Object identity capture systems

The term 'identification' refers to the contactless determination of the identity of an object within range of the reader unit at a specific point in time, comparable to taking a photograph.

Events such as an entry into defined areas can then be recorded automatically if the movement of the objects is physically predefined (such as a conveyor belt and passage through a gate) or by manual action. Thus, objects and also groups of objects are detected without errors using barcode/QR code, passive RFID systems or active tracking systems. Among other things, incoming goods, the pickup of cargo with an industrial truck or the installation of assemblies can be documented automatically.

Identification systems are available on the basis of a wide range of technologies with different properties and costs.

The spectrum of different technologies and suppliers in the field of location tracking and identification systems is almost impossible to keep track of. Development is proceeding in ever faster cycles. We know the advantages and disadvantages of the most important systems on the market and keep a close eye on further developments.