|Home||Internet of Things||Aerospace||Apparel||Energy||Defense||Health Care||Logistics||Manufacturing||Retail|
Ask The Experts Forum
BlogsAsk The Experts ForumCan RFID Readers Designed for Tracking Pets Also Read Tags Used on Bicycles?
Can RFID Readers Designed for Tracking Pets Also Read Tags Used on Bicycles?
I imagine that they employ the same frequency, but I can't find an answer to this question. If they don't, would I need to buy separate readers for different RFID products?
I'm unclear whether you are merely using bicycles as an example of a product that might be tagged, or have a specific bicycle-tracking solution in mind. But to answer your question, the transponders used in animals operate in the low-frequency (LF) range—125 KHz or 134 KHz—whereas many tags used on products operate in the ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) band. So tags used on bicycles, clothing, jewelry and other items can all be read using the same interrogator, but those utilized to track animals would require a separate reader.
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Login and post your comment!
Not a member?
Signup for an account now to access all of the features of RFIDJournal.com!
SEND IT YOUR WAY
RFID JOURNAL EVENTS
ASK THE EXPERTS
Simply enter a question for our experts.
TAKE THE POLL