management, some organizations have yet to make the move and continue to manually track inventory.
There are a number of reasons organizations site for their choice to manually track their inventory — they’ve always done it that way—but the manual method for IT asset tracking is proving to be less and less desirable. From the length of time it takes to conduct a manual inventory, to the people and cost associated and the lack of accuracy in the final output, manual inventory counts can be a costly habit for your business. But here’s the good news: there is a better way.
RFID-based IT asset management is blazing a trail of innovation and creating new industry standards. It’s changing the face of how data centers and IT managers inventory and report to meet security and regulatory compliance requirements. With the option to automate IT asset management, organizations are benefiting from faster, more regular inventories and automated updates for better asset utilization. Not to mention the ability to meet finance and compliance reporting requirements!
RFID technology allows organizations to simply, accurately, securely and reliably track their most critical IT assets while saving time, money, and valuable resources. The best part – you don’t have to change your process. Automating the inventory process takes the guesswork out, and puts reliability in. And who doesn’t like the sound of that?
The UHF RFID tags size often has some relationship to how far a radio wave can travel from the antenna. A rule of thumb often cited is “the larger the tag, the further the read”; this, however, does not always hold true depending on environmental factors and other variables.
OPP IOT has released FR4 RFID UHF Tag OPP9020 to meet a need in the Industry for uhf tag with long read range on metal surface. The latest UHF passive tag can provide high performance in harsh conditions, including around metal & liquid environment.
The UHF tag has been tested at a very reliable reading range of up to 10.8 meters in a variety of harsh industrial environment. It can easily be affixed to any metal surface either keeping by two screws or with its self-adhesive 3M Glue. Thus, it is not easy to fall off from the surface, and allows long-range communication.
This RFID UHF tag complies with ISO18000-6C (EPC Gen2) or ISO 18000-6B standard. It can support UHF frequencies from 860MHz to 960MHz. Besides, its outstanding compliant rate allows for clear communication to the reader.
This UHF tag is particularly suited for on-metal surfaces applications. Designed with resist temperatures up to 150° C, this tag is well suited for any asset tracking applications, such as in industrial, logistics, railway, warehousing solutions.
Radio-frequency identification technology, better known as RFID, is incredibly popular in the warehouse industry. The concept is simple: a small RFID tag is attached to each pallet. Special devices can read the information stored on these tags, allowing the pallet to be tracked wherever it is.
Unlike barcodes, the device doesn’t have to be pointed at the tag at all and can read tags from several feet away. This is just one of the many reasons why warehouses are making the switch to RFID technology. Here are a few of the other ways your warehouse can improve its pallet tracking by incorporating RFID technology in your warehouse tracking system.
It Provides a lot of Information
RFID tags can do more than just provide identification for a pallet. The tag can actually hold around 2KB of information. That may seem like a very small amount, but it’s actually a lot of basic text. While a barcode usually has no more than 12 digits that identify it, RFID tags can include information like pallet size, weight, origination, final destination, etc. Once the pallet has reached its destination, the tag is removed and can be reprogrammed for use on another pallet. Other types of pallet identification are one-use only—new barcodes, for example, have to be printed for every new pallet.
Automatic Inventory Modification
One of the biggest advantages of using RFID technology is in receiving. Because an RFID device doesn’t have to be pointed at the tag, the device can be set up automatically to read and log any tag that moves past it. Warehouses set up an RFID reader by each receiving dock, and as a pallet goes past, its tag is automatically read and the information logged in the warehouse’s inventory. There’s no longer any worry that someone will miss scanning a pallet. The time it takes to scan and log pallets can be dramatically reduced. Another device can be placed at each outgoing dock to track pallets leaving the warehouse.
Because the RFID tags can be dynamically changed, it’s much easier to keep track of where all of the pallets in your warehouse are. When a pallet is moved to a different area, its warehouse shelving information is updated. Then it’s easy to check the master inventory system to see where a pallet is. The warehouse can even be covered in RFID readers to allow for real time tracking—an interactive map can show the location of every RFID tag in the inventory, even those being moved.
A Secure Supply Chain
If the manufacturer tags pallets with an RFID tag before they even leave the factory, it’s easy to track every stop a pallet makes before it reaches the customer. This allows for much more accurate information to be sent to every warehouse and trucker between the origination and final destination. It can also be used to guarantee food really did go from farm to table or that products aren’t being sold past their expiration date.
OPP IOT is glad to release “UHF on Metal tag OPP2626” which utilizes Alien Higgs-3 chip and conforms to EPC Gen2 protocol. Thanks to the special PCB antenna design and PPS material shell, the UHF rfid tag opp2626 is optimized for using on metal objects. The tag provides excellent performance and long reading range up to 2.6 meters. Less than 5.5 mm of thickness facilitates the attachment on curved and metallic assets for various applications.
UHF on Metal Tag OPP2626 Functional Specifications:
RFID Protocol:EPC Class1 Gen2, ISO18000-6C
Frequency:US 902-928MHz, EU 865-868MHz
IC type:Alien Higgs-3
Memory:EPC 96bits (Up to 480bits) , USER 512bits, TID64bits
Data Retention:Up to 50 Years
Applicable Surface:Metal Surfaces
Read Range(On Metal):
(Fix Reader:ThingMagic M6-E, 36dBm/4W) 260cm – (US) 902-928MHz, on metal
130cm – (EU) 865-868MHz, on metal
Read Range(On Metal):
(Handheld Reader: OP9908,R2000,33dBm/2W)
190cm – (US) 902-928MHz, on metal
100cm – (EU) 865-868MHz, on metal
UHF on Metal Tag OPP2626 Physical Specification:
Material:PPS shell, PCB Antenna
Mounting Methods:Adhesive, Screw,Binding
UHF on Metal Tag OPP2626 Enivironmenal Specification:
Withstands Exposure To:Fuel B, mineral oil, petroleum, salt mist, vegetable oil
Storage Temperature:-40°C to +150°C (230°С for 30 minutes, 180°С for 120minutes)
Operation Temperature:-40°C to +100°C
Certifications:Reach Approved,RoHS Approved,CE Approved
A RFID system is made up of RFID tags,RFID readers, and software that collect and record data with little or no human involvement. Systems may also include barcodes, biometrics, voice recognition and robotics to complement the system. Each system is customized to the enterprise it serves, usually through a RFID integrator, but basically, each system connects assets to tags to an ID database.
An initial consideration when you are considering a RFID system must be about the kind of monitoring you need. Some questions to ask yourself are:
* Do you need real time monitoring?
* Is your environment a high speed environment?
* Are the assets surveyed going to be a long distance from the reader?
* Are some asset positions impossible to place in the direct sight of a reader?
* Do you need a tight layer of security?
* What is your price point?
* How large is the area you want to cover?
* Do you want to monitor points of congestion or zones?
* Is the asset you’re monitoring an expensive item?
* How precise does your data need to be?
* How much data storage do you need?
OPP9020 RFID Tags are special RFID tag designed to work in a metal environment or applied to a metal surface.OPP9020 can be used to track many kinds of metal assets including plant & machinery,pipelines,IT & Telecom,pallets etc. They allow data to be written to and read from chips in environments that are unfavorable for radio communication. The design and technology of the compact RFID antennas are particularly insensitive to radio interference resulting from scattering and reflection effects produced by metallic objects. They can be fixed to the object permanently for continuous use. OPP9020 can be fixed by riveting,screwing or gluing as required for different applications.
OPP9020 RFID tags Applications:
Supply chain management
Industrial inventory management
OPP9020 Long Range RFID Tags utilize a wide -40°C to 100°C operating temperature range, and operate in the UHF band from 865 to 928MHz. The OPP9020 incorporates a matched Alien H3 RFIC, and is IS0 18000-6C/EPC Class1 Gen2 compliant. A peel & stick easy installation makes these devices ideal for On-metal surfaces.
Long Range RFID Tag OPP9020 Features:
Wide -40°C to 100°C operating temperature range
UHF band operation 865 to 928MHz
Tag incorporates matched Alien H3 RFIC
IS0 18000-6C/EPC Class1 Gen2 compliant
Peel & Stick easy installation
Suitable for On-metal surfaces
Robust, long life over wide temperature range
Long Range RFID Tag OPP9020 Applications:
Asset tracking: vehicles, machinery, tools, steel containers, servers, etc.
Product inventory management: metallic assemblies, chassis, doors, equipment, etc.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI)
Wildlife Identification and Waste Management
Long distance RFID /Non-Stop Access Control