RFID Systems for All Areas of Your Business:
For manufacturers, success hinges on the speed and accuracy of their manufacturing operations. RFID provides instant and accurate tracking of information at every step inside the manufacturing plant, trimming wasted time and costs out of end-to-end manufacturing processes — from receipt of raw goods to RFID-enabling supply, sequencing, assembly and shipping of final product. The net result is a leaner and more profitable manufacturing operation. >Learn More
Improve workforce efficiency — reduce labor costs up to 30+%
In the distribution industry, profitability is tightly tied to how fast and accurately inventory moves in, through and out of the warehouse. With RFID, warehouse workers have the visibility they need to process thousands or hundreds of thousands of items every day, as fast and accurately as possible. >Learn More
RFID platforms can boost inventory accuracy to 95%, while out-of-stocks can be reduced by 60% to 80% with item-level RFID tagging
In the age of evolving shopper expectations and technology advancements, the global retail industry is in the midst of a profound shift in retail operations. Implementing an RFID solution can be key to gaining a deeper understanding to balancing consumer behaviors and maintaining a profitable business. Inovity understands how retailers are leveraging RFID technology to improve point of sale and, front and backroom operations. >Learn More
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The Many Use Cases for RFID Systems
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Components of an RFID System
RFID tags consist of an integrated circuit (IC) attached to an antenna—typically a small coil of wires—plus some protective packaging (like a plastic case or card). Tags are also sometimes called “transponders,” and “inlays,” although technically an inlay is a tag mounted on a substrate that is ready to be converted into a smart label. RFID tags come in many forms and sizes. Some can be as small as a grain of rice.
“Smart labels” go beyond simple tag functionality by combining human-readable information and barcode technology with RFID. A smart label consists of an adhesive label that is embedded with an ultra-thin RFID tag “inlay” (which is a tag—IC plus antenna—mounted on a substrate (label material). Smart labels combine the read range and unattended processing capability of RFID with the convenience and flexibility of on-demand label printing. Smart labels also can be pre-printed and pre-coded for use.
RFID-enabled label printers represent a tagging method that can accommodate both types of Auto-ID systems, RFID, barcode, and human readable information, in a single unit. The system uses a regular barcode label with an RFID inlay embedded in the back of the label. This is called a smart label and will typically have human-readable information printed on the front of the label in addition to the RFID antenna inlay.
Handheld and Hands-Free RFID readers allow on-the-spot reading of RFID tags and smart labels, allowing workers to perform quick and accurate inventories or search for specific items on a warehouse shelf or in a store dressing room.
Placing fixed RFID readers automate data capture at key entry and exit points, such as strategic building entrances, shipping dock portals, or the doors to the IT data center, and typically require external antennas be attached at either side of the portal.
Whether you are tracking assets through the supply chain, materials into production or access, you’ll need a software interface to process your RFID tracked items.