Category: Barcodes / RFID

Don’t Cross the RFID Line

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A customer asked if we could use passive UHF RFID to monitor if unauthorized employees cross a line in their warehouse to avoid steep fines. After hearing about the problem from my engineers, I had to write this article because it would let me do some real, honest to goodness, mathematics. In my former life as a […]

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RFID Makes Timekeeping Painless at Construction Site

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Automation; it’s what modern-day technology is all about! Recently, Telaeris was asked to simplify employee time-keeping for a construction yard using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. The company had 3000 employees and wanted to know both who was on the job site and when they came and left. Instead of hand punched time-cards which were tedious and error-prone, we […]

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RFID Reflections

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RFID technology is based on clear scientific principals. Tags gather the projected energy of radio waves in an electromagnetic field. The tags then reflect back an altered signal using a technique called back-scatter which the antennas receive. Because it is a science, it is often assumed that an expert can accurately predict both the read […]

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D0wn and D1rty with Wiegand

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A few months ago, we published a history of where Weigand came from and a “light-on-technical-details” overview of how it works.  For those of us that are more engineer-y, it left a bit to be desired.  For me in particular, I recently was doing some low level work with one of my engineers.  We were […]

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Wiegand-For Dummies

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Recently, our CEO, David Carta, called me into his office and asked me, “Mark, what is Wiegand?” He was instructing a new Telaeris employee about XPressFreedom, our Wiegand to Ethernet converter which we use to enable mobile access control with existing system. He thought that I, as our sales lead, should be able to give an appropriate […]

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Barcode Crossing

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Barcoding on Android Most of the time when employees at Telaeris publish here, it is for real life examples related to our products.  This allows us to discuss a wide area of topics, including barcodes and RFID usage, security or safety system implementation or tips on running a business.  But at the heart of what […]

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Merry Christmas RFID Style

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The group here had a little fun this Christmas and wanted to share it with our friends. We hope you are able to enjoy time with your family during this holiday season. The video is especially relevant as we recently deployed our XPressEntry solution using 900 MHz UHF cards to manage access for ski resort […]

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RFIDs – One Handheld to Read Them All

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The SmartAT870

The SmartAT870 is a lightweight and rugged (IP65 rated) mobile unit manufactured by SmarTerminal that Telaeris resells. It is an outstanding device, capable of reading most RFID tags, barcodes, and smart cards available. We get lots of questions regarding what this device can do, so this article discusses most of the capabilities of the SmartA T870 for […]

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Mr. RFID-I-Sam and Testing RFID Tag Ranges

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It recently occurred to me that this year marks my 20th year of experience with RFID. In 1992, my dad, David Carta Sr., had a customer in Chile who wanted to be able to identify cattle electronically using something called “RFID”. The end user wanted a working sample program and hardware to show how RFID […]

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