Is RFID better than using Bar Codes?
Barcode is slowly starting to become obsolete. Barcodes require the user to scan one item at a time. The downside of using barcodes is that any bit of damage can render the label useless. The labels can be smeared, faded, torn or even destroyed and it is no longer functional. RFID is actually 10 times better than barcode. RFID tags can withstand rugged environments, ensuring they will always be detected. Even if an RFID label is smeared, faded or torn, the tag will be detected. Also, RFID does not require scanning one item at a time. Multiple tags can be detected all at once. Our system can detect between 80 – 120 tags in a matter of seconds. Lastly, the lifetime on an RFID tag, since being passive, is virtually infinite.