Passive RFID Tracking Solution
10 to 15 cents
Why are RFID Passive Tags better than barcodes?
Barcodes have to be read one at a time whereas RFID Tags can be read at rate of hundreds at a time!
Passive RFID tags have a small microchip and an antenna, which can be activated by a handheld RFID reader, Fixed RFID reader or RFID desktop reader. The passive RFID tag returns a signal that is a 96-bit string of data which identifies the asset. Our software package AssetWorx! is designed to work seamlessly with passive RFID tags.
3 Methods using RFID Passive Technology
RFID Handheld Readers
AssetWorx! runs on many different Handheld from Sleds to all in one. Sleds have the advantage of being the less expensive of the two choices, but does have a major draw back. If you sled has power and your tablet does not or vice versa can be very frustrating out in the warehouse of office while doing inventory. Sometime saving money can lead to lost manpower time over a period of time and becomes less attractive. We sell the latest and greatest a handhelds from sleds, which are typically paired with an Android tablet. Make sure you get a RFID handheld with a bar-code reader. It makes life much easier to associate an asset with a bar-code when adding RFID tags. If you decide to purchase from us our engineers will load the current updates and test and verify the unit is fully functioning before it gets in your hands.
Using RFID handhelds allows you to do fast inventory of items on pallets, warehouse shelves, moving vehicles, and other tagged items in business processes where fixed reader class performance is required in a portable device.
RFID Fixed Readers Creating Choke Points
Use RFID Fixed readers to create choke points where the reader (also called a transponder) can catch files or high value assets moving past the "Choke Point".
We like the Impinj Speedway Fixed Reader because of its clean setup, its ability to connect via Power of Ethernet (POE) and its supports of the industry standard EPC Global Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) v1.0.1, which is a standard in the RFID world.
Impinj’s Speedway xPortal solves the size and mounting limitations of traditional portals with a light-weight, low-profile unit that is as attractive as it is effective. Measuring approximately 30.5 x 8.75 x 2 in (77.5 x 22.2 x 5 cm) and weighing less than 6.5 lbs (3 kg), its compact form is unobtrusive, streamlined, and ultimately flexible, yet delivers better performance than larger, more costly industrial-scale portals.
Designed for retail, office, hospital, and other indoor environments, the Speedway xPortal reader is ideal for monitoring tagged items, pallets, equipment, files, or people passing through doorways, hallways, or other zonal coverage areas. The Speedway xPortal, an integrated portal reader, incorporates the industry-leading Speedway architecture and Impinj’s DLPA antenna technology.
RFID Fixed Readers Creating Check-in and Check out Station
InfinID Technologies’ Rapid Asset Deployment System (RADS) Solution is a revolutionary new way of tracking high value assets. RADS allows you to monitor laboratory equipment, high value tools, radios, etc. that can be automatically checked in and out of inventory using RFID technology. Check-in and check-out simply involves swiping the individual’s ID card and walking through an RFID portal with the assets. The RADS Solution has a simple easy-to-use interface which promotes maximum efficiency for equipment check-in and check-out.
Choosing the right Passive RFID paper or Metal tag
Passive RFID tags have a wide range of manufacturers and types to choose from. Choosing the correct passive tag can be a little overwhelming because of all the variables you have to take into account.
How much available area do you have on your assets? RFID Tags come in a wide range of sizes and each asset needs to be considered based on how much real estate is on your asset. Rule of thumb is the smaller the RFID tag the less the read range.
Types of material need to be considered on all assets receiving an RFID tag. Passive RFID interacts with different types of surfaces. Metal requires metal mount RFID tags, which are more expensive and impact the read range.
How will the tags be used? What type of environment will they be operating in? Some passive RFID tags are designed for high temperatures up to 300 degrees.
Some use cases require tags to be hemmed into garments, which requires them to be waterproof as well as withstanding high temperature washes thousands of times.
Give us a call! We can help you choose the right passive RFID tag and manufacturer for your tracking needs.