RFID Reader Fast Facts

Posted by Erin Hodges On December - 15 - 2009

Motorola MC9090G Handheld RFID ReaderIn our Dec. 4th post and Sept. 8th post we described two DecisionPoint RFID solutions.  DecisionPoint is no stranger to RFID and is a leading RFID solution provider.  Today I’d like to provide some fast facts about the different readers used for RFID solutions and tomorrow we’ll take a look at the different types of RFID tags.

RFID readers obtain information from RFID tags via low power radio waves; therefore RFID readers don’t require a line of sight between the reader and the tag.  RFID readers are grouped into three main categories:

Handheld RFID Readers – handheld readers provide a flexible means to not only read data in areas that fixed readers can’t reach, but allows the use of a single device to capture a range of data.  From RFID tags, to bar codes, to images, you have everything you need right at your fingertips.

Fixed RFID Readers – typically seen at receiving dock doors, fixed RFID readers automatically activate and read tags on pallets or cases while remaining stationary.

Mobile RFID Readers – designed for material handling equipment such as forklifts or mobile carts, mobile readers can be installed almost anywhere and are designed for true mobility.

Visit us again tomorrow to learn more about the different types of RFID tags.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for more information about RFID solutions.