ARC provides a single, open benchmark testing facility where tags are tested to published testing standards. ARC maintains a database of this test information, and uses it in conjunction with Retailers and Retail Suppliers to create approved lists of tags and tagging practices for RFID compliance. ARC provides detailed tag performance feedback to the Manufacturer. Tags are not publicly ranked beyond their abilities to meet specific Performance Specification thresholds, and specific test performance information is only shared with Manufacturer permission.

ARC maintains Retailer Performance Specifications for various retail product categories that Manufacturers use to develop tags that meet Retailer and Retail Supplier requirements. These Retail Performance Specifications are available to Inlay Manufacturers on request. Please contact us to receive a copy of Tagged Category Performance specifications, Testing Methodology, and Testing Equipment documents or to submit an inlay to ARC for testing.