How Do RFID Scanners Connect With Networks?

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Ask The ExpertsHow Do RFID Scanners Connect With Networks?
RFID Journal Staff asked 6 years ago

If I wanted to track how many cows moved through a gate, how could I relay that information to a server? Would I need to use Wi-Fi?

—Nicholas (Central America)

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Nicholas,

There are three ways in which readers pass data to a server. One, obviously, is via an Ethernet cable. Another is wirelessly through Wi-Fi. There are some readers that can also send data over a cellular network. These are less common, so you would need to be sure that the reader you buy offers this option, if cellular connectivity is what you require.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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