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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Cost-effective complete ‘one-stop-shop’ passive RFID solution from PervasID

Cost-effective complete ‘one-stop-shop’ passive RFID solution from PervasID

PervasID, the RFID technology company, has introduced a complete single source solution that can detect, read and monitor RFID tags with the highest levels of accuracy (99%+).

PervasID, provider of RFID reader technology announces addition of Ian Sugarbroad to its advisory board

PervasID, provider of RFID reader technology announces addition of Ian Sugarbroad to its advisory board

Following the company’s recent launch of what is claimed to be its near 100% accurate wide-area passive RFID detection Space Ranger 9200 technology, PervasID is expanding its advisory board with the appointment of Ian Sugarbroad.

RFID is on the rise – and DENSO joins in: Experts for mobile data capture at the 'RFID & Wireless iOT tomorrow 2017'

RFID is on the rise – and DENSO joins in: Experts for mobile data capture at the 'RFID & Wireless iOT tomorrow 2017'

Companies are willing to invest in the digital transformation of their business. This was recently shown in the results of the 'Digital Change Study' done by business software provider IFS.

Murata’s RAIN RFID tag works perfectly on metal surfaces

Murata’s RAIN RFID tag works perfectly on metal surfaces

Murata has announced the LXFLANMXMG-003, a RAIN RFID tag designed for use on metal components and surfaces.

Engineering careers in retail: Yes, they do exist

Engineering careers in retail: Yes, they do exist

Engineers play a very important role in business, but one area that many people don’t consider when they think about engineering is retail. Surprisingly, there are a few career options for engineers who want to work in the retail industry.

Increased requirements in retail – DENSO scores with innovative scanners and handheld terminals

Increased requirements in retail – DENSO scores with innovative scanners and handheld terminals

Customers have high expectations of retail businesses nowadays. In order to make shopping in a retail store an experience, retail companies must have full control not only at the point of sale (POS), but also in the warehouse for the inventory processes.....

RFID: Beyond retail and passive use

RFID: Beyond retail and passive use

By James Daniels, freelance writer.

Data comes in many different forms and is something we encounter every day, even though we might not be aware of it. Most of us are also generating tremendous volumes of data without ever realising it.

RFID market to reach $11.2 billion in 2017

RFID market to reach $11.2 billion in 2017

Based on the new report 'RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2017-2027', IDTechEx Research finds that in 2017, the total RFID market will be worth $11.2bn, up from $10.52bn in 2016 and $9.95bn in 2015.

New pocket size scanner with RFID by DENSO

New pocket size scanner with RFID by DENSO

In the retail industry today, customers have high expectations. To build a profitable and engaging in-store experience, companies need full control not only at the point of sale (POS) but also from storage to inventory, to staff enablement, to personal shopping solutions – and in many other areas. DENSO, part of the Toyota group, offers mobile data solutions and reliable devices for the retail industry.

Why omnichannel could be the high street's saviour

Why omnichannel could be the high street's saviour

By Dean Frew, CTO & SVP RFID Solutions at SML Group.

Within the past decade, retailers have shifted their focus from physical stores to an "online only" strategy. This is in part due to rising costs of owning and operating physical stores, the higher profit margins for online retailers and also the technological advances that have led to consumers being able to purchase goods from any 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.

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