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RFID Technology

A little glossary of terms

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

A method of identification using radio frequency.

RFIS transponder (RFID Tag)

RFID data carrier. Can be in a label or in a rigid form.

R/W Unit

Read/Write unit ("A Reader"). Reads and writes tags as commanded on the Wisteq middleware program

Passive tag

Tag does not require a battery


Ultra high frequency. Frequency (866 MHz) at which the most modern high-performance tags operate. Long range, high speed, global standards.


High frequency. The frequency (app. 13 MHz) is suitable for very short-range identification.