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Xtreme RFID and Vizinex Jointly Market Rugged Passive UHF Tag
The Allied VX-Mid tag incorporates Vizinex's Sentry tag, as well as a rugged encapsulation molded to the tag by Xtreme RFID, to render it impervious to impacts, dirt and fluids, while boasting a read range of about 25 feet.
Jan 17, 2014—
RFID tag providers Vizinex and Xtreme RFID are marketing a new passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) tag that the two companies have designed to be more rugged, as well as higher-performing than those of competitors. The tag, known as the Allied VX-Mid, consists of Vizinex's Sentry AST MidRange tag, using the company's patented manufacturing process known as ViziCore, and Xtreme RFID's ruggedization processes, to ultimately create a sturdy tag.
Simply encasing the entire tag in plastic or rubber, however, was not a viable solution, Koppenhofer says. It would not be sufficiently rugged, he explains, and the tag would need to be placed directly on metal in order for it achieve the long-range reading performance that it offers, while a plastic or rubber "cap" would have made that impossible. What's more, he adds, "We needed more than just a cap over a tag—we wanted [protective] material bonded straight to the tag."
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