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RFID UHF Tag Performance Survey

European EPC Competence Center (EECC) released the RFID UHF tag study. To help companies compare tags and select the RFID transponders best suited to their products and applications, the EECC tested 20 passive EPC UHF tags from six manufacturers.

The new UHF Tag Performance Survey provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the influence that various materials can have on the operating efficiency of 20 different UHF RFID transponders designed to comply with EPCglobal’s Class1 Gen2 communication protocol and the ISO standard 18000-6C. An exceptional feature of the present study is that it includes, for the first time, transponders with four different chips in the measuring range between 800 and 1,000 MHz. In all tests, the EECC’s state-of-the-art measuring system was an essential prerequisite, enabling reliable, reader-independent measurements in an unechoic chamber.

The survey looked at the most significant factors that influence the operating efficiency of transponders. These include the transponder’s read range, reliability, and applicability on various materials. Correspondingly, transponders were tested initially unattached, then on a 2 mm layer of Teflon, on a 10 mm layer of Teflon, on a PET water bottle and finally on a metal surface. Under these test conditions some of the tested transponders registered impressive read ranges of over 10 meters.

Knowing which tags are best suited to specific applications is vital for system integrators and end users. The study provides reliable answers to these questions, thus saving companies time and resources – the more so as the results are valid worldwide.

The study was sponsored by Intel and T-Systems, who are supporting the EECC in its efforts to ensure that the introduction of EPC and RFID technology runs as smoothly as possible. More information you can find at: http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/3468/1/1/

The RFID UHF Tag Performance Survey you can obtain the study by clicking on following link:
RFID UHF Tag Performance Survey

Tomáš Kubíček, Marketing Manager
Barco, s.r.o.
Phone: +420 572 520 038
E-mail: tkubicek@barco.cz

About Barco

Barco has been operating on the IT market since 1993. Since its beginning it has been focused on auto-ID and AIDC systems based on barcoding and RFID technology, and its integration into existing ERP systems. As a system integrator in this area, Barco offers integrated portfolio of services - analyses and design, supply and deployment of mobile terminals, barcode scanners and their accessories, development of software equipment for terminals, development of customer tailor-made software for data collection and processing from terminals, supply of barcode printers and their integration into existing system, labels printout, expendable supplies and full customer after sales service.

About European EPC Competence Center (EECC)

The European EPC Competence Center (EECC) in Neuss supports companies in the successful deployment of RFID/EPC in their operations.GS1 Germany and METRO Group jointly founded this testing and research facility with the objective to make the experience they have already gathered with RFID available to other companies.
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