Top Advantages of RFID Readers - Why Investing in RFID Solutions?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has evolved over the years to become a formidable tool for reducing management costs in a significant number of industries.
The flexibility of the RFID technology allows for complete traceability of goods and more in-depth management of information. Depending on your sector, RFID solutions can save your time and expenses while assuring higher-quality operations.
According to a report by Statista, the global RFID technology market revenue is estimated to continue growing from 22.8 billion USD in 2021 to 41.3 billion USD by 2025.
So, why so many businesses are investing in RFID solutions？In this article, we will introduce you to RFID technology and the main benefits brought to your business. Let us start by looking at the technology behind the RFID.
RFID Technology Explained
Radio Frequency Identification is a radio frequency wireless communication system where the reader, once in the operating range, detects a tag and queries it. At that point, the tag responds by transmitting the data contained in the memory to the reader.
The main objective is to obtain data that can be processed by the management system. The information are extremely important for the analysis regarding traceability, inventory, and business planning.
RFID technology consists of four fundamental elements: tags (transponder), a management system, antennas, and readers.
Tags are small radiofrequency devices consisting of a chip connected to an antenna. Transponders are usually inserted into a container or incorporated into a plastic label. Tags enable short-range data transmission without physical and visual contact. In most cases, the data contained in the tag memory has a unique identification code.
Antennas are the conductive element that allows to send and receive the data contained within the tag. The RFID handheld readers have antennas to emit radio waves. These waves are collected by the tags and used to power the microchip, which releases information to be returned to the reader.
Readers are the terminals that read the information contained in the tag. They can be stationary or mobile devices supporting workers during daily operations. Antenna and readers can be combined in a single solution or be two distinct devices.
The management system is connected to the network and to the readers. This system allows to obtain all the available information associated with the goods and manage them.
Another key factor to be determined is the frequency of the signal used for communication. Usually, these frequencies depend on the tag applications. The frequency bands most used in RFID technology are the following:
LF band: low operating frequency (125 Khz or 135 Khz). Characterized by an extremely limited reading distance, it operates when subjects come in contact with each other.
HF ban: high frequency working at 13.56 Mhz, which is supported in the ISO 14443, and ISO 15693 standards. HF ban can be used for identification and tracking at a short reading distance (up to 1.20m).
UHF band: ultra-high frequency at 868 MHz or 915 MHz normalized in the EPC reference standards. Tags of this type have a broadereading distance than the others and are therefore mainly used for retail, logistics, and warehouse management.
Applications of RFID technology
RFID technology is extremely versatile. This characteristic is demonstrated by its countless applications. In fact, over the years, it has shown strong adaptability to the different industries in which it has been utilized. Here we have listed some of the main applications of RFID technology:
RFID Technology Key Advantages
Often people associate RFID technology with barcodes. Although the barcodes perform similar functions, RFID solutions offer greater benefits. Unlike barcodes, tags can also be rewritten and protected with certain passwords, thus making it a safer and more reliable tool.
There are many advantages of using RFID technologies:
Multiple simultaneous reading
The RFID reader is able to acquire the information of dozens of tags simultaneously interrogating them individually to avoid overlapping. Such a powerful reading ability becomes especially useful during warehouse inventory.
Long-distance remote reading
While the barcode reader has a reading range of a few centimeters, the RFID reader can read tags applied to products located up to ten meters away. Besides, the reading speed of the RFID readers is surprisingly fast and is quantified in milliseconds.
Possibility of reading through objects
With an RFID handheld reader, the information is acquired automatically by presenting the object in the field of action of the antenna. For example, it is possible to identify the tags of objects even if they are contained inside boxes.
RFID tags have a unique identification code for each object. Moreover the information contained within the tag can be updated via software without physically intervening on the label. In this way, RFID provides a high level of security and customization.
UROVO RFID Solutions
As RFID comes in different varieties and utilization, companies often go through a discovery process in order to determine which RFID readers best suit their needs. Urovo DT50 UHF RFID Smart Handheld Terminal can bring your business to the new digital era. Let us discover how!
The DT50 RFID reader has equipped with internal 5dBi high sensitivity and an RFID antenna, which can remotely scan labels from 20 meters away. The device's professional international code scanning module can effectively read 1D/2D/distorted/stained/old barcodes.
Our solution is designed for increased productivity. An example is the capacity to simultaneously scan multiple items during an inventory. Besides, thanks to our patented adaptive interference cancellation (SJC) technology, the read can cope with complex environments with metal interference. Such technology can effectively reduce occlusion and detect items beyond our sight. The DT50 support 2 hours of interrupted scanning and excels in harsh environments being resistant to extreme temperature( -20~+60°C), water, and dust.
Ultimately, the secret behind our RFID reader's high performance lies within its patented chip. The chip complies with the international ISO/IEC 18000-63/64 standard and China's independent GB/T29768 national standard. In addition, this core component has a wide number of integrations with relatively low production costs.
Leverage Urovo's 15 years of expertise in developing RFID solutions to achieve maximum efficiency for your business.
Contact us today to unleash the potential that this technology has in store for you.