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Brady and Vizinex RFID partner to develop rigid RFID tags for aerospace


Brady, supplier of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced that its Smart ID business has partnered with Vizinex RFID to provide rigid RFID tags to the aerospace industry. The portfolio of rigid RFID tags includes two mount-on-metal tags. The Stik tag offers a slim profile, an average read range of 2.35m and measures 36.4mm x 7.0 mm x 4.4 mm. The Nickl tag is designed for smaller parts, with an average read range of 1.5m and measurement of 14.0mm x 14.0mm x 5.8 mm.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Vizinex RFID on this portfolio,” said Matthew Goode, commercialization manager for Brady SmartID. “Throughout the entire process, we had an entirely collaborative relationship, and I think the end result is indicative of that. We are eager to begin providing the aerospace industry with a reliable solution for tracking assets that also adheres to its stringent customer requirements.”

 The Rigid RFID Tag solution combines Vizinex’s expertise with rigid, mount-on-metal RFID tags with Brady SmartID’s knowledge of commercial aerospace RFID specifications and customer expectations. These tags are small format and engineered to meet ATA Spec-2000 CH 9 Rev 2016.1 requirements for commercial aircraft.

 “We’re proud to be involved in the release of the Rigid RFID Tags for aerospace,” said Bob Oberle, CTO of Vizinex. “Our partnership with Brady SmartID allows us to take the strengths of both of our companies and combine them to offer a broad portfolio of RFID tags. We are extremely pleased with the process and the products and we look forward to seeing much success.”

Brady SmartID offers on-metal and off-metal tags that meet the rigorous performance standards required by aerospace, combined with printing, encoding and aircraft asset management. Vizinex RFID is the industry leader in developing and manufacturing high-performance, rigid RFID tags tailored to specific applications.