RFID

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Background

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What is RFID? A Basic Guide to Radio Frequency Identification

What is RFID? Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that uses a radio wave to identify an object. The main components of an RFID inlay include the IC (integrated chip) which executes commands and stores data; the antenna which absorbs RF waves and helps broadcast the signal; and the substrate which is the material that the chip and antenna are attached to.

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3 Real Threats RFID Technology Is Helping Solve

One of the earliest and most prolific use of RFID technology has been in agriculture. Tracking and inventorying livestock, mostly in the cattle industry and to a lesser degree in the hog industry has been around now for awhile. But currently, RFID tagging is used in all sorts of venues for all sorts of purposes. Often, its use is for clearly humanitarian purposes that overshadow more distant economic goals.  Such is the case for its use in the three examples below.

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How RFID EPC Codes Work

When using electronic asset numbering, RFID technology identifies assets to enable operations of all sorts to improve their ROI. Financial returns are routinely, if subtly, felt in major infrastructures such as power and utility systems, oil pipeline networks, electrical grids, agricultural enterprises and transportation networks where rugged and portable RFID is often used in the field. But, asset numbering is equally apparent in enterprises like medicine, manufacturing and retail trade where business is transacted, more or less, under one roof-not to mention its use in transit.

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Do RFID Systems Read In Real Time?

When considering an RFID system, one of the most attractive features is its ability to provide data in real-time. But what is real-time, since whenever we read RFID data - or any data for that matter - its immediacy is, by its very nature, past time. As good as antennas are, they cannot solve the time delay problem in a passive tag, active tag or BAP tag systems because a time delay always exists - albeit a very small time delay.

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RFID Technology Offers Many Benefits

If you own a business or even if you’re in charge of a certain unit within an enterprise, you probably want to know what and how many assets are there, where are they located, who is using them, etc. How many times a year do you count your inventory? Once? Maybe twice? And how accurate do you think it is?

Asset tracking is essential for any business and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) can often be the perfect way to count that inventory.

How Are RFID Tags Made?


RFID is an acronym for “radio frequency identification” and it has been in use since the early 1940s. RFID has come a long way  - the technology has improved year over year and the cost of implementing and using RFID has dropped considerably.

RFID refers to a technology in which digital data encoded in RFID tags is captured by a reader through radio waves. These tags are a cost-effective and efficient way to automatically and uniquely identify and track inventory and physical assets.