Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
RFID (Proximity Card) is an automatic identification method,
relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags
or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached or inserted into
a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio
waves. Silicone chips and antennas are the two parts that make up the chip-based
RFID tags. Passive tags require no internal power source, whereas active tags
require a power source. Passive tags have no internal power supply and are
powered by the electrical current received through the antenna. This is enough
power to turn on the silicone chip and transmit a pre-encoded response.
When it comes to the RFID and its incorporation into photo identification cards,
passive RFID technology is what has been the primary standard in an environment
where not many standards exist. In any emerging technology, just as it was with
the VCR (Beta vs. VHS) there are several companies that try to set the standard
for others to follow. After time, a standard does arrive and organizations come
Even though the earliest history of RFID technology was developed in 1946 as an
espionage tool for the Soviet government, it has not been until around the year
2000 when most of the utilization and enhancements have been made. With such a
short usable history, there have been many standards and systems installed that
do not follow today’s “open format” standard that has been utilized by
most of the systems available today. The biggest of the problems in having a
system that does not comply with today's open format is being able to expand on
the system as implemented. Even as it applies to being able to purchase new or
replacement ID cards for such a system. Simply put, the further away from the
standard your system is, the more expensive it becomes to maintain.
So what is today's standard anyway?
ISO 7810 is the international standard that defines the formats for ID cards.
More specifically, ISO 14443 defines the magnetic loop antenna that operates at
If you have an RFID System and want FullIdentity.com
to handle your ID card needs, we can establish an account with you that will
allow us to supply cards specifically made for your organization. In minimum
orders of 50 cards, we can store cards specifically for your organization based
on your facility code and starting sequence. We will communicate with you, when
your inventory is running low, to enable us to restock cards of your
specification. If your organization already has a supply of preprogrammed RFID
cards, you can forward them to our office and we will shelve them and use them
only under your authorization for your company's needs.
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