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Can RFID Be Used for Racing?
Do RFID readers register the time at which each tag passes? And if so, is the tags' location data recorded?
Virtually all passive RFID readers record the time at which a tag is interrogated, and they typically store the tag ID number, a date stamp and their own unique ID. So if, for example, you knew that reader 12345 was located at a certain point along the race, you would then know which tags had passed that point at the time noted in the date stamp.
There are a number of race-timing solutions available on the market. The following articles might be helpful to you:
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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