• Hands Free Reading Range
  • Fast Identification of Uniquely Numbered Tags (typically 55/sec)
  • Accurate Identification (1:100 million error rate worst case)
  • No Tag Separation Necessary
  • Replaceable Battery
  • Reads Through Any Material (other than metal) Without Range Loss
  • Numerous Applications.
  • Also available in ATEX (Intrinsically safe) approved version.


The TC5 is an extremely versatile hands free tag which is normally supplied in a wrist tag housing suitable for attachment to a hospital identity bracelet or nylon wrist strap designed for watches. The tag components are incorporated in a coin shaped screw in module. This design provides OEM’s with the perfect building block for custom designed housings, opening up new market opportunities in both traditional security markets and the automatic identification sector.

The TC5 tag is the latest in a range of tags and readers manufactured by Identec Ltd and which make up the Census® product line. Designed with the OEM market in mind the TC5 tag enables clients to cover numerous applications with a single tag design simply by switching the housing for each tag. The TC5 tag is suitable for wrist and ankle tags, fob tags and disk tags.

The current wrist / ankle tag design provides a water resistant seal. The replaceable battery provides typically 1 years operational life based upon 6 minutes interrogation daily. The tag provides a warning via the readers when the battery requires changing. Unlike other Census® tags the TC5 will operate in very close proximity to other TC5 tags without reducing the speed of reading.

The TC5 is available in standard and ATEX (Intrinsically safe) approved versions, the ATEX version is supplied exclusively through Davis Derby Ltd. (


Specification Details
Dimensions 46 x 37 x 10mm
Dimensions of tag insert 35mm dia, 4mm high
Temperature range -20 to +60°C (non condensing)
Housing Black ABS
Weight with case (without case) 12g (5g)
Colour Black


The product is suitable for numerous applications, they include but are not limited to:

  • Personnel Tracking - ATEX (Intrinsically safe) version available for hazardous environments.
  • Patient Tracking
  • Wanderer Control.
  • Tool Tracking
  • Sample Tracking

Ordering Information

Ordered as TC5 (TC5A - USA system).

ATEX (Intrinsically safe) approved version - TC5-IS

Technical Details

Download the datasheet for TC5.