The new UCODE 8 is a universal RAIN RFID chip designed to ensure high inventory accuracy on all retail product categories through best-in-class read sensitivity. The unique brand identifier feature validates product authentication and helps identify fakes to combat grey market activities. The solution is particularly well suited for retailers, brand owners, label manufacturers, system solution companies and others.
The RAIN RFID Chip platform features auto adjustment to deliver consistent readability when used on different materials across different frequency ranges. The feature lowers cost by reducing the need for dedicated regional antenna designs.
“The RFID inlay is the only element that touches every read point throughout the global supply chain. Our vision is to create inlay products that help the industry unlock new use cases while delivering consistent global performance across each read point,” said George Dyche, director RFID Innovation and Product Management at Avery Dennison. “The UCODE 8 from NXP, coupled with our global antenna engineering teams, will enable innovative designs to meet current and future market needs.”
“UCODE 8 pushes the envelope by creating a chipset that is optimized across many other use cases such as functions on conveyor systems in dense packages, handhelds on loading docks, overhead systems in warehouses or on retail floors, exit portals for loss prevention, or close-range readers for point-of-sale or parts verification,” said Justin Patton, Auburn University RFID Lab.