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By Beth Bacheldor

William Frick & Co. Unveils UHF RFID Tags With Dual-Record Memory

William Frick & Co., a manufacturer of specialty identification products, such as RFID tags, bar-code labels, signs and utility markers, has announced a new passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID with dual-record memory. The dual-record format allows data to be stored in two distinct sections: one for saving permanent information, such as the tag's birth record and serial data, and the other for storing rewritable information, such as maintenance records and chain of custody. Both new tags support the ISO 18000-6C and EPC Gen 2 specifications.

The Dual-Record RFID Life Vest Label is designed to help reduce inspection times from hours to mere minutes, and can be used for daily presence checking and expiration date inspections of airline life vests. It is also suitable for monitoring safety and compliance, tracking high-value assets, and warehouse and logistics management.

Frick's Dual Record Life Vest Label
The label measures 2 inches by 4 inches and offers a read range of more than 10 feet—which, the company says, is an optimal distance for inspecting life vests. The label features up to 512 bits of Electronic Product Code (EPC) memory and 1500 bits of user memory, and is tested to comply with the SAE AS5678 standards for flyable parts. What's more, it can be customized with corporate information, graphics, bar codes and more.

The AT04-2K Dual-Record Metal Mount RFID Tag is suitable for use in the aerospace and aviation industries, William & Frick Co. reports, to track aircraft seats, galley carts and other cabin equipment. Other applications include asset management, equipment and facility management, control board tracking and vehicle management.

The tag features 496 bits of EPC memory and 1536 bits of user memory, offers a 10-foot read range on metal, and measures 3.74 inches by 0.98 inch by 0.59 inch (95 millimeters by 25 millimeters by 3.7 millimeters). It resists water, solvents and abrasion, and is designed to withstand harsh outdoor environments. The tag can be customized by laser-etching or labeling it with corporate information, 1D and 2D bar codes, human-readable information, logos and more.

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