VeriChip offers the widest range of RFID tag technologies within its solutions – beyond just passive and active tags – including implantable, wearable, and attachable form factors. Associating the following icons with VeriChip products, you can easily determine which particular tag technology is available with each solution.
Implantable RFID Tags
VeriChip products marked by the “Implantable” icon mean they utilize the implantable, passive RFID microchip, the VeriChip™, in their solutions for the purpose of automatic identification.
About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip inserts just under the skin and contains only a unique, 16-digit identifier. The chip itself does not contain any other data other than this unique electronic ID, nor does it contain any Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking capabilities. And unlike conventional forms of identification, the VeriChip™ cannot be lost, stolen, misplaced, or counterfeited. It is safe, secure, reversible, and always with you.
Once inserted just under the skin, via a quick, painless outpatient procedure (much like getting a shot), the VeriChip™ can be scanned when necessary with a proprietary VeriChip reader, whether handheld or wall-mounted. A small amount of radio frequency energy passes from the reader energizing the dormant microchip which then emits a radio frequency signal transmitting the individuals unique verification number. This number can then be used for such purposes as accessing personal medical information in a password-protected database or assessing whether somebody has authority to enter into a high-security area.
VeriChip is the only company in the world today to offer an implantable FDA-cleared RFID microchip and offers this option in its VeriMed and VeriGuard systems.
Wearable RFID Tags
VeriChip products marked by the “Wearable” icon refer to VeriChip’s selection of active RFID tags that can be worn by an individual (usually on the wrist or leg). For example, VeriChip’s Hugs and HALO Infant Protection Systems utilize wearable Infant Tags and Mother Tags to help prevent infant abductions and accidental mother/baby switching. Patient Tags worn on the wrist are used within VeriChip’s RoamAlert and WatchMate systems to prevent residents from wandering out of designated areas.
Attachable RFID Tags
VeriChip products marked by the “Attachable” icon refer to VeriChip’s selection of active and passive RFID tags, such as the Asset Tag found within Assetrac, that can be affixed to items. “Attachable” also refers to the bar code technology used within the ToolHound tool and equipment software mobile industrial assets. Items to be tagged include equipment, parts and consumables ensuring assets can be found when needed, tracked for maintenance and replenishment, and protected from theft, loss and hoarding, insuring maximum utilization.