18 Commonly Asked RFID Questions [& Answers] – Part One


The world of RFID is, complex. Luckily, some of the most frequently asked questions are about general RFID knowledge. I polled the office to ask the atlasRFIDstore staff what question they hear the most about RFID, checkout the videos below to see their answers!

#1. What is RFID?

Matt talks to us about the most basic RFID question – what is it?

Links to Learn More – Beginner’s Guide; What Is RFID?

#2. Have I Ever Used RFID and Not Known It?

Michaela points out some instances of RFID you might have seen and not recognized. From combination EAS/RFID systems in grocery stores, to Top Golf or Hotel Room keys – RFID is all around you and growing every day.

Links to Learn More - Real World RFID Applications; Beginner’s Guide

#3. What is a Common RFID Application That I Use Every Day?

Jessica talks about common places you’ll see RFID applications like at Top Golf, in DVD kiosks, and above toll booths.

Links to Learn More – Real World RFID Applications; Beginner’s Guide

#4. What Is the Difference between Barcodes, RFID, and GPS?

Kate explains the main differences in Barcodes, RFID, and GPS, in particular, the read range differences. GPS is used for real-time tracking via satellites, making it ideal for cargo container tracking and tracking other valuable assets that travel across oceans or countries. Barcodes and RFID are better for item identification within a smaller area – but whereas barcodes must be read from a few inches away, RFID tags can be read up to 50 meters away.

Links to Learn More – GPS and Active RFID, RFID vs Barcodes

#5. Who Uses RFID?

Madison explains that anyone currently using a cumbersome manual process that slows down operations should look into testing with RFID. RFID readers can read over 700+ tags in one second, which could change inventory from all day to a few minutes – saving time and money.

Links to Learn More – How is RFID Used in Real World Applications ; What Is RFID?

#6. Is RFID the Technology Used in Animal Tracking?

Caroline talks about the subset of RFID technology that is used for animal tracking and identification, Low Frequency RFID (LF). Only a few centimeters of read range and able to perform well around water and metal, LF RFID is implanted in domestic animals for identification in case they are lost or stolen.


Links to Learn More – Low Frequency RFID and Animal Identification; Beginner’s Guide; A Guide to RFID Types and How They Are Used

Want to see more Questions & Answers? Continue on to Part Two and Part Three to learn all about RFID.

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