Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology for object identification via radio communication. This technology allows data transfer between a small transponder attached to the object (also known as RFID-label or RFID-tag) and a RFID reader.
The reader generates an electro-magnetic field. If the transponder is moved within range of the reader, the magnetic field supplies the transponder with energy and activates its chip. The chip sends identification signals according to its coding.
An integrated RFID system with reader, RFID tag and integration with controls and software systems provides the advantages of this technology to all parts of the company's logistics systems.