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Metalcraft now programming expanded RFID memory

August 31, 2009

The process, which takes place during label converting, adds to production efficiency.

Metalcraft, Mason City, IA, USA, has announced the ability to program expanded memory RFID inlays during its label converting process, adding to its efficiency in producing durable, reusable RFID labels for access control, asset tracking and other applications in harsh environments.

RFID inlays with memory larger than 96 bits are now programmed inline with synchronization of the item’s printed image and post-programming data verification. EPC memory, user memory and reserve memory containing kill and access codes can be locked inline with custom programming.

“Metalcraft already offered the world’s most flexible and efficient RFID label service,” says President Steve Doerfler. “Now, Metalcraft is the first label converter offering inline programming of expanded memory during RFID label conversion. We’re programming expanded memory RFID labels at double our previous speed.”

In addition to inlay programming, Metalcraft’s RFID converting service includes subsurface printing of logos, copy, bar codes and other fixed or variable data; full encapsulation of HF or UHF inlays in polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene or polycarbonate, diecut to a custom size; customized attachment options including hang tags and isolated constructions for mounting to metal surfaces.

The company now offers six standard RFID product constructions in addition to its ongoing development of customized products.

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