RADOMEC has extensive experience in the integration of RFID with the most diverse business (industry, trade and services). We performed: feasibility study, planning, surveying and validating requirements, study of the item to be tracked, the definition of the equipment (tags, antennas, readers, and printers), RFID solution research, study of the electromagnetic environment activity, drafting the PLCM (contour mapping of losses), implementation of the solution of RFID, RFID solution testing, validation and support, giving always a focus on the use of RFID in improving the efficiency of the corporate processes.
RFID is an Auto Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system which interchanges information using radio frequency waves. That technology, in particular the specified in the ISO 18000-6C standard, has been increasingly adopted by various industry sectors, being very important in the supply chain management.
Basically, radio frequency identification system comprises a smart label, or tag, and an interrogator or reader. This last mentioned is responsible for reading the tags and may have also the function of writing. The tag is located on the object to be tracked. This, indeed, is the device that carries the data into a RFID system, which generally consists of an antenna, and small integrated circuit (chip). The tag is only activated when located inside of the reader’s interrogation zone. Furthermore, the readers may have additional communication interfaces, such as Ethernet and WiFi, in order to other systems can receive the collected data.
The RFID presents a number of advantages over other AIDC technologies. Unlike bar code, for instance, the RFID does not require a direct view of the item being tracked. The data´s storage capacity in RFID systems is significantly higher than that presented in others AIDC systems. This fact allows the RFID to identify uniquely (serially) the items that this system intends to tracks, instead of identifies them by category as most AIDC systems does. With RFID, simultaneous identification of items ceases to be science fiction matter and in fact become something real that can be placed in our daily lives. It is noteworthy also that the information present in the smart label of RFID systems can be dynamically modified, allowing an outstanding operational flexibility by the technology's user. Finally, these same smart labels keeps its functionality even being subjected to thermal, mechanical, and chemical stress such as exposure to dust, seawater, high temperatures and impact shocks.
RADOMEC has experience in RFID integration with very different business. Frequently, RFID integration projects have phases like: feasibility studies, planning, elicitation and validation of requirements, study of the item to be traced, definition of equipments (tags, antennas, readers and printers), research of the RFID solution, study of the environment´s electromagnetic activity, development of environment PLCM, implementation of the RFID solution and testing, validation and support of the RFID solution, giving always a focus on the use of RFID in improving the efficiency of business processes.
The adoption of RFID for automatic identification of items allows reduction in inventory levels and transportation costs, increased sales, reduced delivery time and logistics costs and collaboration between the various links in the supply chain.
In addition to integration projects, we also have extensive experience designing RFID reader’s antennas for ISO 18000-6C air interface.