RFiD Discovery launches new range of RFID supply chain portals


RFiD Discovery, a leading provider of passive and active RFID, RTLS tracking and automation solutions, is delighted to introduce a new range of RFID portals designed to track assets, inventory, and people in the supply chain to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Consisting of four different models, the new portal range is due to be officially launched at the IntraLogisteX exhibition held in Coventry from 29th to 30th March, where visitors will be able to watch live demonstrations of two of the new portals.

The UHF passive RFID portals have been created by RFiD Discovery’s in-house engineers with intralogistics in mind. Building on many years of experience providing successful RFID implementations across various industry sectors, they are designed to maximise throughput and ensure highest possible data accuracy as part of any automated tracking solution.

All RFID portals are manufactured in the UK and can be custom branded to requirements, making them ideal for end users as well as system integrators. Supplied complete with a choice of RFID readers and antennas, direction sensing technologies and innovative lighting solutions, these practical portals fit seamlessly into new or existing automation installations.

Customers can choose between different smart RFID readers to suit requirements, complete with on-board processing capability to eliminate the need for additional hardware. All can be supplied together with RFiD Discovery’s powerful software or used to connect to third-party systems. Network connectivity comes via CAT5e/CAT6 cabling, Wi-Fi or 4G.

RFiD Discovery’s solutions are designed to offer complete flexibility, ranging from supplying RFID portals, tags, labels, or label printers to completely integrated track and trace systems. The company has an excellent reputation for supporting customers from initial consultation and site survey through to implementation and ongoing management to ensure maximum benefits are achieved and possible pitfalls avoided.

The different portals in the new range cover a broad spectrum of applications across multiple intralogistics market sectors:

Typically placed in a dual column format across a distribution centre access road, the rugged weather-proof Outdoor Supply Chain RFID Portal contains powerful readers to capture information from RFID tagged goods and assets on passing single and double articulated curtain-sided vehicles.

With up to 1,000 reads per second, the space saving dual direction-sensing Slimline Indoor RFID portal and the Overhead RFID Portal are ideal for automatic shipping and receiving as well as asset tracking at internal dock doors or other entry and exit points, recording the arrival or departure of tagged assets, goods, or parts.

Being able to scan up to 10,000 items per hour, the Conveyor RFID portal offers a powered tunnel solution for automated UHF RFID scanning of stock, parts, and assets at receiving, despatch stations and dock doors. It is ideal for shipping verification thanks to an integrated weigh cell and is designed with mobility and portability foremost in mind.

Arron Duddin, Smart Solutions Director, RFiD Discovery, says:

“I am incredibly proud to be able to bring this state-of-the-art range of RFID portals to the market. It has been carefully designed and built using our many years of experience in delivering successful RFID implementations across a wide range of industries.

“With our modular build programme and semi-automated production lines in place at our fabrications sites in the UK, our installation teams are already busy on customer sites installing the new portals and delivering the rapid ROI demanded in the increasingly competitive intralogistics and supply chain market.”