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What is RFID

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RFID, the English acronym for Radio Frequency Identification, is an automatic digital identification technology that allows for an unequivocal detection of objects, people and animals, both static and moving, by taking advantage of electromagnetic fields.

RFID comprises a set of solutions on software and hardware that allow you to collect information and exchange it at a distance, automatically (hand free) and instantaneous.

The system is capable of precisely tracing all the storage phases, from the flows of goods or outgoing and incoming products to sorting and logistics in general.
The set of these operations is known in technical jargon as the Supply Chain.

The RFID system's hardware collects each piece of data concerning the position of the product at any given time and throughout its life cycle, allowing the software to recognize it and provide administrators with a complete vision of the progress of the production, distributive and sales processes. 

What is RFID
Improving processes thanks to the advantages of RFID technology

Improving processes thanks to the advantages of RFID technology

Giving a unique digital identity to a product, tracking all the phases of all its life cycle and collecting that data throughout the process allows you to generate important information value for manufacturers and consumers. Using this type of technology means having tons of advantages for logistics and the supply chain, thanks to the flexibility allowed by the data reading that the microchips carry out.

RFID Tags can simultaneously transmit a massive number of signals, RFID Readers have a great ability to capture signals and transfer all the data to the software. With this system it is possible to trace entire warehouses and containers in no time at all in order to have a complete inventory without even going through any particular effort. 

The possibility of tracing products or goods with extreme precision is another of the main advantages of the RFID system, as it is possible to rebuild all the history of a product: from its realization to the final sale. RFID technology brings out advantages in every retail process: from reception to handling to sales and above all to the inventory of the goods.

The system, which allows for the identification of each individual product with remote reading, makes it possible to streamline the management steps of the in-store goods and to obtain high inventory precision with benefits throughout the logistics chain. What’s more, this system enables multi-channel processes with positive sales impacts.

All information is automatically acquired from the interaction of the antenna. This function allows a multiple reading of the tags simultaneously, avoiding any overlaps through the "interrogation" process. It is possible to update the contents in the tag through the software without physically intervening on the label to change the codes.

RFID technology application fields

RFID technology application fields

The RFID system has an incredibly vast range of uses and applications in different fields in the Retail sector.

By now an indispensable tool for fast and efficient management of the warehouse and logistics of a company and finding a large use also in the transport sector where a particularly useful monitoring system is revealed.

RFID allows you to obtain an excellent anti-counterfeiting and anti-shoplifting systems. It is successfully used to trace and monitor the life cycle of goods or product and finds wide use in luxury and fashion retail products. It is useful for identifying domestic animals and also for the waste collection system of urban cleaning.

RFID readers speed up data transmission and control processes between the different company sectors, but its advantages make it a dynamic technological system, even useful for the recognition of patients and their clinical folder in the medical-sanitary sector.

F.A.Q.

How does RFID technology work?

The RFID system is a type of technology that works via radio frequency wave transmission. The system consists of two types of systems: the passive tags (those that are not equipped with a stand-alone power supply) and the active tags (those equipped with power supply)

How many components are there in an RFID system?

RFID technology is essentially composed of 3 elements: one or more RFID tags (also called labels or transponders), a reader tag capable of reading or writing data, and a data management information system.

What are the advantages of managing a warehouse with RFID technology?

Replacing the old technology with barcodes with RFID technology carries with it significant advantages:
  • Process improvement
  • Immediate inventory
  • Decrease in work times
  • Instant product reading
  • Certain authentication
  • Distribution control

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