RFID Basics: What is it?
What is an RFID Label?
An RFID label is an identification label, as thin as paper, with an integrated chip and antenna for contact-free data transfer.
Working on the basis of radio frequencies, they far exceed the capabilities of conventional bar codes.
RFID Basics: 4 Main Components
RFID Basics: Label Structure
RFID Basics: Label Options
Cross solution smart chips with bar codes
All formats and colors.
Various qualities (removable, tear proof plastic…).
RFID Basics: Read/Write Units
RFID Basics: Reading Distance
What kind of reading distance is possible?
Reading distance is influenced by the following factors: frequency, inlay size, chip type, type of write/read unit (tunnel, handheld, gate, etc.) and ambient conditions.
Possible distances range from between a few centimeters to 5 meters.
RFID Basics: Tag Capacity
How large, roughly, is the data volume I can store on the chip?
The chips are evolving rapidly, currently usable capacities range between 80 bits to 2000 bits.
All type of data permitted (customized fields)
RFID Basics: Electronics
How is the chip powered?
RFID labels are passive data carriers (i.e. without an energy source of their own) activated by the energy emanating from the mobile or stationary reading device.
RFID Basics: Electronic Product Code (EPC) TAGS
Enable with RFID technology
Wal-Mart and DoD Standard -
January 2005 implementation
Advanced Research/Argent – your resource for RFID implementations
RFID Basics: Advantages
What are the specific benefits of RFID technology?
Reading without visual contact
Simultaneous reading of many RFID Labels
High level of security / Encrypted Information
Flexible Data Management
Data may be supplemented, deleted or changed
Larger data volume
Opens up a huge efficiency potential