Radio-frequency Identification (RFID)
Tags as a mass product
very low priced
Wide range of applications in logistics
Range of conventional tags very small
Not suitable for mobile applications
RFID alone is only partially or not at all suitable for the implementation of location-based services. A major disadvantage is the rather small range, but above all the fact that although it is possible to identify whether an RFID tag is in reader A or B, the path in between cannot be detected. However, it is precisely this information that is necessary for the optimization of logistical processes. This disadvantage also makes flexible positioning or even indoor navigation impossible. A combination with Beacon technology is optimal for warehousing processes and eliminates most of the disadvantages.