What Are The Types of Active RFID Tags?
An RFID equipment tracking system can be very helpful in keeping an eye on your moving assets and equipment. Let’s look at some different types of active RFID tags you may find useful.
“Asset Tracking” RFID Tags and “Employee Tracking” RFID Tags
These tags are larger than most passive RFID tags, but provide a read range of up to 100 feet with sub-meter location accuracy. An active RFID tag usually features an antenna, microchip, battery, and host of on-board electronics. Some of these tags include sensors (motion, temperature, tamper sensor, etc.) to provide essential data about assets. For instance, you can set up a tag to monitor the temperature of a vehicle engine, making sure that this piece of equipment is never overworked.
Active RFID Staff ID Badges
Litum IoT offers a slim active RFID ID badge with room for a photograph and printed employee information. These Badge Tags come with two programmable buttons, and one could be used as a panic button to signal for help in case of emergency.
Built in HF or LF RFID allows for near instantaneous access control of sensitive areas and assets, without having to set up a manual login system. Employees will be granted access to locked doors and tools automatically. Each comes with a rechargeable battery that can last up to three months on a single charge.
There are at least three RFID tags available for clients from Litum IoT. Some of these tags could be used as an ID tag or an asset tag. The available options are as follows:
The water and dust resistant Coco Tag is great as both a personnel and RFID equipment tracking system. It also features a panic button option, and comes with a tamper evident seal. You’ll know if someone tries to take your equipment from the facility. Its rechargeable battery boasts a battery life of up to one year.
The cute Kiwi Tag is useful in an RFID tracking system for tools and staff, and comes with a panic button option. Although, this petite tag may be better suited to indoor use. Its rechargeable battery is good for up to six months at a time. You’ll have very minimal maintenance required when using this tag.
Built primarily for outdoor applications, the Mango Tag is useful in an RFID tracking system for tools, vehicles, and motorized equipment. It provides vehicle status monitoring and tracking. You’ll be able to keep an eye on the operation of equipment from afar and know when it’s time for maintenance.
Plus, the Mango offers access control with an optional driver ID card reader. The reader will unlock the controls and allow the vehicle to start only when an employee with the correct certifications uses it. Businesses can recharge the battery or connect the Mango to the vehicle’s battery.
This tag also comes with an optional GSM module, if you prefer to track assets using the GSM telephone system rather than installing RFID readers.
What About Other Options?
Companies may be interested in combining their active RFID equipment tracking system with passive tracking. These RFID tags are usually slim and unobtrusive; some are even paper thin and flexible. They only feature an antenna and a simple integrated circuit or chip. Since, they don’t have an internal power source, passive tags are useful for item level tracking, such as documents and files.
This type of tag is readable up to three meters, but doesn’t provide real-time location monitoring. You’ll only be able to track these passive tags as they pass within range of RFID readers.
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Litum IoT can easily assist businesses in setting up an RFID tracking system for tools, vehicles, and personnel. These are just some of the many active RFID tags we have available to use in tailored tracking systems.
To find out more about how Litum IoT can help improve your operations, contact us now.