From RFID+ Study Guide and Practice Exam


Exam Objectives

What it Really Means

9.1 Describe installation and configuration of RFID printer (may use scenarios)

Understand smart labels and smart label printer. You must understand how a smart label and smart label printer integrates the traditional barcode technology with RFID technology. You must know the basic installation procedure and the typical properties of the printer that you can configure. You should also understand how the printer handles the errors and how you can troubleshoot the printer encoder.

9.2 Describe ancillary devices/concepts

Understand how automatic label applicators work. You must understand how the automatic label applicators use different label placing techniques: tamp down, blow on, and wipe-on. You must also know how the feedback devices such as photo eye, horn, light tree, and motion sensor help build robust, effective, and automatic RFID systems and networks.


RFID begins where barcode technology ends. A so-called smart label combines a\ barcode with an RFID tag. Smart labels have the intelligence and functionality of a tag and the printing convenience of a barcode label. Therefore, by using smart labels, corporations can leverage their existing labeling infrastructure to incorporate RFID.

Smart labels are created by RFID printers, which are peripheral devices, and they are applied to the items to be tracked by using another peripheral device called an automatic label applicator. The third kind of peripheral or ancillary device used in RFID networks is called a feedback system, which helps build effective, robust, and automatic RFID networks.


Products & Services
RFID tags are microchips that assign an electronic identity to an article so it can be tracked electronically. RFID tags communicate with RFID readers via short-range radio frequencies. They are sometimes called transponders.
Label Applicators
Label applicators are used to dispense, apply, or print and apply labels to packages.
RFID Readers
RFID readers are devices which interrogate, identify, and amend RFID tags through the use of short-range radio signals. RFID tags assign a unique electronic identity to a physical asset.
Label and Nameplate Services
Label and nameplate services design and manufacture labels, tags, nameplates and related products for identification, inventory control, packaging, decoration, and regulatory compliance. Companies produce serial number plates, instruction labels, RFID tags, shipping and packaging labels, company logos, decals, fleet wraps, barcode labels, and other forms of identification for products that require the display of alphanumeric or graphical images.
RFID Transceivers
RFID transceivers are combination receiver/transmitter devices that RFID readers and RFID tags use to communicate with each other.

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