Wireless Technologies Overview
Phase IV is the only wireless sensor company that offers products, custom design services, and expert help with every wireless technology. We’ve built 20+ year relationships with our partners by offering them the latest cutting-edge wireless option for each sensing need. With our broad experience across industries, we know there’s not a “one size fits all” solution. We can help you, too.
RFID Battery-Free (Passive) Wireless Technology – Advantages & Disadvantages
Advantages of Battery-Free RFID Sensors
Disadvantages of RFID Sensors
- Phase IV invented RFID battery-free sensing and is the recognized world’s expert in the technology. We continue to push the technology to new levels of performance.
- Phase IV is the only wireless sensing company that offers every type of RFID wireless technology including – Low Frequency (LF), High Frequency (HF), Ultra High Frequency (UHF-EPC), Near Field Communication (NFC), and Custom Proprietary Protocol RFID sensors.
Battery-Powered Radio Transmitters (Active) Systems – Advantages & Disadvantages
Advantages of Battery Powered (Active) Wireless Sensors
Disadvantages of Battery Powered (Active) Wireless Sensors
RFID Battery Powered Data Logger Technology – Advantages & Disadvantages
Advantages of RFID Data Loggers
Disadvantages of RFID Data Loggers
Data loggers are devices that periodically take a sensor reading and then store the time-stamped sensor data to on-board memory. At a later time, the data is downloaded to a computer for analysis.
Phase IV offers several data loggers with a wireless RFID interface. A computer is connected to a RFID reader – and the reader communicates with the data logger to download data and control how the data logger collects data (start time, stop time, sampling interval…). The RFID interface is very advantageous over other non-RFID data loggers because no battery power is required for the data logger to transmit data or commands to the PC. Because RFID data loggers do not use any battery power to transmit data, they use batteries that are much much smaller than active wireless data loggers. We leverage our expertise with RFID sensing to create several versions of the world’s smallest sealed data loggers.
For more detailed information on RFID sensors – and the different types of RFID sensors, see the RFID Data Logger page.