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RFID Software

Going Beyond Hardware To True Data Visibility

Radley provides a complete RFID tracking system. From powerful software, to the best RFID hardware, Radley fits your unique needs. Track and automate finished goods, improve safety & maintenance, or keep track of equipment.

Best In Class Hardware

Radley works with the best RFID hardware manufacturers to meet your unique needs. Easily collect, manipulate and analyze your RFID data from portals, tags & readers.

Middleware Bridges the Gap

RFID software solutions are much more than installing hardware. Because without software, you’re just reading tag data, not using it. Radley’s middleware processes key data, so you can maximize on your RFID investment.

Configurable To Your Processes

Our flexible solution integrates to almost any ERP or business system. Also, it shapes to your existing processes. So let Radley configure an RFID technology solution to fit your specific workflow!

End-to-End Solution

A  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking system is much more than RFID hardware. For example, an often overlooked but critical need is middleware or software. Middleware communicates with interrogators. At the same time it processes and filters tag data. Then the data passes to your ERP or business system. Without software you’re just reading tag data, not utilizing it.

  • Software / Middleware
  • Integration to ERP
  • Consulting
  • RFID Engineering
  • Hardware, Tags & Labels
  • Implementation & Training
  • Support

Benefits of Radley RFID

Radley’s RFID tracking system goes far beyond basic reporting tools. It’s designed to summarize and analyze your data. As a result, your end users, processes and operations see a valuable return on your investment.

  • Boost Accuracy & Efficiency
  • Reduce Inventory Time
  • Real-Time Data & Metrics
  • Advanced Security
  • Reduce Material Expenses
  • Meet Compliance Requirements

RFID – Transformative Technology

RFID Technology and Its Applications

RFID is a tracking solution that employs intelligent bar codes to track objects. The acronym stands for Radio Frequency Identification. The automatic technology uses electromagnetic fields or radio waves. These fields identify and track information stored in tags attached to items. Unlike other data capturing methods, RFID can read tags from a reading distance of 3 to 300 feet away. Also, unlike the use of barcode readers, they do not have to be within the reader’s direct line-of-sight.

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HOW IT WORKS
An RFID system consists of three parts:
1. A scanning device (RFID reader)
2. A transceiver (RFID antenna) which interprets the data
3. A transponder (RFID tag) that contains programmed information
 
The scanning antenna emits radio-frequency signals. In turn, these signals provide the tag with a means of communicating.
 
There are two types of RFID tags: Active and Passive. Active tags contain a battery and automatically broadcast their signal. In contrast, “passive” RFID tags do not contain their own power source (batteries). In that case, the tags send information upon receiving RF energy emitted from a reader. Then, the scanning antenna picks up the information.
 
Besides the active and passive tag distinction, RFID frequencies can vary as well.
 
RFID frequency refers to the size of the radio waves within the system. There are low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF), and ultra-high frequency (UHF) waves. In turn, each wave frequency behaves differently. As a result, each frequency has advantages and disadvantages.
 
For example, if an RFID system operating at a lower frequency has a slower data read rate. But it is better able to read near ranges or on metal or liquid surfaces.
 
In contrast, a system operating at a higher frequency has faster read rates. Also, it is able to read tags from further away. But RFID at these frequencies is more sensitive to interference. This can be caused by liquids and metals in the environment.
 
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF RFID TECHNOLOGY?
RFID has many advantages over bar code technology or other optical readers. For one, it quickly identifies information stored on tags. The typical read time is less than 100 milliseconds.
 
Another advantage is RFID can read several tags at once rather than reading item by item. Similarly, barcode scanners must maintain a line-of-sight with each code. But with RFID the scanner only needs to be within read range of the tag to read it.
 
Also, RFID tags can be placed inside items, protecting them from wear. In comparison, barcodes must be on the surface of an object.
 
INDUSTRIAL RFID APPLICATIONS
Radio Frequency Identification is becoming the technology of choice for modern industries. For example, industries that use RFID technology include automotive, pharmaceutical, and food processing.
 
This is due to the growing need for automated labeling and traceability. Also, the demand for mass production of goods continues to increase. With this, manufacturing companies are turning to RFID solutions to simplify logistics management.
 
For instance, inventory and supply chain management, counterfeit prevention and more see improvement. Also, RFID is a popular choice to track assets and electronic devices, and for tool tracking. Asset tracking using RFID prevents loss and theft. At the same time, RFID keeps track of the location of these valuable items.

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