Confidex’s Carrier Dual Delivers Shared RAIN RFID and NFC Memory
Confidex announces with the Carrier Dual a dual-frequency product for returnable transport items (RTIs) and other applications that require long-range RAIN RFID functionality for supply chain management and inventory counting. In addition, the Carrier Dual also enables consumer interaction at the point of delivery.
In response to the growing challenge of industrial and retail companies to identify goods from start to finish, Confidex has released a new shared memory tag for RAIN RFID (UHF) and NFC interface with the Carrier Dual. Unlike older dual frequency tags, this latest member of the Carrier product family for washable returnable transit items (RTIs) can store critical data and transmit that data via both RAIN RFID and NFC interfaces on a single IC.
The Carrier Dual label has the same robust structure and has a compact size that is perfect for reusable pallets or consumer goods packaging. The RAIN RFID interface builds on a widely installed existing infrastructure and adds NFC to enable seamless consumer interaction and remove any barrier to the end user reading the tag.
Confidex expands its industrial label portfolio with the Carrier Dual by enabling applications that were not possible in the past. In collaboration with EM Microelectronic they deliver a product that is unique to the needs of the market and provides additional value to all stakeholders in the value chain.
The label is optimal for many applications in the industrial sector, from reusable transport items to other industrial assets that require a long-term labelling solution. Until now, many companies have been unable to take advantage of RFID because RAIN RFID tags could only be operated by companies with a good RFID reading infrastructure, while existing dual-frequency tags are often too expensive and a hassle to operate with two separate technologies embedded together, but with no real interaction between them.
However, that entry cost is significantly reduced with Confidex Carrier Dual which enables encoding of both RAIN RFID and NFC memories using the leading RFID printers. This means that customers can also encode NFC data, such as the address of a website, using an existing RFID printer.
- Supply chain management and logistics
Users can capture data across a supply chain; count inventory in warehouses or shops using RAIN RFID, while those at the end of the supply chain (without RAIN RFID readers) can rely on NFC reading with mobile phones to access the same data.
Brand protection, inventory management and consumer engagement can be integrated with a single label that can be read throughout the supply chain with RAIN RFID readers and then used by consumers for product details and rewards.
- Product authentication
Consumers can verify the authenticity and integrity of purchased items, such as pharmaceuticals, by reading the same tag that served to ensure supply chain efficiency. Retailers can do the same with returned products by capturing data with a tap of a smartphone.
- Smart packaging
Information such as expiry date, production data and product ingredients can be stored on a label directly embedded in consumer packaging.
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