Can an RFID Reader Run in Tandem With Other Programs?

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Ask The ExpertsCan an RFID Reader Run in Tandem With Other Programs?
RFID Journal Staff asked 8 years ago

Would it be possible to create a program that would continually read RFID tags while other programs worked, or would the reader act as another keyboard?

—Name withheld


An RFID reader interrogates tags continually, and this information can be sent to a PC or server that is running another program, but it sounds like you are planning to use a PC with a desktop reader or some other kind of reader. Yes, it is possible to capture data from the reader while running additional programs, just as you can use Microsoft Word while streaming videos in a Web browser.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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