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hard tag

An electronic identification or security device that is adhered to merchandise and shipping cartons. Hard tags contain metal strips or electronic circuits encased in a plastic housing. See RFID tag, RFID and EAS. See also hard token.
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In a study conducted by Management Horizons, a division of Price Waterhouse, 60 percent of shoppers surveyed were concerned with potential damage to clothing and more than 30 percent had embarrassing experiences when store personnel forgot to remove the hard tag.
Unlike hard tags, the ((rfid))-DuraTag is suited for industrial uses because of its ultra-thin design and small dimensions.
ADT Spain of Madrid has introduced a source-tagging system based on the Visual Source Tag concept, which combines the benefits of hard tags for textiles with in-factory fitting.
"We want to eliminate the hard tags, the labor of putting them on, the possibility of damage to the garment, and move to the soft tag that is embedded in the clothing," said Ritacco.
Other antitheft products include infrared technology and hard tags. In the case of infrared technology, an alarm is isolated to only the unit tampered with, not the entire system.
"We also tag soft home merchandise like sheets, but here we use hard tags, and the results have been rewarding here, too," he said.
Consisting of tag-detecting pedestals placed at entrances, it works with a variety of Sensormatic antitheft hard tags and labels.
The hard tags can be square, rectangular, or octagonal.
Further, on the basis of product offerings, the concerned market for Passive RFID Tags is divided into: Inlays, Hard Tags The market segmentation based on application include (Health Care, Retail, Aerospace and Automotive, Maritime, Oil and Gas, Surveillance and Security, Logistics and Supply-chain, Others), which have constantly steered the demand for Passive RFID Tags.