Paul Lambert is the Product Champion for RFID and traffic counting at Retail Information Systems. Outside of work, he enjoys writing, running, and knife making.

RFID Adhesive Tag from RIS

How Do RFID Tags Work?

We have covered the two major categories of readers – hands free and handheld. But in this article we will be looking at the other half of the equation – the RFID tags. RFID tags are the part that go on the item that needs to be tracked. What Are RFID Tags? There are two…

RFID Handheld scanner by RIS

The Benefits of Handheld RFID Readers

In our last post, we talked about stationary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers, the ones that stay attached to the ceiling or wall. But although the hands-free system has quite a few powerful features, it isn’t the only way to improve your inventory management. If you want something lighter, cheaper, and still have the ability…

Radio Frequency Identification by Retail Information Systems

The Basics of RFID

In 1973, the retail world was turned on its head. Inventory tracking that used to be little better than a shot in the dark was now easy to follow and organize. What was this beautiful invention that flooded the retail market? The barcode, with its Universal Product Code (UPC). Before, one had to write by…