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Stream Mode RFID

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244563D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 75K

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Abstract

Processing of the media substrates is generally performed sequentially such that a first media substrate is processed, and fed to the tear-bar whereupon the first media substrate is separated from the continuous stream of media substrates by a user or applicator in a "hand-off" process. Subsequently, the continuous stream of media substrates is back-fed to enable processing of the next media substrate that is to be presented. This back-feeding reduces through-put by requiring an additional, time consuming step in the processing sequence.

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Stream Mode RFID

    Media processing devices, such as printers and encoders, may be configured to print and/or encode to media, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) labels. The media may be provided to the processing device in a continuous form, such as fan-fold media stacks or a spool of media wound about a core. Each media substrate from the plurality of continuously fed media substrates may be separately printed and/or encoded prior to being presented to a user. The user may separate a media substrate unit from the continuous media at a tear-bar at the end of a media feed path.

    Processing of the media substrates is generally performed sequentially such that a first media substrate is processed, and fed to the tear-bar whereupon the first media substrate is separated from the continuous stream of media substrates by a user or applicator in a "hand-off" process. Subsequently, the continuous stream of media substrates is back-fed to enable processing of the next media substrate that is to be presented. This back-feeding reduces through-put by requiring an additional, time consuming step in the processing sequence.

    Embodiments described herein provide a method of processing media, particularly media including RFID tags that are encoded by the processing device, without requiring the additional back-feed operation. A "stream mode" may improve throughput for a media processing device by encoding RFID media, such as labels, tags, cards, etc. without necessitat...