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High Frequency RFID (HF)

Electro-Com distribute two high frequency 13.56MHz technology ranges.

High frequency RFID smart labels operate at 13.56 MHz. The paper-thin "Smart Labels" (also referred to as transponders) contain a miniature integrated circuit with an antenna that is etched on a thin piece of plastic film. These tags can be laminated between paper and plastic.

Texas Instruments has now broadened its line of Tag-it™ transponders with new memory, data protection and form-factor options.

Now offered in both 256 bit and 2,048 bit memory options, the expanded Tag-it HF-I line introduces new tracking and authentication capabilities that provide system integrators and application providers the flexibility to build a host of data protection and privacy functionality options into their RFID solutions.

'smart labels' are suitable for high volume applications like:

  • Access Control
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Item level tracking
  • Contactless Payments
  • Express parcel identification and tracking
  • Photo Identification
  • Multi Authentication Access - biometrics.

Presentation: Smart Active Label with integrated temperature sensor (PDF)


13.56MHz Readers from Electro-Com - Key features:

  • Electro-Com's readers are the only reader available as a reader, writer and programmer.
  • Fully compliant to ISO 15693 (Identify, View, Program & Lock).
  • Compliant to ISO 14443-A (Read Only - serial number of MIFARE cards).
  • Is the only reader compliant to ISO 15693-3, for multi-card reading (supports anti-collision).
  • Open Protocol: Universal 26 to 64-bit Wiegand format and RS-485.
  • RS-485 Point to Point and Multi-drop protocol (addressable readers).
  • Firmware Download: Field upgradeable through the RS-485 interface (point to point only)
  • Synchronisation: Multi-drop using RS-485 with reader addressability
  • Wiring & protocol are compatible with most existing access control panels and control board solutions.
  • Plug n' Play capability.
  • Self testing diagnostics.
  • High reliability and long life in both indoor and outdoor situations.
  • Firmware: generic packet protocol structure and DES algorithm with 64-bit keying.
  • Multiple baud rates available: 9600, 19200 and 38400 (default).
  • Read, write, program and/or lock data onto the card or tag (eg TI key fob or adhesive label).
  • Increased security with unique tamper-proof card UID code and 64-bit encryption between card and reader
  • Simultaneous multi-card reading (anti-collision).
  • Advanced security features like encryption algorithms, biometric authentication and wireless payments, which is a significant advancement over 125 kHz systems.

Consumer Benefits of TI-RFID 13.56 MHz technology

  • 13.56 MHz contactless read/write technology.
  • Offers you increased and advanced security over 125 KHz proximity systems.
  • The technology paves the way for advanced security features, encryption algorithms, biometrics, wireless payments and pharmaceutical/healthcare applications.
  • Each transponder has a unique tamper proof factory programmed ID code.
  • Faster data processing.
  • Supports Open Architecture, ISO/IEC 14443 and 15693 Standard compliant.
  • Up to 50 transponders can be read simultaneously per second with the anti-collision technology.
  • Low cost, ultra-thin, battery-less transponders can be easily converted into printed labels, embedded into source tags or laminated into personalized cards.
  • Information such as delivery checkpoints, place of origin and identification numbers can all be stored and locked in by the user.

13.56MHz RFID technology has been favoured over UHF RFID for applications such as pharmaceutical item tracking due to its lower interference rate, better anti-collision capabilities, smaller form factor and increased memory capabilities.

High Frequency Wristbands

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Durable, waterproof, silicon wristband equipped with ISO 15693 HF 13.56MHz RFID technology. Ideal for hands-free patron identification at theme parks, water parks, public swimming pools, season passes, sports timing, personnel access control, staff identification, electronic commerce and point of sale (POS) system applications. For more information, please contact us

High Frequency RFID Wristband case studies

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For more details on High Frequnecy RFID please contact us.