Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is relatively a new AIDC technology which was first developed in 1980’s. The technology acts as a base in automated data collection, identification and analysis systems worldwide. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data. Unlike a bar code, the tag does not necessarily need to be within line of sight of the reader, and may be embedded in the tracked object. It can also be read only or read-write enabling information to be either permanently stored in the tag or it can be read-write where information can be continually updated and over-written on the tag.

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Nordic ID launches Nordic ID AR55, the first area reader in its product portfolio

Nordic ID launches Nordic ID AR55, the first area reader in its product portfolio

Nordic ID has launched Nordic ID AR55, the first area reader in its product portfolio. The Nordic ID AR55 is a part of the Nordic ID AR series, which consists of different types of fixed RFID readers and antennas.

Giks Mode deploys RFKeeper's RFID within a week throughout all its stores and DC

Giks Mode deploys RFKeeper's RFID within a week throughout all its stores and DC

RFKeeper, the global provider of Plug & Play RFID Solutions for Fashion Retailers, and Nordic ID, have announced Giks Mode in Belgium has deployed RFKeeper's Plug & Play RFID Solutions for automated inventory counts, supply chain visibility, and stock replenishment.

SATO and Cadi launching PJM RFID Thermo IC Tag at HIMSS Asia Pacific

SATO and Cadi launching PJM RFID Thermo IC Tag at HIMSS Asia Pacific

SATO and Cadi Scientific have announced that they will launch a jointly developed PJM RFID Thermo IC Tag this coming September at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific 2015.

WiNG Express – the power of enterprise Wi-Fi for smaller businesses reality

WiNG Express – the power of enterprise Wi-Fi for smaller businesses reality

Retail Technology Review spoke with Mark Smith, head of WLAN sales, EMEA, Zebra Technologies, about the company's newly launched WiNG Express enterprise-class Wi-Fi designed for small and medium-sized businesses, and the benefits it affords both users and Zebra's channel partner network.

SATO’s PJM RFID technology integrated with BIT Consulting’s myMEDISET

SATO’s PJM RFID technology integrated with BIT Consulting’s myMEDISET

SATO, the global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, and BIT Consulting, the software solutions provider for the healthcare industry, have announced that SATO's PJM RFID Technology is now available with myMEDISET.

Wi-Fi for the future

Wi-Fi for the future

Some say technology is only successful when it's ubiquitous. By that measure Wi-Fi has succeeded: from hotels, to restaurants, to town centres or offices, we expect to seamlessly log on to high-speed broadband coverage.

Tyco Retail Solutions: ChainLink Research examines the ROI benefits of RFID for Retail

Tyco Retail Solutions: ChainLink Research examines the ROI benefits of RFID for Retail

As shopper expectations continue to grow, inventory accuracy and visibility is a business imperative -- and it starts with RFID.

SATO’s PJM RFID technology integrated with DiaAdmin software

SATO’s PJM RFID technology integrated with DiaAdmin software

SATO and GemBox RFID has announced that SATO's PJM RFID technology has been integrated into DiaAdmin, an administrative and tracking application developed by XSS. DiaAdmin users can now enjoy full compatibility with select SATO PJM RFID readers and printers.

Jamison RFID and active identity announce strategic partnership to provide RFID smart portals

Jamison RFID and active identity announce strategic partnership to provide RFID smart portals

Jamison RFID (a division of Jamison Door Company), the manufacturer and integrator of rugged, purpose-built RFID portals and communications enclosures, has announced a new partnership and solution set with Active Identity, of Fort Myers, Florida.

New RFID transponder with large memory and a mobile handheld reader

New RFID transponder with large memory and a mobile handheld reader

Siemens is expanding its RFID product range, Simatic RF600, with new transponders that have considerably greater memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device.

Benefits of RFID in Retail

 

Inventory Shrinkage (Shrink) Reduction 

• Ability to track items in real-time between manufacturer and point of sale.

• Real-time notification of any breaches in security for non-payment.

• Reduces shrinkage of stock caused by theft.

 

Monitor unattended inventory

• Automatic item identification on mixed pallets

• "Smart Shelf" systems – designed to provide real time tracking and lovating of tagged items on shelves

• Shipping and Receiving applications

 

Shelf stocking

• Real-time notification of out-of -stock items

• Improvement of product replenishment

• Improved product forecasting from product stock tracking

 

Check-out Proces

• Reduce labour/time cost of employees

• Reduce time in queue

 

RFID Smart Labels - extremely flat configured transponder under a conventional print-coded label, which includes chip,antenna and bonding wires as a so-called inlay. The labels—made of paper, fabric or plastic.

 

Types of RFID Tag

 

UHF (Ultra High Frequency) Tags, Labels and Cards operate at a frequency of 915 MHz. These types of tags are considered “Passive” –with no on-board power source. Commonly specified by retailers within the supply chain, these tags must comply with the international recognized standard set by EPCglobal.

 

HF (High Frequency) Tags, Labels and Cards operate at a frequency of 13.56 MHz. These types of tags are also “Passive” with no onboard power source. RFID applications that use HF RFID tags are typically the applications that require read distances of less than three feet. HF tags work better on objects made of metal (RFID Metal Tag) and can work around goods with high water content.

 

LF (Low Frequency) Tags, Labels and Cards are low-frequency tags (125khz) use less power and are better able to penetrate non-metallic substances. These types of tags are also “Passive” –with no on-board power source. They are ideal for scanning objects with high-water content, such as fruit, but their read range is limited to less than a foot.