“Attenuation Performance of RFID Isolating Materials” by Brad Cumby, senior RFID research engineer, Avery Dennison, discusses the challenges retailers face in using RFID signals to manage inventory. As these signals may penetrate most walls, floors and ceilings, accurate data gathering can be an issue for users. Performance is subject to factors such as interference, frequencies, power and environments.
The white paper examines the use of the following aluminum-based shielding products:
- Aluminum foil tape (such as Avery Dennison ShieldSense)
- Conductive paint
- Foil radiant barrier insulation
- Conductive cloth
“RFID technology has become a popular method of providing fast and accurate inventory not only in retail environments, but in virtually any inventory management application,” Cumby says. “This white paper was written to help current and potential RFID users understand how to maximize their RFID experience by shielding specific spaces, as well as making the most cost-effective, reliable shielding choice for their particular application.”
The gated white paper may be downloaded free of charge on Avery Dennison’s website.