What is an RFID tag?
The term RFID stands for “Radio Frequency Identification” and is a generic term for a technology that utilized radio waves for identification purposes. An RFID tag is a microchip attached to an antenna that is packaged in a way that can be applied to an object during manufacturing or by applying a label with the RFID chip integrated into it. The RFID tag sends encoded information to a reader. The tag contains a unique serial number, but may have other information, such as a container’s contents, customers’ account number and date information, etc.
RFID tags can be active, passive or semi-passive. The antenna is the conductive element that enables the microchip to send and receive data. An RFID reader is a device that has one or more antennae that send and receive signals back from the microchip that’s typically incorporated into a label or tag.
Drew & Rogers can provide both blank and coded RFID tags depending on your requirements. Blank RFID tabs are encoded at the client’s location, whereas a coded RFID tags already arrive with installed data.
Companies in need of RFID labels and tags commonly use them to track inventory where line of sight is not available or practical, or where specific identification is required for each product.
Some specific uses include:
- Product and Inventory Tracking in Warehouse Operations
- Animal tracking tags
- Tags to identify trees or wooden items
- Credit-card shaped for use in access applications, i.e. ID Badges
- The anti-theft hard plastic tags attached to merchandise
- Heavy-duty transponders used to track shipping containers, heavy machinery, trucks, and railroad cars.
For more information on RFID tags and labels, visit our website at: http://www.dandrlabels.com/rfid-labels/.
If you would like additional information please call us at 973-575-6210 or visit our corporate website at https://www.drewandrogers.com/