RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a technology of identifiers and devices associated with them, used for contactless transmission of information. RFID technology is similar to barcode systems, but does not require an optical element to read and therefore can be used without direct visibility.
The hardware part of the RFID technology consists of an RFID reader, antennas for transmitting and receiving a code signal, and RFID tags that carry numeric information to identify goods in logistics, manufacturing or in a shop.
The advantage of RFID technology over barcodes is their reading speed. An RFID reader can read hundreds of codes in a second, as opposed to reading one barcode at a time. You can easily load all products in the shipping box simply by passing a reading frame equipped with RFID antennas. The identification codes can also be changed during the process.
There are many sectors where RFID technology can be used, warehouse management, employee records, medical and biological material records, farm animal records, rental, logistics and production processes.
We discussed the use of RFID technology in various fields in this article on our blog.
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