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Enabled to read 100 piled files in one lump sum!
Optimum UHF belt IC label for file management developed

April 10, 2012

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd., an information management solution provider, has developed a UHF belt IC label for document/file management. This label allows machine-readability in one lump sum even when the files are piled up.

The antenna is designed independently by Toppan Forms with considerations to coherent interaction and lower susceptibility of surrounding environment. The labels can be read in one lump sum with 100 files piled at intervals of 1~2mm. As the label design is less susceptive to attached objects, it can be used not only for paper files but also plastic files as well. In addition, the antenna developed for this label is discreetly slim (8mm x 80mm).
Sales start today as new product lineup in a series of Toppan Forms UHF belt IC tag/label brand, "Latica".

Background of this Development

UHF RFID tag/label has been used for asset/goods management as it is readable together with other tags/labels. However, when it comes to thin documents or files, the influence of adjacent tag/label made it difficult to read them in one lump sum with longer read time. Therefore, it was necessary to devise the operation method by reducing the number of tags to be read or attaching tags/labels so that they would not overlap.
Taking advantage of the antenna design technology, Toppan Forms has developed a UHF RFID tag/label readable in one lump sum even in the case of overlapping at intervals of 1-2mm.

Advantages

  • (1)Readable in one lump sum with labels overlapping
    It simplifies the management of a mass of documents allowing 100 lots to be read only in 5sec at intervals of 1-2mm. Compared with conventional tags, the readable tag quantity is 1.5times larger with shortened read time.
  • (2)Available not only for paper files but also plastic files
    The label design is less susceptive to the attached object.
  • (3)Long communication range and slim size
    The Antenna is 8mm x 80mm and able to communicate at a range of 5m. The IC label size is customizable to match the place of labeling and the printing method. (min: 11mm x 85mm)
  • (4)Adapted to new frequency band
    The tag goes together with frequency transition to 920MHz band which is scheduled for July, 2012.
  • (5)Printable by RFID compatible label printer
    The tag is made of heat transfer printing paper.
  • (6)Low cost and shortened system implementation
    With packaged software for asset management “Easy Checkout for Assets UHF” supplied by Toppan Forms, management system can be built at low cost, in a short period.

UHF belt IC tag specifications

Frequency band UHF band
Standard Compatible with ISO/IEC 18000-6 Type C
Dimensions Label:11 x 85 millimeters (min)
Antenna:8 x 80 millimeters
Communication range 5.0 meters *This value is for reference only. The communication range varies with the environment, devices, etc.
Price 20yen/lot (when ordering 100,000 lots)

Future Prospect

Toppan Forms is offering the tags mainly to manufacturing industries, banks, financial institutions, with targeting sales of 500million yen for fiscal 2012 (including system).

  • *Latica is a registered trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
  • *Easy Checkout is a registered trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
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