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Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID for short, is a strategic technology for the future of retail, RFID Ready Printers

allowing wireless transmission of information for product identification. This new technology delivers huge advantages to the retailer, including uninterrupted traceability of the merchandise within the supply chain, optimization of order management as well as enhanced product availability.

 

What is RFID?

 

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. In its simplest form, an integrated circuit on a small silicon chip is attached to a small, flexible antenna, creating a tag. The integrated circuit provides data storage to record and store information. A reader sends a signal to the tag. The tag absorbs some of the RF energy from the reader signal and then reflects the RF energy as a return radio signal containing information from its memory.  RFID offers a number of advantages over previous ID systems. For example, unlike barcodes, RFID tags don't require "Line of Sight" to the tag reader, while barcode scanners need to "See" to read the barcode. Standard barcodes only identify the manufacturer and product, not unique items, and RFID allows for individual items to have a unique identifier and can identify many items at once.

 

Toshiba RFID Ready Printers

 

The Toshiba B-SX range of printers can be easily updated using an RFID kit; data can then be B-SX4 and B-SX5 RFID Enabled Printers

encoded to smart labels using RFID transponders of different standards and frequencies. A new integrated feature of the B-SX4 and B-SX5 printer series is the ‘head-up’ function. This unique feature raises the printer head above the delicate microchip exactly at the moment when a message is being written on a RFID transponder label. This innovative design feature allows longer MTBF (Mean Time between Failures) of the printer and zero-chance of damage to the microchip on the label.
 


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