Inside Logistics

New product: RFID security tag

Lock&EnCode prevents tampering with distribution totes


May 14, 2013
by MM&D staff

ORLANDO, Florida—Lock&EnCode Locking RFID seals have chromed steel hasps and are designed to show visible signs of tampering.

Made by Cybra Corp in Yonkers, New York, the UHF RFID tags are built for a single use and are programmable by the end customer. They operate on frequencies ranging between 860MHz and 960MHz using a Alien HiggsTM-3 integrated circuit, and can be read from up to 5.8m (19ft) away when used with a circular polarized antenna.

There are two models of Lock&EnCode seals available: basic and custom. The basic seal accepts ASCII and Hex data and can be programmed by the customer using EdgeMagic EPC or EdgeMagic Mobile editions. The custom version comes pre-preprogrammed with the customer’s data and is permalocked to match the serial number supplied by customer at time of order. It are also laser printed with the customer’s logo or name, serial number, and Code 128 bar code.

The polypropylene locks were created for use on direct-to-store shipments of plastic distribution totes and containers, but can also be applied to high-value consumer items or bundles of perishable goods. The tags also work with automated order and shipment validation systems