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Alien Pearl RFID White Wet Inlay (ALN-9716, Higgs-4)



Alien Pearl RFID White Wet Inlay (ALN-9716, Higgs-4)

Powered by Alien®’s break-through Higgs™-4 UHF RFID IC and innovative “Pearl” antenna design, the ALN-9716 delivers industry leading EPC Gen 2 performance and reliability for retail jewelry and cosmetics especially when tagging in compact and highly dense areas. With its Higgs™-4 core, the Pearl delivers next generation read and write performance, yet is completely optimized for the highest volume enterprise and retail applications. An optimized memory footprint includes a 32-bit TID, a 64-bit Unique TID for authentication and next generation serialization applications, a 128-bit EPC memory bank, 128-bits of user memory for distributed data applications, and password protected read and write support capabilities to prevent unauthorized viewing and modification of the tag’s data. ALN-9716 inlays are World Tag compliant, enabling consistent operation across the diverse frequencies of the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Data Sheet  Alien Pearl RFID White Wet Inlay (ALN-9716, Higgs-4)


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Why buy this tag?

The Alien Technology® ALN-9716 Pearl RFID inlay is designed for use in jewelry and cosmetic applications where the tag may be in close proximity to small metal or metallic coated objects.


  • Designed to meet EPCglobal Gen2 (V 1.2.0) and ISO/IEC 18000-6C.
  • Worldwide operation in the RFID UHF bands (840-960 MHz).
  • Small form factor, non-near field read tag.
  • Rapid programming of serialized tags and excellent read/write performance.
  • Despite its diminutive size (22 x 12.5mm), this tag uses conventional long range UHF antenna unlike many other competitive tag solutions.
  • 448-Bits of NVRAM Memory.
  • 128-EPC Bits, 128 User Bits, 64 Bit Unique TID, 32 Bit Access, and 32 bit Kill Passwords.
  • User Memory can be Block Perma-Locked as well as read password protected in 32 Bit Blocks.
  • Class leading read and write performance.
  • BlastWrite™ and QuickWrite™ mass-encoding.
  • Uses the metal surfaces to “amplify” the read/write distance of the tag.
  • Dynamic Authentication™ - anti-cloning/ anti-counterfeit technology.
  • Available in high-yield, high capacity dry/wet inlay rolls.
  • Applications: jewelry tagging, cosmetics, and use with small metallic objects.

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
Global (840-960 MHz)
IC Type:
Alien Higgs-4
EPC 128 bits, User 128 bits, TID 32 bits
EPC Memory Content:
Unique, randomized number
Max Read Distance:
Testing recommended
Applicable Surface Materials:
Wood, plastic, glass, cardboard
Tag Form Factor:
White wet inlay
Tag Materials:
Printable white film (Thermal Transfer)
Recommended Ribbon:
5095 Performance resin
Attachment Method:
General purpose permanent adhesive
25 x 15.5 mm (0.984 x 0.610 in)
< 1 g
Operating Temperature:
-40° to +93.9°C (-40ºF to +200ºF)