Avery Dennison Unveils New Dual Frequency RFID Inlay for Industrial and Medical Applications | Article

Avery Dennison Corporation has added to its portfolio of dual frequency RFID inlays the new AD Slim DF EM4425 tag designed for logistics, medical and industrial applications.

Avery Dennison’s range of Dual Frequency (DF) RFID inlays offer combined NFC (high frequency) and RAIN RFID (ultra-high frequency) functionality, apparently offering cost-effective item-level tagging within a factor of lightened form compared to the use of two, single frequency inlays.

According to Avery Dennison, the EM4425 AD Slim DF label has a compact form factor (74.2mm x 10.7mm / 2.921in x 0.421in), which can be converted to end application use and is available in wet delivery.

The company adds that the new inlay comes with EM Microelectronic’s echo-V IC, which is equipped with 2048 bits of fully shared user memory, accessible via UHF RFID and HF frequencies. The dual frequency also provides shared memory functionality, which allows both HF and UHF protocols to update product information in real time, the company explains.

According to Avery Dennison, this provides a powerful all-in-one solution for inventory management and product authentication, enabling a consistent customer experience regardless of channel.

This apparently also allows the use of inexpensive and generally available readers (such as NFC-enabled smartphones) to complement dedicated UHF RFID or HF reader infrastructures. The company says end users can easily and securely authenticate products after purchase to support returns and re-commerce by tapping NFC-enabled smartphones on the product with the AD Slim DF inlay.

In addition, Avery Dennison says that NFC technology, which is powered by the company’s atma.io connected product cloud, can be used for further product information, inspection, validation or delivery. information for the end user, such as user manuals, assembly instructions. , CO2 footprint details and Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) instructions. The combination of AD Slim DF inlay with atma.io can help customers fight against counterfeit products and protect brand value by enabling different actors in the supply chain to authenticate products throughout along the route.

Max Winograd, Vice President of Connected Products at Avery Dennison Smartrac, comments, “AD Slim meets the needs of a wide range of medical and industrial item use cases.

“Our latest dual-frequency inlays are highly cost-effective, unlocking RFID value for inventory management applications, while enabling brands to fight counterfeits and deliver unique customer experiences. With atma.io, businesses can gain full visibility of their items from source to consumer and beyond. »

Pierre Muller, head of the RFID BU at EM Microelectronic, adds: “The AD Slim DF is an ideal option to deploy the unique advantages of our combined em|echo-V RAIN RFID – NFC chips, allowing full integration of the end user experience. with the supply chain.

“We are delighted with the cooperation with Avery Dennison, which builds on our decades-long partnership to drive innovation in the market.”

Earlier this year, Avery Dennison expanded its line of dual frequency inlays with two new inlays for item-level labeling in retail and pharmaceutical applications.

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