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Can I Track Shackles Via RFID?

Posted By RFID Journal, 08.02.2013

If so, what type of tag would be best suited for this application, considering the function that shackles serve?

—Name withheld


Omni-ID and Holland 1916 have developed a passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) tag, known as the 360°, specifically designed for shackles, slings and other industrial equipment. The tag is encased in an industrial steel frame with a tether attachment that can be affixed to lifting equipment (see Omni-ID Debuts Tags for Oil and Gas Companies).

In addition, InfoChip offers small Near Field Communication (NFC) tags that can be embedded in slings, shackles and so forth. The tags have a short read range, but they have the advantage of being capable of being read by any mobile phone equipped with an NFC reader and a special add-on antenna created by InfoChip (see InfoChip Markets Signal-Boosting Add-on HF Antenna and RFID Phone App).

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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