TCM RFID Antennas, Readers and Tags

TCM RFID technology requires two components: a Radio Signal Transponder/Tag that is attached to an object and contains identifying information about the object to which it is attached and an antenna to communicate that information via radio waves and a reader, which creates a radio frequency field that detects radio waves to obtain information in a tag. In an RFID system, there is no line of sight requirement for product identification because the tags do not need to be seen by a scanner. Some form of number code is generally stored on the transponder. It encrypts information which is recorded in a database for access by authorised users. International organisations such EPCglobal are working to establish uniform worldwide standards for this number code.

RFID is a flexible technology that is convenient, easy to use and well-suited for automatic operation. It combines advantages not available with other identification technologies. RFID can be supplied as a read-only or read/write application and does not require contact or line-of-sight to operate on and have the ability to function under a variety of environmental conditions in providing a high level of data integrity. RFID Technology also provides a high level of security because the technology is difficult to counterfeit.