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that it should be noted that read ranges
may also be affected, depending on the
type of tag used for a certain application.
" It's a lot of trial and error to find the
right tag and antenna design that works
for a specific application while trying to
achieve maximum read distance, " Morizet
says. Tag orientation is another factor that
requires thought in some cases.
Avery Dennison also has developed
technology, which enables
AD TexTraceâ„¢
RFID functionality to be embedded into
custom-made woven or knitted inlays,
which can then be sewn onto or inserted
into products. This creates opportunities
to extend the value of RFID beyond the
ABOVE: Today's RFID technology allows
end users to read tags through many
unique types of material and doesn't
require a direct line of sight.
LEFT: Ziptags are embedded with RFID
technology and can be attached to
crates, bags and individual items for easy
tracking. Photos courtesy of Easy RFID Pro.
point of sale.
" Brands and retailers can use these
discreet inlays to fulfill many value-added
business processes simultaneously, as they
offer improved inventory management,
while enhancing and digitizing lossprevention
systems and electronic article
surveillance, " De Backer says.
by special readers and can tell operators
exactly how many products they have
on hand.
" Near field communication [NFC] is
an RFID variant we are all familiar with
since it enables contactless payments via
card and also Apple and Google Pay, " De
Backer says. " However, this technology
can also be used to introduce interactive
elements to products-consumers
simply use their phone in the vicinity of
the item to find out more, view videos or
enter competitions. We can expect to see
'tap to find out more' increasingly used
by brands across a range of items. "
The choice of RFID technology depends
on the specific requirements of the
application. Although metal will not allow
the signal to transmit through, PVC, vinyl
and fabrics are very well suited to allow
RF energy to pass through. Morizet says
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Fred Tracy, owner of Fred's Tents
and Canopies Inc. in Waterford,
N.Y., has dabbled in incorporating
RFID technology into his company's
products for the last five to 10 years.
He began by researching the use of
RFID tags within the cattle industry,
recognizing the potential use of
similar tags within the tent industry.
" The new tags are miles ahead of where
they were just five years ago, " Tracy says.
" And I think the tags in two years will be
further ahead of where they are now.
We've always had people ask us, 'How can
we save time, energy and effort?' So we've
looked at systems of how we can save our
customers' time and money-in either
picking the product, creating the product,
claiming the product or running it
through their systems. " And that's where
the idea of incorporating RFID tags into all
of Fred's Tents' products came in.

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