in RFID Journal on Feb 23, 2017. 0 Comments
Ever since RFID technology was used commercially, it has become a big hit among all business houses to deploy RFID tags for safeguarding their property. From retail stores to the army, RFID tags are being used everywhere to track location of products, humans and even animals. RFID tag manufacturers around the world are developing tags which are more accurate, smaller in size and even edible. These tags are already being used to track endangered species of animals and are as small as .01 inches and are available in two varieties namely, active tags and passive tags.
Active tags are those tags which continuously broadcast their ID with the help of a battery attached to them, whereas passive tags can only broadcast their ID when tracked by the RFID reader. The radio signals sent by the RFID reader are the power source for passive tags to emanate their ID.
Although, RFID tags are a common fixture in our lives these days, they were scarcely used for decades after their invention due to their high cost of manufacture. Chinese RFID tag manufacturers made this technology cheaper which made it a commercial hit across the world. The world reacted to such high quality services provided by the Chinese manufacturers a little later due to their poor reputation for manufacturing low grade products, but the Chinese proved that they are not just manufacturers of mass products by making premium quality RFID tags which were durable, smaller in size and performed miraculously even under freezing temperatures.
Global RFID tag manufacturers under pressure from the growing RFID technology market took inspiration from the Chinese manufacturers in making the technology available at cheaper rates to ensure wide usage of the technology which, in the long run will generate higher profits and sales.