Multispectral Solutions Inc. (MSSI), an industry leader in ultrawideband (UWB) wireless technology, announced the latest in its series of active RFID tags for its Sapphire DART Precision Asset Location System product line. The new series of tags use a patented technique to achieve an operational life expectancy of more than 10 years on a single Lithium button cell battery.

MSSI's micro inventory tag, measuring only 39 mm × 11 mm × 21 mm (1.5 in. × 0.4 in. × 0.8 in.) complete with antenna and battery, now achieves an operational life expectancy of greater than 10 years transmitting once every two seconds. Using a tiny button cell battery, 3.2-mm × 16-mm CR1632 rated at 125 mAh, MSSI's tag life expectancy actually equals or exceeds the manufacturer's specification for battery shelf life at room temperature, or 10 years.