Amsterdam (The Netherlands), October 1, 2019 – Smartrac Technology Group, a global market leader in RFID products and IoT solutions, today announced the launch of its Eagle Green tags. As the latest products developed for Smartrac’s Green Tag Program, Eagle Green inlays and tags combine superior sustainability characteristics with compact size, excellent read range and high quality for retail-optimized applications.
Like the recently launched Web Green inlays and tags, and in accordance with the strong criteria Smartrac has defined for its Green Tag Program, Eagle Green uses plastic-free, fully recyclable paper as the substrate, foregoes adhesives as much as possible, and comes with a laser-cut aluminum antenna that allows the complete recycling of aluminum residues, resulting in a significant carbon footprint reduction. All products within the Green Tag Program aim to address businesses that recognize the value and importance of a greatly reduce environmental impact across all applications and markets.
Sustainability benefits without performance penalties
Eagle Green’s sustainability benefits come with uncompromised performance, which matches the conventional Eagle inlay launched this January. Both Eagle and Eagle Green are among the smallest retail-orientated inlays with global performance available on the market. Both have passed Auburn University’s ARC categories A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, M, Q, W2 and W5, and are available in dry and paper-tag delivery formats with a compact size of 44 x 28 mm / 1.7 x 1.1 in, which allows easy conversion for end-application usage.
State-of-the-art IC: NXP UCODE 8
Eagle and Eagle Green are equipped with an NXP UCODE 8 IC, which shares memory size and typical IC features with NXP’s UCODE 7 IC, and additionally offers benefits such as a Self-Adjust feature to maximize product performance in challenging environments, improved read and write sensitivity, and a very fast encoding speed. Furthermore, the chip has an integrated Brand Identifier function to prove product authenticity and a memory safeguard system to protect business data.
Ideally suited for brand protection and item tracking solutions
Both Eagle versions benefit from Smartrac’s platform and data management capabilities to record and manage a complete set of unique transponder data (e.g. UID no., order no., batch no., or yield) at production level in a controlled and secure way. As the backbone of Smartrac’s core competency, its product digitization solutions enable full traceability of delivered RFID products and provide reliable quality assurance.
“Our new Eagle Green tags not only demonstrate that Smartrac’s Green Tag Program is gaining momentum: it also reinforces our resolve to provide the market’s most versatile, most advanced, innovative and sustainable RFID products designed and certified for a broad range of applications,” said Hal Hikita, Senior Vice President Product Management at Smartrac.