Posted on | May 15, 2012 | No Comments
With everything we hear about RFID technology, it’s difficult to determine what is fact and fiction. There are quite a few misconceptions about RFID which may be causing organizations to steer clear from the technology. FileTrail delves into some of the most common misconceptions to clear them up once and for all.
The cost of RFID tags are too high
Passive RFID tags are actually very affordable. Each tag typically costs around $0.20- $0.40. The costs of RFID is also beginning to drop as more companies and organizations are implementing RFID technology.
RFID is primarily used in the retail industry
Although there has been plenty of media attention on RFID implementation for retail purposes, companies in all industries are using the technology for a variety of reasons. Solutions such as FileTrail RFID can be tailored to track and manage files, IT assets, equipment or any type of physical item. FileTrail RFID has been deployed across a number of different verticals, some of which include:
Cities and Counties
RFID is not as accurate as barcodes
Barcodes and RFID are often compared as many try and determine which is the superior technology. Both are used for similar purposes, the tracking management of physical items however they each have their advantages and disadvantages. Since many people are unfamiliar with RFID they will assume barcodes are more reliable and advanced. However, RFID tags can be read at further distances and they do not require a direct line of sight to be read. RFID is also less time consuming since individual tags do not need to be read one at a time.