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RFID or barcode? Make the right decision for your asset tracking

30 May 2024

FROM CONSUMER products and food packaging to pipe fittings and hazardous material containers, just about everything has some sort of label affixed to it that contains important information that buyers, sellers or manufacturers need to be aware of. Most of us are familiar with barcodes and QR codes, but the technology that goes into them may come as a surprise.

Before we get started, it’s important to note that we are talking about asset tracking, not inventory tracking. They are not the same thing. Asset tracking is the ability to locate an asset (where it is or where it most recently was) and use that information to perform a function or provide a notification. Inventory tracking is the monitoring of the volume of many of the same items, like the number of XL white T-shirts in stock.

In the blog from Brady Corporation, you will learn:

  • How asset tracking can be used
  • Basic differences between RFID reader and barcode scanner technologies
  • What to consider when choosing between the two
  • Types of labels and tags used with barcode scanners and RFID readers + use cases
  • Types of barcode scanners and RFID readers + use cases
  • What barcode scanner and RFID reader software can do for your business

Brady Corporation offers a wide array of asset tracking hardware, software and services, and one of our specialists can help you decide which system will best meet your needs.

Brady offers a complete, fully customisable RFID solution that can generate considerable efficiency gains, both on operational and decision-making levels.

Download the free RFID guide here