How You Can Use RFID To Track Assets
How You Can Use RFID To Track Assets
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a wireless system that consists of two components: tags and readers. The reader is a device equipped with one or more antennas that emit radio waves and receive signals from RFID tags.
RFID asset tracking system helps you to keep track of your assets. It saves time and money while deterring equipment theft, improving security, reducing lost or misplaced items, and centralising data about individual items’ location and use.
RFID asset tracking systems benefit small, but expensive movable items. Fax machines, medical supplies, laptops, and office chairs are all examples of items that may be eligible for RFID asset tracking.
It can be difficult for business owners and companies to keep track of their assets. But don’t worry, itemit has your back! To keep track of your assets you can try different asset tracking tools that we offer. RFID asset tracking is the most useful and efficient tracking technology among the various other tagging technologies we offer.
How Does RFID Asset Tracking Work?
RFID asset tracking enables you to automate and improve asset control. It’s similar to QR or barcode asset tracking as it makes use of tags and scanners. However, in order to achieve a higher level of automation, RFID requires the use of some additional tools such as fixed readers that detect RFID tags automatically. RFID asset tracking software is also designed to be simple to manage.
What Are Different Types Of RFID Readers?
itemit aspires to provide every organisation with an easy and simple way to track and manage all of its assets. The RFID asset tracking system approach is unique in that it allows multiple Auto-ID and tracking technologies to be combined and managed using the same system.
We offer two types of RFID asset tracking readers. Each one has its own set of specifications.
- Fixed RFID Reader Set
- Handheld RFID Reader
itemit’s Fixed RFID Reader
The fixed RFID reader provides you with greater automation. When an asset enters or exits a location, itemit automatically updates its location in real-time. This is achieved without manual intervention, saving time and money. Also, itemit keeps track of your assets’ movements.
The fixed RFID reader set includes everything you need to start tracking your assets. You can simply plug in the reader and start reading your RFID-tagged assets immediately!
The fixed RFID asset reader comes packed with Zebra FX7500, Fixed RFID Reader, Zebra Power Supply, Zebra Power Cable, x2 RFID Antenna, and x2 RF Antenna Cable.
In case you find the fixed asset reader a bit difficult to handle, we can assist you with the setup and ensure that your reader is ready to use right out of the box.
itemit’s Zebra Handheld RFID Reader
At the touch of a button, the Zebra RFD8500 handheld RFID reader connects to itemit via Bluetooth. It is ideal for asset tracking operations. With a push of a button, you can expedite audits, location tracking, and high-value asset management.
Furthermore, you can also scan your existing itemit asset tags. With the click of a button, you can integrate RFID asset management with QR code asset management and barcode operations.
Among the many features of this handheld RFID reader, the following stand out:
- It includes a Trigger and three pushbuttons for user input.
- The rechargeable Li-Ion 44100mAh battery pack in the handheld RFID reader is also removable.
- Its operating temperature ranges from -10 C to 40 C.
- RFID standards that are supported include EPC Class 1 and Gen 2.
- It has a nominal range of more than 6m.
- It has a frequency range of 4.5-34.5 dBm in the EU and 4.5-34.5 dBm in the US.
What Are Different Types Of RFID Tags?
RFID allows you to view an asset’s record by scanning its tag. The asset’s location, as well as which member of your team, scanned it and when will be automatically updated. RFID asset management allows you to see where your assets were last seen and who had them. This guarantees that you will never lose an asset.
RFID tags can be either active or passive. The main distinction between the two is that the former is powered by batteries, whereas the latter is powered by the reader and lacks a battery.
How Is RFID Better Than QR Codes?
Asset tracking with barcodes and QR codes requires a visible tag on the asset to be scanned for asset management. You can’t add a tag in a direct line of sight over valuable and delicate assets such as paintings.
RFID, on the other hand, does not require the tag to be visible on the asset because you will use an RFID reader to scan the asset and the reader will detect the tag on its own. Hence, the RFID tag can be installed obscurely in an asset.
For small businesses and companies, RFID asset tracking systems are the most useful of the three main types of available asset tracking systems: RFID, barcode, and GPS. If you are not sure which type of RFID reader will suit your needs we can help you with that.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how itemit can benefit your business. You can also fill out the form below to begin your free trial of the RFID asset tracking software.
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