Fujitsu announced its newest series of ultra-high frequency RFID tags designed to offer greater versatility in commercial linen and laundry processing systems.
Fujitsu’s washable WT-A521 and WT-A522 UHF RFID tags incorporate the latest materials and an antenna design made to withstand 60 bar of extraction pressure while improving reading range 30 to 70 percent over the previous version.
The compact, washable UHF RFID tags are about two inches long and less than a half inch wide – about the size of a shirt stay. When sewn into linens, the tags are flexible, soft – virtually unnoticeable – and ideal for reading hundreds of flat linens simultaneously in seconds with a reading range of more than six feet.
Able withstand more than two hundred washings, the harsh chemicals associated with dry cleaning, temperatures of 250 degrees Fahrenheit for drying and 400 degrees Fahrenheit for ironing, they also are designed to withstand the pressure of flat linen pressing and water extraction systems.
The A521/A522 tag’s robust design and materials are intended for long deployment cycles, allowing the tag to be reused into another linen item within the intended life-cycle time, reducing total cost of ownership.