On the right frequency

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Citation

(2004), "On the right frequency", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 53 No. 7. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2004.07953gab.009

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


On the right frequency

The world’s smallest and lowest-cost 13.56 MHz RFID reader has been developed by Innovision Research & Technology plc, the RFID specialist. The RFID reader module, known as io(TM), is expected to have a unit cost one-tenth of existing readers and will extend the potential of RFID into completely new areas including consumer, healthcare, transport and logistics products.

Radio frequency identification (RFID) readers allow devices to wirelessly interrogate and write to minute data “tags” that can be embedded into any device, triggering the immediate transfer of digitised information.

RFID-enabled devices can contain information such as what they are, where they have been or even where they are intended to go.

Smaller than a US dime, io features an on-board RISC processor, making it ideal for small-footprint devices. Combined with its low power consumption and intelligent power management, io is especially suited for small, battery-powered handheld devices.

For more information, visit www.nfc-rfid.com