RFID

We have overcome the biggest challenges in putting an RFID tag in a pallet.

An RFID tag, or Radio Frequency Identity tag, is an identification tag that can be read without a direct line of sight requirement. It serves as an identifier for every working SUP™. It’s like a virtual license plate. Wherever it travels, it can be identified as yours. The use of the RFID can be extremely simple, or incredibly robust, and the varieties in specifications, performance, size, and capabilities are tremendous. Advances in RFID technology that have assisted us in selecting an RFID tag for our SUP™.

The Electronic Product Code standard, or EPC, Gen 2 tag follows a standard that functions worldwide. The passive tag is durable and, with the four-inch antennae, has excellent readability. We did not select an active tag due to power requirements. Batteries have a life of three to four years and will run out of power well before the SUP™ is ready for retirement and recycling.

We have overcome the biggest challenges in putting an RFID tag in a pallet. Because the water in wood blocks reception, many attempts to read the RFID tag fail. Our Green Line Armor Hybrid Sustained Use Pallet™ has a built-in RFID compartment in the bumper. By placing identical tags in each end of the SUP™, RFID reading issues are eliminated.

We can work with your RFID vendor to ensure that the tag in your SUP™ is compatible with your system or we also have available through strategic partnerships a complete transport packaging management system. Wave Reaction provides a web based transport packaging management system that enables you to have complete visibility across your supply chain. This technology allows you to optimize your productivity while reducing costs. Please visit www.wavereaction.com to learn more.