Applications of RFID / NFC technology and tags
The use of RFID / NFC technology and tags is possible in so many areas of life that it is difficult to even describe this topic in one short description.
Rather, it is not easy to find some spheres of economic life in which they could not be applied. Although the method of radio frequency identification itself has been known for almost a hundred years, its really turbulent development took place at the end of the last century and the beginning of this century. The NFC technology derived from RFID was created only on the basis of the rapid spread of mobile telephony. NFC has opened up new, previously unavailable opportunities for RFID.
To put it simply: when we talk about NFC tags, we mean a small part of RFID tags working on the 13.56MHz frequency, which are compliant with the NFC forum guidelines. They work with smartphones and similar popular devices. The whole family of RFID tags is much larger and uses others in addition to this frequency. Low: 100 – 150kHz range and very high UHF: 860 – 940MHz. Occasionally others as well.
Currently, practically every major smartphone manufacturer offers phones equipped with an NFC reader as standard. Therefore, the widespread use of the advantages of this technology has become possible and easier than ever before. To this should be added the remarkable simplicity of using NFC. The whole “service” is usually limited to just touching the phone to the tag 🙂
It requires virtually no knowledge or skills, pairing, configuration, etc.
This is why RFID / NFC tags are becoming so popular these days. It should be expected that their widespread use and the discovery by users of the advantages they have in relation to their well-known graphic predecessors (such as bar codes or QR codes) will bring even more widespread use of them in the coming years.
Of course, NFC is not only about reading passive tags, it is also a similarly simple method of communicating between active devices. For example, between a smartphone and a payment card reader or any other device.
Application of RFID / NFC technology and tags
What makes RFID tags replace traditional graphic codes?
The answer in this case is surprisingly simple 🙂
Apart from the only disadvantage, which is the higher cost of execution, the tags are much better in every other aspect. Moreover, they have capabilities that cannot be achieved with the old optical identification technology. It is impossible to list all the advantages of RFID tags here, maybe just a few for example.
For example, the convenience and speed of reading. Up to several hundred suitable RFID tags can be read in one second. In addition, they do not have to be visible at all and may be behind non-shielding electromagnetic barriers, such as paper, plastic, glass, wood, etc. Moreover, some passive RFID tags can be read from a distance of more than 20m. If you add to the fact that there are RFID tags that can permanently remember several kilobytes of data (eg several pages of text), then you probably understand that this is not an advantage, it is a real “gap” in relation to graphic codes.
In addition, there is the possibility of securing the memory with read / write passwords, permanent blocking of once saved data, the possibility of repeatedly adding and updating data if necessary, durability of records reaching several dozen years, possible dimensions in tenths of a millimeter, resistance to external conditions and easy copying or manipulating the stored data, easy to hide e.g. under a plain print or invisibly built into the product, etc.
Now you can probably see that it is not easy, even briefly, to describe the possible applications of RFID tags. You can practically think of anything tangible that needs marking, identification or supervision, and this technology will most likely provide the optimal solution. If you do not see it yourself, write to us, we will help you achieve the best.
An important advantage, in addition to being simple to use, is that passive tags can be very cheap. We have extensive knowledge and many years of experience in the field of RFID technology and tag distribution, as well as strong links with those who mean something in this field in the world. Thanks to this, we are able to provide reliable tags, in many versions and at a price unattainable from other suppliers. In our company, the approximate cost of an RFID tag starts from a dozen or so groszy, most often it reaches the level of several dozen groszy, in rare cases it reaches several zlotys, depending on the type, properties, quantity and required delivery date.
Examples of applications of RFID / NFC tags are:
Access control to rooms, facilities, parking lots, wardrobes …
Identification of items, goods, products, equipment, vehicles, buildings, infrastructure, trees and even waste containers.
Inventory and supervision of equipment, fixed assets, documents, goods and materials, products, security measures …
NFC on the phone, or how to use what almost everyone has with them anyway :). The smartphone can also replace the NFC tag, e.g. a card …
Public transport tickets and more (especially periodic tickets), clubs, swimming pool tickets, ski lifts …
Parking lots, i.e. IDs authorizing to enter / enter the parking lot, automation of parking service …
Laundries where the identification of washed items takes place without contact and automatically based on invisible laundry tags sewn into them.
Warehouses where service and even inventory can be partially or even fully automated thanks to tagging what is stored in them.
Archives of e.g. documents, which by sticking appropriate data allow for the introduction of incomparably more efficient methods of searching, monitoring and inventorying resources.
Tools tagged with appropriate tags to bring order to the tool economy and to automate issuing and supervision.
Tires can have tags built in at the production stage or added at a later stage. This allows for their simple and remote identification.
Rentals where the items issued are permanently tagged with RFID tags. This allows you to streamline and automate the entire rental process.
Equipment equipped with tags with appropriate data recorded. Control, supervision and inventory of such equipment and fixed assets is very efficient and can be largely automated.
Marking of products and goods. Many goals can be achieved by using 1 RFID tag embedded in the product. From unambiguous identification, through a record of all stages of its creation and use. Ending with protection against counterfeiting and impersonation of a known brand.
If you are looking for the optimal solution in the field of RFID / NFC applications, do not hesitate.
Call (+48 338218777), write or visit our technical and commercial office in Bielsko-Biała at ul. Krakowska 33.
We are focused on solving problems in the field of RFID / NFC technology. Not only simple but also very complex.
However, if your needs require an individual and innovative approach, it’s even better. We are most passionate about such tasks!
Of course, we can also help you integrate RFID (NFC) applications with other solutions, such as: monitoring systems, alarm systems, timing systems. In addition, recording and inventory systems, automatic identification systems, QR and bar code readers, etc. Up to sports competitions, NFC in the phone, dog IDs, workwear, automation of laundry services, museums, schools, communication, aviation …