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915 RPC Tag

The Intermec Series 915 MHz RPC tag is specifically designed to track reusable plastic containers (RPC) for the life of the container. Using RFID to store information on a small chip, the Intellitag® technology of the 915 series allows you to track goods along the entire supply chain, saving valuable administration time.


  • Compact, practical design
  • Anti-collision performance
  • User-defined access for data integrity
  • Powerful read range
  • Extended memory capacity of 1,024 bits

Series 915 tags are so compact, they’re inconspicuous even on small containers. Built with a special heavy-duty casing, the 915 series tags survive the rigors of shipping and washing. Triangular patterned holes make heat stake mounting easy.

Intellitag anti-collision protocol allows the 915 tags to be scanned at 40 tags per second, regardless of the number of tags in the read zone. Groups of tags can be sorted by user-defined criteria, and common data can be written to select groups of multiple tags simultaneously.

Pre-programmed identifiers for permanently locked inserts prevent overwrite, while “unlocked” memory areas can be written to again and again. Using 915 tags you can selectively apply a permanent lock on static information, or limit customers allowed to write to the tag using unique customer identifiers.

Series 915 tags are designed for read/write operations with a stationary reader as containers move through a read zone at 45 meters (150 feet) per minute. When attached to folded RPCs on a pallet, up to 350 tags can be identified in less than 45 seconds with a single-antenna configuration.

Standard Features
The Intellitag Series 915 MHz Tag for Reusable Plastic Containers (RPC) is designed for integration of UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions into RPC containers to provide multi-tag sort, read/write, and extended memory capacity for tracking. The tag is specially designed for tracking RPCs within the entire supply chain as well as other applications requiring non-line-of-sight, non-contact item tracking in harsh environments.

Physical Characteristics
Type: MSOP on board (MOB) tag insert
Frequency: 915 MHz
Antenna Type: Dipole
Physical Dimensions: (LWH) 83 x 19 x 8mm (3.3x .75 x .31 in)
Mounting Surface: Optimally tuned for heat stake mounting on polypropylene containers consisting of no more that 0.15% carbon colorant by weight, but can be used on a variety of surfaces and applied in a number of ways
Substrate Material: FR-4
Encapsulation Material: Thermal polyurethane / polycarbonate with no more than 0.15% carbon colorant by weight with a strength of Shore D 65 – 75 @ 24°C

In Panels: 8 tags per panel, 40 panels per mailer, 6 mailers per pack master; minimum order quantity 320 tags (one mailer); suggested order quantities 1920 tags (one pack master)
Singulated: Minimum order quantity 400 tags (one mailer); suggested order quantities 1600 tags (one pack master)

Operating Temperature: -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Storage Temperature: -55°C to 95°C (-67°F to 203°F)
Humidity: Operational - 95% Non-condensing
Electro-Static Discharge: 10 k V air discharge
Shock: 1000 G peak, half sine 0.7ms duration
Vibration: 20G RMS @ 20Hz – 1500Hz in all axes, random vibration
Exposure: Designed to withstand exposure to the same conditions and substances as the reusable plasticcontainers to which they are attached including both ultrasonic & chemical wash.

Chemical Exposure Tests
Detergents: Chlorinated Cleaner - pH 13; Alkaline Cleaner – pH 1 Water pressure to 1200 psi.
Target Product Life
Designed to match target life of the plastic container, approximately 6 years.

One-year warranty on defective parts from date of manufacture.

Total Memory: 1024 Bits
Reserved & Locked: 96 Bits: 64 bits for unique insert identifier; 32 bits reserved for the manufacturer ID and insert type
Reserved: 48 bits for Tag Memory Layout, which can vary by application
User Capacity: 880 Usable read/write lockable bits Compatibility
Air Link Protocol: Supports ANS NCITS 256-1999 Part 3, subpart 1 (Section 3.1)
Passive Backscatter RFID System
Readers: Any Intellitag-series reader operating at 915 MHz.

Reader / Antenna Test Environment: UAP 2100 reader having an unlicensed (Part 15) system power of 35 dBm EIRP with 6dBic circularly polarized antenna
Surface Application: Tag heat stake mounted (logo side out) on polypropylene copolymer container consisting of no more that 0.15% carbon colorant by weight
Optimal Orientation: Container singulated in open space (no surrounding containers or equipment) with tagged container surface facing antenna
Read Range: Up to 4 meters (13 feet) with single antenna; up to 8 meters (26 feet) with two antenna 8 meters apart
Write Range: Up to 2.8 meters (10 feet) with single antenna; up to 5.6 meters (20 feet) with two antenna 5.6 meters apart
Data Read Addressability: 8 byte blocks
Data Write Addressability: 1 byte block (unlocked bytes only)
Read Rate: 8 bytes in less than 12ms
Write Rate: Single byte in less than 25ms

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