Ekahau-RFID-tagEkahau has released a new RFID tag called the T-301. This new tag is 40% smaller than their previous tags and includes a tamper switch that sounds an alarm if someone tries to remove the tag. Like previous tags, the T-301 includes a motion sensor that turns off the sensor's radio when not in motion. This feature can extend batter life in some applications to as much as 5 years.

The new tag is intended for both asset and patient/staff tracking. The tag can be attached using double-side tape, cable tie or carried by a person in pocket or by using a wristband. From the Ekahau web site:

T301-A provides the following features:

  • Very low power consumption provides battery life up to 5 years.
  • Intelligent motion sensor that activates the tag only when the tracked object is moving.
  • Works in any standard 802.11 b/g wireless network infrastructure.
  • Includes
    wireless configuration and management remotely anywhere within the
    wireless network coverage area. The remote management automates
    configuration changes, battery level monitoring and even tag software
    upgrades.
  • Two programmable buttons that can be configured to send alarms or other messages to applications.
  • Optical tamper switch to trigger an alarm on tamper or theft.
  • Two LEDs and a buzzer that can be remotely activated.