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Radio Frequency Identification

What is RFID?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, or data transfer over a specific radio frequency. The data is exchanged between RFID tags and RFID readers. The advantage of RFID is that no direct line of sight is required, as is the case with scanning a barcode. RFID readers can also read large numbers of tags simultaneously.

What does an RFID system consist of?

An RFID system consists of the following components:

A transponder
The transponder is the data carrier, this can for example be a label or a tag in which the RFID chip is incorporated. Active RFID transponders are also equipped with a battery.

A reader
This reads the data from the RFID chip. Depending on the application, you can opt for a solution in which the antenna and reader are combined, or a reader with an external antenna.

(Mobile) computer
The reader then forwards the read data to the host computer, which processes the data. This can be either a fixed setup or a mobile solution, where the reader and the mobile computer are combined in one device.

RFID frequencies

RFID systems can use different frequency bands. Each frequency has different properties and advantages and disadvantages in terms of read distance, read speed and disturbance from environmental materials.

Low Frequency (LF)

  • 125/134KHz
  • Reading distance max. 50 cm

High Frequency (HF) / Near Field Communication (NFC)

  • 13.56MHz
  • Reading distance max. 1 meter (HF) / 0-5 cm (NFC)

Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Passive

  • 868MHz
  • Reading distance max. 15 meters

Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Active

  • 433MHz
  • Reading distance 300+ meters

Super High Frequency (SHF)

  • 2.4 /5.8GHz
  • Reading distance max. 100 meters



  • More efficient and fasten identification
  • Reliable data exchange
  • Reduction of errors
  • Widely applicable
  • Future-proof solution

Handheld terminal

An RFID handheld terminal is a mobile computer, reader and antenna in one device. With this mobile solution you have the flexibility to use the RFID reader at any desired location. This is useful, for example, when inventorying stocks.



If you want to provide your products with an RFID label yourself, an RFID label printer offers the solution. With an RFID label printer you can print the label yourself and at the same time write data on the RFID chip in the label.



An important part of the RFID solution is the transponder, or the RFID label/tag. Which type you choose depends on the application. Indicium offers a wide range of active and passive labels/tags with different RFID chips.

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Passive and active systems

Within RFID, a distinction can be made between passive and active systems. In the passive systems, the data transfer takes place when the information is read with the reader. With active RFID systems, on the other hand, the transponders actively transmit their signal. To make this possible, the transponders must be provided with an internal power source.

The implementation

In order for the implementation of an RFID system to be successful, this process must be carefully supervised. From advice on the right technology, to integration with your existing software or custom software development. Our specialists supervise the project from A to Z, whereby you always have one fixed point of contact.

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