Dubai, UAE, 23 October 2018: “RFID, as a technology, is now generally understood but what’s less known are its many different forms,” said Georgie Evans, Project Coordinator, Tracker Point, while providing an overview on how RFID tagging can find application in the HVAC sector. Foreseeing the use of RFID technology in the years to come, Evans said that the technology will play a fundamental role in the business sector and will increase efficiency, while streamlining workflow and strengthening security.
Evans said that one of the most important aspects of any project lifecycle is the ability to select the appropriate RFID for the particular application. “Over the years, we have seen continuous strides being made in RFID, which enables industries to adopt RFID and use it in different applications,” she said. RFID, she added, is a natural extension to how companies are proliferating through the workforce. Whereas computers remain abstract, RFID extends to physical things and the combination of the two has incredible potential.
Elaborating on how RFID tagging has found acceptance in the health industry, Evans highlighted that the ‘free for all’ patient and asset-tracking solution has created some confusion of choice, with the number of solutions being overly complex and expensive. A good example of RFID application in healthcare with regard to temperature control is by using temperature sensor tags. “These tags and labels are attached to a sensor inlay and can monitor temperature, humidity and pressure quickly,” she said. Evans said that the tag can also be fitted inside a refrigerator to monitor the quality of food products or even inside a blood bank. “RFID can be used to track any temperature changes, while transporting blood from one place to another,” she said. RFID readers installed in the room read passive tag data, which, she said, includes the tag’s unique ID and a digitised temperature value, which is then linked and received by a software application.