RFID technology, which stands for “Radio Frequency Identification,” allows the detection of fixed or mobile properties in which the RFID tags are designed and attached to monitor with the aid of radio waves. It can also securely read, edit, and send information to current tags.
This technology is in our lives. The highway passing mechanisms that we use each day, security gates that we pass, patient monitoring machines, RFID label that guarantee that our baggage is not lost are some of the blessings that RFID brings to our lives.
This technology, which operates wireless communication, has a large network of applications in many regions of the world. Five components are necessary for RFID technology to be incorporated into the device. There are RFID antenna, reader, software, reader, controller, and RFID tag devices.
In addition to being able to recognize the information, the RFID card technology can archive, send, recognize, and track the information to the reader. With its low risks and but high benefits, its area of use is growing increasingly.
Where to use RFID?
RFID technologies can be found in a wide variety of industries and regions. The relevant fields where the RFID system is most commonly used, are parking optimization, malls, inventory tracking, collection systems.
- In the field of transport and stock management,
- Industrial applications such as servicing and restoration,
- Where monitoring of facility equipment is needed,
- Entry control systems ( e.g. parking lot, car, employees, visitor monitoring locations)
- For record monitoring,
- In the follow-up to production,
- Ensuring the safety of patients,
- In cases of staff intervention detector (e.g. white code),
The RFID device can be used in circumstances such as the protection and security of staff.
What are the benefits of RFID to the enterprises?
As an automated data collection mechanism, RFID gathers data more precisely than human-based techniques.
More than 750 items can be interpreted with RFID in information reading. It also implies more than human power can be supplied.
For RFID, storage and inventory calculation or tracking take hours or even minutes rather than days.
With this RFID technology, you can shorten and automate business processes such as shelf monitoring, dynamic marketing management, regular end-of-season checks, instant monitoring of deliveries between stores, which are essential for the supermarket and retail sectors.
RFID does not identify materials separately as in other technologies; on the contrary, it identifies them collectively. There is no need for the product to be in direct sight of the RFID reader.
The barcodes specify the type of material, but the RFID specifies the material. Not just the serial number; it can also include specific details, such as the source of the material, the date of manufacturing, and the date of expiry.
In the way that RFID-enabled businesses increase their reputation and boost their position in the market like a role model for their rivals. That being said, most experts agree that this technology is still pricey for common use. Another perspective is that RFID is not only a product of technology but a mindset that transforms the whole business model. As soon as the organization takes steps to conduct its development within this structure, all divisions are asked to undergo revolutionary and outstanding standards in this sense.
It’s a kind of paradigm of advancing to a better class in the hierarchy and cultural transformation. The businesses that would adopt RFID technologies should also be ready for more profound changes in their way of work.