Looking for the latest information on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)? Or maybe you have questions on a specific application. Either way, the Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blog has got you covered. This valuable resource contains helpful articles and answers to questions posed by customers just like you trying to solve their toughest identifying and tracking problems.

With over 70 years of experience, we’ve accumulated massive amounts of education information to help customers better understand the importance of implementing an asset tracking system that works specifically for their application. Sharing knowledge to help advance the industry – that’s ID Made Better®.

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In Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blogs, you will find:
  • Helpful tips on different project Implementations
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  • Insight into different tracking technologies i.e, barcode and RFID
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August 9, 2022

Asset Tracking for Healthcare

Asset Tracking in healthcare provides many benefits that will impact not only the bottom line, but the level of care provided to the patients. In some cases it may be literally life or death.
July 22, 2022

Basics of High Frequency (HF) RFID

There are three main frequency ranges for standard RFID systems. This article addresses high frequency (HF) RFID.
July 20, 2022

Benefits of Barcodes and More

Barcode or RFID...or both? There is no one right answer, but in order to make an informed decision for your application we've put together some helpful information on barcodes and the benefits of using both barcode and RFID.
July 20, 2022

Basics of RFID

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is becoming more common for different types of applications in a variety of industries, but there are still a lot of questions surrounding RFID so we put together this article to provide some answers.
July 20, 2022

Can Golf Explain How To Select RFID Software?

A question I received all the time as an RFID engineer is – does sticking with one brand for all of your hardware have any benefit from an RF standpoint? To answer this, we are going to use my golf clubs - because it's what I had lying around the house and because it gets my point across.

July 20, 2022

Advantages of RFID

No line of sight needed and the ability to read multiple tags at once. These are only two of the many advantages to radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology. Read our article for more information on these as well as other advantages of RFID.
July 20, 2022

Breaking Down RFID Frequency

Let’s talk about frequency – what it is and why it's important. Frequency is the pitch at which RF waves operate. It's important to understand and regulate this; otherwise, there would be a lot of interference and poor performing RF devices out in the world. RFID frequency bands are typically measured in megahertz. The two most common are UHF or ultra-high frequency and HF, or high frequency. For simplicity’s sake we will focus only on UHF, which in RFID has a global range of 860 MHz to 960 MHz.

July 20, 2022

RFID Polarization Explained

Reading this article can save you thousands of dollars. Did that get your attention? It should. This article addresses a common mistake we’ve seen many companies and customers make when they go to purchase their RFID reader that literally cost them thousands of dollars in lost time and the wrong equipment.

July 6, 2022

Asset Tagging Explained

Why is asset tagging important? What type of asset is office equipment? Can an asset tag be tracked? We answer these and more of the most common questions we hear about asset tagging in this blog.
July 1, 2022

Metalcraft announces promotions in Sales, Manufacturing

Promotions allows Metalcraft to continue serving customers as the demand grows for ID Solutions.
June 22, 2022

Asset tagging 101

We answer some of the most common questions we get about asset tagging, from what is a fixed asset tag to how do you mark a fixed asset.
June 15, 2022

Celebrate National Barcode Day June 26th

National Barcode Day commemorates more than 40 years of efficiency and accuracy that began on June 26, 1974, when a clerk scanned a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, OH. On that day, the barcode system began to change the world.