Uncoated RFID Wire Tag
Impact Resistant RFID Tag on Weldable Metal
RFID Strap Label
Silicone Coated Wire RFID Tag
Small Metal Mount RFID Tag with Screw Holes
Small Metal Mount RFID Tag
Black Metal Mount RFID Stick Tag
Metal-mount Teflon Coated RFID Wire Tag
Security RFID Tag with Braided Copper Loop Closure
Braided Copper Raw Wire RFID Tag
RFID Magnetic Strap Label
RFID Enabled Pole Tag
RFID SnapAround Cable Markers
SP01 Metal Mount RFID Tag
AT03 Stick Metal Mount RFID Tag
AT01 Stick Metal Mount RFID Tag
AT02 Stick Metal Mount RFID Tag
RB02 Metal Mount RFID Tag
Foam Backed Metal Mount RFID Tag
RFID Floor Tag
IN02 Embeddable RFID Wire Tag
SM-30 Impact-Resistant RFID Tag
HTL1 High Temperature RFID Label
SM-77B Black Rugged RFID Tag
Laser Etched Metal Mount RFID Tag
RFID ID Badge
OK16 Small Metal Mount RFID Tag
SM-50RS Small Rubber Domed RFID Tag
SM-DH Down Hole Ceramic RFID Tag
Double Teflon RFID Tag
Laminated RFID Hang Tag
SM-30S Impact Resistant RFID Tag With Sling
SM-30D FRAC tag with RFID
WOW_Weldable Metal RFID Tag
SM-50R Impact-Resistant RFID Tag
Transparent Aisle RFID Marker
Retail & Jewelry RFID Tag
RFID Key Ring Hang Tag
RFID Wire Laundry Tag
Silicone RFID Laundry Tag
RFID Flag Tag
Zip Tie Tag
Silicone RFID Tag
RFID Secura-T Flag Tag
Warehouse Shelving Tag
OK17 Small Metal Mount 2-Hole RFID Tag
Thin Fiberglass RFID Tag
RFID Tags Innovation Kit
RFID Rear View Mirror Hang Tag
RFID Tire Tag
Tamper Evident RFID Label
RFID Tamper Evident Destructible Label
High Temperature Foam Backed RFID Tag
Authentical RFID Tamper Seal
RFID Windshield Tag
Solar Powered RFID Tag (Off-Metal)
RFID Paper Labels
Armored 300C tag
Data Trak Tag
Versa Trak Tag
RFID Sample Pack
Solar Powered RFID Tag (On-Metal)
Teflon Coated RFID Wire Tag
BT-1 High Temperature Metal Mount Tag
RFID Oxygen Generator Tag
RFID Life Vest Tag
RFID UHF Zip Tie Tag
Utility Insulator RFID Tag
Compact Bolt on RFID Tag
Compact Steel Strap Metal Mount RFID Tag
Compact Zip Tie Metal Mount RFID Tag
Long Range Directional RFID Tag
High-Performance, Metal Mount RFID Label
SmartMark RFID Tags
RFID tags use radio waves for the purpose of tracking and identifying your assets. Whether you need to track metal parts, components in chemical baths, injected molded plastics, palettes, or containers, our rugged SmartMark RFID tags deliver reliable performance.
Our RFID tags can be custom made and programmed to match your system’s data and are available with your logo and message. With the ability to read longer distances, RFID tags are perfect for marking any mobile object. Our SmartMark series of RFID tags have been fully tested to mark all your challenging applications. With the widest selection of RFID tags available, you have the ability to mark metal and non-metal surfaces with great readability.
Our RFID tags are durable, flexible, abrasion resistant, solvent resistant, and have great read/write performance. These RFID tags can be embedded below the surface in concrete, plastics, fiberglass etc without losing read range. Choose from our wide selection of adhesives to make installing you’re RFID tags simple. With the ability to withstand outdoor weather, harsh environments, and high impact, our selection of RFID tags will be perfect for your most difficult applications.
William Frick specializes in UHF RFID tags and passive RFID tags. Our Gen2 UHF rfid tags are guaranteed to work with most industry-standard readers. If you have not already chosen a reader or integrator, William Frick’s RFID experts can introduce you to our experienced and tested partners who also specialize in UHF and passive rfid tags.
RFID vs Barcodes Comparison
For many applications, professionals compare the differences between RFID technology and barcodes. While both have been used to track assets, there are several fundamental reasons why RFID is more suitable for asset tracking.
Read Write Ability
Multiple RFID tags simultaneously be read. Great for yard inventory management.
Tags can only be read one at a time.
Line of Sight
Not required. Assets can be placed in any orientation and read by RFID scanners without line of sight issues.
Required. Barcodes on assets must be in line of sight with the scanner.
Low labor requirements. Most RFID systems, after setup, can be completely automated.
High labor requirements. Someone must scan each individual barcode.
Current RFID tags can be highly durable through encapsulation or embedding in the assets themselves. Good for harsh environments over long periods of time.
Low durability because labels are easily damaged. Dirt and grease inhibits read ability.
Highly secure data storage format. Data on the RFID tag can be encrypted or password protected.
Low security. Anyone with a scanner can read the barcode. Easy to counterfeit.
Alerts can be triggered from many events like removal of assets from a yard.
Data can be securely written and rewritten over 100,000 times
None. Once printed, a barcode’s information can not be changed.
Read Write Ability
Sample RFID system
Download our RFID Guide for newbies
Here is a list of resources for RFID standards that William Frick adheres to:
Passive RFID Tags, April 21 2010
The advantages of a passive tag are:
* Longevity: Functionality not limited by battery charge. Some tags can last up to 20 years.
* Price: Passive rfid tags are typically cheaper to make due to less circuits and the lack of a power supply
* Size: Tags without a power supply are small, some as small as 0.5\".
The disadvantages of a passive rfid tag are:
* Range: Active rfid tags can read at a much longer range than passive tags, but current technology allows for over 30 foot read range with passive tags.
* Can not turn off: Passive rfid tags will still read and function long after the asset has been sold or removed or junked. The tag itself has to be destroyed to stop it from reading.
Active RFID Tags, April 21 2010
The battery will energize the RFID tag's circuitry, which will then transmit the information inside the IC (or memory).
The advantages of an active rfid tag are:
* It can be read at distances of one hundred feet or more, greatly improving the utility of the device
* By having a power source, the RFID tag can be easily shut off
* There might be enough power to supply additional sensors
The disadvantages of an active RFID tag are:
* Time: The active tag is limited to the power of its battery.
* Cost: Active RFID tags are more expensive than passive RFID tags.
* Size: The power source or battery increases the footprint of the tag
* There can be potential misreads if the battery or power supply is low or weak.
RFID Manufacturer of RFID labels?, April 30 2010
RFID Labels @Jennifer, April 30 2010
SmartMark RFID Tags Help Us In Shipping, January 24 2011
Frick's personnel were instrumental in helping us design our first RFID tags, and they continue to help us refine our operations with the latest in SmartMark RFID technology. RFID tags give us much more flexibility in our manufacturing, inventory management and shipping systems than we had when we used traditional optical barcode systems.
RFID Tags Improve Our Security System, February 21 2011
All of our secure areas are monitored by automatic readers that allow access to visitors and employees wearing proper RFID identification tags, but bar access by unauthorized personnel. We use Frick's SmartMark RFID tags on all of our high value assets to monitor their movements within our facility and to track them throughout the shipping process.
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