Anticipating Customer Needs with Inno­vative Products

A few months ago, Tageos welcomed its new investor Fedrigoni Group. Now, new RAIN RFID (UHF) products deliver on both companies’ promise to accelerate sustainable growth and -- even better -- to meet the latest market requirements such as for on-metal use, food supply chains and other applications.

Tageos is committed to RFID excellence, and it continuously strives to bring this commitment to life. Consequently, at the recent RFID Journal LIVE! 2022 event in Las Vegas, the RFID industry’s innovative force launched its latest RAIN RFID (UHF) products optimized for high-growth application areas.

EOS-232 U8: Superior on-metal performance and small size

The new EOS-232 U8 inlay combines a compact form factor with a smart substrate and antenna design, which make it particularly suitable for a wide range of on-metal applications in retail and beyond. Its special feature is a foldable section that makes up roughly one half of the overall inlay size of 31.4 x 18 mm. Designed for RF-critical metallic surfaces, the foldable part can stick out like a flag, enabling the UHF inlay to use the object’s surface as an extension of its antenna structure, which in turn ensures literally "outstanding" inlay performance and read range.

Hence, the EOS-232 U8 inlay is particularly suitable for item-level tagging and inventory visibility applications in retail segments such as beauty, cosmetics, electronics and groceries, as well as other segments such as pharma, healthcare, automotive and aviation.

EOS-232 U8 inlays comply with global frequency standards and are available in dry and PP (Polypropylene) plastic-face delivery formats.

EOS-450 M730: Serving food services industry needs

Tageos' next new product features a less unusual build, but an equally well-defined customer and application benefit. Based on an antenna design targeted at ARC Specification Z, EOS-450 M730 inlays are primarily aimed at applications related to the food and quick service restaurant sector that just recently started embracing RFID technology at scale, particularly for inventory management and supply chain optimization.

Other application areas comprise retail, logistics and industrial segments, where the inlay is ideally suited for inventory visibility and item-level tagging. The new product combines moderate size, 72 x 10 mm, with outstandingly robust performance on a wide range of surfaces.

More innovations: EOS-241 U9 Zero™ Max and EOS-340 U9

Tageos is also further extending its highly sustainable Zero Max product line with the new EOS-241 U9 Zero Max ETSI inlay. EOS Zero stands for maximum performance with minimum environmental impact by using FSC® certified paper as a substrate and, in the case of Zero Max, leveraging 4E patented, precision laser-cut antenna technology.

EOS-241 U9 Zero Max ETSI is particularly suitable for inventory management in a wide range of non-food industries including retail apparel, supply chain, logistics, pharmaceutical and healthcare, and provides important industries in Europe and other ETSI geographies with a highly sustainable alternative to  plastic-based RFID inlays.

Based on NXP’s UCODE 9 IC, Tageos’ new RAIN RFID EOS-340 U9 inlays are designed to seamlessly replace diverse “dual-dipole” UHF products based on discontinued IC families but are not limited to just that. Providing long read ranges throughout FCC and ETSI frequency ranges when applied to plastic or cardboard surfaces and independent of antenna orientation, these high-quality products are particularly suitable for applications such as inventory visibility, supply chain management, and parts management in automotive, industrial manufacturing and logistics.

All new RAIN RFID products are available in large quantities as of now.