RFID: SMART TECH OR BLACK MAGIC?
Quoting Albert Einstein “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler”.
RFID is actually nothing new or complex. But it will be a tougher topic to tame if you try to approach it on a merely technical level.
Pointless to get lost among technological woodoos, it’s the smart side of Radio Frequency Identification you are looking for!
The easier you’ll get to know the basics of RFID, the faster you’ll be able to appreciate its potential benefits for your company and “ride the electromagnetic wave“.
And don’t worry “no black magic is required“.
WHAT IS RFID FOR?
The use of RFID is very flexible and adaptable to many industries, sectors and processes, but this is not the time yet to talk about its limitless applications which can be customized upon your specific needs and goals.
You discover the heterogeneus flields of application in the next RFID pills.
But now, before getting into geek’s matters about RFID applications, you need to understand what it is, how it works and how to benefit from RFID in terms of performance enhancement and cost saving.
WHERE DOES RFID COME FROM?
According to “flat earth” supporters, RFID is coming from alien’s worlds, but we ensure you the truth is a bit less exciting.
RFID technology has its germ in the Second World War when the British Army (and not Venusians) invented the first transponder to differentiate the allied planes from the enemy’s.
The actual tech is nothing more than the improved version of that first device dated 1939. Amazing isn’t it?
WHAT IS RFID?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification technology of people or things, in other 4.0 words a data collection technology to transform information into decisions and actions.
Way more agile, performant, secure and efficient than the traditional barcode or the evergreen QR Code, RFID can have a deep impact on business process performances and costs optimization, since no human interaction is involved and no direct vision is needed (not so bad for a human technology :).
HOW DOES RFID WORK?
To cut the story short, we are talking about a wireless system basically made of three components: tags, readers and antennas.
We are going to learn that in next pill. Stay tuned and don’t miss it!
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