Press release from: 28 November 2013

SMARTRAC offers small-scale solution for animal tagging

SMARTRAC’s new innovative 1.4 x 10mm glass tag offers a high-quality and high-performance solution for animal ID applications.


SMARTRAC is launching a new 1.4 x 10mm glass tag especially suitable for tagging small pets and other animals like birds, fish and mice. Thanks to its long and direct bonded ferrite antenna, the reading distance is significantly larger compared to other 1.4mm tags and comes very close to the performance of typical 2 x 12mm glass transponders.


The leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID transponders, tags and inlays complements its glass tag portfolio with the addition of this new 1.4 x 10mm version, combining a very small form factor with outstanding performance. Due to its small size SMARTRAC’s new product allows usage of thinner needles for bringing improvements in animal welfare during subcutaneous implantation.


The use of high quality materials including comprehensive tests and the entire production process in SMARTRAC’s facilities, ensure optimum product performance and reliability.


The new 1.4 x 10mm glass tags feature EM4305 chips, 134.2 kHz frequency, biocompatible glass encapsulation with optional Parylene coating, comply with ISO 11784 and 11785 FDX-B standards, they are available immediately.


SMARTRAC is the leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID and NFC transponders, tags and inlays. The company produces both ready-made and customized solutions used in access control, animal identification, automated fare collection, border control, RFID-based car immobilizers, contactless payment cards, electronic product identification, industry, libraries and media management, laundry, logistics, mobile and smart media, public transport, retail, and many more. SMARTRAC has its registered headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company maintains a global research and development, production and sales network. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter:
SMARTRAC media contact:
Karin Fabri
Phone: +31 203 050 150

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