RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) is the latest innovation in data collection technology. Unlike barcode which uses the line-of-sight technology, which means that the barcode should be oriented toward a scanner to be read, RFID uses technology to scan items without actually seeing them. It uses electromagnetic fields to automatically transmit data from tags which contains electronically stored information to RFID readers which passes these data to a backend storage.
ESRFID offers customized RFID solutions that will meet your unique business requirements. We will help you analyze your business processes and recommend the right RFID solutions that is right for you.
ESRFID integrate technology and automation within your business systems to increase efficiency, eliminate error in production and reduce cost to fully realize your business potential.
Components of an RFID System
- RFID Tags & Labels. These tags contain electronically stored information. ESRFID offers passive and active RFID tags that suit your enterprise’s needs. Passive tags are usually used for large volume of asset tagging where manual counting will be labor-intensive. Active tags are ideal for real time tracking and are usually used for tracking shipments, asset tracking and mobile workforce tracking. RFID tags and labels come in a wide range of sizes and attachment types from paper and film adhesive to hang tags.
- RFID Printers. These are printers created specifically created for printing RFID tags and smart labels. ESRFID offers various RFID printers to suite your enterprise’s needs.
- RFID Readers. ESRFID offers different fixed, mobile and handheld scanners from the most trusted brands such as Zebra Technologies and Honeywell to help you get real-time visibility over your business’ assets. Fixed RFID readers are ideal for enterprise asset management or placed in traffic tollgates. Mobile and handheld readers on the other hand, are ideal for tracking asset movements.
- Backend Servers. Information transmitted from the RFID tags and into the scanners are being stored in central storage servers through the appropriate business applications. ESRFID offers management software such as the Zebra Barcode Management Software to fully maximize your RFID System and allow you automated management of your business assets and inventory.
Advantages of RFID
- Faster read rate. RFID is proven to collect data faster than manual data entry or barcode scanning. It can read by 10’s, 100’s or even 1,000’s simultaneously unlike barcode readers which scans one at a time. This technology is ideal for large volume inventory and tracking high-value items.
- Most RFID systems do not require line-of-sight technology in collecting data thus cutting time wasted from the usual one at a time reading of barcode and cut cost for personnel to retrieve inventory information manually.
- RFID eliminates wrong or missing data entered using manual, hand-written forms. RFID can also uniquely identify each item tagged unlike the barcode technology which can only identify the type of the item using UPC code.
- Wider read range. Unlike barcode reader which can scan from RFID scanners can scan tags up to 20 feet for handheld readers or 40 feet for fixed Passive UHF readers. Active RFID readers can even up to 100 feet or more. Barcode readers can read only a few inches or feet away.
- Most RFID scanners can operate without human intervention unlike barcode readers which require a human to operate. RFID also converts a business’ inventory system into a paperless and fully automated one.