Can Passive RFID Labels Be Applied to Products in a Warehouse so Their Location Can Be Viewed at All Times?

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David Winn asked 1 week ago

If so, what are some suppliers in Australia and New Zealand that could take on this work? And would it be realistic to think RFID labels for the above application could be purchased for less than 10 U.S. cents each?

—David

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David,

Passive UHF RFID tags are designed more for reading with a handheld reader or in portals, tunnels or desktop readers. However, there are some cases when overhead readers do make it possible for RTLS-style tag reading as you suggest. I spoke with our friends at Checkpoint Systems, who said that depending on the size and scale of the DC and the product density, this could be possible. It would be best for you to speak with a solution provider or supplier in your area. Checkpoint is one example, as it has representation in Australia and New Zealand. Tags costing less than 10 cents apiece is usually feasible, depending on the volumes ordered.

Claire Swedberg
Senior Editor
RFID Journal

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