Smart Labels (also referred to RFID Labels or RFID tags) are the latest innovation in labeling products for tracking purposes and are the new and improved alternative to barcodes and QR codes.
What are RFID Tags?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object.
What are NFC Tags?
NFC (Near Field Communication) tags are a type of RFID tag that communicates between a mobile phone with wireless technology and media content, effectively replacing QR codes.
RFID labels/tags are used in a variety of applications ranging from:
- Logistics & supply chain visibility
- Item level inventory tracking
- Race timing
- Attendee tracking
- Materials management
- Access control
- Asset tracking
- Interactive marketing
RFID Labels/Tags are the future of product tracking and management. Unlike barcodes, this labeling option can be read up to several feet away and does not need to be within direct line of sight of the reader to be tracked. Furthermore, RFID tags are designed so all tags within range can be scanned at once as opposed to the alternative (barcoding) where all tags must be scanned individually.
Other benefits of RFID Tags are:
- RFID tags are generally a tougher label that can withstand more abuse than a typical barcode.
- RFID tags can store more types and volumes of data than barcoding.
- RFID tags allow more accurate inventory management as they require less human interaction (and in term allow less human error).
NFC tags are often chosen over QR codes as they can carry more data and are more secure. NFC tags can be password protected and can be tracked to a specific person or account.
NFC Tags are used in a variety of applications ranging from:
- Asset management
- Information access
- Personal use
RFID Tags For Pharmaceutical Applications
MPI Labels specializes in providing labels and RFID related products that meet the specific needs and applications of Kit Check customers.