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What Is the Perfect Tag for Tracking Laptops?

Posted By RFID Journal, 11.30.2017

Do I need long-range RFID tags for monitoring laptops and tablets? What types of tags are required for this application?

—Chinmoy

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Chinmoy,

There is no single perfect tag for tracking laptops. The right tag depends on several factors, including cost, read range required, laptop size and willingness to perform maintenance.

If you required a read range of around 10 feet, you could use a passive UHF tag, which would be inexpensive and can usually be placed inside the plastic housing in an area away from metal (since metal detunes a tag and makes it difficult to read). If you were looking for a read range of 100 feet, however, you would need to use an active tag, which has a battery. An active tag costs much more than a passive tag ($50 apiece versus 10 cents) and is much larger, so it must be attached to the outside of the computer. Active tags also must be replaced when their battery dies.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

USER COMMENTS

Naresh Mittal 2017-12-07 05:30:13 PM
Chinmoy, In addition to what Mark has mentioned, there are two other options (at least), where are - 1. BLE beacons - give you read range of more than 50 feet and costs anywhere in the range of $15+ 2. On metal passive tags - has read range of about 20 feet and costs about $1. Can be placed anywhere (but not under the metal part) TrackSeal has all the options for you to track Laptops or for that matter any type of assets. Please visit www.trackseal.com or contact us on info@trackseal.com. Naresh Mittal naresh@trackseal.com
Gavin Rao 2018-05-17 02:31:14 AM
Hi Chinmoy, Our UHF flexible metal label is suitable for IT assets.It can printed with logo,numbers,barcode.Learn more info,feel free to contact me gavin@richrfid.com Gavin Rao

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