UHF – Under Heavy Fire or Ultra High Frequency? Logistically Speaking..


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Logistics personnel across the globe have been trying to find a way to better manage their pallets, bins, totes, and all other types of containers. Returnable Transport Units (RTU’s) have been stored in remote corners of warehouses, storage trailers, or a who-knows-where location only to be overlooked and written off. They are replaced time and time again by brand new units. Life as an RTU is much like that of the relief pitcher. They go ignored until they are needed, then they become the most important element in the operation. On the bright side they do get to hang out with all their buddies just sitting around waiting to be called up from the bull pen, or storage trailer out back. The difference is when the Manger of the baseball team needs a reliever he just picks up the phone and rings the bull pen. When the warehouse manager needs RTU’s he has to go searching remote areas of the facility many times resulting in a wild goose chase, a PO request, and a phone call to purchase more.
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UHF RFID, One Size Fits All! – Really?


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With the proliferation of UHF (ultra-high frequency) based RFID in the commercial and consumer markets, UHF has been seen as the mainstay now for many low cost, long range RFID applications. And in recent years with the desire for longer range application flexibility in the industrial sector, naturally users want to gravitate toward technologies and products with a proven track record. But can you really take the same products developed and used for the commercial and consumer logistics markets and apply them reliably to industrial applications like asset tracking, E-Kanban, general manufacturing or logistics?
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Choosing RFID For Industrial Applications; Part 5


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In the first four parts of this blog series, I provided an introduction to the 3 most common frequencies/systems used in industrial RFID, detailing Low Frequency, High Frequency and Ultra High Frequency based systems. In this fifth and final post, I will provide some application guidance and criteria to consider when choosing your next Industrial RFID system.

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Choosing RFID For Industrial Applications; Part 4


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In the first three parts of this blog series, I provided an introduction to the 3 most common frequencies/systems used in industrial RFID, then detailing Low Frequency (LF) and High Frequency (HF) based systems. In this post, I will provide more details specifically on UHF or Ultra High Frequency based RFID.

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Choosing RFID For Industrial Applications; Part 3


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In part one and two of this blog series, I provided an introduction to the 3 most common frequencies/systems used in industrial RFID and detailed Low Frequency (LF) based systems. In this post, I will provide more details specifically about HF or High Frequency based RFID.

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Choosing RFID For Industrial Applications; Part 2


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In part one of this blog series, I provided an introduction to the 3 most common frequencies/systems used in industrial RFID. In this post, I will provide more details specifically about LF or Low Frequency based RFID.

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Choosing RFID For Industrial Applications; Part 1


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Often times those of us in the RFID industry are so close to it that we forget that there are those just being introduced to it and want to just learn about the basics. And I am then reminded that it is our responsibility to help educate people not just on the high level conceptual use, but also continue to touch upon the technology itself. So I will dedicate the next blog posts to a 5 part series explaining the basics about RFID and just as important, what you should think about when considering RFID and discussing where the technology can be used. In this first post, I will introduced the most common frequency based technology used for industrial based RFID as well as begin to define the difference between them.

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