Ask the GENflex Expert: What are RFIC Labels?

February 27th, 2024


GENflex, what are RFID Labels?

Good question because, increasingly, B2B and B2C organizations are placing Radio Frequency Identification labels on their products. However, this technology is not new. It was invented in the 1940s and patented in 1983. It uses electromagnetic fields, or tags, to identify and track items, transmitting that information to an RFID reader.

What are the benefits of using RFID labels?

They many more than we can list here, but here are just a few:

  • Scanning products and packaging materials with RFID labels is much faster and easier.
  • There is no need for line-of-sight (pointing the scanner directly at each product or package) or special lights to read the label.
  • They can read many labels simultaneously, as much as thirty feet away.
  • RFID labels provide accurate information in real-time, improving efficiencies and cost savings.
  • Allow manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to communicate with each other.
  • It integrates with many data and software systems already in use, making them perfect for manufacturers to help track products, supply chain information and management, asset tracking, inventory control, and transport information.

 Can RFID labels be placed on all types of products and packaging materials?

Yes. However, RFID labels placed on metal objects may not work correctly. To rectify this, RFID labels to be placed on metal products must be made using specially designed label tags.

Can all label manufacturers make RFID labels?

While it is not a recent technology, it is new to many in the labeling industry. So, to answer your question, the answer is no. Because of this, it is essential to select a label manufacturer that is well-versed and experienced with RFID labels, knows how to use them, their benefits, and how to deal with the few issues they have, for instance, placing these labels on metal products. Working with such a manufacturer will help organizations make more informed decisions and save money.

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