RFID Smart Labels
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology permits wireless, two-way communication between a smart label or tag and a reader. The core of the technology is the "transponder", usually made of polyester film with a printed or etched antenna embedded with a silicon chip. Apply a printed or printable face-stock to the top and you have an RFID tag. Add an adhesive to the bottom and you have an RFID label. These "smart" tags and labels can then addressed by an RFID reader, also called an "interrogator".
RFID labels and tags may be used for:
Security and Safety
- Product authentication
- Anti-counterfeiting labels
- Electronic article surveillance
- Patient care labeling and wrist straps
- Medical device monitoring
- Specimen/test tube labeling
- Consumer promotions
- Consumer product tags with security and/or inventory functions
Asset Tracking/Supply Chain Management
- Manufacturing work in progress
- Smart shelf inventory tracking
- Warehouse management
- Rental product labels
- Item, case, or pallet labeling
Access Control/Pass Cards
- Keyless entry badges and cards
- Event tickets and security passes
Many factors can influence the selection of the face-stock, transponder, adhesive, and additional features used in the construction of an label or tag. Cellotape specializes in custom RFID constructions to suit your special needs.
What surface will the RFID label be applied to?