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Product Updates - January 2021 Part 2

Product Updates - January 2021 Part 2

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Welcome to atlasRFIDstore’s monthly series aimed toward keeping the RFID community informed for continued RFID application success. Each month a new article will cover new products as well as significant product updates from the previous month.

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Check out the updates below and click the “read more” link to delve deeper into each product. If you have any questions about these products, contact us.

BarTender Software by Seagull Scientific

BarTender Software has been around for years and is one of the most trusted labeling software on the market.

What is new in the 2021 BarTender? Improvements to the entire labeling lifecycle such as: increased label quality, native integration with existing business systems like ERP and WMS systems, more commercial-quality designs, increased label QA, and review, approve, and print from any web browser on any device anywhere, anytime.

1. BarTender Software – 2021 Starter Edition

Type of Product: Software

Manufacturer: Seagull Scientific

Typical Applications: Label Printing

What’s Important: BarTender Starter Edition is ideal for small businesses and departments that need to quickly design and easily generate labels of variable data from Excel or CSV files.

Note: The BarTender Software Starter Edition does not support RFID encoding

Application License

Printer License

One-Year Standard Maintenance & Support License – Application

One-Year Standard Maintenance & Support License - Printer

2. Bartender Software – 2021 Professional Edition

Type of Product: Software

Manufacturer: Seagull Scientific

Typical Applications: Label & Smart Label Printing

What’s Important: BarTender Professional Edition is ideal for departments and small businesses that need to create labels or smart labels with an easy-to-use interface for designing, importing data from databases, spreadsheets and other files, and RFID encoding.

Application License

Printer License

One-Year Standard Maintenance & Support – Application 

One-Year Standard Maintenance & Support – Printer

3. Bartender Software – 2021 Automation Edition

Type of Product: Software

Manufacturer: Seagull Scientific

Typical Applications: Label & Smart Label Printing

What’s Important: BarTender Automation Edition is ideal for businesses that want to automate labeling in order to increase speed and accuracy. The Automation edition provides tools to manage and integrate label and document printing with the organization’s business systems.

Application License

Printer License

One-Year Standard Maintenance & Support – Application

One-Year Stand Maintenance & Support – Printer

4. Bartender Software – 2021 Enterprise Edition

Type of Product: Software

Manufacturer: Seagull Scientific

Typical Applications: Labeling & Smart Labeling

What’s Important: BarTender Enterprise Edition is ideal for businesses that operate in regulated industries or span multiple locations and need to automate and control design and printing throughout the entire organization from multiple locations.

Application License

Printer License

One-Year Standard Maintenance & Support – Application

One-Year Standard Maintenance & Support – Printer

To see a full list of differences between the BarTender Professional, Automation, and Enterprise 2021 Editions - checkout this full features list here.


5. Keonn AdvanReader-70 UHF RFID Reader

Type of Product: UHF RFID Reader

Manufacturer: Keonn

Typical Applications: Ideal for Making a Smart Product, Device, or Making an Existing Product Smart – i.e. Smart Shelves, Tunnels, Portals, POS

What’s Important: UHF RFID Reader with onboard microprocessor, this basic reader has an open Linux OS making it ideal for applications where a customized reader solution that does not require a connection to an external is needed.

This UHF RFID reader has a configurable transmit power up to 27 dBm, can read 50 tags per second, and a read range of up to 9 m (33 ft) with a 6 dBi antenna. It can be used to create your own custom reader, or added to an existing or custom product to create a smart product. This reader can be purchased with 1 or 2 antenna ports, depending on your selection.

AdvanReader-70 1-Port Reader

AdvanReader-70 2-Port Reader

6. Keonn AdvanReader-160 UHF RFID Reader

Type of Product: UHF RFID Reader

Manufacturer: Keonn

Typical Applications: Ideal for Making a Smart Product, Device, or Making an Existing Product Smart – i.e. Smart Shelves, Tunnels, Portals, POS

What’s Important: High Powered UHF RFID Reader with onboard microprocessor, this reader has an open Linux OS making it ideal for applications where a customized reader solution that does not require a connection to an external is needed.

This UHF RFID reader is a step above the AdvanReader-70 with a configurable transmit power up to 31.5 dBm, can reader 400 tags per second, and a read range of up to 9 m (33 ft) with a 6 dBi antenna. It can be used to create your own custom reader, or added to an existing or custom product to create a smart product. This reader has 4 antenna ports, but has the ability to control up to 1024 RFID antennas using multiple Keonn Multiplexers, and can run off battery power.

Keonn AdvanReader-160 UHF RFID Reader

7. Smartrac MiniTrak HF Wet Inlay (NXP ICODE SLIX2)

Type of Product: HF RFID Wet Inlay

Manufacturer: Smartrac

Typical Applications: Pharma, Healthcare, Brand Protection

What’s Important: One of Smartrac’s leading HF antenna designs, now with the NXP ICODE SLIX2 IC with an extended user memory of 2,528 bits.

With the NXP ICODE SLIX2, the MiniTrak antenna design by Smartrac is perfect for most pharmaceutical and healthcare applications like item-level inventory management, wristbands, and other applications where an embedded wet inlay can be used.

Smartrac MiniTrak HF Wet Inlay

8. Smartrac Belt RFID Wet Inlay (NXP UCODE 7xm)

Type of Product: UHF RFID Wet Inlay

Manufacturer: Smartrac

Typical Applications: Supply Chain, Industrial Asset Tracking, RTI

What’s Important: One of Smartrac’s leading UHF antenna designs, now with the NXP UCODE 7xm IC allows this tag to be categorized as a high-memory tag with more storage options.

Now with a leading high-memory IC, the Smartrac Belt supports 1 kbit/2 kbit of user memory and 448 bit EPC memory for applications with extended memory needs.

Smartrac Belt RFID Wet Inlay

9. Smartrac ShortDipole RFID Wet Inlay (NXP UCODE G2iM)

Type of Product: UHF RFID Wet Inlay

Manufacturer: Smartrac

Typical Applications: Supply Chain Management, Apparel, Brand Management

What’s Important: One of Smartrac’s leading UHF antenna designs, now with the NXP UCODE G2iM IC with an excellent performance on lower detuning materials like plastics and cardboard.

Smartrac ShortDipole RFID Wet Inlay

10. Confidex Heatwave Flag UHF RFID Tag

Type of Product: High-Temperature Tag

Manufacturer: Confidex

Typical Applications: Automotive Industry, like Paint Shop Applications

What’s Important: The Confidex Heatwave Flag Tag delivers optimum performance from the innovative tag format to the special polymer allowing high temperature resistance.

The Confidex Heatwave Flag Tag can be read for short periods of time in temperatures up to 260° C and for long periods at 230°C. This tag is also very rugged, with an IP rating of 68 and a high read range of 10 m (33 ft) thanks to the flag tag design.

Confidex Heatwave Flag Tag

11. SIVA Custom Foam Backed Racer RFID Tag

Type of Product: Foam-Backed UHF RFID Tags

Manufacturer: SIVA

Typical Applications: Race Timing

What’s Important: The SIVA Custom Foam-Backed Race Tag is a roll of ready to apply Race Timing Tags with 1.6 mm foam spacers pre-applied to mitigate effects caused by the human body.

These tags can be sold with Impinj’s Monza R6-P or NXP’s UCODE 8 Integrated Chip depending on the selection, and both have an average read range of 5 m (16.4 ft).

Foam-Backed UHF RFID Tags

12. TransCore eGo® Plus Headlamp Sticker Tag

Type of Product: UHF RFID Tag

Manufacturer: TransCore

Typical Applications: Tolling, Access Control

What’s Important: The TransCore eGo Plus Headlamp Sticker Tag is perfect for replacing windshield tags for vehicles that have metalized windshields, such as most Tesla models.

The TransCore eGo Plus peel-and-stick RFID tag is designed specifically for use on vehicle headlamps for vehicles with metalized windshields or other restrictions preventing the use of windshield sticker tags.

Note: TransCore RFID tags only work with TransCore RFID Readers.

TransCore eGo Plus Headlamp Sticker Tag

13. Xerafy Portfolio Sample RFID Box

Type of Product: UHF RFID Tags

Manufacturer: Xerafy

Typical Applications: Various

What’s Important: 21 Unique UHF RFID tags – all for use in rugged environments in a variety of sizes and form factors, ready for testing on various materials.

Contains one of each of the following: Container Trak RFID Tag, Cargo Trak II RFID Tag, RTI Trak RFID Tag, MicroX II RFID Tag, PicoX II Plus RFID Tag, Pico-On Plus RFID Tag, Pico-iN Plus RFID Tag, Dash-On XS RFID Tag, NanoX II RFID Tag, Dot Wedge XS RFID Tag, Dot-On XS RFID Tag, Roswell RFID Tag, Global Trak I RFID Tag, Data Trak II RFID Tag, Versa Trak RFID Tag, Slim Trak RFID Tag, Titanium Metal Skin Label, Platinum Metal Skin Label, Mercury Metal Skin Label, MicroX II Plus Automotive RFID Tag, Roswell Autoclavable RFID Tag.

Xerafy Portfolio Sample UHF RFID Box

Conclusion

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