Simply, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is similar to bar code technology but uses radio waves to capture data from tags, rather than optically scanning the bar codes on a label.
In an RFID card system that uses an electronic product code (EPC) or similar numbering scheme, the following RFID attributes lead to these kinds of savings:
- Serialized data: Every object in the supply chain has a unique identifying number.
- Reduced human intervention: RFID allows tracking automatically without needing people to count or capture data or scan bar codes, which means reduced labour costs and fewer errors.
- Higher throughput supply chains: RFID allows many items to be counted simultaneously.
- Real-time information flow: As soon as an item changes state (off the shelf, out of a truck, sold to customer), the information can be updated across the supply chain.
- Increased item security: Printing and tagging items allows them to be tracked inside a confined facility or space.
What are some of the benefits?
Asset Tracking, Supply and Chain Management, Inventory Management, Automation, Interactive Advertising, Paperles Ticketing, Retail, Security .
How does RFID work?
Typical RFID System Frequency Ranges:
- Low Frequency (125 - 134 KHz) has a maximum read range of up to 20 inches.
- High Frequency (13.56 Mhz) has a maximum read range of up to 3 feet.
- Ultra-High Frecuency (856 - 960 Mhz) has a read range of 20 feet or more.
- Microwave Frequency (2.45GHz) has a read range of up to 1 meter as a paasive tag.
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