What is RFID Technology, What are its Benefits to Business?

What is RFID Technology?

What are its Benefits to Business?
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“Technological developments change many things in products, production forms, customer expectation, communication methods, consumption patterns, market and lifestyle as it is in every field of life. One of the technologies that we have heard so often in recent years and which has made significant gains in the fields we apply is RFID technology,  which we will investigate  in this blog and go through the details you need to know.”

As a technology developed for direct data exchange, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags have gained an important place in our lives. A small-sized chip has the capacity to send programmed content to nearby receivers. RFID technology is often used for access control. The door can then be opened automatically if only an authorized RFID tag is detected.

Contactless payment systems work similarly. The embedded RFID tag in the new generation passports stores personal information of the owner. In addition to the fast electronic verification process, changes to the printed document can be blocked electronically. At the same time RFID tags provide the opportunity to handletedious  jobs such as inventory control and goods counting within seconds.

WHAT IS RFID TECHNOLOGY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology used in recognition and tracking of people or objects at a certain distance without touching them. Although it looks like barcode technology will take its place, it is possible to get even more thanks to advanced features carried by RFID.

At the heart of RFID technology are labels that can store data. These labels can be followed at many levels by their unique identification numbers. Among the major advanced features are the ability to write thousands oftimes on the  microchips located on the labels, the ability to read many labels at the same time, meters away from the scanner, and the last developed models even resist water and heat

RFID dispensers do not need to carry power supplies. The extremely low power consumption of the chip can be compensated by the electromagnet attached to the nearby reader. A wide frequency range from 120 kHz to 10 GHz is supported, depending on the link distance with RFID and the transmission speed. The strongest active labels can be processed within 200 meters.

RFID tags are not usually embedded in computers and smart phones, but there are also some consumer applications. For example, you can add an RFID tag into a bicycle frame and use it to prove that you own it, if it is stolen.

SIGNIFICANT APPLICATIONS IN DIFFERENT SECTORS

RFID has become widespread in a wide range of applications in many sectors such as automotive, fuel, logistics, retail, agriculture, healthcare, medicine, textile, finance, banking, energy, public, manufacturing, security and tourism, vehicle recognition systems, OGS, HGS, which are bridge transit systems used today, can be given as an example of RFID project. RFID technology can be used in inventory tracking, patient follow-up, personnel follow-up systems, passenger transport cards and hundreds of other areas or businesses.

NFS TECHNOLOGY AND ARM

A similar technology is near-field communication (NFC). Built on RFID principles, this system can work in both directions. When two devices with NFC support are close enough (usually the devices are knocked down, but the physical contact is not essential), they can send and receive data in sequence.

NFC is becoming the standard on a growing number of smart phones and tablets. In theory it can be used for data and file exchange between such devices. But it is not practical to use it because the NFC only operates at 4 cm (and the highest transfer rate is only 424 Kbps). The Beam feature that comes with Android simply uses NFC to swap out simple device information, then a much more robust and stable connection, like Bluetooth or something like that.

Similarly, the NFC printing feature that comes with Windows 8.1 does not send page content over NFC, the NFC tag on the printer only transmits driver information and the network address. The client then completes the process over the network in a conventional fashion using the network address to which the print job will be sent.

Passive NFC tags are used in the shopping industry to allow customers to make electronic payments with their digital wallet by tapping in on embedded smart phones. Similar to the RFID-based payment systems we mentioned earlier, but this time the roles are changing because the active reader is on the user’s smart phone. Service providers can use the system more easily and cheaply. It is only necessary to place cheap NFC tags programmed to the visible part of the respective products.


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