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Alien Short RFID White Wet Inlay (ALN-9862, Higgs-EC)


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Alien Short RFID White Wet Inlay (ALN-9862, Higgs-EC)

Powered by Alien®’s volume focused Higgs™-EC UHF RFID IC and innovative Short antenna design, the ALN-9862 delivers industry leading EPC Gen 2 read and write performance in a narrower width than it’s bigger brother, the Squiggle®. ALN-9862 inlays are World Tag compliant, enabling consistent operation across the diverse frequencies of the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa. With its Higgs™-EC core, the Short delivers next generation performance and a rich feature set, yet is completely optimized for the highest volume enterprise, retail, and apparel applications. An optimized memory footprint includes a 32-bit TID, a 48- 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. Typical applications for the Short include, but are not limited to, corrugate cases, pallet placard labels, apparel hang tags, shipping labels, asset management, file folder labels, and application on plastics.

Data Sheet — Alien Short RFID White Wet Inlay (ALN-9862, Higgs-EC)


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Why buy this tag?

The Alien Short RFID White Wet Inlay is a narrow, high-performance, Higgs™-EC based member of the Squiggle® family and brings all the Higgs™-EC advantages to highly-effective “Short” Inlay.


  • Designed to meet EPCglobal Gen2 (V1.2.0) and ISO/IEC 18000-6C.
  • Pre-programmed with a unique, unalterable 64-bit serial number.
  • User memory can be block perma-locked as well as read password protected in 32 bit blocks.
  • 512-bits of NVRAM memory.
  • Lower power operation for both read and program.
  • Available in high-yield, high capacity dry/wet inlay rolls.
  • Dynamic Authentication™ - anti-cloning/anti-counterfeit technology.
  • Exceptional operating range, up to 13 m with appropriate antenna.


Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO/IEC 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
Global (860–960 MHz)
IC Type:
Alien Higgs™-EC
EPC 128 bits, User 128 bits, TID 32 bits
EPC Memory Content:
Unique, randomized number
Max Read Distance:
Up to 13 m (42.7 ft) - with appropriate antenna
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
73.5 x 21.2 mm (2.89 x 0.795 in)
< 1 g
Operating Temperature:
-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)