Tracking Metal Objects with RFID Tags is not Just a Pipe Dream for Barcoding Inc.

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Barcoding Inc. overcomes RFID Obstacle with a little ingenuity.

Baltimore-based Barcoding Inc. once again proves that their ability to provide creative and effective solutions is unsurpassed. When faced with the challenge of tracking 20 foot lengths of stainless steel pipe, RFID engineers found the answer in a unique place.

"Metal objects are generally difficult to tag and track with RFID, especially long and heavy pipes of varying diameters," said Bill Poulsen, chief RFID system designer for Barcoding Inc. "Working on the solution was getting frustrating. Then, all of a sudden the answer hit us, why not use an apparel hang tag, but in a new and unique way."

The printable RFID hang tag produced for retail clothing provides an adhesive backing that is easily attached to the end of the pipe. Not only does the adhesive backing provide a secure attachment, but it also keeps the tags' antenna away from the metal surface. This has resulted in an effective way to firmly attach the tag, while providing a very high level of read accuracy.

About Barcoding Inc.:
Barcoding Inc. helps business and government organizations deploy supply chain technology, including solutions for route accounting, warehouse management, and inventory control. Clients include manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and warehousing companies, along with many state, local and federal agencies. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Barcoding has North American offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. European sales and customer service are handled through an office in the Netherlands.

For more information about RFID or Barcoding Inc. please visit or contact Jon Stroz at 888.860.7226 x121.


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