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Regarding RFID

Hi All,

I am working in <b>ABAP</b> domain.

I want to know some information about <b>RFID</b>.

1. What is it's purpose! Where it will be used mainly.

2. What is your future prospects.

3. How can i find good step-by-step material on the same.

If anybody having good material can they send them to my Personel mail id.

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Any inputs in this regard will will be appreciated.

If anybody knows please provide me with the sufficient information.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks & Regards,


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<b>1.What is it's purpose! Where it will be used mainly.</b>

a)Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a state-of-the-art technology for extensive identification of every type of object. It enables rapid and automatic data acquisition via radio waves.At its most basic level, Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID ) is a wireless link to uniquely identify objects or people.

RFID is a means of capturing data about an object without using a human to read the data.

The object of any RFID system is to carry data in suitable transponders, generally known as tags, and to retrieve data, by machine-readable means, at a suitable time and place to satisfy particular application needs. Data within a tag may provide identification for an item in manufacture, goods in transit, a location, the identity of a vehicle, an animal or individual.

b)RFID is becoming more popular in applications where other identification technologies, such as barcodes, are no longer sufficient (e.g. logistics, material management, industrial automation, services etc.).


• Electronic Article Surveillance(EAS)

• logistics

• Asset Management

• Waste Management

• Yard Management

• Fare Collection

• Animal Identification

• Luggage Tracking in Airports

• Industrial laundries

• Fugitive Emission Detection

• Totes/Conveyor

• Vehicle Identification

• Automotive Anti-theft

• Employee Identification

The list continues.It can be used in man

<b>Advantages of RFID:</b>

• Contactless identification (also possible without line of sight)

• Reads through many materials like cardboard, wood etc.

• Unlimited reading and writing of the memory

• Identification takes less than a second

• Simultaneous reading of various transponders

• Resistant to harsh environmental conditions, such as extreme temperature, humidity etc.

• Shape and size of the transponders can be adapted as desired

• Transponders can be completely integrated into a product

•High security due to copy and password protection or encrypted data communication

<b>2.Future prospects</b>

The coming RFID tsunami is real and it has two mega-sized supply buyers written all over it: Wal-Mart and the DoD.

Walmart, the worlds largest retailer, and the US Dept of Defense (DOD), are two powerful entities that have launched initiatives to implement RFID in their logistics operations, motivated by their needs to cut costs and streamline their supply chain in their organizations.

In the coming years, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) could have a major impact on any enterprise involved in the production, movement, or sale of physical goods. RFID's unique attributes will enable new applications and radical changes to business practices. RFID technology is a powerful Auto ID solution that can significantly increase efficiency and productivity. Implementing an RFID solution requires a thorough understanding of the capabilities and limitations of this emerging technology.

So the future is absolutely very bright.

SAP’s RFID solution is packaged as a standalone solution package built on top of SAP Web Application Server 6.40, and consists of:

• SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure

• SAP Event Management

• SAP Enterprise Portal

• Backend ERP adapters to SAP R/3 4.6C and greater

3.I am also sending you some documents which will help u to understand this technology in a more better way.

I hope I have helped you in some way.As mentioned in the other reply you could also get some useful documents on this forum.

Thanks & Regards

Pawan Khilari

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