Choosing the right RFID technology and tags are essential for a successful deployment. Several factors need to be considered while deciding on tags. Size and form factor, tolerance to environmental conditions, read range, cost, ruggedness and aesthetics are some of the factors being evaluated. AssetPulse offers a range of tags suitable for a wide variety of use cases and requirements.
These tags work without any additional power and have significant longevity. These tags can be read by RFID readers from up to 10 -12 feet in most operating environments.
Our team of experienced professionals can help select an optimal set of tags to meet your tracking needs.
IT departments are responsible for a range of equipment including servers, desktops and networking gear to mobile devices including laptops, tablets and smart phones. Tags of different form factors and sizes are required. Racked equipment in datacenters call for smaller form factor tags while mobile devices need low profile tags that are unobtrusive and inconspicuous.
Tags that are used on IT devices can also be leveraged for use on lab equipment. However, equipment used in high-tech or biotech labs may have smaller form factors and may require specialized tags that can be mounted on the equipment without impeding their normal use. Tags may also be required to tolerate chemical cleaning, heat or cold and shock or vibration. Having deployed thousands of tags in such environments, AssetPulse has a number of suitable tags in its tag catalog to meet these needs.
Several industries including Oil and Gas, Construction and Manufacturing operate their equipment in harsh environmental conditions. RFID tags used on these assets may need to withstand temperature extremes, high pressure, exposure to chemicals, and even mechanical impact, shock and vibration. Tags meant for indoor assets will most certainly not survive such conditions. AssetPulse has successfully deployed a wide variety of tags with various form factors all over the world, including humid conditions of Louisiana, hot arid conditions in the Middle-East and extreme cold Arctic conditions. Our specially designed tags are used to track dredging pipes at ports, valves in oil fields, tools at construction sites and power cables dragged through dirt and snow while powering generators in the outdoors. Tags support multiple mounting techniques including adhesion, bolts or rivets, welding, nylon or metal zip ties, or securing the tag with steel cables.
Tags may need to be embedded into the assets for multiple reasons. Either the tag has to maintain a zero or low profile or it might need to be kept out of sight for aesthetic conditions. Our tags have been embedded in drilling tools, wooden doors and concrete. Tags require various tolerances to function in such conditions.
These long range RFID tags are powered by a battery and have a significantly longer read range than passive RFID tags. Active tags can be picked by RFID readers from a range of 60-100 feet in most operating environments.
Long range RFID tags are used in a variety of use cases including:
Active tags come with additional options including motion, humidity and tamper-detection sensors.
Choosing the right RFID technology is one of the deciding factors in a successful deployment. As the RFID industry continues to grow, a wide variety of readers are available to address a range of tracking needs. AssetPulse, with its in depth domain expertise, can recommend the optimal hardware for your asset tracking requirements. Read More