Ensure regulatory compliance, optimal performance, and reliable functionality of your radio frequency identification devices, with Element’s rigorous RFID testing. Reduce downtime and disruption, with our cutting-edge solutions to verify your  products comply with safety, EMC, and radio performance requirements, as well as RFID standards.


What is RFID and why is testing important?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology enables the accurate tracking of people, assets, products and inventory. Using electromagnetic fields and radio waves, RFID tags and wireless devices can identify people and objects without physical contact. The uses of RFID are countless, from retail products, library books, airport cases, staff medications and livestock to e-Passports, smart cards and entry fobs. The number of RFID tags is growing fast, with a 20% increase year on year.

Testing these devices for functionality and security is critical as they are often responsible for tracking and monitoring vital information with implications for supply chains, workplace efficiency, security, health, and safety. System downtime, as well as inaccurate or incomplete data, could have significant consequences.


Key benefits of RFID testing with Element

  • Compliance Assurance: We ensure that your systems and components comply with industry standards and regulations, minimizing the risk of legal and regulatory issues.
  • Performance Optimization: Downtime and disruption can be costly and damaging. By evaluating signal strength, read range, and environmental factors, we help optimize the overall performance of your RFID systems and reduce the risk of failures, no matter the circumstance.
  • Account for all Eventualities: Our custom testing solutions help you to simulate and predict how your RFID device will react in even the most challenging environments.
  • Improved Supply Chain Management: Utilizing fully tested RFID technology allows for faster and more automated processes, reducing risk of human error and reducing operational costs.
  • Customized Solutions: Our services can be tailored to your specific industry needs, providing customized solutions for applications ranging from healthcare and aerospace to industrial and transportation sectors.
  • Increased Cost Efficiency: Our testing evaluates the physical robustness of your RFID tags, contributing to their durability, ensuring a longer lifespan in challenging environments, and reducing costly maintenance and service delays.


Maintain an interoperable ecosystem

In our interoperability verification process, we focus on establishing a harmonious connection and compatibility across your RFID ecosystem. We assess and validate the potential interactions between your RFID tags and readers, especially when sourced from different manufacturers. This thorough evaluation aims at not just promoting but guaranteeing system-wide compatibility. We address the challenges that you may face in multi-vendor environments, providing you with the confidence that your RFID components will work cohesively and efficiently regardless of their origin. 


Remain Secure

Element’s experts take a proactive stance in identifying potential vulnerabilities within your RFID systems. Our thorough analysis pinpoints weak points that could compromise the integrity of your sensitive data. Once vulnerabilities are identified, we can advise on robust security measures tailored to fortify your RFID infrastructure. We want to ensure that your valuable data remains protected and confidential. By collaborating to address vulnerabilities and implement stringent security measures, we empower you to operate confidently in environments where data security is paramount.

Michael Derby

Michael Derby

Technical Director - Regulatory Approvals

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Our RFID testing services and capabilities

Element provides radio frequency identification devices (RFID) testing and certification to the key standards for devices such as tags, readers, and antennas.

  • Advice And Guidance
  • Test Plan Generation And Risk Analysis
  • Pre-Compliance Testing
  • Completing Documentation
  • Testing In Real Life Environment
  • FCC CFR 47 Part 15C
  • AIM 7351731 (FDA)
  • ETSI EN 300 330-2
  • ETSI EN 302 208-2
  • ETSI EN 302 291-2 


RFID for global market access

Element is a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) for the FCC, a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for ISED, EU RED Notified Body services for CE marking, and a Radio Certification Body (RCB) for Japan. Our global market access team provides a full suite of testing and certification services for your RFID devices to reach the worldwide market smoothly and on time.


RFID testing for medical devices

In medical device safety assessment, adherence to standards like AIM 7351731 is essential. This standard, acknowledged by the U.S. FDA, focuses on the risks associated with RFID readers in medical environments. Manufacturers are required to assess these risks alongside standard requirements, ensuring the safety of medical electrical products exposed to RFID. Element, with our expertise in EMC and medical device testing, offers specialized services to assist medical device manufacturers in preparing for and testing against the AIM 7351731 standard.


Why choose Element? 

Element tests and certifies thousands of wireless devices every year. Whether you operate in aerospace, medical devices, industrial, transportation, or any other industry, we have the expertise to tailor an RF testing solution to precisely meet your requirements.

Our laboratories in the US and UK perform ISO 17025 accredited testing and can offer a comprehensive RFID testing program. As market leaders across many testing and certification services, including offering a wide range of other radio and wireless testing solutions, you can benefit from our global network of services from one single provider. Whatever your RFID requirements, Element’s experts are happy to assist in navigating the path to safety, quality, and compliance for your tags and readers.

To discuss your RFID testing requirements, or learn more about Element, contact us today


  • AIM 7351731
  • ETSI EN 300 330-2 v1.6.1; 
  • ETSI EN 302 208-2 v2.1.1; 
  • ETSI EN 302 291-2 v1.1.1; 
  • FCC CFR 47 Part 15C;
  • Japanese Radio Law Ordinance
  • Industrial Facilities Emitting Radio Waves

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