The M163-series tags are designed to be comfortably worn by the
user when attached with standard single-use ¾” wristbands. Tag
cases are impact resistant, splash resistant and temperature stable.
This design includes an internal gasket and the tags are sealed
via sonic-welding at the point of manufacture to resist moisture
and fluids. Labels are applied internally to the clear PVC enclosure,
allowing the tag to be subjected to rigorous wipe-down and cleaning
procedures. Simply discard the wristband and re-use the tags over-and-over.
Powered by a coin cell battery, the M163 tag will continuously
operate in extreme temperature environments (from -20 to +70 degrees
Celsius). The tag operates with a very low duty cycle that translates
to long battery life (typically > 4 years). 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. 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.