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The Radio frequency identification use the electromagnetic fields which are used for the automatic identification and then focusing on the tags that contain the electronic storage of the information.  There are passive tags that collect the energy from the nearby RFID reader to interrogate the radio waves. (Bibi et al., 2017). There are active tags for handling the local power source with the batter that has been mainly to operate the different RFID readers. Here, the barcodes are set for the tags that are needed not for the line of sight of the reader which is embedded in the tracked object. RFID is based on working over the tagged forms which can easily allow the positive linking and setting the privacy with the security issues. The authentication and the barcodes are for providing the data, source and then reading the method authenticity.

Use of the Radio Frequency Identification Technology

They are for the animal tracking tags which are inserted beneath the skin, that can easily be rice sized. The tags can easily be screw shaped to identify the trees or the wooden items, with the credit card shaped that are for the use in accessing the different applications. (Kolhe et al., 2016). The anti-theft hard plastic tags are attached to the merchandise to handle the storage of the RFID tags, with the heavy duty on the 120 rectangular transponders that are for tracking the shipping containers as well as the heavy machinery, trucks and the railroad cars. The devices of RFID are mainly for the identification of the dogs with the permanent check on the links and markings.

Explain how the technology works

This is based in three parts where:

  1. There is a scanning antenna
  2. The transceiver with the decoder to handle the data interpretation
  3. The transponder with the RFID tag that is based on programming with the information

There is different scanning antenna which is put out for the radio frequency signals in the shorter range. The RF radiations tend to provide with the better means of communication and handling the RFID tags. (Liu et al., 2016). The energy is mainly based on communicating with the cases of the passive RFID tags. This is the part of the technology where the tags do not need to contain the batteries but can easily remain usable for the longer time period. The scanning of the antennas is affixed with the surface where the handheld antennas are available for the shape one needs. Here, the tags are through the field of the scanning antenna which is set to determine the microchip which is to be picked up. The active and passive RFID tags are set with the power source and to handle the readers with the tags that are able to get the signal of a proper range. There are passive tags which do not require the batteries and can easily be used for the virtually unlimited life span. There are technologies which are useless when:

  1. The tags are important not to be on the surface with the objects.
  2. The read time is lesser than 100 milliseconds
  3. The larger number of the tags can easily be used and read at once rather than checking it item by item. (Kimble et al., 2016).

Business or the technical problem with technology

RFID works on enabling the collection of the data with the cost effectiveness, and allowing them to manage the alerts in the easy manner. With this, there is also a major possibility to handle the equipment, tools and the product which re set with the mobile aspects of the business. The companies are looking for the RFID where there is a check on the industry and their visions that wouldhelp in handling the supply chain logistics. (Prabhu et al, 2016). The technology is also needed by the defence to work on the data so that it is automatically recorded when the good arrive with the check on the small and the mid-sized business. This has a better and a greater business size which is based on working over the companies that is for the mobile and connected to the Internet.

Technology Limitation

There are no RFID standards that have been set with the auto-ID centre which works with the standard bodies Uniform code council. There are demands that are important for driving down the price along with handling the system that are for the different RFID tags to keep the prices down to five cents. (Yang et al, 2016). The other limitations are related to the smart tag technology where there are physical limitations like the reading mainly through the liquid or the metals which tend to exist. The forms are related to the accurate reading rate with the items that are found to be at a lower level. There are other limitations related to increase in the expenses where the suppliers are also trying to equip to the computer networks for the information exchange. Here, the forms of the additional costs are related to the hiring along with setting the computer networks for handling the additional software. The networks are set with handling the data of billions of products with the sophisticated system to process the data properly.

Does it create any new problems? Evaluation of an organisation

RFID has been implemented by the different manufacturers who are set with the globalised standards, where there are network devices to handle the inventory control in the company. The consumers also find RFID issues. (Singh et al., 2016). The example for this is ExxonMobil’s Speed Pass System which is for the RFID system and to handle the use of the convenient SpeedPass for the food restaurant. This would likely be paying access to the scenarios where the consumer system is able to carry the different devices. The system is based on making use of the electromagnetic spectrum like the WiFi networks or the cell phones as they are relatively easy to jam through the use of the energy at the right frequency. With this, there is also a check on how there is inconvenience to the user in the stores who have to wait for the longer time at the time of the checkout. Hence, there are issues with the disruption of the system, where the tags are not able to respond to the queries as well.

Assessment of the technology for success

RFID has been working on the different retail market place standards where the technology is able to make use of the Electronic Product Code where the reviews are set for the deployment. The consumer concern is mainly with the RFID technology which falls under the privacy protection. There is different market based and the government standards that are populated with the wireless interconnection of the objects that tend to evolve with the higher technology field as well. There are full scale deployment RFID where one tends to handle the changes related to the customer retailer interaction process which includes the use of the variety of the potential retail applications. (Yang et al., 2016). The check is on how the smaller piece of material of the chip is able to handle the data in a proper manner. The RFID tags are difficult to be removed by the consumers as they are small and hidden or embedded in the product. The tags can easily be read without being swiped or scanned when related to the high gain antenna which can be used for the reading of the tags and leading to the privacy concerns. The use of the Universal Product code is implemented with the barcodes which allow that each product is sold in the store with the unique numbers that are able to identify the product. The check is on allowing the individual items of the number with the procedure of the item that is scanned for the purchase and is also paid for it. There are associated tags with the credit card number to display the data in a proper manner.


RFID is, thereby, an important device which consists of the smaller chip and the antenna. This is able to carry the data and then able to serve the better purpose of the bar code that is for the magnetic strip on the back of the credit card or the ATM card. It is also able to provide with the better unique identifier for the object where the advantage is based on the devices that are able to control and handle the RFID devices that does not need any proper positioning which is relative to the scanner. (Prabhu et al., 2016). RFID works on the system technology with the check on how to work over the controls and tracking from the company. The control is to handle the system standards and solve the problems of RFID related to the reader collision and the tag collision.



Bibi, F., Guillaume, C., Gontard, N., & Sorli, B. (2017). A review: RFID technology having sensing aptitudes for food industry and their contribution to tracking and monitoring of food products. Trends in Food Science & Technology.

Kimble PharmD, M. B. A., BCACP, C., Stanton, M. B. A., & Naylor, M. (2016). Could the Pharmaceutical Industry Benefit from Full-Scale Adoption of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology with New Regulations?.

Kolhe, P. R., Dharaskar, R. M., Tharkar, M. H., Joshi, S., Desai, S., & Dapoli, B. S. K. K. V. (2016). Information technology tool in library barcode & Radio Frequency Identification RFID. Int. J. Innov. Sci. Eng. Technol3, 81-6.

Liu, Y., Levitt, A., Kara, C., Sahin, C., Dion, G., & Dandekar, K. R. (2016, October). An improved design of wearable strain sensor based on knitted RFID technology. In Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA), 2016 IEEE Conference on (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

Prabhu, B., & Balakumar, N. (2016). Smart Antenna and RFID Technology Enabled Wireless Charger for Mobile Phone Batteries.

Singh, M., & Kaur, G. (2016). Intelligent Bus Stand Fees Management System Using RFID. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science7(6).

Yang, L., He, D., Xu, J., Wang, Y., Liu, P., Jiang, L., & Yu, W. (2016, November). Intensive positioning method based on RFID technology. In Ubiquitous Positioning, Indoor Navigation and Location Based Services (UPINLBS), 2016 Fourth International Conference on (pp. 140-144). IEEE.