TSL, Newark, Taoglas, Azenta Life Sciences: RFID News Roundup

Published: February 29, 2024

TSL releases new rugged handheld RFID Reader, Distributor Newark partners with Taoglas, Azenta Life Sciences releases RITrack RFID package

TSL Releases New Rugged Handheld RFID Reader

Technology company Technology Solutions (TSL) has released its 3166 Bluetooth Rugged RAIN RFID UHF reader that provides more efficient reading capability with a longer battery life than predecessor products, according to the company.

The reader uses Impinj’s latest silicon and can accomplish read rates of up to 1,200 tags per second. The reader enables multiple tag operations per tag during an inventory scan—including reading, writing to, or locking the tag. The reader offers de-duplication functionality when reading up to 1 million transponders, which prevents overwhelming the connected host with information.

The reader supports passive sensor transponders such as those with temperature, strain, humidity or acceleration sensing. It works with sensing products from HID Global or other common providers.

The increased efficiency of the new reader’s hardware offers up to a 34 percent increase in battery life compared to the previous generation 2166 Reader. The 3166 can be configured with 2D barcode data scanning as well.

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Distributor Newark partners with Taoglas

RF technology distributor Newark Electronics is expanding its RF and wireless product offering with a new distribution agreement with Taoglas, a provider of antennas and IoT components.

Newark sells products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair. It offers fully integrated IT solutions across numerous IoT and connectivity applications.

Taoglas is a manufacturer of external and embedded antennas covering cellular, GPS/GNSS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ultra-wideband (UWB), nearfield communication (NFC), low-power wide area (LPWA), ISM band and Satcom applications.

With the addition of Taoglas products, Newark intends to provide its customers with easy access to wireless goods and quick, reliable delivery worldwide.

Azenta Life Sciences Releases RITrack RFID Package

Laboratory products company Azenta Life Sciences has released its Ziath RITrack ‘CTag Pack’ product for cryogenic labs, giving them the option of purchasing RFID tags to fit and track existing labware and for use in cryogenic storage facilities.

The patent-pending RITrack technology can identify and locate up to 96 individual coated tubes in a rack via NFC tag reads. The tag can store data even when in vapor-phase liquid nitrogen. Company officials said the technology has eliminated data loss even after 10,000 freeze and thaw cycles.

The CTag Pack includes a tool for inserting the NFC tags into racks, as well as 12 RITrack-based NFC tags. The tags operate with the RITrack rack reader. Users such as lab technicians can identify and access data about individual tubes via their own smartphone, by capturing NFC tag transmissions.