HID Global Introduces Tiniest High Frequency Tags in Its Glass Tag Family

News Highlights:

  • HID Global’s new micro-sized Glass Tag units deliver uncompromised high frequency (HF) performance
  • Each tag utilizes the recently-introduced Vigo™  direct bonding technology, enabling small yet reliable HF form factors
  • Tags are ISO/IEC 15693 + ISO/IEC18000-3 standards compliant with full 1.6 Kbit of  read/write user memory

AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2014HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its Identification Technologies division is introducing two miniaturized high frequency transponders to its Glass Tag family of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Each tiny Glass Tag Vigo™ HF (13.56 MHz) bio-glass cylinder measures approximately 0.1 inch in diameter (2 mm to 3 mm), and just one-half inch long (12 mm to 13 mm), and provides 1,664 bit user memory capacities.

Glass Tag Vigo units are the latest RFID tags to contain HID Global’s Vigo technology, which delivers HF performance in an extremely compact chip and antenna assembly. Each Vigo unit is manufactured with patented HID Global direct bonding technology, allowing the secure attachment of antennas to chips without the bulk of added modules. This process enables Vigo units to deliver uncompromised HF performance in the smallest formats available.

“The potential for greater memory capacities and near-field readability is turning attention to HF solutions,” said Richard Aufreiter, director of product management for Identification Technologies with HID Global. “Vigo technology enables HID Global’s customers to take advantage of small form factor industrial Glass Tags that deliver performance and large memory capacities.

By enabling the precise connection of ultra-thin copper wire RFID antennas to micro-sized chips, the company’s direct bonding process ensures Vigo units are thinner and smaller than comparable chip-and-antenna combos, providing excellent reliability and performance. By eliminating requirements for bulky module housings or additional soldering material, direct bonding also produces finished units that are more cost effective.

Glass Tag Vigo transponder features:

  • ISO/IEC 15693 and ISO/IEC 18000-3 compliant at 13.56 MHz
  • available in bio-glass cylinders of 0.08 inch diameter by 0.47 inch long (approximately 2 mm by 12 mm), and 0.12 inch by 0.51 inch (3 mm by 13 mm)
  • Deliver 1,664-bit user memory with 32 bits password protection option
  • Include a privacy mode option:  When activated, that the tag will remain silent until a login command is received
  • Specified for 60 years data retention

HID Global’s Glass Tag Vigo transponders are available now. Vigo-based Brick Tags of similar size with plastic housing will be available in April 2014. For more information, download the HID Global Glass Tag family datasheet.

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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com

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