What is RFID?


Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object.

A tag can be read from up to several feet away and does not need to be within direct line-of-sight of the reader to be tracked.

Smart retail and logistics are two areas expected to largely benefit from RFID technology as this will allow manufacturers and/or retailers to control stock more effectively.

RFID is big business, find out how big on the next page.

Name of Technology:

Radio-Frequency Identification

Year Introduced:


Invented by :

Leon Theremin

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open Source

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