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RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a way of identifying things without actually seeing them, end-to-end in your business.  RFID is the ideal data capture technology when you need to track a large amount of unique product SKUs,  have high-value items to track, routinely move a high volume of items in a limited time period, have reusable assets that have a determined or circular supply chain, or need a more automated process to track and trace items to meet government regulations and ensure timely asset availability. RFID technology solutions provide clear visibility in your business, in real-time.

Today, with RFID’s scalability and wide industry adoption, RFID solutions are being deployed in numerous business sectors and for a variety of use cases. Anything from chipping pets to tracking store inventory, to the passage of raw material into complex manufacturing systems and providing access to and from controlled areas, an RFID solution from Inovity can help you streamline your business processes and maximize mobile worker productivity.

Inovity can analyze your application and recommend if an RFID system is right for you. We can help you calculate the costs and return on a system, and design and implement a complete solution. Contact us today to start the conversation with an Inovity Systems Consultant.

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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

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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

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RFID readers and tags used in retail stores can help reduce loss.

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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What is RFID?

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology uses radio waves to exchange identification and tracking data between an RFID reader and an electronic RFID tag that is attached to an object, such as a pallet containing a shipment of products, a forklift in a warehouse or even an employee badge.

RFID technology has evolved over the years to encompass a number of radio frequencies that provide increased visibility in a variety of industries and environments. The most commonly used frequencies are defined as:

Low Frequency (LF) 125-135 KHz

High Frequency (HF) 13.56 MHz

Ultra High Frequency (UHF) 869-930 MHz

Wi-Fi Locationing (microwave) 3.1–10 GHz

Near Field Communication (NFC) 3.56 MHz

Ultra Wide Band (UWB)  3.1 to 10.6 GHz

All of these frequencies utilize a defined radio bandwidth and provide different operational and performance characteristics based on their frequency range. Each protocol and operating frequency can in turn affect read range, cost and deployment requirements. Each of the RFID technologies are not mutually exclusive and can work in conjunction with one another depending on the requirements of the RFID installation. >Learn More

“As our primary provider for RF equipment, we have found Inovity to be very responsive and knowledgeable.”

Randy Morris, Technology Manager
Doe & Ingalls of NC

The Many Use Cases for RFID

How Ultra High Frequency RFID works

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RFID Printers, Readers, and Supplies

By integrating live RFID data into business intelligence systems, like Oracle’s E-Business Suite, you can get automated reporting of real-time, accurate data, providing tremendous advantages in all kinds of industries from express parcel delivery, to healthcare and life sciences, to transportation, entertainment, and retail. Request a RFID consultation today.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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