RFID Application,RFID Smart Card,Mifare 1K Proximity Contactless Cards,Mifare 4K Proximity Contactless Cards,

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is currently one of the most promising and discussed auto-identification and data capture (AIDC) technologies. Although it is not a new technology, the range of applications is broadening rapidly and new applications which integrate other technologies Such as sensors are developing. Eight major fields of application are as following:

n         Asset utilization, where mobile assets are tagged for their use along the supply chain;

n         Asset monitoring and maintenance, where mostly fixed and high value assets are tagged to store information, e.g. for maintenance purposes;

n         Item flow control in processes, where RFID tags are attached to items which are moving along the supply chain;

n         Inventory audit, for example in warehouses where pallets are tagged to improve the speed and efficiency of stock taking;

n         theft control;               

n         Authentication to provide secure Identification mechanisms for persons and objects;

n         Payment systems to secure transactions;

n         Automatic display of information where items are tagged to provide additional information on products and services when read.

Asset utilization:

Mobile assets are tagged for their use along the supply chain. Typical examples are RFID.tagged containers which are used at different production stages. Companies rely on RFID technology in order to locate these assets and to monitor which departments use the assets how many times. The aim is to optimize processes and attain a more efficient use of capacity.

• Asset monitoring and maintenance:

Mostly fixed and high Value assets are tagged to store information, e.g. for maintenance

purposes. Examples include tagged machines where the maintenance history and information on replaced parts are stored on the tag. When data is stored directly on the tag and not on the

companies. networks, tags with high data capacity are needed.

• Item flow control in processes:

For item flow control, RFID tags are attached to items which are moving along the supply chain.Often information going beyond a simple ID number is stored on the tag to control production processes. This is, for example, the case in the automotive industry where production information is stored on the tag which can be attached to car bodies or smaller parts. This mainly aims to avoid costly errors during the production process.

• Inventory audit:

A prominent application is the use of RFID for inventory audit. Examples include retailers.

warehouses where pallets and sometimes cases are tagged to improve the speed and efficiency of stock taking. In most cases, only an ID number is stored on the tag to minimize the cost of the tag.

• Theft control:

Item level RFID tags are used to prevent theft along the supply chain or at the point of sale. A

simple form is electronic article surveillance (EAS) which can be RFID-based. In this case, lowend RFID systems (e.g. 1-bit tags) are used which communicate when consumers leave the shop if they have not been deactivated (Finkenzeller, 2006, pp. 25, 32). Applications for theft control in mail order for high-value products such as mobile phones use more sophisticated tags.

• Authentication:

For authentication purposes, RFID is used to provide secure identification mechanisms for

persons and objects. Prominent examples of personal authentication are company entry badges, transportation system cards, electronic passports and identity cards. Current fields of application for object authentication include the tagging of drugs in the pharmaceutical sector and high-value goods in the luxury sector to prevent counterfeiting.

• Payment systems:

RFID technology is used for payment systems to secure transactions. Safety requirements for tags are very high. The systems are further characterized by very low read ranges to avoid mixing different payment cards.

• Automatic display of information:

In the emerging field of automatic display of information, items are tagged to provide additional information on products and services when read. Early applications can be found at the point of sale or in the public sector, for example, in museums.