What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of RFID

This question is often posed by our customers when they are evaluating RFID as a technology. If they are currently using barcode to track their assets, the question of what the advantages of RFID are and how RFID is different from barcode arises. RFID, as an auto-ID technology, has been around for more than 40 years, in various flavors. Today, the most prevalent RFID technology is RAIN RFID, which functions in the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) band. An RFID system broadly consists of: These components have all improved through several revisions over the past 15 years or so and therefore, tracking with RFID offers more advantages today, than at its

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RFID vs Barcode: Why RFID is better for Asset Tracking

RFID and Barcode are two of the most popular auto-ID technologies used in asset tracking. However, each has advantages and disadvantages of their own. This blog post will help you learn about these systems, their similarities, RFID vs Barcode -key differences, advantages of RFID over Barcode systems and why RFID is better for Asset Tracking. What is Barcode Barcode enables data to be represented visually and is readable by machines. Vertical lines of varied width, spacing, and diameter were used to represent data in barcodes. These barcodes can be read by specialized optical scanners known as barcode scanners or barcode readers. There are different types of barcode scanners. These barcodes

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How much does an RFID system cost

Good question! The cost of RFID system is an essential factor that helps decide whether an RFID tracking project is going to come to fruition or not. Unfortunately, the answer is, “It depends.” Let us explain. Cost of RFID System A typical RFID tracking system would contain the following essential components. Let us explore each one of them and ascertain their cost. 1. Cost of RFID Readers: RFID scanners are also often referred to as readers. There are two main categories of scanners: 2. Cost of RFID Tags: There are several hundred different types of tags. The cost of RFID tags vary by quantity, size, material it is made of, and

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RFID Frequency Ranges –How to Choose the Right Frequency & Tag

RFID tags are classified by the frequency they are intended to function in. There are four main frequency bands that are assigned to be used in RFID systems, by different government agencies. RFID Frequency Ranges RFID frequency ranges are classified as: The above RFID frequency ranges were initially confined to non-commercial usage and comprised of frequency ranges called as ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) radio bands. Based on the purpose of the RFID tags, they are designed to work in one of these bands. The frequency is determined by two key elements – the materials of the object to be tagged and the read range that is required. LOW FREQUENCY

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How AssetPulse’s RFID Tracking Solutions help you to efficiently track equipment you need only occasionally

How do you store & find excess equipment, molds, jigs & test equipment you need only occasionally? RFID Tracking Solutions can be great for offsite storage tracking and fast retrieval. Here are the implementations and advantages we have seen: Real Estate 100x Variance R&D labs, clean rooms and manufacturing real estate can be 10x to 100x more expensive than offsite storage. These facilities optimize space usage and tend to remove any equipment not routinely needed. Reasons why Companies store Equipment Offsite Companies that do repeated custom work need to quickly identify molds and equipment that is in storage. Companies that tend to do backward compatibility testing need a quick way

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