CSL Introduces BAP ID Card

RFID solutions provider addresses long-range event and personnel monitoring

Hong KongNov. 27, 2012Convergence Systems Limited (CSL), a global provider of both passive RFID tags, readers and antennas and active RTLS equipment, introduced the Battery Assisted Passive (BAP) ID Card to address long-range event and personnel monitoring.

“We had pretty much given up on people monitoring with RFID badges but CSL’s BAP ID Card makes tracking not just possible but reliable,” said Carl Brown, President of SimplyRFID.com. “This is the first RFID card in any format that can be placed in your wallet, sandwiched between two PROX badges and still read perfectly when passing through a doorway from about 10 feet.”

The BAP ID Card is a long-range identification card with an active radius of up to 25 meters (80 feet) to meet the requirements for demanding applications such as laptop asset tracking; automatic time and attendance recording; student IDs; hazardous remote worker monitoring; hands-free access control; and animal tracking.

“Unlike any other RFID UHF cards, CSL’s BAP ID cards held up against human body interference, orientation issues and multiple radio frequency interference,” said Louis Sirico, RFID Technical Evangelist. “This is a game changing technology for asset tracking, people monitoring, and loyalty programs in high traffic events, large-area situations and hazardous environments.”

The BAP ID Card is available now and currently in pilot implementation by a leading U.S. retailer to monitor valuable assets, attendance and productivity across the thousands of locations. System integrators, such as Harold Clampitt, President of American RFID Solutions, utilize the BAP ID Cards—together with CSL’s CS203 Integrated Reader—to solve requirements for large area visibility and monitoring where traditional passive RFID tags failed. The BAP ID technology offers the advantages of active RFID technology with the economics of passive tags.

BAP ID cards meet the ISO 7810 identification card size with a nominal thickness of 1.8 millimeters that can easily fit into a pocket, billfold, purse or can be worn as a badge. The CSL BAP ID Card is the only fully ISO18000-6/EPC Class 1 Gen 2 compliant identification card.