NEWS: Tamper Proof RFID Label Offers More Secure Solutions


AIPIA member Identiv has launched the latest addition to its radio-frequency identification (RFID), near-field communication (NFC), and inlay portfolio. The next-generation Tamper-Proof RFID Label is compatible with any NFC inlay, according to the company.

The labels integrate an aluminum-etched antenna and a tamper-proof release coating. The antenna bridge is designed to destruct if the label is torn from any applied surface, including glass, paper, plastic and other non-metal environments.

The design makes it impossible to tear off the complete antenna or label, says Identiv. Once torn from a surface to which it is stuck the label is no longer functional and cannot be reassembled. After being removed, the label cannot be reapplied to a different, non-authentic product.

Identiv's new Tamper-Proof RFID Labels address the security needs for anti-counterfeiting and brand-protection in the retail, transportation and pharmaceutical industries, it says. They are designed for simple use on wine and spirit bottles, medicines and any item in transport that requires broken-seal detection or tamper prevention.

The labels can be personalized with custom artwork, different sizes or chip combinations, providing different security levels. Additionally, each label can be delivered with variable data, including a bar code, numbering or an end user's name.

As a generic design, the secure labels work with most of Identiv's antenna sizes. The first available version is delivered with a die cut of 38mm by 18mm and either an NXP NTAG or iCODE SLIX chip. Other chips and antennas are available to meet various customer requirements.

"With the addition of this tamper-proof design, our tag portfolio grows to provide even more innovative RFID solutions for a variety of applications," said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv director of product management for credentials and transponders, “We've incorporated RFID technology to deliver a more secure, advanced inlay solution."

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