By searching the Internet and library, summarize the advantages and disadvantages of RFID Systems. How does RFID compare to bar-coding? Did you find any RFID applications for services? RFID has several advantages and disadvantages and some of them are: Advantages:
It may reduce operation cost in the long run.
RFID Equipment damage occurs much less frequently as compared to other magnetic strips or bar code systems. •
An individual can potentially be identified and charged with right fare by simply carrying the RFID smart-card. •
RFID scan time is much less as compared to old fashioned bar code scanning time. Disadvantages:
Cost of diffusion and implementation for an RFID System can be high. •
RFID has the potential of seriously invading people’s privacy. •
RFID Technology involves software that allows each user to be identified by central database. Because of this, it is possible for hackers to attack the system easily. •
There is a possibility of poor read rate if the reader and receiver are not properly aligned. •
When multiple tags and readers are at work simultaneously, there is a possibility of having double charges. Even though RFID Seems to be faster than bar-coding process but the comparison between the two shows the following: •
There is a big difference between the two systems for read range. For a passive Ultra High Frequency (UHF) for up to 40 feet and active RFID For up to 100 feet, there is no read range required in most cases but a bar code system requires having read range from several inches up to several feet. •
Read Rate: RFID can read anywhere from 10’s to 1000’s simultaneously and bar code system can only read one at a time. •
Identification: RFID can uniquely identify each item/asset tagged and bar code only identify the type of item i.e, UPC Code but not uniquely. •
Read/Write: Many RFID tags can read and write whereas barcode system can only read. •
Technology: RFID technology is based on radio frequency and barcode...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document