HID Global Expands Line of Ultra-Rugged IronTag® RFID Transponders with New Extensive Memory UHF Solution

News Highlights:

  • New lightweight IronTag 206 UHF transponder delivers highest flame resistance available.
  • HID Global tags enable RFID tracking in the most extreme environments.
  • Tag versions are available with up to 8192-bit user memory and flexible mounting options.


AUSTIN, Texas, February 19, 2015HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its Identification Technologies division has launched its IronTag® 206 RFID transponders that deliver the highest flame resistance rating available in a UHF tag.  The transponder has a UL 94 V0 rating, which signifies that IronTag 206 units immediately self-extinguish when an ignition source is removed, and will not drip particles that might cause flames to spread.

“Today, HID Global customers can use RFID tags in virtually any environment, enabling unprecedented insight into new areas for process control and improvement,” said Richard Aufreiter, director of product management for Identification Technologies with HID Global. “IronTag 206 transponders deliver uncompromised performance in the form of a lightweight, high-temperature on-metal UHF tag with up to 16 times more user memory than most UHF tags today.”

Originally designed for tracking aircraft parts during assembly and maintenance, all IronTag transponders tolerate harsh conditions and are engineered for optimal performance when mounted on metal surfaces. The new IronTag 206 withstands temperature extremes, from -40° F (-40° C) up to 428° F (220° C). IronTags are available in versions optimized for E.U. standards (869 MHz) or U.S. standards (915 MHz), with options for large user memory ranging from 2176-bit up to a spacious 8192-bit.

The rugged IronTag 206 transponders deliver exceptional size-to-performance ratios. The tags are only 1.3 × 1.2 × 0.23 in (34 × 31 × 6 mm) in size and they deliver a read ranges up to 8.2 ft (2.5 m) on metal. All IronTag units are waterproof and resistant to shock, vibration and chemical exposure. The tags can be affixed with screws, clamps or high-temperature stickers.


The new IronTag 206 UHF transponder is available now. Download the IronTag family datasheet for detailed specifications.

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About HID GlobalHID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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