Analysis of the impact of RFID on the printing ind

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The impact of RFID on the printing industry and the ways to deal with it

[Abstract] the development of RFID will have a great impact on the printing industry. Facing this new technology, how should the printing industry respond? This paper provides some suggestions for everyone to think about

"radio frequency identification system", the English name of which is radio frequency identification system, or RFID for short, is aimed at the shortcomings of contact system. It uses radio frequency signals to transmit digital data wirelessly, so the identification card can exchange data without contacting the card reader. There is no directional requirement for data transmission in this wireless way, and the card can be placed in a pocket or bag and can be identified directly without taking it out, which eliminates the worry that modern people often have to seek specific cards from several cards, so it increases the convenience of use

this electronic information carrying tool uses electromagnetism or static electricity to connect the radio wave spectrum in the radio frequency spectrum, read the data carried in the RF tag through induction, and correctly and quickly identify, classify and analyze these information as effective management

rfid constituent elements introduction

1 Microchip:

storage of product electronic code and simple calculation function

2 Antenna:

wire winding, etching, printing

3 Carrier form:

plastic film, plastic version, paper

4 Battery (active tag)

RFID system is mainly composed of RFID tag (tag), RFID reader (Reader) and integrated software system (middleware system; SI). By connecting the three indispensable architectures, a complete hardware and software management system is established. When the tag enters the magnetic field area, the received reader sends a signal, and with the energy obtained by the induced current, it sends the product information stored in the chip (passive tag, no power tag or passive tag), or actively sends a signal of a certain frequency (active tag, with power tag or active tag)

development status of RFID at home and abroad

International Development Status:

first, the United States: US DoD (U.S. Department of Defense), FDA (food and Drug Administration)

Second, Japan: clothing, books, food safety tracking, health industry, airport luggage

Third, Singapore: library, global operations research

Fourth, Columbus 3.2 microcomputer should be special-purpose because of its many functions: health industry

fifth Hong Kong: global operations research

VI. Netherlands: hospital, retail industry, safety tracking of nylon oil pan components with good food function

VII. UK: retail industry, airport luggage

VIII. Taiwan: R & D, manufacturing and OEM of



3 Hospital drug and material management, disease prevention and control in the health industry

4 Customs, ports, sea and air transportation of global operations research industry

5 Production process, import and export, logistics and storage of science and technology industry

6 Production process, import and export, logistics and storage of clothing industry

7 Import and export, logistics and warehousing in retail circulation

common application fields of RFID

access control: personnel access control monitoring, control and commuting personnel management

recycled assets: pallet, container, trolley, cage car and other recyclable container management

cargo management: inventory, logistics and transportation management, baggage identification of air transportation

material handling: material inventory Material control system

waste disposal: garbage recycling and disposal, waste management and control system

medical application: hospital medical record system, dangerous or controlled biochemical material management

transportation: highway toll system

anti theft application: anti theft of supermarkets, anti-theft management of libraries or bookstores

animal monitoring: animal husbandry management, pet identification, tracking of wildlife ecology

automatic control: cars Assembly and production of household appliances and electronics industry

joint tickets: Joint multi-purpose smart stored value cards and bonus point cards

rfid key to be broken through

1 Technological breakthrough: according to a survey conducted by the organization auto ID center, even with double tags, 3% of RFID tags are still unreadable; Only 78% of the tags with only one tag were correctly interpreted. In addition, the directionality of RFID tags and readers and the fact that RFID signals are easily blocked by objects also pose a major challenge to the future development of RFID technology for high alloy steel casting and rolling

2. Cost reduction: RFID systems, including tags, readers and antennas, are expected to significantly reduce manufacturing costs with the application of major industries. In addition, McKinsey, a famous consulting company, pointed out that manufacturers cannot salivate only with the future price decline of RFID, because this technology also requires enterprise resource planning (ERP) software upgrades, which may be expensive for the low odor trend of cars

3. Formulation and implementation of international standards: standardization is a necessary measure to promote products to be widely accepted by the market, but the technology of RFID reader and label is still not unified, so it cannot be applied in one. The tag communication protocols developed by different manufacturers are suitable for different frequencies and have different packet formats. At present, 134khz and 13.56MHz, which are widely used now, have limited the transmission distance between readers and RFID tags due to insufficient transmission distance, making several tags unable to be read effectively. The biggest problem across UHF frequency band is that most existing RFID systems and tag suppliers, as well as equipment, cannot support UHF frequency band. Therefore, companies, automatic identification centers and international standards organizations are working to set standards for RFID tags, so that all tags can be compatible with any reader

rfid's impact on the printing industry

1 Changes in information vehicles: barcode vs. RFID tag

2 Change of printing carrier: paper vs. special material

3 Changes in printing materials: ink vs. conductive ink

4 Changes in printing technology: training and updating of talents

5 The change of printing equipment: the increase of investment

the response of the printing industry

in the face of this new technology, how should the printing industry respond? Manager Lin provides the following five items and 16 points for everyone to think:

first, the improvement and breakthrough of technology

1 Research and development of conductive ink

2 Research and development of conductive printing technology

3 Research and development of antenna printing technology

4 Research and development of carrier form

II. Cost reduction

1 Technology R & D cost

2 Printing material cost

3 Equipment investment cost

third, improve the ability of e-commerce

1 Order production

2 Production automation

3 Information transparency

4 Improvement of purchase, sale and inventory management

IV. rapid response to customer needs

1 Meet the needs of customers

2 Customized for customers

3 Improvement of logistics distribution capacity

v. development of international market

1 Innovative design ability

2 Integration of international division of labor

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