Can GPS Track RFID Tags?

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Ask The ExpertsCan GPS Track RFID Tags?
RFID Journal Staff asked 11 years ago

Would it be possible to monitor a radio frequency identification system via the Global Positioning System?

—Name withheld


No, that would not be possible. The Global Positioning System employs a different frequency than RFID tags do, as well as different communication protocols. However, there are RFID tags that have been integrated with GPS devices. A recent post in this forum, in fact, dealt with that very issue (see Has RFID Been Integrated With GPS?).

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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