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How RFID Technology Can Enhance Your Asset Management Program
Even though the technology has been around in some form since World War II, chances are that you think of Wal-Mart’s supply chain initiative when you hear the

how does rfid work  enable better asset management. How Rfid Technology Works RFID technology consists of two basic components: a tag (or transponder ) that is afixed to the asset being monitored, and a reader (an antenna and transceiver). When the reader transmits a signal in a speciic radio frequency, the tag is activated and sends the data back to the reader. The reader passes information to the control system, but also can write information back to the tag. RFID tags are described as passive or active. A passive

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RFID - Myth versus Reality


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RFID Workbench: Understanding the Basics


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how does rfid work  describe every RFID event. How do the transponder and the reader communicate? When a transponder goes through a specific electric field created by the reader, the transponder detects the signal and starts to send the data stored from the transponder to the reader. The signal generated by the reader usually supplies id data, and a sufficient amount of energy for the transponder's supply. Can a transponder be read through any type of material? Yes, it can be read through almost any type of material. The Read More

At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation


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How to Solve Your Warehouse Woes


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How to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy


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Top 10 Web Threats and How to Eliminate Them


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