RFID in Europe Magazine Febuary 2016

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RFID in Europe AISBL is a not-for-profit organization established in 2012. RFID in Europe's principle goal is to promote the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification and related technology solutions enabling small and medium sized organizations throughout Europe to gain competitive advantage through their best use. RFID in Europe connects with European end-users, operators, solution providers, universities, research establishments, non-government and government organizations and all other European stakeholders through own initiatives and promotion of national projects via our international network. RFID in Europe is an extension of a European Commission FP7 Thematic Network called RACE networkRFID initiated in 2009.

Microwave Frequency RFID

Microwave RFID is well into its second decade of applications based primarily upon active tag technology, with factory automation, access control and logistics being the principal areas of use. 2.45 GHz technology was introduced for road-tolling but superseded by 5.8 GHz technology once a ‘road-pricing band’ was specifically allocated for 5.8 GHz centered systems. In more recent years lower-cost passive, beam-powered, systems have been introduced that offer shorter range attributes than those provided by active devices. The attraction of microwave RFID is essentially influenced by the prospect of good range under appropriate conditions and fast data transfer rates.