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Welcome to the Barcodes for Business 301 Webinar rundown. The concept is to help build up barcode knowledge, and the equipment and software used. This third webinar, Barcodes for Business – 301, highlights some advanced barcoding and systems integration concepts.

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In this third webinar, Bob Conti, President of Imprint Enterprises, Dave Redmond, RFID/Locations Solutions Manager with Zebra Technologies, and Lee Stevens Senior Sales Engineer with Seagull Scientific, discuss RFID barcoding equipment and system concepts and trends.

Read on for some of the topics addressed in this webinar replay or go directly to Barcodes for Business – 301 to watch it now.

RFID & Sensor-Based Products

Gloved hand holding an RFID label

BarTender® is a software company that has been working with RFID almost since its conception. Labels using RFID encoding can be generated from the web or in person. Mobile label production has increased as mobile technology has improved.

Lee discusses

        • Putting RFID labels and chips into context to affect action
        • An example of software integration
        • Rest API
        • Hybrid solutions
        • Labels are communications devices with lifecycles
        • BarTender® Librarian has a workflow designer that can save money
        • Security is essential for any enterprise application

Tag Identification

The difference between a barcode label and RFID tags is that you can write on and read a RFID tag. The ability to write a RFID tag provides more options to specify information, such as location and SKU.

  • Lee defines TID in relation to RFID tag identification
      • Minimizes counterfeit problems
      • Provides unique serial numbers
  • Bob discusses how medical device manufacturers benefit using RFID tags
RFID Software on a computer

Active vs Passive RFID Systems

RFID labels

There are two forms of RFID tags, active and passive. Active tags have their own power source and are typically more expensive because of that. They are generally used for high value assets or even returnable containers. Passive tags are more disposable and can provide valuable information on process enhancement.

      • Lee discusses how cost, communications, and value of the end result will determine need
          • Provides examples of differences between passive and active
          • Safety and management can also impact decision
      • Dave addresses how the use case will drive the ROI, which will then drive a decision on best option

Webinar 301 Wrap-Up

National and International initiatives and food safety are the primary factors to the increase in RFID use in manufacturing. E-commerce increases is the primary factor for transportation and logistics. No matter your size or need, RFID technology can help improve operations and processes while enhancing safety and security.

Grocery Store shelves
    • Dave shares how the Food Safety Act has impacted distribution and restaurants
    • Bob discusses SMB’s and closed-loop operations
    • Lee mentions medical devices and pharmaceutical products

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Integrating RFID hardware and software into your business does not have to be a confusing situation. Imprint Enterprises, partnering with Zebra Technologies and Seagull Scientific can help guide you through where you are today and where you want to go in the future, whether it’s getting a step ahead of mandates or complying with current mandates.

Watch the webinar Barcodes for Business – 301. The experts are there to help you understand barcode solutions. If you have questions, you can always Contact Imprint Enterprises today.