RFID ( Radio Frequency Identification) is a state-of-the-art technology which is gaining immense popularity and replacing barcode for applications in almost all industries, sectors & verticals. RFID is the system that transmits the identity (in the form of unique serial number) of the assets using radio waves. The RFID tags are micro chips with an antenna with a unique identified number an memory which can be programmable according to client needs.

There are several advantages of RFID over Barcode, which are explained in the following table

RFID BARCODE
Faster & Accurate Reading Slower & Imprecise Reading
Multiple tag scanning in one go One by one scanning
Automated Scanning Process in multiple directions Requires manual effort, and a direct line of sight
Read/Write memory capability No memory available
Better Range Limited Range
High Data Storage Limited Data Storage
Possibility of re-using tags & labels Tags are one-time use