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Custom RFID Tags

Custom RFID tags ensure correct size, shape and tolerances for your specific project.

Custom RFID Tags for Your Exact Requirements

There’s no “one size fits all” in RFID tag design. Whether you’re looking for a reverse logistics solution, need to track items that haven’t been tagged before or require unique tags to withstand harsh environments, we can help. HID offers customizable RFID form factors that cover small footprints, long or short range, discreet placement and more.

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From day one, you had good solutions for every challenge. We had a long list of requirements. We needed the tags to withstand extreme heat as well as extreme cold. They needed to be watertight (IP68) and counterfeit-proof so they could not be removed and reused or copied. They needed to be lightweight but also very strong. The cooperation between our two companies was nothing less than very, very special. A beautiful product, a beautiful solution. Nothing less than great.

Léonard Smits
Legal Counsel
Container Centralen

Custom RFID Tag Design Examples

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Very Small RFID Tags

Our technicians have mastered maintaining a reasonable read range from a small form factor. Examples include tiny, hard customized RFID tags that can be hidden in small gaps, adhered to tools and small glass tubes, inserted into young fish, and more.
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Heat-Resistant RFID Tags

Our RFID tags and labels can be customized to withstand both short-term and long-term exposure to extreme heat, like in manufacturing processes and paint shops, and in industrial use cases in desert heat.
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Cold-Resistant RFID Tags

Our customized RFID tags and labels can function not ony in extreme heat, but also in extreme cold. In fact, they can provide a temperature reading as low as -196°C.
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RFID Tags With Bespoke Fittings

Our customized fitting solutions include adhesives, specially designed rivet holes, cable ties, rugged cases able to withstand impact, injectable animal tags — and even specially designed RFID tags to fit steel kegs, gitterboxes or cables.
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RFID Tags for Hazardous Environments

We have a proven track record customizing tags that are certified for explosive or hazardous use cases. Whether it be for compliance with C1D1, ATEX or IECEx, we can adapt your RFID tags accordingly.

RFID Solutions for Your Unique Environments

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HID technicians enjoy a challenge and have a real taste for invention. Whether your requirement is for non-metal assets, in-metal, plastic or near-liquids, for use in explosive or harsh environments, we can create a custom RFID solution.

We design RFID tags that can be customized to any use case, offering tags that support all standard frequencies, including low frequency, high frequency and UHF, with memory sizes that range from 64 bits to multiple kilobytes.

Rugged RFID tags are designed to withstand the most extreme environments including:

  • Driving rain
  • Heavy snow
  • Persistent UV rays from the sun
  • Intense heat from paint shop processing
  • Extreme cold in cryogenic applications
  • Radiation from gamma sterilization

Tags can also be customized to be food-compatible and flame-resistant.

Custom RFID Design for Container Centralen — With an Exacting Set of Requirements

Watch this customer testimonial about how a custom RFID design enables the tracking and monitoring of 4.5 million horticultural RTIs across Europe. Select tags are optimized for OEM customers to embed into other products or materials, making the tags invisible and virtually immune to mechanical damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are custom RFID tags?

Custom RFID tags are tailor-made to address specific business needs and challenges. These solutions are customized to meet unique requirements, whether it's asset tracking, inventory management, access control or any other application.

2. Why should I consider a custom RFID solution over off-the-shelf options?

Custom RFID tags offer several advantages, including precise alignment with your business processes, scalability and the ability to adapt to evolving needs. They are designed to maximize efficiency and provide a competitive edge that off-the-shelf solutions may not offer.

3. How can I determine if custom RFID tags are right for my business?

Custom RFID tags are a good fit if your business has specific operational challenges that cannot be adequately addressed with standard RFID systems.

4. What industries benefit from custom RFID tags?

Custom RFID tags are versatile and can benefit a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, retail, automotive, aerospace, and more. Any industry with unique tracking or data management requirements can benefit from customization.

5. How are custom RFID tags developed and implemented?

Custom RFID tags involve a collaborative process between your organization and RFID experts. It typically includes a needs assessment, system design, hardware selection, software development, testing, and implementation, all tailored to your specific needs.

6. Can a custom RFID solution integrate with my existing systems and software?

Yes, custom RFID solutions can be designed to integrate seamlessly with your existing systems, databases, and software applications, ensuring compatibility and minimal disruption to your operations.

7. What types of RFID applications can be customized?

Virtually any RFID application can be customized, including asset tracking, inventory management, access control, supply chain visibility, quality control, and more. The flexibility of customization allows RFID technology to adapt to various use cases.

8. How do I ensure data security and privacy in a custom RFID solution?

Data security and privacy are essential considerations in custom RFID solutions. RFID experts employ encryption, authentication, and access control measures to protect sensitive data and comply with privacy regulations, such as GDPR and HIPAA.

9. What is the typical timeframe for developing and implementing custom RFID tags?

The time frame varies depending on the complexity of the project. Custom RFID tags can take several weeks to several months to develop, test, and implement. 

10. Can custom RFID solutions be upgraded or scaled as my business grows?

Yes, custom RFID solutions are designed to be scalable and adaptable to your business's changing needs. RFID experts can build flexibility into the system, allowing for upgrades, additional features, and increased capacity as your business grows and evolves. This ensures that your custom RFID tags remain relevant and valuable over time.

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