RFID asset tagging and tracking; RFID tracking using RFID asset tags do not require line of sight to be registered. Scanners or readers can either be fixed readers (attached to doorways) or hand-held for mobility. There are two types of RFID tags, passive (no battery) and active (battery-powered) that can transmit at larger distances. Focusing on organisational efficiency and effectiveness, RFID technology is superior to barcodes in its ability to provide source automation features that increase the speed and volume of data collection for analysis.

The type of fixed readers and tag to be considered will be dependent on the location point (height, width and surface to be mounted on) and cost (passive tags are cheaper than active tags). With RFID it is not a matter of one size fits all, the tags and readers that you use will depend upon the environment, asset types and the outcome you require.

From laboratory sample and document tracking to equipment self-issue and self-return kiosks. RFID technology tracks all types of assets, providing new and exciting opportunities for increasing organisational, financial, and operational performance. RFID applications are advantageous across a broad range of industries.

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