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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Retail and RFID: DENSO and RFKeeper provide new solutions

Retail and RFID: DENSO and RFKeeper provide new solutions

DENSO WAVE EUROPE, part of the Toyota group and specialist for modern handhelds and scanners, has partnered up with software provider RFKeeper to help retailers become omni-channel providers.

Access control via fingerprint with DoorBird and ekey

Access control via fingerprint with DoorBird and ekey

The new DoorBird IP video intercom now provides an option for adding access control via an ekey fingerprint scanner. The D2101FV EKEY door station is equipped with a cutout for installing the ekey home FS UP I fingerprint reader.

Optimising store inventory and fulfilment with RFID

Optimising store inventory and fulfilment with RFID

The demand for flexible fulfilment is growing. Consumers expect inventory availability information and flexible fulfilment options that support their busy lifestyles, whether it’s shopping online with a view into local store inventory, selecting to pick up their online purchases in-store or opting for same-day delivery to meet an immediate need.

Omni-ID announces new range of IoT devices

Omni-ID announces new range of IoT devices

Omni-ID, the developer of passive industrial radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that are relied on by major global organisations to provide information on the location and identity of assets, has announced the launch of a new range of, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Long Range (LoRa) - enabled devices.

New fully integrated UNO RF/RFID label offers improved performance and sustainability

New fully integrated UNO RF/RFID label offers improved performance and sustainability

Checkpoint Systems has launched a new version of its unique UNO RF/RFID label that will enhance supply chain visibility and loss prevention.

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED and RFKeeper expand their RFID Solutions

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED and RFKeeper expand their RFID Solutions

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED and RFKeeper conclude a business collaboration agreement aiming at expanding their RFID solutions and increasing their awareness level in the market.

RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow in Darmstadt

RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow in Darmstadt

New standards will be set when the RFID & Wireless IOT tomorrow 2019 opens its doors: the largest event for RFID & wireless IoT technologies, with more than 100 exhibitors this year, is more comprehensive than ever. 

Compact for convenience - the G40, Checkpoint Systems newest space-saving EAS antenna

Compact for convenience - the G40, Checkpoint Systems newest space-saving EAS antenna

Checkpoint Systems has launched the G40, a small footprint acrylic antenna specifically designed to tackle theft in convenience stores.

SML announces RFID TotalCare to enable retailers and brand owners to simplify RFID adoption and maximise returns

SML announces RFID TotalCare to enable retailers and brand owners to simplify RFID adoption and maximise returns

SML RFID, the full-service RFID solution provider, has announced the launch of its RFID TotalCare offering, an all-in-one systemic package of its item-level RFID tagging and software solutions. This is aimed to better serve retailers by simplifying compliance, adoption, reducing risk and maximising value across a range of retail environments.

SICK shrinks UHF RFID read/writing

SICK shrinks UHF RFID read/writing

SICK has launched what it claims to be the smallest industrial UHF RFID read/write device of its kind, the RFU610, creating new opportunities to integrate RFID track and trace capability in automated machines and mobile vehicles in warehousing, materials handling, and logistics environments.

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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