HID Global Launches Advanced General Purpose UHF Tags That Amplify Potential for RFID Logistics Applications

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today introduced an expanded portfolio of InLine Tag™ Ultra passive contactless transponders, the most advanced general-purpose UHF tags available. With features that meet the most demanding applications, including automation, logistics, returnable transport items and industrial waste management, the release of the new tags further solidifies the company’s commitment to leadership in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

“We’ve witnessed 100 percent identification in a scenario where 500 tagged, metal kegs containing liquid were aboard a truck that was moving at 12 miles per hour,” said Richard Aufreiter, director of product management for Identification Technologies with HID Global. “InLine Tag Ultra devices make this possible and cost-effective with RFID reader gates placed at points of distribution and delivery. We are excited by the impact that this data collection speed and accuracy can have on logistics.”

The InLine Tag Ultra portfolio greatly expands the potential application of UHF technology by providing increased reliability where less advanced tags fail. The tags include the patented HID Global 3D antenna that delivers omnidirectional read ranges of up to 26 feet (8 m) on all materials, including metal. The tags’ broadband capabilities meet worldwide standards, thus making international logistics processes and infrastructure simpler and more cost effective. Built for durability and versatility, all InLine Tag Ultra RFID transponders are compliant with EPC global-certified UHF Class 1 Gen 2 readers and provide 512-bit user memory with 128-bit EPC.

Product Details
InLine Tag Ultra transponders are available in five configurations for mounting on virtually any material using standard screws, industrial adhesives or welding. The Slim versions are for space-restricted applications, and the Curve version is arched to hug metallic kegs or gas cylinders. All tags are waterproof, provide high resistance to aggressive liquids or physical impact and deliver excellent performance and reading stability across fluctuating temperatures.

InLine Tag Ultra transponders are available immediately. Click here for more product information.


About HID Global’s RFID Solutions
HID Global has delivered over one billion RFID tags worldwide with over a decade of innovative leadership in secure, contactless technology for a variety of RFID-enabled applications. The company’s entire RFID tag portfolio features superior, out-of-the-box performance and reliability, enabling customers to improve business performance, enjoy cost savings, and have access to HID Global’s trusted expertise and extensive portfolio of transponders and reader module solutions.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.