RFID in library

Libraries all over the world are moving away from the traditional model of using barcodes to scan and check out books. While this method has been around since the advent of barcodes almost 40 years ago, rapidly evolving technology has meant that more efficient, streamlined library management solutions have been developed. The most recent technology, one that many of the largest libraries in the world have already switched over to, is Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID).

This involves affixing a tiny RFID tag onto each book, which allows it to be read by readers stationed across the library. The advantage of this technology over barcodes is that RFID technology does not require a direct line of sight. Thus, multiple books can be detected and checked out simultaneously, instead of having to scan every individual book. In addition, patrons can check their books out themselves, instead of relying on a librarian. This gives the librarian more time to help out other library members, and it lets patrons check their books out faster.

RFID also acts as a security guard on the premises, alerting the guards if a book leaves the library without being checked out. Thus, one single technology, RFID, can replace the existing bar code technology for checkout, as well as the EM technology for theft detection.

RFID also helps in re-shelving, since wrongly shelved books can be instantly identified without needing a line of sight read. Patrons searching for books can also find books much faster using a handheld RFID scanner, instead of having to manually look through the shelves.

Finally, RFID also lets patrons return a book anytime they want. This is because the RFID chip in the book can be identified by the reader in the book drop box, and the returned book can be recorded. A librarian does not need to be physically present to collect the returned book, and so the library effectively stays open 24/7.

Given the many advantages that RFID has over traditional technology that is used in libraries today, many large libraries all over the world such as the Seattle Public Library in America and the Shenzen Library in China have already switched over to RFID.

RFID’s role in Oil industry’s consolidation process

As the world oil markets continue to be in flux, consolidation within the oil and gas industry, especially in North America, is accelerating. The small to medium business sector is seeing significant activity.

Companies are being acquired, not only for their customer base, but also for their assets. Organizations that are positioning themselves as acquisition candidates need to streamline their business processes and show enhanced visibility of their assets. This makes them more attractive to prospective acquirers. Using OPP IOT’s RFID based asset tracking solutions, these savvy companies not only achieve 100% visibility of their assets, but also can leverage them to streamline their business processes – processes to accurately check-in/check-out assets to and from jobs, efficiently manage maintenance and inspections of all their equipment, tie all this into their financial systems, etc. Being able to show end-to-end visibility of their assets along with streamlined operations, makes it easier for potential suitors to do due diligence on the companies, thereby making them more attractive targets. Not only do they position themselves well in the M&A markets, they also enjoy the side benefits of reduced operational costs resulting from efficient use of their assets and resources.

Once an acquiring company has completed a merger, they have to be able to quickly incorporate the new member into their operations. In order to make the unification efficient, companies standardize on using RFID based asset tracking solutions to maximize visibility of their augmented operations and asset inventory.

Mergers lead to additional company locations, servicing an expanded list of regions and geographies. It becomes even more important to know where all the assets are and whether they are being utilized optimally. Leveraging the visibility provided by our RFID solutions, oil and gas companies are able to make decisions about re-allocation of assets amongst the locations based on each region’s business needs. Further, they are able to make informed determinations on new purchases, balancing the requirements of each location. Excess equipment is either disposed of, or is leased out in order to reduce expenses and increase revenue. The rental side of the business can also leverage the RFID based asset tracking solutions, just like the mainstream business.

And of course, our solutions can also play a significant role in tracking maintenance and inspections of equipment across the entire company. As new divisions or regions are added, it is imperative that HSE policies of the parent company continue to be enforced and adopted. Our solutions show whether preventive maintenance and safety inspections are being done routinely, and can flag alerts if and when the occasional ball is dropped.

RFID Tag Overview from OPP IOT

RFID (radio frequency identification) is a technology that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency (RF) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object. RFID use in industry is growing. One advantage of RFID is that it does not require direct contact or line-of-sight scanning. An RFID system consists of three components: an antenna, a transceiver and a transponder (the tag). The antenna and transponder are often combined into a single reading device. The antenna uses radio frequency waves to transmit a signal that activates the transponder. When activated, the tag transmits data back to the antenna. The data is used to notify a programmable logic controller that an action should occur. The action could be as simple as raising an access gate or as complicated as interfacing with a database.
OPP IOT prides itself in developing project-specific, industrial RFID tags. OPP IOT offers a host of RFID enabled tags ranging from inlays to pcb tags. But, we are most proud of our many tagging options which involve extremely rugged stainless steel and aluminum tags that are not only RFID enabled but have custom graphics/text as well. Our metal tagging can be equipped with Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID chips.
We are constantly improving our RFID product offering. If your company is in need of solutions for RFID enabling your assets, OPP IOT will work to come up with the perfect tags for your applications.

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passive RFID labels and tags for Retailers Solution

Unlike simple barcodes, passive RFID labels and tags allow item-specific information to be programmed directly on the tag—SKU, serial number, date and place of manufacture, date of shipment, etc. When individual products are source-tagged or embedded into products at manufacture, this degree of information delivers near real-time item-level visibility and asset protection simultaneously. In essence, you are creating smart products that feed information back into your existing systems.

This integration of hardware and software enables an IoT-based solution that allows retailers to track when shipments leave a vendor, arrive at the store, enter inventory and are placed on the retail floor. The resulting data that is captured will allow you to make business process improvements that will drive:
*Precise forecasting
*Accuracies in the supply chain
*Effective replenishment processes

OPP4215 RFID Tags that Beat the Heat!

high temperature RFID tags
high temperature RFID tags

OPP4215 RFID Tags that Beat the Heat!

Need to track assets or machines exposed to extreme heat, high pressure or corrosive chemicals? OPP4215 is a perfect RFID tag for you.

Many industries process assets, products or materials at elevated temperatures using carriers or containers for transportation purposes. Frequently being able to reliably and uniquely identify and track the asset or container is highly advantageous, generating efficiency and compliance benefits.

OPP IOT found the marketplace was in great need of a tag that could survive repeated exposures in high temperature settings such as automotive paint booths, medical autoclave sterilization and manufacturing operations. The only available RFID tags on the market were, and continue to be, too large and bulky for most use cases, too expensive for large deployments and generally unreliable with an inconsistent resistance to high heat.

OPP IOT provides a RFID tags designed specifically for high temperature environments reaching 280°C. These products address the critical needs of customers with their combination of a small form factor, read range up to 7 meters and high temperature survivability – all at a very competitive price point.

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10 types RFID tag Applications for Industrial

10 types RFID tag Applications for Industrial

RFID enhances Kanban systems
The modern “push” -based manufacturing concept with a Kanban system simplifies demand forecasting, as all necessary parts are refilled automatically. Small, flexible assembly units are formed. Parts bins are identified automatically and reliably using an RFID tag.

RFID manages access control
In manufacturing facilities, secure laboratories, company entrances, and public buildings, access rights must be controlled. This is accomplished using RFID technology. Authorized personnel gain access to an area by passing an RFID tag over a reader.

RFID enables proper food cooling
Modern food storage and refrigeration facilities make use of large vertical storage facilities. Typically, these facilities have high-speed, high-throughput automated storage and retrieval systems. Here, RFID tags get attached to a variety of transport and storage bins.

RFID as a “key” to control machine access
Complex, expensive, and potentially dangerous machines must be operated only by trained and authorized personnel. RFID supports an “electronic log book” used to record operational machine parameters in conjunction with the operator’s identity.

RFID is used in automotive final assembly
The large number of options offered in modern vehicles is a challenge for the automotive industry and can be addressed using RFID technology. Production-relevant data is made available for other processes, and sub-suppliers can be integrated into the logistics chain.

RFID optimizes order picking
In a warehouse, RFID helps to automatically trace each order during the entire picking process. Shipments can be optimized by combining multiple orders from the same customer, even if a new order is placed at the last minute.

RFID establishes internal tracking in meat processing plants
The safety and traceability of food is an increasingly relevant topic for producers, suppliers, and end consumers alike. In meat processing plants, RFID systems allow the collection of product-related data like weight, size, or upstream supplier at every processing point.

RFID makes machine tool manufacturing more accurate
For modern, fully automated CNC systems, RFID ensures that the right tool is used when processing a part. The exact selection of the right tool is accomplished using an RFID tag that is permanently mounted on the tool carrier.

RFID improves garment handling
Frequently, garments are stored and transported on clothes hangers. Irrespective of the size of an order, order line items must be handled automatically so that a single physical shipment is quickly collected. Expensive shipping errors can be avoided with RFID.

RFID boosts localization of greenhouse plants
Our final application example takes you to one of our customers’ sites: the Dutch company Anthura focuses on the propagation of anthuriums and orchids. In their modern central greenhouse, an RFID solution is part of a highly efficient automated container system.

Long range rfid tags OPP130 work well on metal surface

Long range rfid tags OPP130
Long range rfid tags OPP130

When you’re mounting RFID tags on metal surfaces or metal products, you should be aware that if you use non metal mount RFID tags, your system will not function as desired as the metal will detune any passive RFID tag that is not designed to be placed on metal. Using OPP130 long range RFID tags that are specifically calibrated to the materials you need to track makes reading, tracking, and inventorying them easier and provides for greater read range(reading range up to 30 meters). Metal mount RFID tags OPP4215 are typically rugged, difficult to damage, and easy to weld, screw or otherwise attach.

OPP130 RFID tags Features:
Ultra-long distance reading;
Industrial grade high strength and durability

OPP130 RFID tags Application:
Outdoor asset management
Advertising board

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Long range RFID tags OPP4215 Application

The Long range RFID tags OPP4215 are highly durable UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that can be mounted on metal surface and supply long read range. The Tags are the most advanced general-purpose UHF RFID tags available. Multiple options are available to affix and mount the tags, while enabling read ranges of up to 10m. The UHF RFID Tags are compliant with EPC global-certified UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) readers and modules, with broadband capability for international operations.

1) car production lines:
With the metal parts through the phosphating, washing, electrophoresis, spraying, high temperature baking process, to achieve the automation of the operating process, the label waterproof, moisture,
Acid, alkali resistance, high temperature resistance, ultrasonic resistance, high voltage resistance;
Metal tray and metal hatch box management, good performance, strong and durable, stable installation does not fall off.

2) production line high temperature metal tray management:
Electronic product production line tray management, can withstand high temperature reflow, high temperature baking, ultrasonic cleaning.

3) Warehouse Rack Management:
Management of metal shelves, small size label, high strength, reading distance.

4) Asset management:
Management of assets with metal surface, small label size, superior performance;
IT asset management;

5) university logistics asset management:
Management of metal bed, metal stool, metal assets, label size is small, strong and durable, it is difficult to illegal removal.

6) Fixture and fixture management:
Management of metal fixture and metal fixture, small size, excellent performance, long life.

7) Special vehicle management:
Management of engineering vehicles, forklifts, labels durable, good weather resistance, good read and write performance.

Flexible RFID tags OPP7111 application in 200°C high-temperature industrial environment

Flexible RFID tags OPP7111
Flexible RFID tags OPP7111

The FPC RFID Tags OPP7111 is a flexible RFID transponder adopting RFID chip in SMT form and high-temperature resistant polyimide(PI) as substrate, and printed circuit as antenna. It combines the merits of flexibility, high temperature resistance, stability and flexible. Especially suitable for second time packing, e.g.., integrating with rubber and silicone material, in which process high temperature and flexible structure is demanded. It can be used as semi-product for second time packing, and also can be taken as finished RFID transponder.

1.highly flexible —flexible PI material as substrate,
2.stable – printed circuit guarantee the consistency of the RFID parameters,
3.High Temperature resistant – up to 200°C temperature, PI substrate and SMT chip together can endure much high temperature than the normal PVC or PET RFID label,
4.solid — resistant to bending, rubbing, etc.
5.easy to mount — adhesive backing is optional, can also use glue to attach to the objects.
6.long reading stance up to 9 meters

RFID Protocol:EPC Class1 Gen2, ISO18000-6C
Frequency:Golbal 840Mhz to 960Mhz
IC type:Alien Higgs-3
Memory:EPC 96bits (Up to 480bits) , USER 512bits, TID64bits
Write Cycles:100,000times
Data Retention:Up to 50 Years
Applicable Surface:non Metal Surfaces
Read Range(Off Metal) :
(Fix Reader:ThingMagic M6-E, 36dBm/4W) Up to 9.0m
Read Range(Off Metal) :
(Handheld Reader: OP9908,R2000,33dBm/2W) Up to 5.0m
Warranty:1 Year

Physical Specification:

Enivironmenal Specification:
IP Rating:IP68
Storage Temperature:-40°C to +200°C
Operation Temperature:-40°C to +100°C
Certifications:Reach Approved,RoHS Approved,CE Approved

Tracking Medical Equipment with OPP IOT UHF RFID tag

Hospital facilities are increasingly growing which is making it difficult for the hospital staffs to keep track of assets, patients, doctors, nurses, and medical equipment. That is where a RFID solution can resolve many pain points within the hospital setting. RFID’s (Radio-frequency identifications) are used in hospitals to track all the assets and create an efficient workspace. Hospitals are great locations to use RFID tracking tags. Many hospitals have already begun implementing RFID solutions to track various assets throughout the entire hospital.

In a large-scale hospital facility, it can be difficult to keep track assets and prevent losses. There are many different departments in a hospital and each department tends to hoard the medical equipment for their own use. This makes it difficult for the staff to find the medical equipment when the time is critical. Lost assets cost money, time, and possibly the patient’s success during their hospital stay. Lost medical equipment inventories such as wheelchairs, syringes, hospital beds, monitoring devices, portable x-ray machines, stretchers, defibrillators, oxygen tanks, infusion pumps could delay a patient from receiving critical care when it is needed the most. Portable Hospital Equipment can be worth tens of thousands of dollarsA

A RFID asset tracking solution alleviates the stress in tracking down medical equipment, prevents reordering of equipment, and can locate equipment lost to other departments through-out the hospital making equipment readily available. RFID asset tracking also helps hospitals improve patient care by ensuring medical devices and instruments are sterilized. As well as ensuring all the components of implants are present and accurate before and after a surgery.

RFID asset tracking gives doctors and nurse a real-time view within the hospital software system, they have a complete visualization of all the interactions with the patient. This allows staff to efficiently track the administer medicine, therapy, or even room cleaning. RFID has the ability tracks the doses of opiates ensuring the patient has not taken more than the recommended dosage during a specific time-period.

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