Identify with RFID

Identify With RFID

At the core of every RFID application, RFID tags are attached to items in order for each item to be uniquely identified from another. Because of this, all RFID applications could technically be grouped under “Identify with RFID” versus the other groupings - Interact with Objects, Gather Data, Manage Inventory & Assets, and Access Control. Most RFID applications use RFID to identify the item and then perform another action with that information, like taking inventory, allowing or restricting access, or gathering data.

In RFID applications that are simply grouped as “Identify”, RFID is used for only one purpose: to identify a tagged item.

If this is your first time learning about RFID, or if you need a refresher, checkout our beginner’s guide to RFID.

Examples of Using RFID For Identification


Accurately authenticate high-end wines.

RFID Kiosks

Identify individual DVDs to dispense and collect.

Shipment & Order Verification

Verify an outgoing package matches a customer’s ecommerce order.

Why use RFID to simply identify?

Most RFID applications that are using RFID to identify are really using RFID technology to verify that the item’s RFID tag has the correct or matching EPC number as a corresponding EPC number. For instance:

  • RFID Authentication & RFID Kiosk applications use RFID in order to authenticate a product in a pre-existing database.
  • RFID Shipment/Order Verification and Vehicle Identification applications use RFID to determine if the scanned item is correct in reference to an order or shipment.

Learn About RFID-Enabled Identification Applications

Easily authenticate retail products before purchasing, avoid counterfeit products on the market.

Identify a product, object, or person at an easy-to-use kiosk for a faster and more efficient experience.

Scan packages before they ship to customers to verify they are correct against the order. Coming soon

Identify a specific vehicle and it's data without searching for and comparing serial numbers. Coming soon



Shipment/Order Verification

Vehicle Identification


Near Field Communication (NFC)

Internet of Things (IoT)

Interact with Vehicles

Tracking Assets

File Tracking

Hospital Asset Tracking

IT Asset Tracking

Laundry & Textile Tracking

Preventative Maintenance

Returnable Transit Items (RTI)

Tool Tracking

Transportation Asset Management

Library Asset Management

Managing Inventory

Herd Management

Hospital Inventory Control

Luxury Inventory Tracking

Logistics & SCM

Retail Inventory Management

Vehicle Inventory Management

Data about People

Attendee Tracking

Race Timing

Sports Metrics

Tracking Attendance

Data about Objects

Telemetry & Sensor Monitoring


Vehicle Data

Access Control: Buildings

Access Control: Vehicles

Access Control: Neighborhoods

Event Management