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RFID News Roundup

Primera Technology intros on-demand color RFID label printer ••• Seagull Scientific releases labeling software for RFID, smart cards, more ••• Blue Bite, r-pac International partner on RFID supply chain solution ••• Avery Dennison opens intelligent label solutions lab in India ••• UWINLOC unveils new line of industrial tracking tags ••• PragmatIC reaches 20-million order milestone for flexible ICs ••• Eclipse Foundation releases IoT developer survey results.
By Rich Handley
Apr 18, 2019

Presented here are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Primera Technology; Seagull Scientific; Blue Bite, r-pac International; Avery Dennison; UWINLOC; PragmatIC; and the Eclipse Foundation.

Primera Technology Intros On-Demand Color RFID Label Printer

Primera Technology, a designer and manufacturer of specialized digital printers, has announced that its RX500 Color RFID Label & Tag Printer is now available for shipping. The RX500 is a full-color, on-demand RFID built-in label and tag printer that prints, encodes, verifies and prints labels in a single pass. Finished labels are then cut with an internal guillotine-style cutter and are dispensed one at a time. According to the company, on-demand printing makes the printer suitable for such applications as visitor or trade show badges, for which printing a single label at a time with unique information is required. Batches of multiple labels or tags at a time can also be encoded and printed.

The built-in UHF RFID reader-encoder module is supplied by Honeywell. It is compliant with the EPCglobal Gen 2 Class 1 and ISO 18000-b and -c specifications for a range of deployments in real-world applications. The machine offers print resolution of up to 4,800 dpi and print speeds of up to 2.5 inches (63.5 millimeters) per second.

"Printing full-color RFID labels and tags adds a new, value-added feature to the technology," said Mark D. Strobel, Primera's VP of sales and marketing, in a prepared statement. "With RX500, you can add color coding, graphics and high-resolution photos to RFID labels and tags. With color, you're essentially adding an extra layer of accuracy and safety in applications such as medical file folder labels, visitor badges, photo wristbands and specimen tracking labels."

Supported substrates include matte and gloss inkjet papers, vinyl, polypropylene and polyester. A high degree of water, smudge and smear resistance is achieved via dye-based inks and the print surfaces of inkjet labels, Primera reports.

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