How to Choose the Right RFID System: A Step-by-Step Guide for Energy Companies
Number of pages: 37
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Energy companies face special challenges in choosing the proper radio frequency identification system for their needs because their operations are complex, and they often operate in harsh environments. The editors of RFID Journal have created this guide to explain the standards, performance characteristics and strengths and weaknesses of different RFID solutions for a wide variety of applications in the oil and gas, mining and utility sectors.
This report covers all of the many types of RFID technologies, including passive low-frequency (LF), high-frequency (HF) and ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) 433 MHz, 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz active systems; ultra-wideband (UWB); ZigBee; Wi-fi; and more. Plus, it features descriptions covering a wide variety of hybrid tags, including tags that combine RFID with infrared, GPS and sensors.
This guide was written to help energy companies choose the RFID technology that can best meet their needs in both the short and long term. It is designed to walk hospital executives through the process of determining their system requirements, and then matching those requirements to the proper RFID system.
No report can conclusively determine the right RFID system for an energy company's particular needs, but this guide will help those charged with selecting a system narrow the options. Our goal is to reduce the time businesses spend researching the appropriate system, and to provide the information they need to choose a systems integrator and, perhaps, hardware and software providers (a good systems integrator will help with the technology-selection process).
Table of Contents
The Major Types of RFID Systems
1. Determine whether you want to deploy RFID as a point solution to solve one
Passive Real-Time Locating Systems
Active Real-Time Locating Systems