GAO Tek Inc., another division of Canada’s diverse GAO Group, has introduced a new, UHF Gen2 version of its passive ear tag. Though the company refers to the tag, GAO product number GAO116032, as a pig ear tag, it is suitable for the tracking of a range of medium-sized livestock.
The new tag has been proven in tests to perform reliably in high-reader density environments while maintaining long read ranges. The passive RFID tag has an IP67 rating and is EPC compliant, making it appropriate for both applications that demand high anti-collision rates and those in harsh environments – a good combination for tracking pigs.
The ear tag also offers a custom command set, offering security and easing communication between the transponder and RFID readers. Each tag contains an extended 96–bit EPC number, a 64-bit identifier, and 224 bits of programmable memory.