RFID and Smart card Solutions
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method,
relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags
or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached to or incorporated
into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio
waves. Chip-based RFID tags contain silicon chips and antennae. Passive tags
require no internal power source, whereas active tags require a power source
RFID is a highly reliable way to electronically control, detect and track a variety of items using FM transmission
methods. A small tag, or transponder, affixed to or embedded into virtually any object (including livestock)
individually identifies the object using a unique, factory-programmed, unalterable code.
RFID tags come in two types: active and passive. Active transponders include a battery while passive
transponders obtain their energy from a radio frequency signal sent from the interrogation unit or reader.
The battery-free transponders' identification capability last the life of the product or system in which
the transponder is located.
Since RFID does not require line-of-sight between the transponder and the
reader, these systems overcome the limitations of other automatic
identification approaches, such as bar coding. This means that RFID systems
work effectively in hostile environments where excessive dirt, dust, moisture
and/or poor visibility would normally hamper rapid identification. One of
the most outstanding benefits of RFID is its ability to read through
these environments at remarkable speeds -- responding in less than
100 milliseconds in most cases
RFID in use
RFID versatility and data capture make it ideal for truly integrated facilities such as manufacturing plants that
need to link data from the delivery of raw materials to final warehousing and distribution. It also works well for
a shipping company that needs to maintain information on all goods and shipments from receipt to departure
making just-in-time manufacturing and delivery a realistic goal.
A major Asian port recently began using RFID to track multi-ton cargo containers on a daily basis, to manage
the loading and unloading of numerous ships and countless truck loading areas and to ensure the accurate
transfer of goods between the vessels and storage areas. Thousands of transponders embedded into the ground
act as an electronic grid throughout the port. As cranes move about the yard lifting cargo on and off ships, trucks
and vessels, RFID readers mounted on the lifting arms interrogate each transponder they pass, matching the
transponder's code with the location in the yard. The entire system supplies personnel with real-time information
on the location and destination of each container and its freight.
Smart card Solutions
E-Smart Campuz is a complete college/student management solution which unites smart cards ( contact or contact less ) and smart card readers with campus directory information, physical access control and e-payment systems.
E-Smart Club is a solution provided to clubs/resorts. The package consists of a power packed club management software and smart membership cards. The Smart Card not only serves as a membership card to the member of the club but also works as a complete database of all the services utilized by the member.
The software can be customized according to the specifications and services offered by the club.