UHF Technology
UHF or Ultra High Frequency Technology has long been used for proprietary long range vehicle ID systems for applications such as parking and toll road payment systems. These systems operate at various frequencies up to 2.54 GHz, and the transponders may be either active (battery powered) or passive devices.

Recently, ISO standards have been developed for Asset Tracking Systems using the Electronic Product Code. Major retailers have been pushing their suppliers to tag all merchandise, so that sophisticated scanners can read the entire contents of a pallet of merchandise. Development of new passive credentials meeting the EPC Generation 2 standards, had resulted in lower tag prices, and interoperability among different IC manufacturers.

These EPC Gen 2 tags are now being used as tickets to athletic events, ski lifts, concerts and more.

In addition to product labeling, requirements for card and keytag form factors of the EPC Gen 2 tags are increasing, which has prompted Secura Key to offer these products for sale.

UHF Cards
Secura Key UHF Gen 2 credentials are compatible with all EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 certified readers. They have an extended 240-bit EPC number and a 64-bit tag identifier, including a 32-bit unique serial number. Secura Key UHF cards and tags provide a unique custom command set, such as Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) for increased theft protection, Read Protect, which prevents unauthorized chip memory access, and Calibrate, which makes it easier to optimize the reader to tag communication. All custom commands are 32-bit access password protected. These passive (no-battery) credentials offer fast data communication and consistent read range. While many applications such as supply chain management, asset tracking, and container identification are addressed with UHF labels or active tags; Secura Key's UHF cards and keytags are an excellent complement to these systems. A UHF card can be used to authorize a supply chain transaction, to enter a controlled warehouse, to use a "smart forklift," to unlock a smart shipping container, or log onto a terminal for any track and trace application. Other applications include access control, public transportation, customer loyalty programs, automotive vehicle identification, time and attendance, music or sports event attendance, sports timing and tracking, ski lift applications, tracking disaster evacuees, for patient triage in mass emergencies, or for tracking evidence.

The Secura Key UHF ISO Card (ASCI) offers the ability to add photo identification directly on the credential. The card is a standard CR80 form factor, and it also meets strict ISO 7810 dimensional and thickness standards for use with direct image and thermal transfer printers. The UHF ISO Card can be carried with credit cards in a wallet or purse. Use it with a strap and clip as a photo ID badge. It can be slot punched vertically or horizontally for easy use. The ISO Card is strong, flexible, and resistant to cracking and breaking. Available options include an un-encoded magnetic stripe and custom artwork. External laser engraved card numbering is available.

The Secura Key UHF Key Tag (ASST/ASKT) provides the convenience of a thick, rugged PVC key tag that is durable in a harsh environment. This key tag is the size of a typical automotive key and offers custom artwork printing capabilities on both sides of the tag. This credential can be placed on a key ring or clipped on a lanyard. External laser engraved card numbering is available. The ASST features a trapezoidal design, while the ASKT has a rounded end and allows an optional eyelet for added durability.

Ordering Information
ASCI05 ISO Card, 240 bit EPC extended data
ASCI06 ISO Card, 240 bit memory, plus 512 bit user memory Available Options include Mag Stripe, Vertical or Horizontal Slot Punch; laser engraved numbering, encoding, custom printing.

ASST01 Key Tag, Trapezoidal, 240-bit EPC extended data
ASST02 Key Tag, Trapezoidal 240-bit EPC extended data, plus 512-bit user memory
ASKT02 Key Tag, Rounded End, 240-bit EPC extended data
ASKT03 Key Tag, Rounded End, 240-bit EPC extended data, plus 512-bit user memory Options include laser engraved numbering, encoding, custom printing. Optional Eyelet available on ASKT, only.

Note: All cards are encoded with a sample EPC code for testing purposes. Cards can be individually encoded at the factory per your specifications, or encoded on site by the customer.

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