RFID Tutorial: Impinj Octane SDK

RFID Tutorial: Impinj Octane SDK

This post is written for developing and deploying a simple Windows device application for controlling a passive RFID system using the Impinj Speedway reader and the Impinj Octane SDK. Additionally, this post explains how to export the received RFID tag data to an Excel file for easy data management. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to gain an [….]

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RFID Antennas: Beamwidth & Directivity

RFID Antennas: Beamwidth & Directivity

Even though RFID antennas are not the brains of an RFID system, they are still complex devices that can hinder or benefit an RFID system depending on the application and chosen antenna. For instance, choosing the wrong antenna for a certain application could result in inches of read range instead of feet. Besides the basic [….]

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TSL Booth Interview: RFID Journal LIVE! 2016

TSL Booth Interview: RFID Journal LIVE! 2016

In May, we attended RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 located in Orlando, Florida. While we were there, we interviewed manufacturers, solutions providers, and industry speakers in hopes of learning more about the new products and applications currently emerging in the RFID industry. In this interview, we spoke with Dr. David Evans, Managing Director, Technology Solutions (UK) [….]

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RFID LIVE! 2016: Hands-On With Alien’s New Products

RFID LIVE! 2016: Hands-On With Alien’s New Products

In May, we attended RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 located in Orlando, Florida. While we were there, we interviewed manufacturers, solutions providers, and industry speakers in hopes of learning more about the new products and applications currently emerging in the RFID industry. In this interview, we spoke with Terry Pruett, Senior Director, Channels, of Alien Technology. [….]

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RFID LIVE! 2016: ThingMagic Introduces New Readers

RFID LIVE! 2016: ThingMagic Introduces New Readers

In May, we attended RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 located in Orlando, Florida. While we were there, we interviewed manufacturers, solutions providers, and industry speakers in hopes of learning more about the new products and applications currently emerging in the RFID industry. In this interview, we spoke with Debbie Power, Sales Manager, (Americas) of ThingMagic. This [….]

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RFID Readers: Basic Options & Features

RFID Readers: Basic Options & Features

Every year, new RFID readers hit the market with improved usability and features, so it is important to know the pros and cons of each reader as well as any additional features that could make an impact on an RFID application. Before diving into the features available on RFID readers, first it is necessary to [….]

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7 Types of Security Attacks on RFID Systems

7 Types of Security Attacks on RFID Systems

RFID systems, like most electronics and networks, are susceptible to both physical and electronic attacks. As the technology matures and becomes more widespread, so do hackers who aim to gain private information, entrance to secure areas, or take a system down for personal gain. Below are 7 known security attacks hackers can perform on an [….]

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UHF RFID Security Measures

UHF RFID Security Measures

Class 1 Gen 2 UHF RFID Tags. The gaps in usage of UHF tags were even more pronounced before the release of Class 1 Gen 2 in 2004, because previous versions such as Class 1 Gen 1 contained virtually no security features. Called “Gen 2” for short, the Class 1 Gen 2 protocol was released [….]

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Operating Principles: Coupling

Operating Principles: Coupling

Understanding the way that an RFID system communicates, at least on a basic level, is a necessity—especially for deployment.  RFID knowledge, together with extensive testing, is the key to a successful RFID implementation. Tag and reader communications rely on two scientific principles: physics and electromagnetism. In RFID systems, readers and tags communicate mostly through the [….]

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UHF RFID Tag Communications: Protocols and Standards

UHF RFID Tag Communications: Protocols and Standards

The International Standards Organization (ISO) and EPCglobal are two organizations that work together to approve standards and protocols in order to provide universal specifications for RFID equipment. By creating global standards, these organizations enable the possibility of worldwide adoption of UHF RFID. Once ratified, protocols define communication methods approved with the air interface in conjunction [….]

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