RFID Readers for Enhanced Inventory Management

RFID readers are used to quickly and accurate track business inventory and assets. The readers communicate with RFID tags, which send and store data, for up-to-the-minute data management.

ScanSource, Inc. offers resellers powerful RFID readers manufactured by innovative leaders in data collection technology. Let our sales reps help you determine if RFID readers could provide value for your customers and help you grow your business offerings.

Find Rugged RFID Readers and Scanners

RFID readers, often built into commonly used AIDC devices, like mobile computers and in-vehicle computers, use wireless technology to communicate with RFID tags or chips, embedded in or placed on inventory and assets. Fixed-mount RFID readers are often found at intermodal facilities for high-volume, fast-paced tag scanning.

If integrated properly into current data collection management systems, RFID readers create a cost-effective and scalable solutions for improved ROI. These readers, unlike traditional barcode scanners, do not require a direct line of sight for the scanner to read the tag, providing extremely efficient and fast-paced scanning capabilities.

Specialized RFID reader features include:

  • Factory configurations to operate in regions across the globe
  • Advanced wireless technologies for time stamp and location coding for enhanced asset visibility
  • IP30 certification for hazardous environments
  • Omnidirectional technology for faster and more accurate scanning without the need for direct tag to reader positioning

How RFID Readers Work

When an RFID reader needs information from an RFID chip or tag, it will send radio-frequency identification signals to the RFID chip, otherwise known as “interrogation” signals.  Once an RFID chip receives the message, it will return communication over radio waves, which is then decoded by the RFID reader.