Barcode& RFID systems comprise a network of hardware and software, consisting primarily of mobile computers, printers, handheld scanners, RFID readers, infrastructure, and supporting software. Barcode and RFID are two different forms of technology that are used for reading and collecting data. Although they are both commonly used for asset tracking and inventory tracking in business, their capabilities and how they work differ significantly in some ways.
Most businesses are familiar with the barcode inventory system as a means of managing and tracking stock inventory. In retail sales, the use of barcode also allows for swift checkout.
Barcodes require the use of an optical barcode reader or scanner. The scanner decodes the barcode’s black bars, which generally represent a series of numbers. The decoded information is sent to a computer, which interprets what has been read. This information typically contains data regarding the manufacturer, the product, and, when applicable, the price.
To scan a barcode, it must be oriented properly and the scanner must have an unobstructed view of it. This is referred to as the line of sight. Without a clear line of sight, the scanner may be unable to read the barcode. This is one of the primary differences between a barcode inventory system and RFID, as the latter does not require a line of sight.
Radio frequency identification or RFID technology reads information by using radio frequencies as opposed to an optical laser. RFID inventory management systems require tags and an RFID reader.
Each RFID tag contains a microchip that holds information about the item to which it is associated. The most widely used and inexpensive tags, passive ultra-high frequency (UHF) tags, typically will only contain a basic identification number; other RFID tags are capable of holding up to 8 KB of data, anything from price to color, manufacturing date, shipping date, expiration date, maintenance history, and more. Each tag includes a radio antenna that allows it to receive signals from a reader.
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