Press release from: February 18, 2019

Small ‘Glass Tag NFC’ Enlarges Range for Embedded Tagging

Amsterdam (The Netherlands), February 18, 2019 – Smartrac Technology Group has launched its new Glass Tag NFC. Thanks to its robust design and extremely small form factor, the NFC product offers the option of embedded tagging to a wide range of additional materials, products and, ultimately, industry segments. Hence, Glass Tag NFC extends the fields of applications such as product authentication, brand protection, customer engagement, and customer loyalty.


With a diameter of just 2.12mm, 12mm long and weighing a mere 100mg, the tag is among the smallest NFC transponders available in the entire marketplace. Resistant to most chemicals and made from biocompatible glass, this extremely robust tag can be embedded into a range of new materials such as concrete, plastic or wood, often by insertion into predrilled holes before being sealed in place with synthetic resin or silicone.


Superior product quality

Complementing the extensive portfolio of high-quality NFC tags and inlays, Glass Tag NFC will be manufactured under superior quality standards at Smartrac Specialty division’s facility in Wehnrath, Germany. The product is available with either an NXP SLIX IC, which has an 896-bit user memory, or NXP’s NTAG216 IC, which offers 888 bytes of user memory. Data from the chip inside the tag can be read by either a dedicated reader or via any NFC-enabled smartphone.


 “Our new, small Glass Tag NFC now offers customers the opportunity to embed a robust NFC tag inside many different types of material and products. Broadening the uses of the glass tag beyond its proven field of animal ID and tracking, this innovative product offers many more applications for customers wishing to protect their brand, conduct customer marketing, authenticate their products or even turn them into consumer experience platforms,” said Hansjörn Reifschläger, Head of Sales at Smartrac Specialty division.


Full traceability and quality assurance

Like all applicable transponders manufactured by Smartrac, Glass Tag NFC also benefits from Smart Cosmos®, the company’s IoT solutions platform which records and manages a complete set of unique transponder data (e.g. UID no., order no., batch no. or yield) at production level in a controlled and secure way. As the backbone of Smartrac’s product digitization solutions, Smart Cosmos enables full traceability of delivered RFID products and provides a fully reliable quality assurance.


The new NFC tags will be available in high volumes from April 2019.


Smartrac presents Glass Tag NFC at LogiMAT 2019: Hall 4, booth B09, February 19-21, 2019, Neue Messe, Stuttgart, Germany.


Small ‘Glass Tag NFC’ Enlarges Range for Embedded Tagging


Smartrac is a global market leader in RFID products and IoT solutions, providing both ready-made and customized offerings. We make products smart, and enable businesses to digitize, identify, authenticate, track and complement products and solutions. Our portfolio is used in a wide array of applications such as animal identification, automation, automotive, brand experience, industry, library and media management, laundry, logistics, retail, supply chain management and many more. Leveraging our global Research & Development Centers, production and sales network, and IoT-enablement platform Smart Cosmos®, we embed intelligence into physical products, empowering the ecosystem of connected things. Smartrac has its registered headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.smartrac-group.comfollow Smartrac on Twitter, or sign up for a quarterly newsletter


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Karin Fabri 
Head of Corporate Marketing & Communications 
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