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GTS uses two types of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in building out solutions for our customers: Passive RFID (based upon EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 standards) and ISO/IEC 18000-6:2010 (Class-3) Battery Assisted Passive ("BAP") RFID.  In the majority of cases with regards to cold chain and asset management requirements, BAP RFID offers the best set of performance capabilities among the technologies available.

Intelleflex Corporation, one of our key solution partners, helped to define and refine the new Class-3 BAP RFID standard, and is currently the only company in the world that manufactures this class of RFID hardware.  In partnership with Intelleflex Corporation, GTS is proud to bring this new type of technology to market and integrate this hardware into the cold chain and asset monitoring solutions we custom develop for our customers around the world.  The Class-3 BAP RFID platform includes the below components.

Class-3 BAP RFID offers numerous capabilities.  The technology is wireless by nature, so the installation and implementation of this technology does not impact existing business processes.  Moreover, because the technology is wireless, RFID tags can be directly placed next to product inside packaging and can record and relay information and data without the need of ever opening packaging. Some more advantages of Class-3 BAP RFID can be found below.
  • extended read ranges: more than 100 meters (approximately 300 feet) versus approximately 10 meters for C1G2 technology
  • robust performance in RF challenging environments around metals, liquids, and inside pallets and containers
  • low power consumption
  • large extended memory
  • reader talks first communications
  • data security
  • ability to add/integrate sensors (temperature, humidity, etc.) and associated data
  • standards based
  • interoperability between ISO/IEC 18000-6:2010 Class-3 and EPCglobal C1G2 standards
  • competitive price points