How RFID works

The adoption of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) in the general marketplace has tended to become confused with issues such as security and identity theft. In actual fact, RFID is a very common technology. It is used in tracking animals, in logistics, in medical products, in libraries and in the retail sector.

Action through RFID thought it worthwhile explaining how the technology works as a background to its growth in the world we live in.

Benefits of RFID over barcodes

It always seems to us that there is an absence of simple statements about the benefits of RFID over existing technology. Here we have reproduced a simple table of benefits when it comes to inventory checking and update.

what is RFID

RFID Explained in Plain English

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is the term used to describe a number of non-contact sytems that use wireless radio waves to transmit and receive data stored on RFID tags, which are attached to the object for the purpose of identification and tracking. It is one of several auto-id technologies, the most common of which is barcoding.

RFID technology questionnaire

Choosing from the bewildering range of auto-id technology can be difficult. Making the right choices can be challenging. With so many technologies, standards and formats, the range of options open to users is very wide indeed.

To help you, we have gathered together some of the key questions to ask yourself before choosing your technology. Here are some of the key factors: