Matt Leonard: Patent Pending: Zebra's plan for managing large RFID populations

8/02/2020 - 09:47

The system Zebra outlines in its patent uses multiple RFID readers (shown as detector stations in the illustration) throughout a facility that can query RFID tags. ....After a tag is read in one state it flips to another state in 0.5 seconds to 5 seconds. The switch helps free up bandwidth for other tags to be picked up by the reader in a densely tagged environment. The system can also be set up to only look at tags in motion as those are likely the tags that "have the most business relevance," the patent reads.