Benefits of RFID over barcodes

 

Technology/Capability
Barcode RFID RFID benefit example
Line of sight requirement
Required Not required No need to orientate scanned items
Number of items that can be scanned
One Multiple Very fast inventory count
Automation & accuracy
Manual read errors & prone to mis-scanning Fully automated & highly accurate Error free inventory count
Identification
Only series or type Unique item level Targeted recall
Data storage
Only a meaningless code Up to several Kb Real time data access in any location