RFID NFC Tag Basics

The current buzz word of all in the RFID space is "NFC". NFC stands for Near Field Communication. It is a wireless communication built on the principles of RFID. A big benefit of NFC over other RFID frameworks is an increase in security. The other difference of NFC is the ability to have two-way communications between devices.

What Are RFID Tags

It comes as no surprise, we humans are fallible. We forget what’s in our closets. We misplace our cell phones. We’d lose our heads if they weren’t attached!

Such fallibility is unfortunate in our personal lives, but it can be much worse for our companies.

But, then modern technology comes to the rescue.

RFID Flex Hard Tag

The Flex Hard Tag has been specifically designed for assets that need a rugged, yet flexible, polymer RFID tag that is more cost effective than traditional hard tags and has reliable, consistent read range performance.

Reusable containers, pallets and other mobile assets are exposed to a wide variety of environment and working conditions. Abrasion, UV exposure, dirt and moisture can affect the durability and longevity of your RFID tags.

3 Real Threats RFID Technology Is Helping Solve

One of the earliest and most prolific use of RFID technology has been in agriculture. Tracking and inventoring livestock, mostly in the cattle industry and to a lesser degree in the hog industry has been around now for awhile. But currently, RFID tagging is used in all sorts of venues for all sorts of purposes. Often, its use is for clearly humanitarian purposes that overshadow more distant economic goals.  Such is the case for its use in the three examples below.

Understanding the Different Types of RFID Tags

There are primarily three basic types of RFID tags that are familiar to most consumers who use the technology: active, passive, and semi-passive.  When considering purchase of tags for different scenarios, pinpointing which kind of tag to use and integrate into an operation can be tricky. So let’s compare using some facts and a few examples knowing full well that, in many cases, the individual situation and the pocketbook often make the decision on which tag goes into what operation.


Making its debut as the answer to identifying reusable goods permanently, RFID IML labels (In Mould Labels) presents itself as an uncompromising identifier even under extremely adverse conditions. Formerly, used as a marketing tool, IML has found its way into manufacturing both in terms of items being manufactured and in terms of items in use.  Incorporating the identification properties of  RFID, an IML accompanies goods permanently.

Best Asset Tags For Plastic Containers & Pallets [RFID & Non-RFID]

Returnable asset tracking including containers, pallets, toes and other mobile assets are vital to a company's supply chain and delivery fulfillment processes. Traditionally plastic containers, returnable pallets and other mobile container items are well known for being lost, damaged and generally hard to manage due to their portability, environment and heavy usage.  

The mismanagement of returnable containers, pallets, totes, tanks and reusable assets can have dramatic effects on business process including time, labor and costs associated with shipping and receiving.

RFID Numbering Options

Customers for RFID tag technology will find numerous options when purchasing tags. Choices usually depend upon the cost, the application and the design requirements more so than esthetics. Materials, affixing methods, environments, sizes, and production times are considered while making the choice, as is numbering.