Based on Ethernet/IP and open standards, the 56RF line of Allen Bradley RFID products from Rockwell Automation is designed specifically for industrial applications. Based on the open 13.56MHz I-Code standard, it delivers plant floor RFID solution for both tracking and real-time localized data storage, with seamless data communication from shop floor to enterprise systems. The system comprises Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock interfaces, transceivers (read/write heads) in sensor housings and a wide selection of reusable data carrier tags in different styles for standard and special environments. Flexibility and scalability is maximized thanks to the ArmorBlock units offering interfaces for one or two RFID channels, standard I/Os and embedded Ethernet switches with device level ring (DLR) function in order to save wiring and installation costs. Integration into the Logix platform is easy and seamless with new add-on profiles (AOP) and integrated EDS files, which help to reduce start up times and get production up and running much faster. Four rugged transceiver styles are available (40x40, 80x90, M12 and M18) designed for industrial locations, all using high-frequency 13.56MHz I-Code to ISO15693 and ISO18000-3 M1. A wide selection of reusable data carriers (Tags) – designed for industrial environments – is also available, from 128Byte up to 2kB; with read/write distances up to 170mm, depending on the tag size.