3M Library Systems has launched an upgraded “basic” RFID tag with 1K of memory, a four-fold increase over its previous basic tag. The memory boost should make the tags compatible with possible future applications, increasing their longevity.
The new tag can also be imprinted with custom logos and barcodes by library staff, and is fully rewriteable, enabling compliance with future ISO tag data standards and country-specific standards.
The tags, which are affixed to circulating items, are employed in a variety of 3M Library Systems RFID applications intended to boost performance and productivity in circulation management, inventory control and security.
The new basic tag has been accelerated-age-tested and is guaranteed for the life of the item to which it is affixed. It also has a “fast-read multiblock” feature that provides high performance when multiple tags must be read simultaneously. The ability to custom print on the tags right at the library is meant to simplify rapid conversion to the tags.