A Look at RFID - 101
RFID technology takes simple bar code labeling to the next level by imbedding information into a chip on a label that can be read with scanners quickly and in large batches, even while in motion.
Why is this important?
Imagine if you have a shipment of material coming into your warehouse on pallets. Instead of having to scan the bar code on each box, you can pass the pallet past an RFID scanner and it will read all the data on the labels on the boxes instantly. It’s exponentially faster than manually scanning each box.
Let’s start at the beginning.
What is an RFID label?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology uses radio frequencies to transmit data wirelessly for identifying objects affixed or implanted with tags or chips. These tags contain information about the object or merchandise.
An RFID label is a special type of label that contains a tiny computer chip and a small antenna built into an inlay that it sandwiched together inside a label. The chip stores data, such as an identification number or a unique code, and the antenna allows the chip to transmit and receive radio waves.