Encoding for Electronic Product Code memory on RF chips

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

RF Controls (RFC), a provider of wide-area passive RFID RTLS systems and dock doors, now offers overhead encoding to commission and update Electronic Product Code memory stored on RAIN RFID labels, tags and cards.

This software driven product enhancement employs over a decade of RFC’s unique, steerable phased array expertise, design innovation and software development. It is now possible to identify, locate, track and encode with all CS Smart Antenna models. Patent applications are filed and pending.RFC uses dynamic, field-proven beam steering algorithms, to deliver high scan speeds, the long read distances and accurate pinpoint location data of any overhead system. This performance works underpin the commercially scalable, overhead encoding processes. “The functionality of this patent is not possible without the one-of-a-kind performance characteristics of RF Controls products where speed, distance and accuracy drive outcomes and capabilities never thought possible” said Graham Bloy, CTO of RF Controls.

“The foundational science used to develop these products is what drives continued advances in scalability and functionality.”

Previously deployed CS Smart Antennas, both CS445B and CS490, are backward compatible and can be upgraded to encode an EPC from up to 40 feet away.

RFC will work through its network of channel partners to deliver an API. This breakthrough solution provides more control of RAIN RFID tagged items throughout the supply chain.“This technology marks another first for RF Controls and opens the door to advanced deployments of RFID enabled products without adding layers of costly personnel and complexities from multi-vendor pain points” said Tom Ellinwood, CEO of RF Controls.

“This clears a major hurdle by removing bottlenecks and automating a critical step in the process of associating tags to an item, an item to a process and a process to a building as parts, materials and products move through the various stages of production and transportation. The potential applications are broad across the many sectors of the global economy.”