Radio Frequency (RFID)

Standards that Capture

Radio Frequency 
Identification

Traditional barcode scanning isn’t always possible or efficient, so this is where Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) provides potential and opportunity

What is RFID?

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on an RFID tag attached to an object.  A tag can be read from up to several metres away and does not need to be within direct line-of-sight of the reader to be tracked

Why use RFID?

Fast
Multiple tags can be ‘read’ at the same time, ‘hands-free’ without any human involvement and tags do not require ‘line of sight’ such as barcodes do

Accurate
Your product’s globally unique identifier can encoded into the RFID tag just like in a barcode, ensuring your product is visible and traceable in supply chains

Multi-purpose
RFID technology can be applied to items in many environments, including warehouses, hospitals, livestock and vehicles. Whatever your supply chain goals, RFID may help achieve them

New Zealand Pathfinder Group

New Zealand’s only independent source of information and guidance about RFID technology. 'Pathfinder' is a vendor-neutral, non-profit organisation established to drive the adoption of UHF RFID technologies in New Zealand. The group offers consultancy, education and networking services. For more information click here.

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