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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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.

Summer, vacation, lost luggage: How RFID tracking can help with lost bags at the airport

Summer, vacation, lost luggage: How RFID tracking can help with lost bags at the airport

Airlines want to use RFID technology to create solutions for lost baggage. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that from 2020, each piece of luggage will be equipped with an RFID tag.

TouchPath launches 'Touch Facility evacuation & verification' system for supply chain users

TouchPath launches 'Touch Facility evacuation & verification' system for supply chain users

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is launching ‘Touch Facility Evacuation and Verification’, a system that uses Active RFID (radio frequency identification) badge-and-reader technology to record and track personnel entering, leaving and using warehouse and logistics, manufacturing or other supply chain facilities.

Detego introduces ‘Smart Shield’ – its latest development in RFID-based inventory management software

Detego introduces ‘Smart Shield’ – its latest development in RFID-based inventory management software

Detego, the business intelligence solutions provider for fashion retailers, has released the latest development for its RFID-based inventory management software with a feature the company calls ‘Smart Shield’.

DENSO introduces SP1 RFID Sled

DENSO introduces SP1 RFID Sled

DENSO, part of the Toyota Group and inventor of the QR Code, has launched the new SP1 RFID Scanner.

Smartrac announces comprehensive Green Tag Program, taking a holistic approach

Smartrac announces comprehensive Green Tag Program, taking a holistic approach

Smartrac has unveiled its Green Tag Program to the public. In addition to its existing commitment to minimise any possible ecological impact of its manufacturing processes, the RFID and IoT pacesetter has taken on an obligation to manufacture RFID products that live up to a true sustainability promise even under strict Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) scrutiny.

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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