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By Beth Bacheldor

RR Donnelley Unveils CustomWave RFID Printed RFID Tag Service

RR Donnelley & Sons Co. has announced its CustomWave, a complete smart label solution, beginning with in-house RFID antenna design and performance testing, and including printed inlay manufacturing, custom label and tag creation, fully automated quality control, and global distribution and fulfillment services. The solution leverages RR Donnelley's proprietary printed electronics platform and RFID technology.

CustomWave features the ability to print antennas on a variety of materials, including directly onto a label. By eliminating the need for a plastic inlay and by printing antennas directly onto label stock, RR Donnelley reports, CustomWave accommodates up to 30 percent more labels per roll, and requires fewer rolls and packaging materials than traditional plastic inlay-based smart labels. Reducing the materials and the process steps enables CustomWave to provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for smart label production.

The CustomWave CW-100-01MR6 printed RFID inlay
CustomWave tags include the CW-100-01MR6, with an antenna measuring 95 millimeters by 8 millimeters (3.74 inches by 0.3149 inch). It is made with Impinj's Monza R6 IC (complying with the EPC Gen 2 standard) and features 96 bits of Electronic Product Code (EPC) memory, a memory password lock and auto-tune functionality. The CW-300-02U7 has an antenna measuring 93 millimeters by 19 millimeters (3.661 inches by 0.748 inch). It is made with NXP Semiconductors' Ucode 7 chip (complying with the EPC Gen2V2 standard), has 128 bits of EPC memory and supports self-serialization.

According to the company, CustomWave builds upon years of experience working with RFID technologies, expertise in label conversion, and an ability to develop and apply new technologies to help customers solve their most pressing business challenges. An example of RR Donnelley's RFID experience is its introduction, two years ago, of a line of passive RFID tags—both high-frequency (HF) and ultrahigh-frequency (UHF)—that it designs and manufactures with conventional passive RFID chips and a custom-printed antenna (see RR Donnelley Introduces Custom-Printed NFC RFID Tags). The firm uses printed RFID technology to make custom RFID labels that can be affixed to items, but it can also embed the tags directly into a wide range of products, including catalogs, product packaging and retail displays.

The CustomWave CW-300-02U printed RFID inlay
RR Donnelley will showcase its CustomWave solution in booth 737 at next week's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition, taking place in San Diego, Calif.

USER COMMENTS

Suren Reddi 2015-04-10 03:26:26 AM
In emergency evacuation, people walks out of the gate in groups. In this case how does NFC helps to read people tags in bulk. Reading individual NFC ID cards by guard is a time consuming process.

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