Which vendors would you suggest I consider for such a deployment?
Depending on what exactly you are trying to achieve, you would likely want to use a passive high-frequency (HF) or ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) transponder. Among the major providers of inlays are:
• Avery Dennison
• Smartrac—which recently acquired UPM RFID, Neology and KSW Microtec (see Smartrac Acquires UPM RFID, Becoming a UHF Tag Leader)
In addition, Impinj and NXP Semiconductors manufacture the chips found in many inlays, so they could also likely put you in touch with partners that produce inlays.
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal