What is RFID?

UHF RFID Tags & Smart Labels

People new to using RFID often think RFID tags are like bar codes, but in reality, there are big differences. For example: just because you see a tag doesn't mean your RFID equipment will see it. Contrarily, if you can't see a tag, it doesn't mean your RFID equipment won't read it. Confused yet?

The fact is, there is a lot to know about RFID tags and it's not a simple as people would like it to be.

The RFID Network has put together a series of articles and videos that will help you understand:

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Announcing RFID Wikipedia

The RFID Network announces the creation of http://RFIDWikipedia.org, a website designed to be the world’s authoritative resource for understanding Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and how to use it successfully and responsibly.

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What is RFID?

What is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) & Wireless RF Sensors?

RFID basicsRFID stands for Radio Frequency IDentification. 

RFIDwikipedia.org defines the abbreviation as "Refers to any electronic device that uses radio waves to facilitate the communication of data for the purpose of identification, and sometimes to locate and/or sense the condition(s), of animate and inanimate objects."

Anything that communicates using radio waves needs to be able to identify and differentiate itself from other things. 

The RFID Network has produced a video that shows different kinds of RFID devices and how RFID works. Watch the video and read the in-depth article...

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