Tageos RFID labels with Impinj Monza R6 chip

RFID label manufacturer Tageos has added to its UHF RFID labels product range four new 100% paper-based EPC Gen 2 passive UHF RFID labels equipped with the latest next-generation Impinj Monza R6 RFID chip.

The EOS-300 R6, EOS-400 R6, EOS-500 R6, and the new EOS-210 R6 will allow Tageos' customers to experience increased performance at a lower label cost.

Tageos extends its product line with a new small tag format getting several steps closer to fulfilling retailers' growing needs for low cost item-level apparel labelling and tagging solutions.

As apparel retailers' adoption of RFID is rapidly accelerating, so too does their demand for cost-effective RFID item-level labelling solutions as they expand their RFID deployments and roll-outs.

In order to address this growing demand, Tageos has released a new label, the EOS-210. With a reduced form factor of 45x30mm (1.77×1.18in), it is suitable for tagging a variety of small fashion items and meets retailers' critical needs of smaller RFID labels. The EOS-210 comes equipped with the next-generation Impinj Monza R6 RFID chip.

Tageos also upgraded its existing UHF RFID range with the Monza R6 chip and is able to provide its customers with a comprehensive label family suitable for tagging multiple product categories (including hanging apparel, denim, poly-bagged apparel, shoes...). Tageos positions itself as one of the most advanced and price-competitive one-stop shop supplier of UHF RFID labels.

Next-generation RFID chip, increased performance

The improved read and write sensitivity of the Monza R6 chip and its AutoTune feature which maximizes tag receive sensitivity, has allowed Tageos to develop and manufacture labels with dramatically improved read range and performance:

  • The EOS-210 is a brand new label especially designed for retailers wanting to tag small items. With a form factor of 45x30mm (1.77×1.18in) as an adhesive label; it's perfectly adapted for small fashion item tagging such as: poly-bagged items, men and ladies underwear, and related accessories.
  • The EOS-300 R6 is suitable for all apparel product categories and offers a comfortable tag size for printing product information (54x34mm/2.13×1.34in). The EOS-300 is a general tag and offers a read range consistently balanced for reliable tag reading at FCC & ETSI operating frequencies.
  • The EOS-400 R6 offers the best ratio in terms of performance compared to the reduced tag size (74x21mm/2.91×0.83in) and price. This tag is especially designed for apparel tagging needs and already used by many fashion and luxury brands.
  • The EOS-500 R6 (100x26mm/3.94×1.02in) is the most powerful tag among the Tageos range. The tag is perfect for applications needing a high reading distance such as carton or pallet tagging and identification in the retail industry supply chains.

"AutoTune technology in Monza R6 tag chips compensates for environmental detuning effects resulting in consistently high performing inlays. We are excited to see Tageos taking advantage of AutoTune to achieve breakthrough performance gains in their environmentally friendly RFID tags that are devoid of plastic," said Nikhil Deulkar, Monza Product Marketing Director at Impinj.

"Since the Monza R6 was released in early 2014, we have worked hard to offer our customers a complete tag family improved with the latest technology upgrades," said Matthieu Picon, CEO of Tageos, "A large number of fashion brands have shown an interest in our 100% paper-based RFID labels especially with the increased tag performance conveyed by the Monza R6 chip. Many of them were impressed and have started the process of switching to the latest tag versions. The cost savings gained by Tageos customers who turn to a single vendor for all their labelling needs add up to the savings they achieve on each Tageos label, which are up to 30% lower cost than competing plastic inlay-based tags."

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