The 433 MHz M102-i tag is a battery-powered RF transmitter that
attaches to items that need to be tracked, located and identified.
Every tag broadcasts its unique ID and a status message at a periodic
rate (that is programmed at the factory). With a modular design
and low price, tags provide an economical solution to a wide variety
of problems. RF Code’s patented communication protocols allow
for very high tag densities. Large populations of tags can be
deployed in highly scalable asset tracking environments.
M102-i Tags are equipped with on-board infrared (IR) and motion
sensors. This family of tags is designed to be deployed in concert
with RF Code’s IR Room Locators. IR-enabled tags monitor their
environment for incoming IR signals and periodically report both
their own unique ID and IR location codes. Motion activation allows
the tag operate at 2 beacon rates: slow when the tag is stationary,
and faster when the motion sensor is activated.This provides a
method for rapidly locating tagged assets with room-level accuracy.
These tags can also be customized to support a range of integrated
sensors. Tamper switches can be installed to trigger an alert
if a tag is removed from the tagged item. RF Code’s patented communication
protocols allow for very high tag densities. Large populations
of tags can be monitored using a single reader. Since tag location
is determined via the IR room code, there is no need for deploying
multiple overlapping readers, signal strength calculations, or
complicated triangulation algorithms.
Tag cases are impact resistant, splash resistant and temperature
stable. Read ranges up to 1,000 feet can be obtained with optional
antenna configurations. The M102-i tag operates with a very low
duty cycle that translates to long battery life. Based on the
ratings and specifications from the battery manufacturers, RF
Code develops usage models to calculate the life of the active
RFID Tags. Like all models, there are assumptions and approximations
involved. The values are to be taken as engineering estimates
- not guaranteed performance. In most deployment scenarios, IR-enabled
tags with a have a useful life that exceeds 4 years. Exposure
to extreme temperatures will shorten the battery life. RF Code
warrants all tags to be free from defects in materials and workmanship
for a period of 1 year.