RFID TAGS AND CARDS
Our services include everything from management of your card holder database to printing and delivery of sorted RFID cards. Contact us for pricing and RFID card information.
RFID cards are also known as:
Proximity (Prox) Cards
RFID card and key tag printing
We provide RFID tags and cards to thousands of organizations for tracking, access, and verification purposes.
It can be hard to find and implement RFID cards that work with your existing applications, such as door access and tracking programs. Our team has over 20 years of experience helping organizations move to RFID solutions. We provide customers with RFID cards that are guaranteed to work with any new or existing applications.
CI Solutions provides the cards, readers, and software that make the transition to RFID easy. Contact us to learn more about our RFID card solutions.
What Frequency Is Right For Me?
RFID cards and key tags come in three frequencies: low frequency, high frequency, and ultra-high frequency. The main differences have to do with the reading distance between the reader and the card or key tag.
Read range: 1”-2”
Reader range: 2”– 5”
Ultra High Frequency
Read range: 2” to 30’
The transition from barcode to RFID technology is very common today as barcode technology is easy to duplicate and often wears off the card or key tag.
There are two steps to move from barcode to RFID:
- Replace your barcode cards or key tags with RFID cards
- Update your card or key tag readers from barcode to RFID technology
The transition from magnetic stripe to RFID technology is more common today as the security of a magnetic stripe has been compromised with the increase of credit card fraud. Magnetic stripe cards are easier to duplicate compared to RFID technology (this is one of the main reasons credit card companies are moving from magnetic stripe to smart cards.)
There are two steps to move from magnetic stripe to RFID:
- Replace your magnetic stripe cards or key tags with RFID cards
- Update your card or key tag readers from magnetic stripe to RFID technology
RFID cards and key tags come in three frequencies: low frequency, high frequency and ultra-high frequency. The main differences have to do with the reading distance between the reader and the card or key tag.
- Low Frequency (LF) – 125 kHz
- Also known as: Prox, HID, Clamshell
- Read range: 1”-2”
- High Frequency (HF) – 13.56 MHz
- Also known as: MiFare, i-Class, NFC
- Reader range: 2”– 5”
- Ultra High Frequency (UHF) – 900 MHz
- Read range: 2” to 30’
When looking for cards you should start with the specification of the reader that the cards or key tags will work with. If you have the flexibility to choose a reader then you can select the card and reader frequency that is right for your environment.