RFID tag application in the data center

One of the most compelling uses of RFID tag is in the data center. You have a dense population of high dollar value, mission critical assets that must be tracked and accounted for. If you’ve ever tried to inventory a data center full of servers, you know how time consuming it can be to walk around with a list of serial numbers trying to reconcile the location of each server. Even if you have implemented a barcode solution, you still have to visually locate and individually scan each barcode. This process can be overwhelming. What happens when a server gets moved to a new rack and the system is not updated with the new rack location. Imagine trying to locate that sever 3 months later when there is a hard drive failure. It’s like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

By tagging severs with passive RFID tags, entire racks of servers can be reconciled in a matter of seconds, because RFID readers can read multiple tags simultaneously. Not only do you have immediate visibility of any server that might be missing from the rack, you also have visibility of servers that might have been moved to the rack but not updated in the system. This allows you to reconcile each rack and deal with exceptions before moving on to the next rack. Some RFID-based fixed asset tracking software solutions, such as RFTrack also allow you utilize a handheld RFID reader to locate missing assets. You can simply scan each rack until the missing server(s) are located. This feature alone could cut man-hours spent locating missing assets from hours of days to minutes or seconds.

Why use RFID Asset Tracking tags?

Advantages of using RFID asset tracking tags
* Increase inventory efficiency
* Save time and reduce errors with real-time inventory visibility.
* Optimize order picking efficiency and inventory placement.
* Track assets such as Returnable Containers.
* Boost revenue and output
* Track WIP and deploy resources in real-time to increase output and revenue.
* Instantly locate mission-critical equipment and tools when they are needed.
* Drastically reduce loss
* Never misplace equipment or inventory.
* Eliminate theft with scheduled motion alarm detection.
* Easily add Perimeter Security.
* Detect the presence of Inventory and Returnable Containers at Third-Party Manufacturers.

RFID for Supply Chain Management

RFID for supply chain management has the capacity to significantly improve global logistic chains and increase overall efficiency by automating the identification processes. Major retailers and their suppliers are already tagging pallets, cases and other returnable transport items (RTIs) like plastic crates used for fresh foods.

Benefits of RFID for Supply Chain Management
For Manufacturers
– Better customer service
– Process optimization
– Faster billing
– Optimization of shipping papers

For Distributors
– Higher shipping accuracy
– Faster and more reliable deliveries
– Better traceability
– Greater cost savings

For Retailers
– Faster processes
– Less out of stocks
– Faster processes
– Better customer service

Parcel and Postal Services
RFID for Supply Chain is used in postal environments to improve item tracking during sorting and delivery. Because RFID doesn’t require a line of sight for information transfer, postal items can be routed without concerns over their physical orientation. RFID technology reduces the time needed to process mail bags and boxes because the RFID tags can be tracked automatically as they move through various stages in the processing cycle. Multiple items can be read simultaneously.

Small RFID UHF tag OPPD6 used in asset tracking applications

UHF Metal Tag
UHF Metal Tag

The small RFID UHF tag OPPD6, typically about 6mm in dia, is a perfect choice in applications which require tags to be applied on small items around metallic environment. Designed with strict industry standards, Its unique construction enables the passive RFID UHF tag to perform well in harsh environments.

The UHF tag OPPD6 is designed for worldwide deployment, with operating frequency customizable from 860MHz to 960MHz. Besides, it has an impressive read range up to 0.85 meters on metal basing on different RFID readers. And the UHF tag is available in two version – EPC Gen 2( ISO18000-6C) and ISO18000-6B.

The UHF tag can easily be affixed to any metal surface either with its self-adhesive 3M Glue. Some small, fully encapsulated tags of the family have been successfully used in asset tracking applications.

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Passive RFID Tag & Label Parts


Most passive RFID tags are usually made of a few different parts:
The inlay (a microchip/antenna /polyester film combination)
a white polyester film that forms the body of the tag
a clear polyester label face substrate
These labels are commonly coated with an adhesive that is used to adhere to objects they are tracking. RFID tags also come without adhesive and can be attached as a hanging type tag or even applied through different types of mechanical fasteners.

High Temperature RFID Tag OPP4215


Our High Temperature RFID tags OPP4215 can withstand storage temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius and can operate in temperatures of up to 150 degrees Celsius. This allows our High Temperature RFID tags to be implemented in tracking assets in various industrial settings. For example, our High Temperature RFIDs can be comfortably used to track assets during industrial paint baking processes, which involve temperatures of 200 degrees Celsius. In addition to durability, our High Temperature RFID Tags are highly accurate and dependable. The Alien Higgs® 4 IC Chips in our tags have industry-leading performance, ensuring that your assets are accurately and reliably tracked.

RFID tag application in Asset tracking

Assets in most all shapes and sizes can be tracked with RFID tag or other RFID technology. Below are a few industries currently using RFID systems to successfully track valuable assets of all types, such as pallets, tools, and weapons.

Benefits Of RFID Tag In Asset Tracking Application:
1. Increase asset visibility: The most basic benefit of RFID asset tracking is the convenience and necessity of increased inventory and asset visibility.
2. Improve employee productivity: They no longer have to waste time on labor-intensive processes like scanning individual barcodes, searching for misplaced tools or equipment or counting inventory amounts.
3. Mitigate risk, theft and loss: With full visibility and real time information about your inventory and assets, your facility will be much more organized and productive – and therefore more profitable.

RFID Tag Application in Warehouse and distribution management

The implementation of RFID technology has improved operational efficiency and productivity in warehouses and distribution centers around the world. RFID technology typically complements of data capture technology like barcode or QR code already used in warehouse and distribution centers.

1. Reduce labor costs: Decrease primary warehouse worker functions including everything from inventory to pick/pack/ship to put away.
2. Increase inventory accuracy: Improve receiving efficiency and accuracy as well as picking and ordering accuracy.
3. Reduce inventory stock levels: Improve stock and demand generation visibility.
4. Reduce unsaleable and out-of-stock items: Leaner and lower levels of inventory mean faster inventory turns and less stagnant stock.
5. Improve customer satisfaction: Ensure the right goods reach the right customer at the right time.

Alien® H4 Chip

Higgs-4 operates at extremely low power levels yet still provides sufficient backscatter signal to read tags at extended range. It can also be programmed at low RF power and at high speed using Alien’s Quick Write™ single instruction bank-write capability. Blast Write™ can also be used to program multiple tags simultaneously for mass-encoding in high-volume retail applications. Higgs-4 also fully supports the latest industry standard serialization schemes.
Higgs-4 offers a mass-market optimized but flexible memory architecture that provides for the optimum allocation of EPC and User memory for different use cases such as legacy part numbering systems and service history. User memory can also be read and or write locked on 32-bit boundaries, supporting a variety of public/private usage models.
Higgs-4 contains a number of unique advanced features. Dynamic Authentication™ provides a unique non-reproducible fingerprint that can be used for anti-cloning and anti-counterfeiting.
The IC also features factory programmed 64-bit serial number that cannot be altered. In conjunction with the EPC code, this provides a unique identification for the tagged item.

Passive UHF Metal Tag OPP4215


The OPPIOT technology team, according to the market need ,Concentrated on design,develop ,Manufacture of this tag OPP4215 with Size 42×15 mm  with Protocal EPC Class1 Gen2,ISO18000-6C.Frequency :(US)902-928Mhz ,(EU)865-868Mhz, The reading distance can reach 7M on metal surface by fix reader ,which can be used in many applications, for example: outdoor use, for metal labeling. which can be used under harsh Environment,Such as can stand  280°С for 50 minutes, 250°С for 150 minutes .Our tag OPP4215 Our tag uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached with objects,which can be an outstanding choice when performance and stability are crucial.The tags contain electronically-stored information,which is Passive tags collect energy from a nearby RFID reader’s interrogating radio waves.And our tag OPP4215 has  passed ROHS and CE certificate , ATEX Explosion-proof Certification,ISO9001 Quality Management System and ISO14001 Environmental Management standards.We have our own production line,We offer OEM / ODM service.