Revolutionizing the world of retail, medicine and technology, RFID scanner has redefined safety, efficacy and errorless services. While minimizing the human efforts and inaccuracies, the RFID readers have been ensuring that they significantly improve the overall quality of life and care provision. RFID technology has transformed the ways of service provision. With automation of data collection and supporting tag reading without the line-of-sight, the time utilization and efficacy has increased by manifolds. However, the cost and the streamlining the technology with the human efforts has been a bigger challenge for the industries. The wide scale application of Tablet PC with RFID scanner in the medical and retail sector has been lauded due to the maximization of efficacy, but the complexity of the usage, maintenance requirements and the costs, data security, privacy, and apprehensions about radio frequency interruption are a few aspects that challenge the wide scale application. Automated tracking, effective supply chain and asset management and tagging are a few aspects which have transformed the services industries.
What is an RFID Reader?
RFID technology has taken over the world by storm. RFID, also known as Radio Frequency Identification, utilizes radio waves which allow the RFID tags to send the data to the RFID reader. The entire RFID system is composed of three basic components which include the scanning antenna, reader, and transponder. The antenna is attached to the tag and transmits the radio waves. The reader then decodes the signals and interprets them, sending them to the transponder.
RFID has three major types which are active, semi-passive, and passive. The active RFID comes with the highest potential range. It is composed of an internal battery lasting up to 5 years, for taking bigger reading ranges coupled with an enormous memory bank. Semi-passive RFID tags come with a small battery which works in collaboration with external sensors for monitoring. Passive RFID is the most economical option with no battery. With Its short range, it needs activation every time and is mostly used in the retail sector.
Based on this, the further subtypes are made which differentiate on the basis of the frequency range they can effectively communicate. Low Frequency RFID (LF) supports 30 KHz to 300 KHz range while High Frequency (HF) RFID works effectively at 3 MHz to 30 MHz range. The Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID works efficiently in the 300 MHz and 3 GHz range. Use of the Near Field communication (NFC) Tags approved by the International Organization of Standardization, or ISO (ISO 14443 & ISO 18000-3) has been ideal for effective RFID operations. Due to the standardization, the NFC operates at the single frequency of 13.56 MHz
Why Tablet with RFID Reader?
Tablets with RFID readers have become an imminent part of the services industries especially the retail sector and the medical field. From cost cutting and error-free technology, the tablets with RFID readers ensure a skyrocketing improvement in data collection and processing. In the tablet with RFID scanner, you get the leisure of having a tablet untethered to your desk allowing you to get the high performance processing on the go. Tablets with RFID readers are a significant tool used in asset tracking, inventory management, counterfeit prevention, ID badging, logistics and much more.
While the supply chain management and retail sector has significantly benefited from the tablet with integrated RFID scanner, it is the rugged tablet pc with RFID scanner that has revolutionized the field of medicine. A medical tablet with RFID scanner has been in a skyrocketing demand owing to its integration in the patient tracking, inventory control, injection safety, healthcare IT asset management, and infection control processes. The ultimate outcome has been effective and patient centric care provision.
Benefits of tablet with RFID readers:
- Strong anti-interference. One of its most important advantages is non-contact identification. It can work in harsh environments. It has strong penetrating power and can quickly identify and read tags.
- The data capacity of the RFID tag is very huge. It can be expanded to 10k according to the needs of users, which is much higher than the capacity of 2,725 digits in the QR code.
- It can be dynamically operated, its tag data can be dynamically modified by programming, and it can be dynamically tracked and monitored, as long as the object attached to the RFID tag appears within the effective recognition range of the reader.
- Long service life, RFID tag is not easy to be destroyed, and the service life is very long.
- Anti-collision, within the effective recognition range of the reader, it can read multiple RFID tags at the same time.
- High security, RFID tags can be attached to the product in any form, and the tag data can be encrypted with a password to improve security.
- The recognition speed is fast. As soon as the RFID tag enters the effective recognition range of the reader, it will start to read the data. Generally, the recognition can be completed in less than 100 milliseconds.
RFID Scanner tablet Application in Healthcare
Healthcare can benefit from the RFID scanner tablets by ensuring that the healthcare professionals can have details of a patient only a single click away from them. The Rugged medical tablets with RFID scanner allow the healthcare professionals to get the radiography scans, patient management and infection control done through the handheld tablets with RFID without being stuck to their PC screens.
For example, the IEC 60601-1/2 certified Windows tablet MD-100, built with integrated RFID scanner and it can be used for asset management, patient identification and more. With an IP65 water resistance and housing antimicrobial features, it is easy for cleaning and disinfection, ideal for the usage in the medical facilities in the COVID-19 times.
A medical tablet in a hospital and healthcare facility is an aspect that has revolutionized and maximized the overall patient care. Rugged medical tablets with RFID scanners are hot in demand.
Redefining the paperwork for the medical staff, this on-the-go medical tablet comes with RFID and NFC and a barcode scanner for tablets. SmartCard reader and Integrated security for privacy are ideal for usage in healthcare asset tracking, injection safety, infection control, and radiological purposes. Estone Technology has put special care and technological advancements in this rugged medical tablet with RFID to maximize the healthcare output and services.
RFID Scanner Tablet application in Logistics
Logistics is one such sector which has benefited heavily from the RFID scanners. The tablets with RFID scanner ease the logistics operations to a great degree. The operations like inventory track, asset tracking, data collection, in the warehouse, transportation, shipping and more which are an integral part of the logistics are done through a handheld tablet with RFID Scanner.
Logistics and warehouse operation need maximum accuracy and efficiency. Any error could cost thousands of dollars to the company. Consider an example of Estone Technology’s Ultra-Rugged Android RFID tablet UA-80. This android tablet with integrated RFID and NFC scanner is an ideal product for logistic application, it is also integrating optional barcode reader, sunlight readable, waterproof IP-67, and MIL-STD-810G compliant, this rugged handheld tablet will bear the rain and sunlight to provide effective logistics services.
RFID Reader tablet in manufacturing facilities
Manufacturing facilities can effectively make use of the Windows tablet with built in RFID scanner as well as the android tablet with RFID scanner. The manufacturing, packaging and labeling processes in the industry will be effectively carried out with the tracking done simultaneously. There are many android RFID tablets that are handheld and can be carried around by the production managers around the facility to carry out supply chain management, production management and asset management. For example, Ultra-Rugged Android RFID tablet UA-80 is one such product which can be applied to the manufacturing industry. As described above, the bar code scanner for tablets is integral for inventory control and asset management in the manufacturing industry. This rugged tablet with RFID scanner will provide such opportunities while being drop proof and waterproof.
RFID Tablet Application in other fields
The RFID reader application is not limited to the logistics and healthcare sector. The fields of transportation, retail, food, anti-counterfeiting, military and so on are heavily dependent on this advanced technology. There is still a long way to go for the full incorporation of the RFID technology on the large scale in all industries to ease the operational management and minimize human errors.
A handheld tablet with RFID reader will not only maximize the efficacy of the scanning and the overall asset and supply chain management processes it will also reduce the human errors while maximizing outputs for the companies. The fields of medicine and supply chain have been integrating the tablets with RFID scanners while many other industries can effectively incorporate this technology in their manufacturing and production sector. The safety and efficacy of the RFID technology will be improving with the passage of time providing privacy and security to the user data. Hospital and care facilities will need to update their overall infrastructure for maximizing the outputs from the RFID technology usage in the care and services provision.
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