- Compact Size, with keychain design
- Battery replaceable
- Dimension: 52mm x 33.24mm x 5.80mm
Smallest Active Tag Launched (HKRAT-NT1)
New UHF BlinkPass Tray for Document Management Launched
Document/Item Management is needed when you realize you cannot make electronic copies for the following things:
- Legal documents - contracts, true copies, hardcopies
- Massive storage devices, optical disc, DVD, CD, magnetic tapes, etc.
- Sample with texture or fabric
- Large architectural drawing
- Painting and masterpieces, sample with precise color print-proof
- Folders, leaflets and books as thick as the Yellow Pages
- Any small size items - keys, jewellery, artifacts, film, etc.
By applying an RFID tags on above items, they can be well management. RFID outperforms barcode for a several reasons. RFID tags can be read at much longer distances and the read rate is much faster. Read rate of forty or more tags per second is possible. However, reading barcodes is much more time-consuming especially when the items are not properly oriented to the reader. It may take a few seconds to read one barcode. Besides, barcodes have no read/write capability. You cannot add information on a printed barcode. RFID tags, however, could be read and written. RFIDs readers could communicate with the tag and alter the information on the tags. Furthermore, RFID tags are rugged and reusable.
The Smart Tray facilitates tracing and tracking of documents in circulation between departments in a company. It distinguishes document by examining the smart label attached to documents. User can review circulation history of hardcopies with just a click. Users could edit data stored on the smart tags, thus making it possible for flexible and up-to-date information storage. This document management system enables review of circulation history, searching and locating of documents with the search button on a web page.
Please contact us for more information on this BlinkTrace Document Management System.
Prefabricated Casting Factory Tour Visit in ShenZhen
During the visit, the committee members are impressed by RFID technology and its usage in the construction industry. They also raised valuable comments and recommendations. The committee members witnessed the production of façade and the process flow of tagging an RFID tag inside it. Two pre-finished casting were displayed to demonstrate the reading of the embedded tag ID using a mobile handheld device (HKRUR-5080).
Congratulate to the Business Development Director of Hong Kong RFID Ltd.
Craig has foreseen that Hong Kong would undergo a transformation in which science and technology and innovation is of more emphasis as early as 2004. He resolutely created his own information technology company – Hong Kong RFID Ltd.; and with his continued efforts and perseverance the company's performance is now flourishing with good reputation and strong technical capabilities. The company has won the trust of many famous enterprises in being their system supplier and is heading for an even brighter prospect.
Hong Kong RFID Ltd won the Hong Kong Awards for Industries in 2006, and the Hong Kong Information and Communications Technology Awards in 2007. Last year, Hong Kong RFID Ltd. has been chosen as a successful case of the Incu-Tech Programme by the HKSAR Government.
HKRFID speaking in seminar - "RFID and Its Related Application" held by OGCIO
Representatives from more than 26 government departments attended the seminar. We introduced a few existing applications as well as some potential innovative applications. We shared one of our existing cases, Hardcopy Document Management which is suitable for the banking and finanace industry in our presentation. Our RFID enabled Hardcopy Document Management System allows users to link physical objects with an "e-document". Also, traceability of confidential or important documents is possible. The system helps to manage hardcopies in a much more efficient way.
We also have a comprehensive Construction Management System which is used by contractors of public housings. The whole construction process could be managed by RFID technology. Non-replaceable and genuine tags, useful information embedded, free from human errors in checking, and maintenance records readily available are some advantages of our Construction Management System.
Other potential applications include Fast Asset Checking System for Police or Fire fighting vehicles and Contractor Duty Record Management/Audit. Firemen have to check the availability of proper equipment when accidents occurrs. Active RFID devices are suitable for long reading distances and reading of large number of items. This type of RFID device helps to save time and prevent human errors. By using Active RFID technology, firemen could locate the needed equipment within seconds.
NEW product launched, Ultra-LONG Range High Frequency Reader (HKRHR-7028)
HKRHR-7028 is an ultra-long range HF Handheld Reader for multi-tag reading. It is designed for long range reading and heavy duty inventory reading, between 20cm to 30cm (credit card size tag). The powerful antenna on a light weight hand-held which only has 210g, and offer 13.56MHz ISO15693, ISO18000-3 protocol reading. It contains simple button with useful embedded functions such as counting, sorting, filtering & searching. It also supports Bluetooth and USB interface, which can work with notebook or PDA in order to provide more advanced functions such as writing or other applications.
HKRHR-7028 is best for document management such as library application, inventory management as well as jewellery management.
It can be used for library management application as a way to improve the management of important document files. It improves the tracking of books and documents so that the books can be more quickly located and the document workflow more easily tracked.
For example, each file/book is tagged with a label that contains a unique ID and human readable information. When the users use our reader to pass through the tags swiftly; this smart reader can show the tag information accurately in seconds. Also, it can read from RFID tags simultaneously even if items are in a stack.
RFID technology offers unique possibilities to the challenges facing the jewelry industry. Being capable of handling simultaneous multi-scan capabilities means jewellery will not be manually accounting for each item one by one. With HKRHR-7028 in place, jewellery can scan; detect batches of jewellery items all at once. It also implies the feasibility of running near real-time monitoring of jewelry goods everyday of the week, thereby heightening security throughout.
Besides, our reader can assist users to accurately manage supply levels, monitor expired products and track product usage. It is suitable for inventory tracking system, not only reduce inaccuracies of inventory but also simplify the inventory management process. It has a fast tag processing speed that can read many pieces of items at a time. Across the retail, medical and transportation industries, companies need insight to the location and current state of inventory at the item-level.
Incubation Programme Graduation Day Party
Smallest HF Tag "Nano"
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Hong Kong RFID Center
Currently, most of the jewelers track inventory on manual process which is very time consuming and requires handling of each jewelry item and is error-prone. However with RFID, an entire case of jewelry can be read in a matter of seconds with no need for lone-of site or handling of the jewelry item. This RFID jewelry system has been gaining acceptance by local jewelers and manufacturers. Since RFID inlay can be hidden, thus not impacting the merchandising of the high-end jewelry tags. The frequencies are usually either High Frequency (HF). Besides, High Frequency jewelry tag, with a thickness of 0.6mm, can eliminates the time of scanning individual items and increase the staff productivity by ten to fifteen times. It makes more easy and secure for the jewelry inventory management. This system can help speed up stock taking and check in/out. Also the jewelry tag can store the secret information such as pricing information. By this way, they can speed up the quotation time during the show.
From the customer’s perspective, food freshness is the highest concern in raw food, especially sushi. Our RFID system can ensure food freshness and Sushi Bars are one of the example. By placing RFID tag at the bottom of the sushi plate, the “overtime” sushi would be taken out automatically from the conveyor belt in order to keep all the sushi fresh. With RFID tagged sushi dish, people can access product information by using RFID reader such as the place of origin, the source of supplier and manufacture date. Also, hygiene problem can be improved through better quality control by ensuring the freshness of sushi.
For front of the house, waiters can sum up the patron’s bills immediately by reading all the sushi dishes via RFID reader which can save time and avoid making calculation mistake. Also, the restaurant outlet can keep a better database by recording which dishes people are buying, at what time of day, how long they stayed on conveyor belt.
For back of the house, RFID brings better inventory management as well. For example, sales and net inventory per day are known. Besides, RFID brings many advantages in food safety. By using RFID, people can keep track of the food resource; ensure the security of food supply and the freshness of frozen food in cold chain. In addition, RFID can be applied in the Food Supply Chain Management. They can have better control over the source, storage, picking, packaging and logistics. With RFID tagged pallets and carton boxes, the goods in each container can be registered and the goods in transit between suppliers and overseas destinations could be monitored at all times.
In fact, our RFID jewelry and sushi products were displayed and introduced in the Hong Kong RFID Centre. It was established in October 2008 and was co-hosted by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and GS1 Hong Kong, It is located on the first floor of Lakeside 1, Hong Kong Science Park (HKSP).The displays therefore highlight how the RFID technology has contributed to improving modern lifestyles encompassing logistics and library services etc. To know more about SCIC and to make appointment for visit, please go to the website
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A Speech of RFID Application for Jewellery Industry & Food Safety
Hong Kong RFID (HKRFID) has been active in the developing innovative RFID application. In order to promote the technological innovations and wide adoption of RFID technologies, in February 2009; HKRFID participated a speech in the Exchange @ Science Park for Technology Community. The theme of the workshop is Technology Collaboration on Emerging RFID Technologies and Applications. HKRFID was responsible to present the RFID Application for Jewellery Industry & Food Safety.
In Jewellery industry, one of the successful examples is the RFID jewellery management system (JMS), Xapphire. This RFID-enabled JMS is proven to be a powerful tool for wholesaling, inventory checking and internal logistics operations.
This system is especially useful in the global jewellery tradeshow. Normally, the jewellery exhibitor attend exhibition every month. They will bring 6000 to 10000 jewelries to the show. It requires many check in/out and stock taking issues. The real problems faced by Jewellery maker such as barcode is too slow, frequent checking stock in daily operation and no real time stock information.
Xapphire RFID system has gained wide acceptance by local jewelers and manufacturers. This system can help them to speed up stock taking and check in/out. Also the jewellery tag can store the secret information such as pricing information. By this way, they can speed up the quotation time during the show.
On the other hand, RFID brings many advantages in food safety. By using RFID, people can keep track of the food resource; ensure the security of food supply and the freshness of frozen food in cold chain.
RFID can be applied in the Food Supply Chain Management. They can have better control over the source, storage, picking, packaging and logistics. With RFID tagged pallets and carton boxes, the goods in each container can be registered and the goods in transit between suppliers and overseas destinations could be monitored at all times.
With RFID, people can find the advantages of traceability, the benefits are as follow:
- Quality control and product recall
- Control of logistical flows
- Commercial advantage and brand awareness
- Consumer awareness
- Accountability/reduced liability
- Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
In retail applications, sushi bars can be an example. With RFID tagged sushi dish, people can access product information by using RFID reader such as the place of origin, the source of supplier and manufacture date. Also, they can have better quality control such as better time management on food in order to improve hygiene problem. It brings better inventory management as well. For example, sales and net inventory per day are known.
In coming years, after the successful sushi bar system to ensure the freshness of sushi, HKRFID starts developing active RFID system for cross border food chain monitoring and control. Hong Kong RFID is seeking business / technology partners for these potential RFID applications.
New 2.4GHz RFID Active Locator / Reader launched (Wireless Version)
Comparing with typical passive RFID systems, HKRAR-LX series have high anti-jamming function in difficult environment where non-friendly RF material is present.
The HKRAR-LXRX can work as a Mobile Reader or Data Collector. Now, the reader only requires a power supply from a power adaptor or a portable battery. Through IEEE 802.11b/g, the reader gathers the tag information and transmit to the wireless router, which is a common network infrastructure in many buildings. Once powered, HKRAR-LXRX is instantly connected and become part of the system.
The HKRAT-ST1 is suitable for outdoor applications as it has IP65 of waterproof. It also applies in a wide range of temperature and vibration suituation.
Less Readers Mean Lower Cost
The HKRAT-ST1 is designed to be low cost by using specially techniques on circuit integration. This integration allows HKRAT-ST1 to perform long distance up to 100 meters. This active system usually outperforms any passive RFID systems in saving cost by reducing the number of readers and installation cost on the same coverage.
- Long Distance Identification
- Locating & tracking
- Automation System
- Asset identification
- Vehicle Management
- Access Control
- Warehouse Management
Case Sharing on 2.4GHz RFID Active Series (HKRAR- LXRX) - Case 1
LX series active RFID smartcard system has been implemented in a golf Clubhouse for access control. The golf clubhouse emphasises a prestige quality service to every guest in the clubhouse. They want to let every member feels that they are all recognised by all personnels in the clubhouse and to get access to their VIP memeber facilities smoothly by just walking in. Now, the advance membership tag can be in form of key chain, unlike the traditional access card, the tag provides a much longer sensing area for doors and gates, so that all personnels can immediately be notified for the arrival of the VIP guest in advance. The guests have a warmly feeling in clubhouse, thanks to the automatic recognition system in all facilities, and they do not need take out and show old fashion membership card or "beep" the card on reader.
i) Automatic Door Control:
The Clubhouse installs active reader to control the automatic door. They give the active tags to the VIPs or specific clients. Once the readers recognize the active tag in pocket or handbag, the door will be opened and allow entrant without the trouble of taking out any access cards. It can avoid a person who has no permit for admittance or entry.
ii) Real Time CRM, Customised Service by Automatic Recognition:
As the reader is connected to a database, once the reader induces the active tag, the customer profile, history, preferences and personal information can be shown to the staff. Then they can recognize the clients and provide a better service with more useful information.
Case Sharing on 2.4 GHz RFID Active Series (HKRAR- LXRX) - Case 2
Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) is the expertise in Power and Energy Systems, Power Electronics, Machines Drives, Electric Transportation, Environmental and Energy Saving Systems, Fiber Optics, Computer Control and Automation, and Electrical Building Services.
In the laboratory, students will use the device for experiment. EE put the active tag (HKRAR-ST1) to the devices and install the active readers HKRAR-LXRX in the detecting zone for the following purposes.
The Electrical Engineering Department installs 2 to 3 readers in the detecting zone and has a full coverage in the area. Once the device is left from the zone, the alarm system will be activated.
ii) Inventory management:
The reader can keep tracking the number of devices. It can make sure that the sets of equipment are complete with nothing missing.
iii) Status tracking:
Active reader can recognize whether the device is being used or not. The central system can know the situation of device and how many sets are being used by the students.
Case Sharing on 2.4 GHz RFID Active Series (HKRAR- LXRX) - Case 3
Building Services Engineering (BSE) in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has an enviable reputation for leading edge research. They combine academic excellence with an innovative attitude that responds to community needs and enables them to quickly put together multidisciplinary teams to meet the changing demands of the profession and society at large.
BSE is conducting a research of people flow in shopping mall. We assist them to simulate the operation with RFID equipments. Our active reader HKRAR-LX-RXWF can work as a mobile device. In this case, BSE built 4 detecting zones in the campus. They put one reader in each detecting zone; this locator can show the movement of student during recess time.
This system helps them to analysis the movement preference of students. By using this wireless active system, the installation is more convenience and easier. The system can work under Wi-Fi; the installation becomes flexible and makes the experiment more effective.
The operation of wireless active system is similar to visitor tracking in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The wireless active system work as data absorption agent and perform data gathering.
The new wireless active system brought an advantage in the installation process. It has great flexibility and conduct a more comprehensive experiment.