RFID Label FAQs
What is RFID?
RFID is an acronym for Radio Frequency Identification. It's an automatic identification method that stores and remotely retrieves data from an RFID inlay. Unlike barcodes where the information must be visible to the scanner, RFID inlays are hidden under the facestock of the label.
How does RFID Work?
RFID systems combine two components: an RFID inlay and an RFID reader. The RFID inlay transmits data in the form of radio waves to the reader through its antenna. The reader converts the data and interprets it.
What's an RFID label?
An RFID label is a label with an RFID inlay. This means you can print on them as well as attach RFID technology to packages, products, and more.
What's passive RFID?
Passive RFID doesn't have a battery. It operates by converting the RFID reader's radio waves into electricity. It's a common and economical type of RFID.
What are the differences between RFID labels and barcodes?
RFID labels can be read through packaging and/or at a distance whereas barcodes need to be seen to be scanned. RFID labels can be encoded with information multiple times, barcodes can only be printed on once. Overall, RFID labels offer more flexibility and specificity for tracking individual items.