GETTING STARTED One of the key factors to successfully implementing RFID technology in your operation is your selection of RFID tags. This guide serves as a way to quickly learn about tags, navigate through the different tag options and help you select the tag that’s right for your application. As a leader in RFID as well as barcode technologies, Honeywell is uniquely positioned to help as you transition your operations to take full advantage of new capabilities in automated data collection.

THE RFID TAG/MEDIA SELECTION CHECK LIST In choosing the right RFID tag for your application, there are a number of considerations, including:

ff Frequency Range RFID products currently on the market operate at a variety of frequencies, with each frequency targeted for specific geographical regions, applications and performance requirements. When selecting a tag or insert, first consider the general performance characteristics and the regulatory requirements associated for your region of operation. Honeywell’s RFID tag and media products allow for operation throughout all worldwide UHF regulatory regions.

f f Memory Size Flexibility is key, especially as business operations, industry standards,

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requirements and other variables change over time. Honeywell offers tags for applications requiring both license plate and extended memory configurations. License plate tags allow the programming of a single number that can be referenced to an external database for additional information about the object being tagged, most often used for compliance applications. Extended memory tags enable information about the tagged object to be stored directly on the tag, allowing access in situations when an external database may not be available.

ff Standards Compliance Honeywell maintains an active presence within the worldwide RFID standards community and will continue to develop products that meet existing and emerging standards, including EPC Global Class 1 Generation 2 and ISO 18000-6C. This ensures compatibility and interoperability with other products meeting these standards and protects your investment against premature obsolescence. Honeywell’s tag and media products comply with all relevant adopted and emerging global standards, a list of which we’ve included on the back page of this guide.

ff Range Performance A tag’s read range performance is usually considered the primary gauge of its suitability for a particular application. However, not all applications require maximum range. Many of Honeywell’s tag and insert designs, though optimized for maximum performance on specific materials, are often used with other materials for applications requiring less than optimal read range, or where greater range may actually be detrimental.

ff Form Factor While range performance is often viewed as the best gauge for a tag design, the tag form factor cannot be overlooked. Honeywell has developed a portfolio of tag and media designs that utilize state of the art materials to provide a wide range of options for combining size and performance.

ff Environmental Conditions How and where the tag or insert will be used plays a significant role in determining the right tag for your application. Performance will differ depending on what materials are adjacent to the tag along with environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. Honeywell’s RFID tag and media products are available in a variety of designs and use materials capable of surviving even the harshest environments.

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