Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
RFID uses non-contact radio frequency to capture or transfer data between a special tag and a reader. Some tags are passive that will not be read until an RFID interrogator is used, while some tags have a low power source to identify themselves as they pass through checkpoints.
RFID tags and labels are used in several processes as they don't have to be in a line-of-sight data collection situation, such as a barcode label. Although much progress has been made in recent years, and there has been an adoption of standards, it is still necessary to review and analyze the needs and requirements of a project, such as what material is being tracked, where and how fast it is being tracked, what data needs to be read/written and so on. There are many factors that go into a proper implementation of RFID.
L-Tron partners with the industry-leading suppliers and manufacturers of RFID tags, labels, readers, and software. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine if an RFID solution makes sense for your business processes.