RFID Technology: Makes Your Ticketing Management Easier
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that could store and receive data from long distance by using radio frequency. RFID chip size is as big as a grain of rice and it has antenna to receive and respond query from RFID transceiver.
RFID tags and readers have to be tuned to the same frequency to communicate and there are three common frequencies that RFID system use. Low Frequency RFID systems operate at around 125 KH. This frequency provides a short-read range of 2 up to 10 cm. It usually used for access control and animal tracking. High Frequency RFID systems operate at 13.56 MHz with read ranges between 2 cm up to 1 m. It is commonly used for ticketing, payment, and data transfer applications. Ultra-High Frequency ranges from 860 to 960 MHz. The read range of this systems can be as long as 12 m. Ultra-High Frequency RFID is used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from retail inventory management, to pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting, to wireless device configuration.
Many people still compare RFID with barcodes and do not understand the differences. Barcode is a line-of-sight technology where a scanner has to see the barcode clearly to read it. On the other hand, RFID tag can be read as long as in the range of its reader. Many RFID scanner is enable to read many RFID tags in one time rather than barcode can be read one by one. RFID size is very small so we can put it in a object and it is hard to be duplicate.
Loket adapt this technology to support ticketing management system. RFID tag can contain many information of visitors so it will decrease counterfeit ticket. As mentioned before, RFID scanner can easily read if RFID tag are in its range. Thus, it could cut the long queue in checking ticket lines. RFID tag is also saver than other ticket because it is not easier to be duplicate.