Tech brief: Ruggedized ... RFID tags?

Intermec Inc. of Everett, Wash., last week introduced a ruggedized, reusable radio frequency identification tag that can withstand extreme temperatures and chemical exposure, the company said. The Intermec RFID Large Rigid Tag is available in EPCglobal Generation 2 and ISO 18000-6B versions. (For more on RFID products, see our buyer's guide on page 16.) According to Intermec, the tag can be rewritten "thousands of times," which should effectively lower the overall cost of the technology.

Said Gartner analyst Jeff Woods of RFID, "The IT department has to find ways to reduce total cost of ownership. Reusable tags that can be used globally, even in extreme environments, can address a real-world problem that many face today."

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