Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

What is RFID?

RFID is an acronym for “radio-frequency identification” and refers to a technology whereby digital data encoded in RFID tags or smart labels (defined below) are captured by a reader via radio waves. RFID is similar to barcoding in that data from a tag or label are captured by a device that stores the data in a database. RFID, however, has several advantages over systems that use barcode asset tracking software. The most notable is that RFID tag data can be read outside the line-of-sight, whereas barcodes must be aligned with an optical scanner. 

(What Is RFID? A Guide to RFID Tech, Applications & Future, n.d.)

Technology Features

RFID Tags:
   – Chip: Stores information.
    – Antenna: Communicates with RFID readers.
RFID Readers:
   – Antenna: Communicates with RFID tags.
    – Transceiver: Reads and writes data to tags.

Benefits of using RFID

Benefits of using RFID in inventory tracking include increased accuracy, efficiency, and speed compared to traditional barcode systems. It minimizes the need for manual scanning and provides real-time visibility into your inventory.