07/10/05 CHEP introduce 3-in-1 tag option
CHEP has released its new 3-in-1 tag, providing the facility to be read through RFID, barcode, or visually using a human readable identification number.
The new tag innovation demonstrates a number of key features:
* Multi-mode readability (RFID, barcode and visual identification), reducing
the need for installation of RFID readers in all supply chain locations
* Total conformance to EPCglobal standards
* Full read-write capability, with two pages of user memory enabling CHEP customers to temporarily write product-related information, such as serial shipping container code (SSCC) to the tag, whilst permanently identifying the CHEP asset
* Unique packaging format that both protects the tag from external interference (metals and moisture), and optimises the readability of the tag with standard EPC readers
* Clear identification of the tag through colouring and high quality symbology printing
The first application of the tag solution will be in CHEP's United States Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) business.
The containers are used to ship liquid raw materials and food ingredients.
The new tag design is particularly appropriate for the metallic construction of the IBC and the liquid contents.
Through the deployment of the 3-in-1 tag, CHEP claim their customers will be able to further improve their product traceability. They say the solution allows all its customers to improve data capture for product tracking purposes irrespective of their readiness for reading RFID tags.