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An Overview of
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Connect802 can help with the selection and system design for many manufacturer's Wi-Fi equipment to support your RFID implementation. We are also an authorized, value-added reseller for a number of major manufacturer's products.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call us today! We'll be happy to provide you with any technical explanation that you need to help you assure a successful wireless networking deployment.

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 applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio waves. Some tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader.

Most RFID tags contain at least two parts. One is an integrated circuit for storing and processing information, modulating and demodulating a (RF) signal, and other specialized functions. The second is an antenna for receiving and transmitting the signal. Chipless RFID allows for discrete identification of tags without an integrated circuit, thereby allowing tags to be printed directly onto assets at a lower cost than traditional tags.

Today, a significant thrust in RFID use is in enterprise supply chain management, improving the efficiency of inventory tracking and management. However, a threat is looming that the current growth and adoption in enterprise supply chain market will not be sustainable without linking the indoor tracking to the overall end-to-end supply chain visibility. Coupled with fair cost-sharing mechanisms, rational motives and justified returns from RFID technology investments are the key ingredients to achieve long-term and sustainable RFID technology adoption.

A Passive RFID "Tag"

RFID Passive Tagging

  • Replacing UPC Bar Coding for Inventory Control and Point-of-Sale
  • Personal Identification and the Identification of Personal Property
  • In/Out Time Logging for time cards and general access control
  • Location Awareness when GPS satellites are blocked in building interiors

RFID Active Tagging

  • Locating wheelchairs in hospitals and airports
  • Automatic toll collection as vehicles move under a reader at a toll plaza
  • Locating shipping containers at a port facility or identifying railway cars as they enter a yard

Wi-Fi Network Backhaul

  • Handheld RFID readers need to communicate to the in-building Ethernet network
  • Permanently installed readers can use Wi-Fi instead of running Ethernet cables
  • The in-building Wi-Fi network must support much more than just some Web surfing!

Connect802 provides design consulting services for the planning of the Wi-Fi network that will serve as the RFID backhaul communications link between the RFID readers and the in-building Ethernet network


If your company deploys RFID systems that require in-building or outdoor
Wi-Fi for data backhaul, Connect802 can be a design and/or equipment resource to meet the Wi-Fi challenges in your implementations.

The Connect EZ Turnkey Wireless LAN Bundles provide complete Wi-Fi infrastructure for
in-building systems, selected based on square footage
and type of construction.

The Connect EZ Predictive RF CAD Design utilizes RF CAD modeling to provide you with a design report and complete Installer's Working Plans
for Wi-Fi access point installation.

We can also augment your existing vendor relationships by providing a full range of 802.11 Wi-Fi products and wireless network services.