RFID MANUFACTURER: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE
There are basically two different types of RFID Manufacturer companies to
consider when discussing RFID systems, those that make RFID Hardware and
those that make RFID software. In order to have a complete and good system,
the two may go hand and hand or you may opt to use one manufacturer for the
hardware and a computer programming company to tweak your software. No
matter your choice, you will find that the number of both types of RFID
manufacturers is growing rapidly across the globe.
Entering the RFID arena is such big names as Texas Instruments, Oracle, and
UPS. Other smaller and mid line companies such as Alien Technology and Avery
Dennison specialize in RFID tags, and then there
are manufacturers like Precision Dynamics Corporation that believe the niche
for RFID is in the health care world. Most of these companies specialize in
some type of field be it retail labeling, RFID wristbands, and badges, etc…A
complete list of RFID manufacturers and companies that make and sell
software for RFID business entities can be found at www.rfidinvesting.com.
Although this site is for the RFID investor, it does have a complete list of
companies and manufacturers along with detailed information on what niche
and services these RFID businesses can supply to the public.
Here are a few pointers when considering an RFID manufacturer. First, look
for a manufacturer that has a good past record, check with them regarding
current customers and ask if you may contact them for a reference. Second,
compare costs with other RFID manufacturers that offer the same services.
Third, always ask questions regarding their current RFID systems and what
they may have in research and development, as well as any type of free
consultation or training they may offer your employees. Lastly, you may want
to consider customer support and technician availability- if you’re going to
pay high dollar for a fast and quick inventory system using RFID, and then
something goes wrong, you don’t want to wait days for tech support.