RFID or Radio Frequency Identification is a form of technology that requires many parts to work together in order to achieve the desired result, which is to send information or signals from a tag to a reader in order to be used or understood. These signals or radio frequencies are emitted from tags and then thanks to an RFID antenna, which transmits the information, these tags can be read or identified by a reader.
In your everyday life, we’ll guarantee that you come into contact with a barcode and a barcode scanner at least once a day; without even noticing it. Barcodes are such a huge part of our lives that it has become completely normal and even overlooked. If you think of the simple act of buying groceries at your local supermarket, how many items use barcodes? All of them, right?
RFID technology has revolutionised the way many companies do business and in particular how products and goods are labelled. Thanks to this highly specialised technology, goods can be labelled with a large amount of information using smart labels in which tags are embedded that contain encoded information. Gone are the days of simply having a price on a product, now you can label it with a tag that contains vital information about the stock item.
Like RFID, barcoding is a form of Automatic Identification technology used most often by people and companies. Auto ID technology like barcoding is a method of identifying information and features on an object and capturing that information directly into a database or computer system. This process of capturing the information requires little, and often no, human effort.
In this blog we are going to discuss Barcoding, what it is and how it works.
Automatic identification technology or Auto ID is a method of identifying objects, collecting information about the object and capturing that information directly onto a computer system with little to no human involvement. Auto ID technology helps to reduce human effort (and thus error) and also to keep information up-to-date quickly and easily.