Innovative RFID Applications

In an earlier post, we mentioned the use of RFID wristbands in hospitals and for children in amusement parks, but this latest addition shows the use of RFID wristbands in the entertainment industry and many other potential applications.

Using RFID gives you and your company immediate visibility to information that can help your business flourish. By setting up RFID portals and equipping workers with RFID readers, you can keep track of inventory as it moves around, into and out of your facility, keep immediate track of sales, improved and automated data collection, immediate breakdown of each point’s efficiency and more.

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Understanding RFID

RFID tags, simply put, are intelligent barcodes that allow the tracking and management of an item.  RFID tags have existed since the 1970s, but because of their relatively high cost, have only recently become a popular and viable replacement for the more “traditional” barcode.  

Historic Uses of RFID Tags

RFID tags were originally used to track high-value or large items like livestock, railroad cars, or airline luggage when transported over a long distance. RFID tags, at that time, were a complex system of metal coils, antennas and glass called an “inductively coupled RFID tag.”

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