RFID technology is poised for some significant advancements fueled by what analysts say will be more rapid growth in healthcare, retail, food safety, and other markets. The future of RFID is growing and expanding as more industries and companies invest in the technology. As a result, RFID is becoming more cost-effective than ever for solving real-world business challenges.
Analysts have been predicting an explosion of RFID adoption for the past decade; the market, however, has grown slowly and steadily. A research and market report forecasts global sourcing of RFID tags to have a compound annual growth rate of 22.4% through 2018. Yet another report puts the smart label market at $10 billion by 2020
Hospitals, hotels, laundry facilities, or any company with multiple types of textiles have a sorting process for laundering purposes. The laundering process is usually facilitated by 2-8 people at different laundry chutes, and employees may spend hours sorting through laundry.
With an RFID laundry management system, RFID Tags are attached to each piece of laundry, and when the RFID tags move through the assembly line, an RFID Reader sends an interrogating signal and reads the tags. When each tag is read, the software determines what type of textile is being read, and directs it to the proper area or machine. The software’s findings can be displayed on a screen….
Mounting or embedding RFID tags on metal is a tricky proposition for the uninformed, and the informed for that matter. Metal surfaces reflect energy emitted from RFID readers and create interference for RFID tag antennas, which means the tag isn’t able to receive power and transmit information; however, specific RFID tags will work around metal surfaces. RFID companies have patented technology that allows RFID to work when attached to metal surfaces and even embedded within metal products.
1. To enter: Long lines? Complicated forms? Spread sheets and check boxes to know who’s here? Nope. Get your guests set up with a badge with RFID technology, and they can touch it to a scanner to let you know they’ve arrived.
2. To pay: Attendees can link their RFID piece to their debit or credit card, making for one touch purchasing of food, beverages, swag, or anything else you or presenters…
RFID tags come in many different designs, shapes, and sizes. A tag is designed for a particular application or a set of applications. Tags may be classified under our categories, depending on how the tags obtain power, the frequency at which they operate, the protocol used, and the various functionalities implemented on the tags. Let’s discuss tag types based on their power source.
A tag requires power to process signals received from the reader and to send the data encoded signals back to the reader. Signals sent back may be reflected signals or signals generated by the tag. Depending on how tags obtain the power…
Healthcare industry has one main function and that is to care for patients. As the baby boomers are aging, and health insurance is becoming more available to all, the demand for healthcare is increasing. The hospitals and their vendors have been concentrating on their primary function and not on embracing technology and systems that could improve their bottom line and increase safety. They have hard time keeping track of their assets, supplies, patients and personnel as their pace increases and all of this only gives rise to possibility of errors, which can be potentially fatal.
There are several ways healthcare providers and their vendors can implement
The term Supply chain covers all possible processes involved in the flow of goods from manufacturing to customer; including manufacturing, distribution and transportation. Thus, supply chain management covers all these steps in combination with marketing decisions, customer demand, in alignment with general corporate strategy and goals. Usually considered as a complex and knowledge intensive process, management of supply chain can benefit significantly from the implementation of RFID technology
No technology comes with its disadvantages and RFID based student attendance system for schools is no exception to this. To begin with, lets start with pros of RFID attendance system. Each technological development or new innovation or technical advancement has its own particular upsides and downsides. At the point when RFID attendance system came, individuals were pondering about its proficiency, effectiveness and usefulness. But very soon, registers were replaced….