Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Asset Tracking

RFID equipment tracking is a wireless technology that uses a low-power radio frequency to communicate data. There are two forms of RFID – active RFID and passive RFID. Link Labs uses a form of active RFID called RTLS.

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Which industries benefit from an RFID tracker

How RFID Works for Asset Tracking

RFID location tracking uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology to identify assets like inventory, equipment, or even people. New versions are continually being developed to improve their capabilities.

Through various means of RFID asset management, such as active and passive, users have the power to select the option that works best for them.

Frequency-based technology
RFID is a method of sending or receiving messages from tags for asset tracking using specific frequencies. RFID doesn’t require the continuous transmission of information.

Passive RFID
RFID tracking systems are battery-free processes whereby a reader sends out a radio frequency signal that essentially “wakes up” the tag. A great example of RFID technology use is the passing through of toll booths.

Active RFID
Active RFID leverages batteries in tags and often works in concert with Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), though other options are available. These systems are battery-powered sensors that connect to various access points throughout an area (like a building) and transfer data to the cloud.

Active RFID Range
Active RFID tool tracking range can be greater than 100 feet between the RFID tag and reader. This allows Active RFID systems to scale quickly since you could potentially cover 10,000 square feet with one Active RFID reader and a few reference points.

Industries that have Active RFID Benefits

Industries that Benefit from Active RFID

Active RFID asset tracking software has use cases with companies across various industries that have gained benefit from this technology solution. 

Active RFID tracker in Construction


Monitor conditions and the flow of personnel and material from one job site to another. Optimize processes to improve workflow.

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Active RFID equipment tags in Logistics


Track pallets and racks on vehicles as they move from one facility to another. Reduce the amount of lost inventory.

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Active RFID in Healthcare


Track medical equipment within facilities to save time and improve patient care.

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What Are Customers Saying About Link Labs AirFinder Solution?


“The biggest benefit of AirFinder by far has been the peace of mind that comes in knowing where a customer’s equipment is. It works when you need it to work, and that’s worth everything in this business.”

Preston Wilkey, Supplier Quality Engineer, Thermo Fisher Scientific
How RFID Equipment Tags Work

How Active RFID Works

AirFinder’s active RFID solution is simple to implement and maintain.

  • Step 1

    Attach tags to the desired asset.
  • Step 2

    Set up location beacons in preferred locations.
  • Step 3

    Go online to connect devices.
  • Step 4

    Choose how often you want the tag to update.
Step 1

Attach tags to the desired asset.

Step 2

Set up location beacons in preferred locations.

Step 3

Go online to connect devices.

Step 4

Choose how often you want the tag to update.

What Costs Go Into An Asset Tracking Solution?

Download this free white paper to get a breakdown of the 7 costs of an RFID system.

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Active RFID can benefit your company by meeting your asset tracking needs.

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