The xNTi kit contains an ISO/IEC 14443-A and fully NFC Type 2 compliant NTAG216 RFID chipset encased in a 2x12mm cylindrical USP grade lead-free Schott 8625 biocompatible glass casing, which is pre-loaded into an injection assembly. The xNT can be read and written to by many types of 13.56MHz RFID systems, and all NFC compliant reader/writer devices including USB devices and all NFC capable mobile phones. The tag itself was designed by Dangerous Things and production of it was successfully crowdfunded via an Indiegogo campaign. Thanks again to all the backers who made this possible!
- 1x sterile xNT 2x12mm bioglass tag pre-loaded in EO gas sterilized injector assembly
- 1x single use ChloraPrep skin prep ampoule with cotton scrub tip
- 2x sterile gauze pads for prep and post-injection wound care
- 1x sterile small round adhesive bandage
- 1x pair of non-sterile, non-latex surgical gloves
WARNING This kit definitely contains dangerous things. The xNT transponder device has not been tested or certified by any regulatory agency for implantation or use inside the human body. Use of this device is strictly at your own risk.
Dangerous Things prefers our customers locate one of our professional body piercing or body modification partners to complete the installation of this product. If no partners are available in your area, you should be able to find a professional who is willing to assist you. We have written these documents to help introduce new professionals to the world of implantable transponders; Dangerous Things Professional Guides
- 13.56MHz ISO14443A & NFC Type 2 compliant NTAG216 RFID chipset
- 7 byte UID and 888 bytes of user read/write memory
- Unlimited memory reads. Rated for 100,000 writes per memory block.
- Encased in a 2mm by 12mm USP grade lead-free Schott 8625 bioglass casing
- No Parylene C or porous polypropylene “anti-migration” coating means easy removal/replacement
- Pre-loaded into syringe injection assembly, sterilized in EO gas, and shipped in sealed sterilization pouch
FULLY COMPLIANT: The xNT is based on the NTAG216, which is considered by the NFC Forum to be a “Type 2″ tag. This means it is compatible with all devices which conform to NFC specifications, including all NFC enabled phones and tablet computers.
Android Mobile App
The xNT contains an NTAG216 chip which supports lock bytes and 32 bit password protection options. Unfortunately, none of the NFC apps we’ve seen support dynamic lock bit setting or password support, so we wrote our own called Dangerous NFC! This app will ensure your xNT cannot be accidentally or maliciously be forever locked into a read-only state. Password support means you can protect your tag from unauthorized reading or let everyone read it but require a password to program or update your xNT.
NFC Read Range
Passive RFID and NFC tags are magnetically coupled devices that pass power and data over a shared magnetic field. This means their effective read range depends on how well both of the antenna coils in the tag and reader couple with each other. This typically means the shape, size, and orientation of both antennas must be complimentary. Unfortunately, mobile devices typically have NFC antennas designed with thin flexible PCB traces made into blocky rectangular shapes that lay flat inside the phone. These antenna designs are great for coupling with and reading large flat NFC label tags or credit card style tags and access cards, but they have a hard time coupling to the very small cylindrically shaped antenna coil inside our implantable tags like the xNT. Most mobile phones have a “sweet spot” that much be located and used each time to get consistent reads. Other devices, such as the Samsung Ezon digital deadbolt lock, tend to use wire wound coil antenna loops inside, which work much more reliably with small tags like the xNT. Please do not expect your mobile device to achieve the same read range with the xNT that you normally get with an NFC label tag or card. For examples of this, please check out the following video posts; reading with USB device, and reading with a mobile device.
Because the xNT tag comes pre-loaded inside the injection syringe, you cannot test the tag before it is ejected from the syringe. Because of this, we performed a read test on every single xNT tag before it was inserted into the injector assembly and sterilized.
Sales of all RFID tags are final and no returns will be accepted. I keep a tight chain of custody on all products through manufacture, sterilization, and shipment. I would not want to sell a tag that has been returned and you probably wouldn’t want to buy one either… so before you purchase, do your research and be sure you know you’re getting the correct product.
Also check out NXP’s NTAG product page
The xNT is compatible with the following products: