Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are the centerpiece of any RFID system. RFID tags can be offered in different sizes, frequencies and can be affixed to a variety of surfaces. They store the item data essential to any RFID-based tracking system. BarcodesInc offers UHF (Ultra High Frequency), HF (High Frequency), and LF (Low Frequency) tags that are used for access control, data center management, file tracking, livestock tracking, and many other applications.
At the heart of every RFID tag, sticker or product is an RFID 'chip' or 'IC' (integrated circuit). These tiny electronic devices store your information and control how it can be accessed.
Some of the special features of RFID systems:Possibility of having a unique ID (unique in the world!)
No duplication, no copy
Applications: counterfeiting, security, sensitive data, guarantyOn the fly reading
No line of sight
Applications: reading on conveyors, access control (ski pass), ticketing, animal trackingHigh speed data capture
Time to read the ID: about 10 ms
Applications: inventory, asset tracking, access control, process automationSimultaneous multi-tag reading
Ability to read about 10 to 50 tags per second
Application: Supply chain, apparel, library, fast inventoryWriting capability
Ability to store information into the tag memory, with read / write password protection modes
Applications: Maintenance, loan management, biometry, asset management, delivery tour, money transactionDurability of the ID
The lifetime of the tag depends only on the packaging quality
The packaging be very light: disposable tag, or highly rugged
Applications: Marking of critical components (wagon wheels), maintenance