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What makes e-TAG RFID Singapore different from others?
By developing our unique FULLY-MOLDED RFID tag which comes with the additional protection of the RFID inlay that extends the lifespan of the tag, we have untapped the prospects of utilising plastics injection moulding. Whereas numerous other RFID tag manufacturers and companies utilise epoxy bonding or ultrasonic welding for sealing the inlay, which over time, will cause the RFID tag’s read performance to slowly deteriorate within several weeks.
So, you’ve heard all the great things about RFID systems for streamlining operations, and you’re ready to give it a go for your business. For starters, you have to understand that RFID is composed of 3 primary pieces of hardware: RFID tags, antennas, and readers. But that is not all – you will also need […]
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Redwhite Mobile – One of the renowned mobile phone retailer in Singapore are deploying RFID on their inventories. With a daily transactions crosses hundreds, this digitisation process made easier accountability of their inventory and thus improve productivity of their employees. Future enhancement such as Smart Display Shelf – monitoring the inventories in Real-Time mode are […]
What is RFID?
Short for ‘Radio Frequency Identification’ - it’s a type of contacless technology or transponder are used to identify items. It’s basically a small chip - either implanted in or attached to an object. RFID Hard tags or smart labels format are similar to barcodes in the sense that they use radio waves to capture and store the information in a database.
However, unlike barcodes which require line-of -sight - it’s an elevated version as tags possess read and write capabilities. Moreover, data and information stored on RFID tags and systems can be altered, updated, and locked whenever you wish to. It helps businesses track inventory for stocking and marketing reasons. This will help with your costs as you’ll know when to lower the inventory intake for less popular products, and adjust the prices for sought-after products.
The two main types of RFID: Active vs Passive tags
Active RFID are battery-operated tags which come in two frequencies - 915 MHz or 433 MHz - to transfer information. There are primarily two kinds of active RFID tags:
Beacons: Just as its name states - a beacon will send out an information ping every 3 to 5 seconds - and signals can be read from hundreds of metres away.
Transponders: Transponders are much more battery-efficient - as they’re only activatable when the tag is within range of the reader.
Passive tags work by using electromagnetic energy transfer from an RFID reader instead of a power source. There are three main frequencies - Low Frequency (LF), High Frequency (HF / NFC) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF). The frequencies are as follows: 125 to 134 KHz, 13.56 MHz, 865 - 960 MHz, respectively.
The two main types include:
Label: Generally pretty thin, and can be stick on non-metallic materials. They comes in different type of sizes ranging from 10mm x 10mm to 160mm x 160mm
Hard tags: Made out of tough, durable material - plastic, ceramic, rubber, and even metal. They’re available in all kinds of shapes and sizes, usually created for a specific application or function.
Should you go for RFID?
Whether it’s lowering your costs or knowing when is the right time to increase your prices - RFID serves as efficient tracking solutions which you can put to good use for the benefit of your business.
We’re one of the leading RFID UHF readers and tag suppliers in Singapore - always ready to help businesses and companies in various industries - such as retail and manufacturing.