SMARTRAC Launches WebLite UHF RFID Tag for Retail EPC Programs
March 2013 by Marc Jacob
SMARTRAC N.V., the developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID transponders and inlays, announced the introduction of its new UHF EPC compliant WebLite inlay.
The SMARTRAC WebLite inlay represents a technological advance in both size and performance. With an antenna size of only 46 x 15 mm (1.8″ x 0.6″), it is especially suited for item-level tagging and identification where RFID tag space is limited and performance is of critical importance.
Due to its compact form and special design, which takes into account RF requirements for close coupling and high population RFID scanning, the SMARTRAC WebLite perfectly meets the needs of retail apparel applications. Close coupling occurs when RFID-tagged items are stacked in close proximity to each other. SMARTRAC has been working with its partners, renowned independent test facilities, major retail end users, and RFID hardware providers, to test, qualify, and approve the WebLite tags and inlays for immediate deployment in major item-level tagging applications.
Technical features of the SMARTRAC WebLite with Impinj Monza™ 5 IC:
· Antenna size of 46 x 15 mm / 1.8″ x 0.6″
· 128-bit EPC, 48-bit serialized TID
· Especially suitable for item-level retail, logistics, and supply chain applications
The SMARTRAC WebLite is currently available. High-volume production started at the end of November. The WebLite has gone through stringent performance testing by major U.S. retailers with RFID programs and has passed these tests for a multitude of product categories. The WebLite is available in converted, fully printed, and encoded form through r-pac and the r-pac worldwide service bureaus.