Xerafy Introduces Low-cost, FSTC-compliant RFID Tags for IT Assets in Data Centers

The Data Trak II and Global Trak II are application-specific RFID tags that meet the price-performance requirements for tracking data center blade servers, routers, switches and other data center assets

Online PR News – 03-October-2012 – Hong Kong, China – Xerafy, Ltd, a global supplier of RFID metal tags, introduced the Data Trak II and Global Trak II, the latest additions to the Trak family of tags, to meet the growing requirement for fast, accurate and more cost effective tracking of IT assets in data centers.

Xerafy has a proven track record of supplying RFID tags to data centers of Fortune 500 companies worldwide, and understands the IT industry’s needs to track large numbers of blade servers, networking equipment and other assets. Data Trak II and Global Trak II are compliant with EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) and Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) RFID standards and complement Xerafy’s product offerings for IT asset management.

We designed the Data Trak II and Global Trak II to fill a need for cost-effective, industry-standard, high-performing tags for data center and other IT asset tracking.

Industry research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan observed in a recent article, “Instant Asset Tracking for Enhanced Security Heightens RFID Usage in Data Centers,” that pricing remains a crucial purchase factor in this market, and the costs are still prohibitive to some organizations with budgetary constraints. The FSTC compliant Data Trak II and Global Trak II tags are lower-cost versions of the first generation tags that will boost adoption by offering a faster return of investment.

Both the Data Trak II and Global Trak II tags use the Monza® 4E chip from Impinj which provide 128 bits of user memory and 496 bits of EPC memory in addition to the unique, serialized tag ID (TID). The tags come in a small footprint with a low profile, are adhesive backed and feature a built-in tethering hole for fast, easy attachment with a standard tie-wrap. Data Trak II and Global Trak II tags provide the sensitivity and performance consistency needed to accurately identify individual assets in dense data centers, where hundreds of tagged objects are in close proximity to each other. Both tags can be read on and off metal.

"Xerafy’s innovations have changed the price-performance ratio for RFID tags and made it possible for widespread implementation of RFID technology in data centers globally," said Dennis Khoo, CEO of Xerafy. "We designed the Data Trak II and Global Trak II to fill a need for cost-effective, industry-standard, high-performing tags for data center and other IT asset tracking."

Xerafy also offers custom encoding and label printing service for tag commissioning. This service includes wraparound labels for improved security and improved identification.

Data Trak II and Global Trak II tags will be available starting in November 2012. Please contact a Xerafy sales representative at sales@xerafy.com to purchase samples.

About Xerafy
Xerafy is committed to bringing customers the world's smallest and most durable passive UHF RFID-on-metal and RFID-in-metal tags qualified and tested to meet extreme conditions over the lifetime of an asset. Xerafy’s innovative packaging technology offers the automotive manufacturing, aerospace, energy, IT and construction market affordable, durable, high temperature smart tags that can be easily be attached to or embedded in metal assets. With these tags, customers can achieve automatic tool check in/out, MRO, WIP, process control and logistics. Xerafy is headquartered in Hong Kong and maintains sales and support offices in Dallas, Texas and Shanghai, China.

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