Advantage IT Management Blog

Intro to Your Tech: RFID

Intro to Your Tech: RFID

Information, and the transmission of it, has advanced by vast amounts since our ancestors first carved shapes into cave walls to record their hunts. Nowadays, information can be shared much more efficiently, thanks to a technology known as RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification. Here, we’ll discuss this technology and its common business-friendly uses.

How Does RFID Work?

When using RFID, a very short-range radio signal is transmitted from an object or tag to communicate with a specialized device. As long as the tag is within a few meters of the device, the information on the tag can be passed along - an open line of sight isn’t such a hard requirement, as it is with a barcode. Some RFID tags are known as passive and need the reader to power them up before they can be read. These passive tags are the most common, as they cost less to implement. Other tags are known as active RFID tags, which constantly send out their signal, supported by an onboard power supply.

How Is RFID Used?

This technology appears in many industries, in a variety of applications that really speaks to human ingenuity. For example, there are the uses that one could easily imagine a business utilizing, such as:

  • Inventory management
  • Asset tracking
  • Access control
  • Supply chain management
  • Identification authentication

...and other such purposes. However, RFID has been used in other ways around the world.

For instance, Budweiser Brazil leveraged the RFID-enabled “Buddy Cup.” Once the Buddy Cup was linked to the user’s Facebook account (via a QR code on the bottom), the user could immediately “friend” anyone else who had a Buddy Cup - simply by clinking the cups against one another as a toast.

Hellman’s Mayonnaise did something similar in Sao Paulo, where a grocery store’s shopping carts were outfitted with RFID tags and a touchscreen display. As shoppers pushed their carts around the store, RFID readers would have their cart displays show off recipes incorporating a nearby ingredient and Hellman’s Mayonnaise.

Naturally, these are specific use cases, but they show how useful RFID can be with a little ingenuity. How would you leverage RFID to assist your operations? Let us know in the comments!



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, September 17 2019

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Business Computing Privacy Cloud Productivity Network Security Hackers Malware User Tips Hardware Efficiency Google Computer Microsoft Communication communications Data Internet Smartphones Cybersecurity Tech Term Innovation Email Software Managed IT Services Ransomware VoIP Mobile Device Business Management Outsourced IT Backup Business Hosted Solutions Passwords IT Support Smartphone Android Small Business Windows 10 Apps Users Browser Miscellaneous Mobile Devices Alert Gadgets IT Services Managed IT Services Network Social Media Applications Bandwidth Collaboration Windows Microsoft Office Workplace Tips Cloud Computing Data Backup Save Money Internet of Things Wi-Fi Employer-Employee Relationship Information Data Recovery Saving Money Business Intelligence Holiday Facebook Gmail Twitter IT Support Wireless Computers Router Access Control Password Data Management Office Managed Service Upgrade Virtualization Chrome Blockchain Business Continuity Law Enforcement Data Breach Hosted Solution Settings BYOD Government Automation Excel Office 365 Mobile Device Management Networking Telephony Marketing Phishing Analytics Physical Security Workers Value Battery Politics Laptop Quick Tips VoIP Cybercrime Company Culture Vulnerability Word Paperless Office Patch Management Healthcare Voice over Internet Protocol Cortana Artificial Intelligence Retail How To Remote Monitoring and Management VPN Recovery Data Security Update Maintenance Medical IT Telephone Systems G Suite Mobility Cost Management Net Neutrality Data Protection Education Website Health Wireless Charging Virus Productivity Disaster Recovery Processor Managed IT Service Apple Operating System Tech Terms Connectivity Dark Web HIPAA Spam Going Green iPhone Scam Compliance RAM Tip of the week Smart Technology Remote Computing BDR Remote Monitoring Server Virtual Assistant App Hacking Gadget Live Streaming Files Document Management Database Touchscreen Video Google Drive Specifications Websites WannaCry Environment Printer Reporting Employee-Employer Relationship Remote Control Work/Life Balance A.I. Personal Information Managing Stress Certification Office Tips Social Cryptocurrency Remote Support Avoiding Downtime IT budget Ink Outlook Backup and Disaster Recovery Shortcut WhatsApp Digital Tactics Microsoft Office 365 Customer Service Two-factor Authentication Conferencing Updates Millennials Safety WiFi Hard Drive e-waste Lithium-ion battery Electronic Health Records Spam Blocking Sales Machine Learning Movies SaaS Disaster Hard Drives Analysis Windows 7 IT Management PowerPoint Biometrics Streaming Media Profitability Recycling Amazon E-Commerce Edge Internet Explorer Antivirus Authentication OneNote Content Filtering Spotify Botnet Processors disposal Automobile GDPR Employees Email Management Tablet Telecommute Unified Communications Bring Your Own Device Training Emergency SSD The Internet of Things Time Management Copy File Sharing Tech Support Eliminating Downtime Batteries Payment News Big Data Threat Authorization Windows Server 2008 R2 Multi-Factor Security User Tip Display Voice over IP Dongle Licensing Sports Spyware DDoS Storage Solid State Drive Knowledge Data loss Hybrid Cloud Security Cameras Phone System Lead Generation Inventory Chrome OS Paste User Security Search Network Attached Storage Downloads Entertainment Printer Server Wireless Internet Uninterrupted Power Supply Windows XP Bitcoin Plug-In instant Messaging Telephone System Printing eWaste Best Practice Taskbar Cabling Benchmarks eCommerce Travel Webcam HP Distributed Denial of Service Error Hard Disk Drive Comparison Current Events Staff Cleaning Windows 10 Cables Wearables Payment Cards Mobile Security Worker Human Resources Business Technology Access Google Maps Server Management Trends Printers Microsoft Teams Help Desk Social Engineering Proactive IT Vulnerabilities Managed Service Provider Paper Information Technology Troubleshooting National Security Telecommuting Managed IT Risk Management Online Shopping Technology Tips Yahoo Dark Data Computer Care Instagram Credit Cards Chromecast Television Financial Wireless Technology Encryption Gaming Console Thank You Employer Employee Relationship Vendor Management Video Games Congratulations Freedom of Information IaaS Hiring/Firing CrashOverride Synergy Autocorrect HaaS Trending Administrator Internet Exlporer Staffing Emoji Money Scheduling Samsung Regulation Leadership Scalability Budget Unified Threat Management

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Recent Comments

Mia Taylor Tip of the Week: How to Handle a Paper Jam Without Freaking Out
13 September 2019
You have posted a fantastic blog! This is the best blog, most concise step by step guide. Toshiba te...
Galvin Caldwell How and Why Cyber Crime is so Effective
06 September 2019
Cyber crime is the crime has the well recognized worth all over the world due to the lack of the sec...
Abby Aspinall Ransomware Increasingly Targets Android Devices
27 August 2019
Ransom ware has some targets that were among the all android devices that were good to be read over ...
JozephChristopher Google Wants You to Tweet Emojis at Them. Here’s Why
22 August 2019
As per my research with a dissertation writing services company, Google was working on this from a l...
Chris Greenwalty Most Noteworthy Data Breaches in 2019
21 August 2019
Since there are many threats that we are listening about data breach. You need to figure out the bes...