Fans of Swedish ice-hockey team Modo Hockey are using their team shirts as season tickets, thanks to HID Global’s Epoxy tag RFID transponders.
Each of the shirts has an HID Global Epoxy tag sewn into one sleeve to be scanned for speedy and effortless entry to the club’s Fjällräven Center arena in Örnsköldsvik. As the first Swedish ice-hockey club to replace its season tickets with shirts, Modo has seen 3,000 of the team’s red shirts sold to date.
“Modo’s use of HID Global Epoxy transponders further validates that our RFID tags are an ideal choice for applications that require exceptional durability under various stressful and high-wear conditions,” says Richard Aufreiter, director of product management, Identification Technologies, with HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group company.
HID Global RFID transponders are designed for optimal performance and are also resistant to fuels, mineral oils, petroleum and salt mist. Unrelenting performance allows Epoxy Tag transponders to be used in commercial settings such as clothing and in industrial environments such as permanent embedding into equipment or containers. Each micro-thin Epoxy RFID Tag device has a smooth surface, which can be adhered with glue, secured with screws, or embedded in a custom housing.
RFID-tagged shirts have already proved a hit with Tampa Bay Lightning in the US National Hockey League, and Charlotte Gustavsson, CEO of Modo Hockey, says: “With as many shirts as we’re selling, we are looking forward to seeing an arena full of red, which will create an atmosphere that’s motivating for the players and fun for the fans.”