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Starport & Toshiba to Partner

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Starport is excited to announce a partnership with Toshiba America Business Solutions.  This partnership will greatly improve the printer options and capabilities that Starport Technologies can offer to their customers.  The Toshiba Dual Mode Printers are a huge plus to the industry and should be evaluated by every major RFID encoding group.


img00Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) is a subsidiary of Toshiba Tec Corporation, a global leader in office printing and retail solutions. TABS provides multifunction printers, managed document services and digital signage for businesses of all sizes via nearly 300 authorized dealers throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America.  As part of TOSHIBA TEC’s continuing commitment to new technology available soon will be the ability to encode RFID chips using the four series printers.

To be able to meet the various standards and frequencies Toshiba TEC is offering the unique ability to use different readers and antenna on the same model.

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Starport’s Increasing Capabilities

782ed51f-fd31-4765-b03f-feb7b013a526Starport is starting off the New Year with the addition of a six color 13.00” Mark Andy 2200 flexo press. The press will be integrated with a Tamarack P500 RFID unit. The P500’s width is equal to the Mark Andy, allowing for 13.00” wide RFID dry inlay insertion. The new line is equipped with high efficiency hot air drying and UV curing, laminating station, three in-line rotary die cutting stations, and two auxiliary unwinds. These numerous capabilities have created the ideal converting platform for multi-color printed complex laminated structures for labels, tags and tickets.

Retail Market Presence

This will assist in the continuous growth of Starport’s retail market presence and also greatly improve multi-color printing capabilities.  This equipment allows for a variety of face stocks, and use of UHF or HF inlays to meet the requirements of specific applications.


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RFID Jewelry Tags

da6c7443-971d-40ce-b855-0d9f861b8ed0With over 75 years of combined narrow web converting experience, the management team of Starport Technologies has engineered and assembled an RFID tag and label converting platform that allows conversion of industry standard jewelry tags into RFID tags.  Using the Alien Technology ALN-9710 inlays, Starport has started to focus on bringing the benefits of RFID to jewelry manufacturers and resellers.

Tagging Small Items

The ALN-9710 (Squig) inlay has a compact 44.5×10.4mm (1.75×0.41”) antenna size and utilizes the Higgs®4 IC. The Squig inlay approaches the performance of the well regarded Squiggle inlay in a smaller footprint which makes it ideal for tagging small items like gems & jewelry.


The value associated with jewelry in store displays, behind the counter and in storage makes them an obvious target for implementing some type of traceability, however their diminutive size makes this a difficult proposition. The new Starport Jewelry tags and labels enable performing inventory of these high value items on a regular basis with a handheld reader without having to remove them from the display case or storage lockers. Stock planning, replenishment and regulatory reporting is simplified with the enhanced accountability that adding RFID avails. In addition, point of sale tracking and losses due to shrinkage can be contained with the addition of a fixed reader at the doorway.

Adding the Starport Jewelry tag to your stores highly prized diminutive collection can reap substantial savings and generous profitability.

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Tageos UHF/RFID Tags Background

f4bbdb45-89a0-4076-add9-46e8ac5ff91aTageos designs, manufactures, and sells globally patented 100% paper-based passive UHF RFID tags to address the item-level tagging needs of global customers in various industries.  Most of the RFID tags available today are based on technology that was state-of-the-art 3 decades ago.  Tageos spent years researching and developing a new method for producing RFID tags that fundamentally changes the components and the process, resulting in thin, flexible, eco-friendly, high performance RFID products.

As a company, Tageos’ culture is to always work to anticipate customers’ RFID tagging needs, always innovate to design the RFID products of tomorrow, and continuously improve our processes to provide high quality, cost-effective products to our customers.

Tageos Advantages

R&D, antenna design, and production all under one roof

  • Where the business justifies, Tageos can develop customized RFID labels with tailor-designed antennas and alternate tag silicon.

One of a kind, globally patented design

  • Thanks to its groundbreaking design, the Tageos 100% paper, passive UHF RFID labels have no plastic inlay. They inherently cost less, yet match or exceed the performance of plastic inlay-based labels

Eco-friendly Labels

  • A Tageos label uses 50% less glue, no plastic, and creates 90% less waste than traditional tags.

Tamper Proof Labels

  • Our 100% paper labels can easily be torn, making them ideal for anti-tampering applications.

Thinner labels = higher quality and more efficiency

  • No visible “inlay bump” when labels are printed.  Your labels will look their best.
  • More labels per roll – change rolls less often meaning greater printer up-time

Starport and Tageos Advantages

4d9ce110-9990-421d-a16c-f2ded4d2bb0bCombining Tageos’ innovative, all-paper design with Starport’s world-class label converting capabilities gives customers access to high quality, low-cost RFID labels and tags unlike anything else on the market.  Starport-converted Tageos products can address nearly any kind of application, from simple compliance or track and trace, to tamper evident use cases, to anti-counterfeiting applications requiring custom antenna designs.

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RFID Pot Stakes – RFID Tag

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Product Summary Sheet

Starport Technologies is now producing a durable, thermal-transfer-printable RFID Pot Stake. The 20 mil styrene RFID Pot Stake, that can be printed with a modified Zebra thermal transfer printer, is proving itself at sites across the globe.

Revolution of IDeas

Many nurseries grow seedlings and sell them to wholesalers and retailers that, in turn, raise the plants until they are large enough for the consumer market. During busy seasons, some companies typically sell as many as 30,000 trays of seedlings per week. Many of these nurseries are now employing RFID to track seed-sown plastic trays as they move through company greenhouses. This technology improves the tracking of inventory and helps expedite the shipping of seedlings to customers.

Without RFID the process of growing the seedlings and preparing them for shipment is daunting. Nurseries often plant approximately 20 percent more of a product than they require in order to account for loss during the growing process, thus making it that much more difficult to track the product. Because it has a short shelf life, much of the product excess is often discarded. In addition, identifying which types of seedlings are on any particular tray can be hard to do simply by looking at them. Some nurseries use bar-coded labels to track their trays. RFID, where implemented, has proven to be a great deal more efficient compared to standard barcode technology. 1

Advantages of RFID

  • Multiple tags can be read simultaneously at high speeds, meaning faster, more reliable verification and inventory numbers.
  • Line-of-sight is not necessary. Tags can be read through non-metal objects such as vegetation, boxes, and plastic trays.

Benefits for Customers

  • The use of RFID in conjunction with software mitigates errors at time of packing and shipping.
  • During packing, trays are identified electronically using RFID antennae, so only the correct trays can be packed for a given order and incompletely packed orders are immediately spotted and corrected.
  • Box contents labels are printed and placed on each box, along with tracking numbers for shipments. Advance shipment notification is sent directly to the broker’s office, and to the customer via email. Everyone knows what is being shipped and when it is scheduled to arrive. Tracking numbers are immediately available for FedEx shipments.


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