Project Description

The Universal Micro measuring at 48mm x 16mm is a great solution to your identification projects that require a small RFID tag with great read range. With a tiny footprint and low profile (57 mils.), the Universal Micro RFID Asset Tag easily fits where other tags are too big and obtrusive.

Supplying up to 2.75 m of read range on metal and 1 .1-5m on plastic, wood and glass, the Micro provides incredible read ranges compared to other tags in its class. Its non-rigid, durable, foam core and polyester construction sets the Micro apart from molded RFID tags allowing for greater flexibility in tag placement.

Developed using the same premise as our original Universal RFID Asset Tag, the Universal Micro is a surface-independent using a patented inlay design and passive RFID technology to obtain excellent read ranges regardless of mounting surface.

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  • Extremely small footprint and thin profile while still achieving excellent read range

  • Custom engineered foam core designed specifically to obtain optimum read distances

  • Patented inlay design provides excellent read ranges regardless of surface material–metal, plastic, glass, even wood

  • Subsurface printing on durable polyester protects printed copy against moderate solvents and caustics/acids

Specifications Data

Material Inlay wrapped around 39 mils custom engineered foam.
Serialization Barcode and human-readable equivalent are produced using the latest high-resolution digital technology available, which provides excellent
clarity and easy scanning. Code 39 is the standard symbology with a range of 2.7 to 9.4 CPI (characters per inch). Optional linear and 2D
symbologies available.
Label Copy The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs
Colors Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green, dark blue, purple, orange or blue. Custom spot colors are also available at no additional charge. Due to contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black.
Standard Adhesive Pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive
Frequency Range Custom designed UHF inlay uses Alien Higgs-EC chip optimized for use at 915 MHZ.
Sizes 48mm x 16mm
Packaging Produced and shipped in roll form.
Shipment 15 business days
  • Barcode

  • Data Matrix

  • QR Code

  • RFID

  • Serial Number

  • Abrasion Resistance

  • Chemical Resistance

  • Heat Resistance

  • Audio / Visual

  • Government

  • Inventory

  • Restoration

  • Hospitals

  • IT Assets

  • Manufacturing

  • Schools

Chemical Test Summary

The Universal Micro tags were attached to a sheet of glass submerged in various chemicals. Observations were made at the
following intervals: 2 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours. A Motorola handheld RFID reader as well as a handheld bar code reader
were used to test the samples.

Chemical Test Data

Length of immersion Water Glass Cleaner Bathroom Cleaner Alcohol Acetone NaOH pH 12.0 HNO3 pH 1.0 Brake fluid
2 hours no effect no effect no effect adhesive adhesive ooze no effect no effect no effect
24 hours no effect no effect no effect adhesive ooze tag delaminated no effect no effect no effect
48 hours no effect no effect no effect adhesive tag delaminated no effect no effect no effect

Impact resistance test - Impact test consisted of 4.5 kg cylindical weight being dropped vertically from a height of mc 04 .
Tag samples were placed on concrete floor. A tag passed the test if the inlay still reads with Alien ALH-9000 handheld
reader. All tags tested all were still readable after being subject to impact with a 4.5 kg . weight dropped from a vertical
distance of mc 04 .

High-temperature resistance test - These tags were attached to a sheet of glass at raised temperatures for 15 minutes. Tags
were then removed from the oven and tested for readability immediately. Low-temperature resistance test - The tags were
attached to a sheet of glass and exposed to -40°C for 24 hours. Tags were then checked for readability with a Motorola
handheld RFID reader. All samples were readable while at temperature just prior to removal from freezer. No tag
construction defects were observed and adhesive still had a strong bond while in the freezer.

Temperature Test Data

Temperature RFID read test (immediately out of oven) Appearance of tags
93°C Reads well No change
150°C Reads well No change
205°C Reads well Slight curling at edge
260°C Reads well Tag destroyed

Read Range Test Summary

In many cases the tags read intermittently for longer distances than those indicated, however, the results reported below were for continuously responding reads.

Read Range Test Data
Universal Micro Anechoic Chamber Results

Sample Metal Wood Glass Plastic Cardboard
Average 2.75 meters 1.50 meters 1.50 meters 1.20 meters 1.20 meters


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