WHAT IS RFID
RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is a technology for collecting data through radio waves that provide greater agility, efficiency and effectiveness compared to other technologies. It began to be developed shortly before World War II, where the Allies used this technology to identify friendly and enemy planes. However, it was in the 1990s that its architecture and use were improved by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The advancement of the Internet and the advent of cloud computing (Cloud), as well as Big Data, have contributed and increasingly contribute to the adoption of this technology, enabling a reduction in the costs of labels, software, equipment and the solution as a whole, democratizing its use.
RFID technology can be applied in several sectors and is customizable for the wide range of the logistics, textile / fashion, events, heritage and library use markets, and more.
The real-time visibility of everything that happens in any corporate business, regardless of its size or segment, is part of the wish list of company leaders who seek to have their stocks and processes updated and controlled, especially when considering omnichannel , in an increasingly “ultra-connected” world. The desire of these leaders for constant information and with higher quality is increasingly necessary to keep companies competitive.
Organizations hope to improve their production processes and reduce human interference in data collection, to have the data accurate and available as soon as possible so that it can be transformed into information and can be used for decision making. In this context, RFID technology is perfectly inserted, fundamental for better business management. Its implementation is considered by many as a “watershed” for the company, guaranteeing gains and benefits to the processes.
RFID technology is proven to be more agile and efficient than the traditional barcode. It is a solution that increases productivity and significantly reduces operating costs.
HOW IT WORKS
The RFID system consists of a tag with a microchip, also known as smart tags. They can be applied to objects, equipment or packaging.
This microchip stores previously recorded data, in which it is captured by an antenna, using radio waves, transmitted to a reader integrated in this system.
When issuing the response signal, the information is interpreted, thus generating the identification and location of the items.
This system has functionality similar to the barcode. However, it is considered an evolution since it brings greater speed, more data security and elimination of errors arising from human interaction.