RFiD or "Smart Labels"
RFiD is Radio Frequency IDentification.
It is an automatic 'radio tagging' identification technology whereby digital data encoded
in an RFiD tag or “smart label” is captured by a reader using radio
Put simply, RFiD is similar to barcode technology but uses radio
waves to capture data from labels (tags), rather than optically scanning the bar
codes on a label. An RFiD scanner does not require the tag or label to be seen to
be able to read its stored data, but of course a label may be printed with a barcode and other text.
An RFiD printer programs the RFiD chip in a label and also prints text and/or
barcodes on the label.
RFID is similar to barcodes, except that:
- RFID labels can be read without being visible. (Unlike barcodes, RFID does
not require "line of site").
- RFID labels can be written to as well as read. (Typically when printing
the label, the tag is also programmed).
Two different frequencies are available for smart labels - ISO 18000-3 High Frequency (HF
or 13.56 MHz) or ISO 18000-6 Ultra High Frequency (UHF ISO or Gen2). Typically
hardware suitable for use with one frequency will not work with the other.
RFID Label Printers
RFID label printers print a label with text and (optionally) barcodes. At the same
time as printing, the RFID chip in each label is programmed. High Frequency (HF
or 13.56 MHz) or Ultra High Frequency (UHF ISO or Gen2) tags can be supported,
depending upon model.
UHF RFID mobile thermal transfer label printer
The world’s first mobile thermal transfer printer with RFID
printing/encoding capability. With the Zebra RP4T, you can print lasting bar
code labels, UHF smart labels, and documents up to 4" wide. With Bluetooth
2.0 or 802.11b/g wireless connectivity, battery monitoring, large LCD,
centre-loading media and large memory.
Zebra R2844z high frequency (HF 13.56mhz) RFID label printer
We supply Zebra RFID label printers and media.
The ThingMagic Desktop Reader is an RFID read-write device designed specifically for use
in embedded or desktop environments. The reader a stand-alone peripheral device
communicating with a host PC via USB connection.
The ThingMagic Desktop Reader allows
solutions developers to support applications that require desktop reading and
writing of EPC Global Gen2 tags. Based on the best-in-class M5e-Compact UHF RFID
module, the Desktop Reader is controlled by, and powered from, a host PC or
laptop through a USB interface. The ThingMagic Desktop Reader is compatible with
ThingMagic’s application development tools, including Reader Assistant,
permitting rapid creation of solutions to support a wide range of rewarding
UHF Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) compatible RFID desktop reader
The Integrated Reader is a UHF RFID integrated (with built-in Antenna) read-write device designed
for connection via Ethernet or WiFi.
ThingMagic’s Astra integrated UHF RFID reader,
offers an enterprise level, high performance, low-cost EPCglobal Gen2 RFID
solution. Astra is ideal for commercial and enterprise environments that require
unobtrusive deployments with a minimum of cabling, readers and antennas. Fully
supporting ThingMagic’s MercuryOS software, Astra includes network management
and security features, such as DHCP for configuration and firmware management,
and SSL/SSH-based security. Astra supports Power over Ethernet (POE), or when
AC-powered, optionally supports Wi-Fi backhaul.
UHF Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) compatible RFID integrated reader/antenna
RFID Handheld Reader
Mobile RFID reader for use with Intermec 700 mobile computer.
Reads and writes data to 13.56 MHz ISO18000 tags.
RFID Document Tray Reader
The Document Tray Reader (shown green below)
is a RFID read / write device designed specifically as a reader for HF StackTags.
Unlike all other RFID tags, StackTags can be stacked and will function with zero
separation between tags.
The in or out tray reader and will read and write to StackTags located anywhere
within the shrouded volume.
The Document Tray Reader is designed to work as a stand alone peripheral device,
communicating with a host (such as a normal PC) via USB and Ethernet
connections and operates on a 12V DC power supply. The unit measures 38 cm D x 9
cm H x 28 cm W and weighs 1 kg without the power supply.
Able to read 60 documents with 1mm separation between documents.
Compatible with requirements of ISO 18000-3 MODE 2
Alliance PaperChase Records
Management software can use RFID
tags ("smart labels") instead of or as well as barcode labels for records management, file
tracking and archiving.