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radio frequency identification, RFID
1. A method of identifying unique items using radio waves.

Typically, a reader communicates with a tag, that holds digital information in a microchip; however, there are chipless forms of RFID tags that use material to reflect back a portion of the radio waves beamed at them.

2. A system that reads or writes data to RF tags that provide identification and other information pertaining to the object to which the tag is attached.

The tags have storage capacity for at least an identification number.

This entry is located in the following units: identi-, ident- (page 1) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): Definitions (page 8)
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): What is RFID?
An explanation of what RFID is.
This entry is located in the following unit: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): Index of Units (page 1)
RFID tag
A microchip attached to an antenna that is packaged in a way that it can be applied to an object.

The tag picks up signals from and sends signals to a reader. The tag contains a unique serial number, but may have other information; such as, a customers' account number.

Tags come in many forms, such smart labels that can have a barcode printed on it, or the tag can simply be mounted inside a carton or embedded in plastic. RFID tags can be active, passive or semi-passive.

This entry is located in the following unit: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): Definitions (page 8)