Have you ever wondered about the technology that goes into some of the resources that you use every day? For a lot of people, the technology inside something like a smartphone is too complex to properly understand, so we accept that these wonderful devices continue to function in the way that we want them to.
When it comes to RFID, people can understand that with a little bit more comprehension. RFID is one of those things which is easily explained if you understand the purpose of it, and if you work in retail, or anywhere with a till system, you’ll begin to understand exactly what we mean.
What is RFID?
Alright, so what exactly is RFID? Well, this is a unique form of radio-frequency identification software. Imagine for just a second that something was tagged with a special type of identifying radio-frequency. Every tag produces a certain type of radio-frequency wave, and this can be tracked with the correct reader.
The technology has actually been in use since World War II. Allied planes were tagged with this technology in order to correctly identify them from enemy fighters. However, the technology now has a much more widespread use.
Nowadays, the type of RFID that people tend to use is one which has a read range of between 5 to 10 m. It uses automatic ID technology by allowing tags to be read without a line of sight, and by tagging items with the tags, you can track and identify different types of inventory in your shop.
RFID in Your Business
You’ve probably come to the conclusion that you can use RFID for your business. In fact, one of the most common applications of the technology is for use in businesses and retail environments.
The reasoning behind this is simple. The RFID reader can be integrated directly into the EPOS till system, so you can use it as a seamless way to keep track of information regarding stock and inventory updates.
Being able to collect information and automatically keep track of inventory is going to be useful for any business to have. This unfiltered access to a central database which requires no line of sight will greatly improve and enhance the efficiency of a business.
That’s really the joy of RFID. It allows you to do whatever you need to in order to get the best results possible.
In conclusion, RFID is one of those things which is commonly employed to make sure that when it comes to giving people the best possible options, they have access to resources that will make their lives easier. Being able to seamlessly keep track of different resources provides you with the opportunity to integrate new software into your existing set up. At the end of the day, radio waves are not a new form of technology, but are instead easily accessible in very limited forms. A powerful system is not necessary, but it simply has to cover the distance between your tail area and a warehouse or storage space.