Identiv continues expanding its product portfolio with the launch of the market’s first sensory Tag on Metal (TOM) label. The prominent AIPIA member has developed the new tag in collaboration with French sensor and IC specialist Asygn.

The on-metal sensor devices, based on Asygn’s next-generation AS321X IC platform, capture temperature and strain data near metallic objects. Tracking these and other sensor data, Identiv’s Asygn-based devices are ideal for industrial, logistics, supply chain, and other applications needing advanced monitoring without the cost and maintenance overhead of a battery-powered device, they claim.

Asygn recently launched the AS321X series, which it says is the world’s first ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips, for battery-less sensing applications. Identiv’s partnership with Asygn expands its product portfolio into sensor-based UHF RAIN RFID-compliant inlays that enable long-range product identification and condition monitoring.

“The combination of Identiv’s advanced RFID engineering solutions with Asygn’s breakthrough sensing IC platform is unique in the industry. These on-metal labels leverage both our production expertise and Asygn’s state-of-the-art sensor capabilities,” said Amir Khoshniyati, VP and GM IoT at Identiv. “This collaboration marks an important milestone in our product portfolio expansion, further solidifying our position as a transformative leader in the Internet of Things.”

The next-gen AS321X chips are fully compliant with RAIN RFID standards and feature an analogue interface for connecting external sensors such as magnetic field, motion, or pressure, and on-chip sensors that can measure temperature, strain, ambient, light, or humidity. To highlight the innovative features of the sensory TOM labels, Identiv has developed a UHF sensing demo for evaluations, with related code available upon request.

“Identiv’s ruggedized TOM tags were a natural choice to implement the dynamic performance of our passive UHF RFID AS321X chip family,” said Lionel Geynet, RFID business unit manager, Asygn. “We are excited to partner with Identiv to enable the IoT with this exclusive on-metal sensor solution.”

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