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RFID Technology​

RFID Interfaces​  |  RFID Tags  |  Readers   |  RFID Handhelds

Radio-Frequency IDenification (RFID) is a technology that allows for wireless communications between a tag and reader, commonly used for inventory tracking or component identification to a control system. Various frequencies of operation exist for different purposes, and tags may take any number of forms, such as ID badges, key chains, printed flat labels, and many others. Components can be broken down as a Tag (Transponder), a Reader, an Antenna, and sometimes an Interface. The Reader and Antenna are enclosed into a single housing or are 2 separate components.

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RFID products

Omron RFID Solutions

Omron’s RFID solutions provide non line of sight product identification and RFID tag writing.


Omron V780 UHF RFID Long Range Reader/Writer

The ability to read up to 64 unique RFID tags in one read cycle makes the V780 the perfect RFID reader for totes, racks or pallets of RFID tagged parts. The long read range makes it ideal for high mix production environments where the read range to the RFID tag may vary with the product being produced. Applications include, automotive body assembly, parts transportation and tracking, dock door portals, work in process (WIP), error proofing or any application where long read range and the physical environmental durability of RFID identification is needed. A master V780 can be networked with up to 7 slave units providing extended antenna coverage for portals and other applications.

  • All-in-one antenna/amplifier/controller design with up to 6m of read/write range per antenna
  • Ability to network up to 7 slave antennas with a master V780 for increased tag reading area
  • Web browser based setup and configuration with advanced diagnostics
  • ISO/IEC 18000-63: 2013 compliant meets global standards for UHF
  • EtherNet/Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP

V680 Series RFID Systems

The V680 series features electromagnetic induction and proprietary technologies to enable high-speed, high-reliability communication. This series of devices includes many useful startup and operational features, such as the visualization of communication status. Even in global markets and manufacturing bases, these devices comply with the radio laws in all major countries to enable a consistent global deployment that provides traceability and production information management capability. Omron's wide variety of RF tags, amplifiers, and controllers enables the visualization of all kinds of manufacturing sites, which helps increase productivity and improve quality.

RFID Inc. Products

RFID tag

UHF 433 MHz Active RFID Tags

ActiveRFID 433 MHz Tags contain a battery and are thus capable of much greater read distances up to 2000′. Two of the four models have replaceable batteries, all of motion sensors to report data should they be moved, and external power wiring to exclude the need for a battery.
ABS Pallet Tags

RFID Pallet Tags

ABS Disc Tags UHF 915 MHz RFID are typically applied to pallets or carriers.

RFID Interfaces​

Interfaces typically manage a network of Readers (Smart Antennas) and provide communication protocols specific to a particular PLC manufacturer like Ethernet/IP & DeviceNet (Allen Bradley PLC’s), Profibus & Profinet (Siemens), Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP (Modicon) although standard TCPIP Ethernet and serial communications can also be offered.

RFID Readers

RFID Readers vary from OEM modules to robust dedicated or networkable models providing communication protocols of Allen Bradley’s Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Siemens Profibus & PROFINET, Modicon Modbus RTU & Modbus TCP, CANopen, as well as USB, Serial & TCPIP Ethernet. Readers translate the 1’s and 0’s of Tag data into languages another machine or human can understand, like TTL or ASCII bytes. Readers can have other functions, like I/O, sound a horn, illuminate a light, etc., or even logic tasks. Most often Readers are capable of serial (RS232, RS485, RS422), USB, TTL, Wiegand and Ethernet communication protocols.

RFID Handhelds

Handheld RFID Readers offer a way to remotely be able read Tags, saving the data or further transmitting RFID Tag data via WPAN or Bluetooth, or via a wired USB connection. They are convenient for testing Tags or used has a hand held for RFID Inc. LF 125 KHz RFID Tag Programmers, which are easy to use and require no software.

RFID Programmers​

RFID, Inc’s LF 125 KHz Desktop Programmer is a convenient tool for programming RFID Tags and powered via USB. They also offer USB or RS232 Desktop Programmers and don’t require software or future updates regardless of your operating system. RFID, Inc. also offers a free terminal program of its own.

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