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RFID News Roundup

Century RFID releases Commando IT tag, Metalion L printable RFID label ••• Denso intros new handheld UHF RFID reader ••• STMicroelectronics acquires ams' NFC and UHF RFID reader assets ••• Auburn University's RFID Lab installs PLUS Location Systems' RTLS ••• Infinite RF Holdings merges with L-Com ••• GS1 Australia launches implementation guidelines for apparel, footwear sectors.
By Beth Bacheldor
Aug 04, 2016

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Century RFID; Denso; STMicroelectronics, ams; the Auburn University RFID Lab, PLUS Location Systems; Infinite RF Holdings, L-Com; and GS1 Australia.

Century RFID Releases Commando IT Tag, Metalion L Printable RFID Label

RFID tag and label provider Century RFID has added two new passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags designed for asset tracking and management. The Commando IT is a versatile tag designed for tracking servers, racks, data cartridges, cables and other IT assets, both metal and non-metallic, the company reports, while the Metalion L printable label, also intended for metal and non-metallic assets, is suitable for integration with existing bar-code or human-readable asset-tracking management, in real time and on demand. Both tags are compliant with the RAIN RFID, ISO/IEC 18000-6C and EPC Gen 2 RFID standards

The Commando IT (CE38006) measures 37.6 millimeters by 13.6 millimeters by 4.6 millimeters (1.48 inches by 0.54 inch by 0.18 inch) and uses Impinj's Monza 4QT chip, which contains 512 bits of user memory and 128 bits of Electronic Product Code (EPC) memory, in addition to a unique, serialized tag ID (TID). It has a unique attachment design that enables mounting via adhesive or strap.

Century RFID's Metalion L printable label
The Metalion L (CE38004) is a printable label developed for very cost-sensitive asset-management applications. The label can be encoded and printed on demand using RFID-enabled thermal-transfer printers, or Century RFID can customize it with preprinting and encoding services. The Metalion L is made of PET and measures 97.5 millimeters by 27 millimeters by 0.9 millimeter (3.84 inches by 1.06 inches by 0.04 inch) and comes with Impinj's Monza R6 or R6-P chip. It is delivered in roll format, is compatible with RFID-enabled thermal-transfer printers, and has a flexible design with strong adhesive for easy installation on flat or curved surfaces, according to Century Link. Customized pre-printing artwork, as well as bar-code and QR code printing are available.

Both tags have IP67 waterproof rating and free samples are available.

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