RFID Technology: Advantages of RFID
Active Wave RFID may be the right solution for your organization

ActiveWave systems use RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification technology. Radio frequency (RF) technology is commonly used to transmit and receive information without wires. A wide variety of electronic devices such as television, radio, and wireless telephone use radio frequency technology to transmit or receive information.

ActiveWave RFID solutions use modern wireless technologies to help your business track inventory and equipment. An ActiveWave RFID system is composed of an RFID reader, a standard Windows based PC, and RFID tags or transponders. The RFID tag is attached or placed inside of the equipment or inventory. ActiveWave RFID tags contain micro electronic circuits that store product information. The tags transmit this information to a remote RFID reader.

Advantage of RFID

Whether you are concerned with tracking inventory in a warehouse or maintaining a fleet of vehicles, there is a clear need for a fully automated data capture and analysis system that will help you keep track of your valuable assets and equipment.

ActiveWave RFID technologies provide unique solutions to difficult logistical tracking of inventory or equipment- particularly in applications where optically based systems fail and when read/write capabilities are required. The technology is stable, and evolving, with open architectures becoming increasingly available.

RFID Benefits Vs. Barcode

The optical nature of barcode requires labels to be "seen" by lasers. That line-of-sight between label and reader is often difficult, impractical, or even impossible to achieve in industrial environments. In order to function properly, a barcode reader must have clean, clear optics, the label must be clean and free of abrasion, and the reader and label must be properly oriented with respect to each other. RFID technology enables tag reading from a greater distance, even in harsh environments.

In addition, the information imprinted on a barcode is fixed and cannot be changed. ActiveWave RFID tags, on the other hand, have electronic memory similar to what is in your computer or digital camera to store information about the inventory or equipment. This information can be dynamically updated.

    The Advantages of RFID vs. barcode technology:

  • No line of sight requirement.
  • The tag can stand a harsh environment.
  • Long read range.
  • Portable database
  • Multiple tag read/write.
  • Tracking people, items, and equipment in realtime.

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