Evaluation, Design, Development & Implementation of Quality RFID, NFC & Auto-ID Solutions
The Future is RFID
The future of RFID is becoming increasingly prevalent as the price of the technology decreases. Recent developments include increased read range and accuracy, better anti-collision techniques, and increased performance in demanding environments. Declining hardware and infrastructure costs and greater abilities to integrate systems seamlessly, make it a great time to invest in RFID.
With rapid breakthroughs in Active Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS), both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi based, the ROI from RFID has never been higher, more immediate, and available to more industries. All across the world, Radio Frequency Identification is helping businesses improve their processes and increase their efficiency.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a generic term for technologies that use radio waves to automatically identify people or objects. There are several methods of identification, but the most common is to store a unique serial number that identifies a person or object, and perhaps some other additional information.
The information is stored on a microchip that is attached to an antenna (the chip and the antenna together are called an RFID transponder or an RFID tag). The antenna enables the chip to transmit the identification information to an RFID reader. The reader converts the radio waves reflected back from the RFID tag into digital information that can then be passed on to computers that can make use of it.
NFC technology enables simple and safe two-way interactions between electronic devices, allowing consumers to perform contactless transactions, access digital content, and connect electronic devices with a single touch. NFC technology harmonizes today’s diverse contactless technologies, enabling solutions in areas such as information collection and exchange, Access Control, healthcare, loyalty and coupons, transportation, payments, and consumer electronics.
Mobile devices with NFC capabilties can share business cards, make transactions, access information from a smart poster or provide credentials for access control systems with a simple touch, making interaction seamless.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.
The data collected can be analysed, searched, shared, stored, transferred, and visualised. Accuracy in big data may lead to more confident decision making, and better decisions can mean greater operational efficiency, cost reductions, time saving, and reduced risk.