Fast & Easy Data Capture
With fixed RFID readers, you can quickly and accurately move and track large volumes of RFID-tagged cases, pallets, and items.
Fixed RFID Readers are designed to thrive in many types of environments. They are ideal for use in high-density tag environments, high throughput applications, and on RF-challenging materials.
Fixed Readers – How They Work
Fixed readers have ports for antennas which allow the reader to be fixed to ceilings, walls, doorways, carts, etc. Generally speaking, fixed readers are not mobile so they should be placed in a central location. Fixed readers can identify objects as they move through a specific location, for example, a loading dock.
Fixed RFID readers work with antennas. Antennas provide the vital link between the fixed reader and tag, serving as the conduit that moves data back and forth. Antennas are what allow the communication to occur, enabling organizations to capture, move, and manage critical information to and from every point of business activity. That being said, antennas are an essential part of any fixed RFID system. Learn more about antennas.
The great thing about using fixed readers is that there is no need for human intervention. Fixed RFID readers can read tags without a person having to press a button.
Fixed vs Handheld RFID Readers
Although both fixed and handheld readers have the same function, they are different. The main differentiators are:
- Fixed readers are stationary while handheld readers are mobile.
- Fixed readers collect data from an antenna while handheld readers have antennas built-in.
Applications for Fixed Readers
Fixed readers can be extremely beneficial. They are used in a variety of industries and applications including:
RMS Omega can provide you with the best fixed readers on the market today. Below, find products by manufacturer.
How to Determine if RFID is For You
All of the options available can be overwhelming if you’re considering implementing an RFID system. But, don’t worry. Our RFID specialists and solutions architects can work with you to identify your specific needs and figure out the best hardware, software, and supplies combination to best fit your needs.