New RAIN RFID inlays for ultra-long read range on metal surfaces.
Smartrac Technology Group launched its SKYLINE inlays and tags for industrial on-metal applications. With their optimized antenna and sophisticated spacer-based design, the new, compact RAIN RFID (UHF) products offer an outstanding read range of up to 6 meters under real-world conditions.
For SKYLINE, Smartrac developed a customized UHF inlay based on NXP’s UCODE 7xm IC with 448-bit EPC memory and extended user memory of 2 Kbits. The resulting transponder is then folded and applied around a synthetic spacer developed and provided by identytag of Bad Berleburg, Germany. identytag is one of Smartrac’s long-term converting partners and is also involved in the initial manufacturing process. The advanced antenna design, the IC’s long read range and reliable operation in dense reader and noisy environments through high interference rejection, as well as an optimized spacer material result in a high-quality product with an on-metal read range that previously seemed unattainable for a tag as compact as SKYLINE (die-cut size 54 x 25 x 1,8 mm).