RFID for Tough Environments: Tag Selection and Use Cases

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Many RFID technologies are currently available, with different pros and cons for potentially thousands of use cases. The energy, mining and construction industries, with their harsh, metallic and potentially explosive environments, set special demands on the RFID technology that is supposed to optimize inventory, prevent human error and optimize equipment handling. New active technologies like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) open up new use cases, such as fast and accurate asset location and predictive condition monitoring. This session will explore the many characteristics of available technologies, as well as pitfalls to avoid and parameters to consider when selecting an RFID system for rough environments.

Speaker: Richard Aufreiter, Director, Product Marketing, Identification Technologies, HID Global