How to Divide the Range of RFID Tags?

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Radio-Frequency Identification technology has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, buffing in the market all around the world lately. Being accepted by many small and large businesses and retailers, RFID technology has a far reaching potential. It is evident that RIFD technology comprises of labels or tags that are allied with the entities be it money, apparels or possessions. The RFID tags are valuable in terms of administrating the flow of commodities and service. 

RFID technology peculiarly recognizes and identifies things through radio waves. The tags that incorporate RFID technology hold electronically stored information. They are widely used in manufacturing industries like automobile, medical, pharmaceuticals, laundries and many more. RFID tagging is basically an ID system which employs radio frequency identification devices for the purpose of easy detection and tracking. A tagging system consist of the tag, a device for interpretation and scripting, and a host system application for collecting data, processing, and then transmitting it. 

Moreover, talking about the range of RFID tags, it can either be passive or active. An active tag possesses the power source of its own; whereas the passive tag doesn’t, thus, as an alternative, the passive tags are power-driven by electromagnetic energy that the RFID reader transmits. This range of RFID tags finds its application in file tracking, supply chain management, access control, race timing and more. Their affordable price and efficiency makes it economical for use in various industries.

Another range of RFID tags is the Active tags, which unlike the passive tags, are battery-powered that incessantly broadcast their own signal. The Active RFID tags are usually to precisely and efficiently track the real-time position of assets. However, the Active tags offer a protracted read range as compared to passive tags, but at the same time they are much more expensive than passive tags. The semi-passive and active tags are helpful in tracking objects that need scanning over wide ranges. Due to the extensive features that the RFID technology offers, it is certain that this technology is here to sustain in the long run!

Last update: Jun 22, 2016

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