What is RFID?


How does RFID work?

After the RFID is scanned and processed, the collected data may use your wireless network (WLAN; Wi-Fi) for transferal to a management system or software. This method replaces internal storage to manually transfer, saving time and reporting current data. Wireless access points (WAPs) are crucial for RFID solutions because poor placement means poor results.

RFID Data Needs Reliable Wireless Connectivity

If you have supply away from your network or storage in a backroom and basement, chances are that the wireless signal is weak or nonexistent. If you have a functioning reader for entry access, the ideal signal strength may not be possible from its location. WAPs don’t have to be an inconvenience for RFID and TriTech can fix it with the Netscout™ AirMagnet.

Certified to use the Netscout™ AirMagnet, TriTech is able to perform a site survey to analyze your wireless network’s availability. By creating heat maps during the evaluation, we are informed with such a level of detail that identifies sources of interference and areas to resituate your WAPs for optimal signal strength.

Wireless networking signal strength

Who Uses RFID? How do they use it?

  • Internal Use and Personnel. Badge readers and cards for access control and monitoring of restricted areas. Industries include government, financial services, and hospitality. Credentials secure against unauthorized entry and track employee location.
  • Retail and Sales/Point of Sale. Inventory management for real-time data sent to a central management system, enforcing omnichannel outreach. Up-to-date data of displayed product can be compared to registered sales, discovering stolen or lost items.

    Omnichannel is a unified customer experience by integrating physical and digital engagement, combining definitions from the New Oxford American Dictionary and digital strategist David Sealey. Product stock can be updated on your website, mobile application, across social media, and at your physical location.

  • Manufacturing and Shipments. Logistics of supply chain management for delivering and receiving parties. Data is recorded between the point of origin and point of consumption, estimating time arrival and destination checkpoints. Inventory can be tracked and identified for availability and management.
  • Healthcare and Temporary Identification. RFID printers for wristbands with identity of patients. Printed identification bracelets are much more legible than handwriting and endurable than pen. Access control to non-public offices, pharmaceuticals, and confidential information.
  • Education and Shared/Internal Resources. Asset tracking for monitoring of materials. The distribution of supplies can be located into a data log and controlled to prevent theft, misplacement, or damage.
  • Analytics and Statistics. Study and examine data to better predict patterns and trends of consumers and couriers. Managers will make orders more precisely while marketers and researchers evaluate the data to better accuracy.

RFID Applications & Support in Wisconsin

Is RFID right for your business? Will transitioning from barcode to RFID be difficult?

TriTech is one of the only RFID solutions and wireless services in Milwaukee with authorization for the Netscout™ AirMagnet. With this beneficial tool, we create and develop reliable RFID solutions for business in southeastern Wisconsin.

To learn more about RFID and our service offerings, contact TriTech today at (262) 717-0037 or toll-free 24/7 at (800) 891-3388.

Zebra Delivers their 1,000,000th RTLS Tag

Today marks the one millionth RTLS (Real Time Locating System) tag. Zebra believes that this indicates a growing demand for real-time locating systems, including businesses that work in the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and sports industries. According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, globally RTLS usage is going to increase at an annual average rate of 37% through the year 2018.
More information can be found in Zebra’s Press Release.