RFID has several major advantages over barcode:
- RFID does not require line of sight. This means you can read an RFID tag inside of a box, or inside a consumable.
- RFID can easily detect multiple tags at the same time. HF readers can detect dozens of tags, UHF readers can rapidly read hunderds of tags simultaneously.
- RFID, espeically UHF, can read tags very far away. SkyeTek UHF readers can detect tags up to 5m away.
- RFID tags have rewritable memory. The tags act like little flash drives, so you can store information about the product, or when an item was last inspected, or anything else you want!
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