Arlington Heights, IL—Weber Marking Systems has announced the creation of its RFID Service Bureau, a label encoding and imprinting service that makes it possible to obtain compliant RFID smart labels for case and pallet identification.
As deadlines approach for complying with the Electronic Product Code (EPC) RFID mandates of numerous retailers and government agencies, many suppliers are not yet fully prepared to encode RFID smart labels in their own facilities, and other suppliers might prefer to purchase encoded labels from a third party on a permanent basis.
The Weber RFID Service Bureau is equipped with the latest smart label encode-print systems. Information is encoded on ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID transponders embedded in pressure-sensitive smart labels, and then in-spec encoding is immediately verified to ensure readability.
The systems also can add text, bar codes and/or graphics using direct-thermal or thermal-transfer printing technology. Smart labels embedded with EPC UHF Class 1 and Class 0+ transponders are available from Weber.