CAEN RFID, leading provider of electronic instrumentation for radio frequency identification, announces the release of a new temperature logger semipassive tag.
The EASY2LOG? Temperature Logger (Mod. A927Z) is a low cost, semi-passive UHF tag that allows to monitor temperature sensitive products during transportation or storage. Being compatible with the EPC Class1 Gen2/ISO18000-6C standard, EASY2LOG? can be used with most of the Gen2 UHF RFID readers available on the market without requiring any additional equipment.
"The underlying idea for this new product" says Giovanni Grieco, CAEN RFID's Sales Director, "is to use existing UHF RFID products, such as portal and handheld readers, as data capture devices also for temperature monitoring of goods. Once programmed, the tag will start to monitor the life of your temperature sensitive product, thus allowing to identify any problem occurred along the whole cold chain by just performing an inventory cycle".
Its low cost, small footprint, robust design and long battery lifetime (3 or 5 years versions available) allow EASY2LOG? to be not only a pallet-tag but also a case-tag, giving a very localized measurement of the temperature (e.g. monitoring different areas within a single cargo or truck).
The EASY2LOG? temperature logger is recommended for recording temperatures during transportation and/or storage of temperature-sensitive goods such as fresh food (fruit, vegetables), seafood, meat and poultry, milk-based products, frozen food, chemical/pharmaceutical products. Thanks to its features, EASY2LOG? is able to satisfy any request of temperature monitoring along the supply chain with the most cost effective solution available on the market.
EPC C1G2 (ISO18000-6C) Compatible
Frequency range: 860 MHz ? 928 MHz
Read range: approx. 10m in air (2.5m on metal) @ 2W ERP
Unique ID plus long EPC code (512 bit)
Memory capacity: 8000 samples (16 kbyte)
Programmable sampling interval
Programmable temperature thresholds
Reader to Tag link: DSB-ASK, SSB-ASK, PR-ASK 40 Kbit/s
Tag To Reader link: FM0 40Kbit/s, Miller M=4 250/256 KHz
Intended region of operation EU/US
Battery life: 3 or 5 years
Temperature range: -20?C to +70?C
0.1?C @ -10?C to +40?C
0.2?C in outer range
Dimensions: 130.4x23.4x12.7 mm3
Battery charge measurement through RF
Temperature samples can be retrieved with standard dock-door or mobile Gen2 UHF RFID readers !
EASY2LOG? can be easily customized for special requirements in terms of sampling modes, product health algorithms, rest of life prediction algorithms, additional sensors and so on.*
Only for orders of a minimum lot of production.
Information on CAEN RFID
CAEN RFID is a privately owned company, a leader in the design and manufacture of RFID readers and tags using UHF. The company is a recent spin-off from CAEN S.p.A. (Electronic Nuclear Equipment Construction), which has 27 years of experience in electronics for nuclear and particle physics experiments. This experience has enabled CAEN to take on the challenge of new industries such as Aerospace, Microelectronics and the emerging RFID technology. CAEN RFID was the first company in Europe to manufacture and supply UHF (Ultra High Frequency) long range readers. CAEN RFID's active participation in EPC Global and ETSI workgroups enables the company to supply state-of-the-art RFID readers and tags for existing technology. For more information about CAEN RFID, see the website www.caenrfid.it.