The term RFID refers to radio frequency identification, a technology which utilizes radio waves to identify physical objects. Today, most common RFID systems are comprised of 3 main components, a passive tag, reader, and data processing device (computer). This technology is already being used by hospitals for record keeping, by industrial facilities to regulate access to secure areas, as well as retail and logistics for inventory and supply chain management.
Why Choose RFID Labels?
1-Wide Scanning Radius
Unlike 1D and 2D barcodes, which require full visibility and high image quality to be scanned, RFID tags can emit their signal even when covered or embedded within and item. No direct line of sight is required, allowing RFID labels to be scanned/read in a 360° radius and with a wide omnidirectional read range (inches to several feet). This gives RFID tags more freedom when it comes to tag placement and can reduce the risk of the tag becoming unfastened from the item. RFID tags can be made fairly robust to withstand even the harshest conditions.
2-Printed & Encoded
RFID labels are compatible with all major thermal-transfer printers and can be printed with alphanumeric text as well as 1D and 2D barcodes, if necessary. This provides a readable version of your information in addition to the encoded data. RFID-encoded data can also be encrypted and shielded. This enables you to print general information while ensuring that sensitive information is kept confidential.
Labels equipped with a passive UHF inlay do not require a battery to function. This allows the label to be small and flexible and can be applied to various surfaces. RFID tags also allow for scanning from a wide range of angles, and can receive multiple backscattered signals at once. This type of bulk-data scanning of numerous items can save a tremendous amount of time that would normally be spent scanning individual barcodes one by one. In addition, RFID chips can store and track more information about parts and components, ideal for industries that need to track large inventories.
Water-resistant, weather-resistant, and durable, our deep-freeze RFID labels adhere to wet and moist surfaces and are resistant to alcohols, grease, oil, and other chemicals and detergents. Able to withstand harsh working conditions, these labels can be used in various outdoor applications, including the identification of agriculture products, construction tools, as well as gas and oil production equipment.
5-Extreme Temperature Resistance
Our RFID labels can be made with any of our durable labels facestocks, along with a flexible ultra-high frequency (UHF) inlay that allows excellent adhesion to curved surfaces, even at extreme temperatures. Ideal for use in demanding environments, including aerospace and aviation to identify aircraft parts and components that may be exposed to ultra-low temperature settings, or the high-heat conditions encountered in the automotive industry.
RFID Labels in Different Industries
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