RFID is an acronym for radio frequency identification.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that uses radio waves to transfer data from an electronic tag, called RFID tag or label, attached to an object, through a reader for the purpose of identifying and tracking the object.  Used during the second world war to identify an aircraft as a friend or a foe. The largest passive RFID deployment is the enterprise-wide deployment performed by Wal-Mart.the key components of rfid are Tags--- these are made of chips, antenna and package.  Reader--- it consists of a scanning antenna and a transceiver with a decoder to interpret data.

 It helps to personalize and read data.  A device that is used to interrogate a tag.  Self Check-out/In

 Middleware (Pc)  Security Gate  Sorter

 The difference between th e barcode and the rfid is dat the barcode readers recquire a direct line of sight,using laser technology.it scans and read one tag at a time while rfid is done automatically using rf waves and it scans and read multiple tags simultaneously.  The benefits of rfid are Better Collection Management, Improved Productivity and Services  And cost avoidance.. 

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