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Electronic ID Tags

Allflex Half Duplex (HDX)

  • Tamperproof Ultra Cap provides ultimate security and retention
  • HDX technology optimizes signal transmission and provides greatest possible read distance
  • Beneficial for use in packing plants, automated reading systems, or with a walk-through reader
  • ISO compliant
  • HDX Tag weight: 8.9 grams

Allflex Full Duplex (FDX)

  • Tamperproof Ultra Cap provides ultimate security and retention
  • FDX technology is sufficient for capturing data, if read range is not an issue
  • ISO compliant
  • FDX Tag weight: 5.6 grams

Allflex Electronic ID Readers are great to use with EID tags.


Global 982 vs USDA 840 - What's the difference?

Using USDA EID tags (which start with 840) is the best option because they are considered Official ID in all US state and are approved for interstate travel. With USDA tags, a Premise ID is required which can be applied for through your state's animal health department.


Half Duplex vs Full Duplex - What's the difference?

Half Duplex (HDX) tags are better able to transmit through metal interference such as metal and steel objects. Full Duplex (FDX) is good when read range is not an issue.


Typical read range on HDX tags ranges from 38cm - 46cm (15" - 18") while typical read range on FDX tags ranges from 35cm - 41cm (13" - 16"). However, FDX tags are more susceptible to interference from metal and steel objects such as head gates, panels, and squeeze chutes as well as fluorescent lights.