RFID Technology - RFID Solutions, Equipment, Services & Applications
Industrial grade RFID hardware including RFID tags, controllers, readers, custom designed systems. Fotel specializes in “closed-loop” RFID systems. Much of the current conversation about RFID is the “open loop” of the retail distribution channel. Although these are both aspects of radio frequency identification, they could not be more dissimilar.
Retail systems RFID is all about efficiencies in logistics that almost always accrue to the retailer at the expense of the vendor, closed loop RFID is all about efficiencies for the user. This is expressed in return-on-investment, a term which is almost never used in distribution and logistics systems except for the retailer who reaps all the benefit at the expense of suppliers.
Closed loop RFID systems usually operate in the HF or high frequency band.
Retail distribution/logistics systems are UHF or ultra high frequency band.
RFID Services including Site Assessment, Site Analysis, Site Installation & Support. Get free RFID application assessment.
Installation and integration services available through our engineering partners.
Fotel is a specialist in closed-loop RFID applications in the HF band. Most of our systems are intregrated into industrial and manufacturing process environments. RFID is a proven solution in many applications such as Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage- Let us design your custom solution.
What is RFID
RFID stands for "Radio-Frequency Identification". There are many standards in place to globalize rfid frequencies and applications.
- Data collection in lean and six-sigma manufacturing environments
- Work-in-progress tracking
- ERP systems
- Packaging and sortation
- Online inspection
- Pharma pedigree
RFID is thought of as an emerging technology, but in fact it has been used in industry for decades. Manufacturing techniques and supplier logistics have advanced, making RFID an increasingly powerful tool. While RFID technology will never replace barcodes, where it is appropriately applied, RFID equates to stunning ROI opportunities in many industries and companies.
Fotel brings nearly 40 years of barcode experience and expertise to this exciting technology to bring the considerable advantages of auto-id technology (AIT) to forward-looking companies
Fotel is a Datalogic Partner and offers RFID solutions in a manner consistent with our business model. With our engineering partners, we offer solutions based on a deep understanding of how the technology works and not as a one-box-deep reseller.
Get in touch if you are interested in where RFID is going, how Fotel is embracing this exciting technology, and how we can help you succeed with smart RFID solutions.
Fotel Puts RFID To Work With EMS
Fotel announces its dealership for Escort Memory Systems and their HF line of RFID products for industrial automation. HF (high frequency) RFID differs from UHF (ultra-high frequesncy) in several key performance criteria. Most notably, HF applications are more durable and more reliable in close-proximity environments such as conveyerized inspection, packaging and sortation. HF is the technology of choice in many manufacturing environments where conditions are extremely harsh.
While most of the attention in RFID is directed at retail distribution and logistics, HF technology has been successfully deployed in manufacturing for decades. It will continue to a significant tool as manufacturing technology evolves and requires more and more data-gathering functionality, control automation and machine intelligence. Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing are important drivers to this technology, where Fotel has positioned itself to be a leader and champion.
Free RFID Case Studies
- Use EMS RFID to Track Produce Pallets
- New FastTrack Tunnel Antennas and Disposable RFID Tags keep Priority Mail on Track
- RFID Provides Material Handling Solution at Nestle
For more information about EMS and HF-RFID Case Studies and projects,
contact a Fotel RFID expert.