Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a method of remotely storing and retrieving data using devices called RFID tags. A tag is a small object, such as an adhesive sticker, that can be attached to or incorporated into a product. RFID tags contain antennae to enable them to receive and respond to radio-frequency queries from an RFID transceiver.
The purpose of an RFID system is to enable data to be transmitted by a portable device, called a tag, which is read by an RFID reader and processed according to the needs of a particular application. The data transmitted by the tag may provide identification or location information, or specifics about the product tagged, such as price, color, date of purchase, etc.
RFID applications range from keeping track of warehouse and store inventory, to identifying cars or people for access control. Commercially available products exist that can be embedded under the skin of human to store personal medical information or animals for tracking purposes.
“RFID’s will play a big role in the retail industry. Retailing giants like Wal-Mart are envisioning completely replacing the UPC/EAN barcodes used in retail products to RFID since it can store more information”, said Dick Chiang, COO/CTO of Mozcom. “It greatly simplifies supply chain management with systems being able to track an item from production; to transport; to store shelves; to consumers using the Internet.”
Vertical applications are in wide use for industries like transportation, healthcare, door access controls, retail, home and office building automation.
“We have integrated RFID technology to our NetProfit Point-of-Sale (POS) solutions and NetSecure access control platforms”, Chiang adds.
Mozcom carries an affordable line of RFID readers and tags. Readers can support ranges from a few inches to several feet. Mozcom can customize solutions using RFID based on customer requirements.
Mozcom offers customized or off-the-shelf RFID solutions like the NetSecure Lite NSL-100. It can monitor time and attendance over a network and can work in standalone mode with battery backup of up to 8 hours. The NSL-100 can be configured to read RFID, magstripe, or barcode ID's depending on the reader module installed.
Popular applications that use RFID include:
- Physical Access Control Systems
- Inventory Tracking