What Are The Components Of An RFID System?

When deciding whether an RFID fixed asset tracking system is the right choice for your organization, it’s important to know all the different components that go into a successful implementation. This way you can plan in advance to ensure all components are ready before you begin to tag assets.

At inLogic, we specialize in implementing RFID systems for our customers, walking them through each phase in their environment. If you are interested in getting a system set up, contact us at sales@inlogic.com so we can assist you during this phase.

  1. Software. One of the first steps in implementing RFID is to pick a software that works seamlessly with RFID readers and tags like our software, RFTrack. Find a software that allows you to perform inventories and mark assets as being found. Remember that not all systems are user friendly, so make sure you see the system in action before making your final choice. Your RFID software should have a lot of reporting capabilites to use at the end of your inventory period. Making software your first step in the implementation will allow you to partner with the software company to ensure you have a seemless transition. They can help guide you on the other two components of the implementation as well.
  2. RFID Readers. Whether you are looking to implement a passive or active RFID system, this step is still just as important. Try out different RFID readers in your environment to make sure that you pick the one that works best for reading your assets, and is easy to use for your end users. Different readers have different read ranges and there are multiple antenna options to choose from. Depending on which readers you chose, you could experience delays in delivery due to supply chain shortages, so making this the second step is important.
  3. RFID Tags. There are hundreds of different types of RFID tags, which is why it’s a good idea to work with a company who is familiar with all the options and how to use them. Whether you want metal, non-metal, or universal tags, it’s a good idea to test the tags on your assets before you purchase them to ensure they have the optimal read range. Without testing first, you could end up paying thousands of dollars for tags that aren’t efficient, causing you to re-order. This is why working with people who are trained in RFID is so vital.

Overall, working with a company that specializes in RFID implementations like inLogic, is the best first step in the process. Learn more about our software, RFTrack by visiting our website: https://www.inlogic.com/rfid-tracking-software