Innovative proven tracking

Vero RFID (radio frequency identification) is a proven technology that is now used in many different industrial, retail and public sector applications.

RFID systems use small tracking tags, which are attached to each item that needs to be tracked. Each tag contains a uniquely coded microchip and antenna, used to broadcast a signal to a suitable receiving device, which converts the wireless signal to a digital output.

Benefits:

  • No need for line of sight to tag
  • Exceptionally accurate read rates by comparison with barcodes
  • Much better at handling speed
  • Label angles don’t cause the readers a problem
  • Unaffected by lighting conditions
  • Multiple consecutive reads (3000+ tags in one pass)
  • No need for human interaction
  • Gen2 memory tags can store critical part information such as maintenance records

RFID tags fall into two categories:

Passive Tags

These have no internal batteries and require power from a reader to excite them. Read range is limited to a few metres.

Active Tags

These contain a power source and communicate regularly. Read ranges can be as high as several hundred metres.

RFID diagram

The choice of tag for an application is determined by environment, required accuracy and acceptable cost per tag.

For example, tagging a piece of equipment that stays within a factory or warehouse with an expensive active tag is acceptable as the tag is in constant use. Putting the same tag onto a pallet that is shipped to a customer and not returned would add a prohibitive cost to the shipping process.