Are Different Vendors’ Tags Interchangeable?

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Ask The ExpertsAre Different Vendors’ Tags Interchangeable?
RFID Journal Staff asked 5 years ago

One of my companies employs passive Tag-it high-frequency (HF) RFID tags that are used in a plastic box which is placed on an instrument as a reagent. If I buy the same tags from a different vendor with the same specifications and use them on the instrument, will they still work?

—Saurabh (India)

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Saurabh,

Tag-it is a Texas Instruments RFID tag based on the ISO 15693 air-interface protocol standard that also supports ISO 18000-3. You would need to find out which standard your readers support. Most likely, it is ISO 15693. I would purchase a small amount of tags based on this standard and confirm that your reader can read them. If so, you can then buy more tags.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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