AutoID Devices like RFID or optical readers and RTLS are used in several applications, from production control to material flow, logistics, asset management, and more. In all of these applications, the AutoID Devices have to scan the environment and read / decode the given object ids.
In addition, the object ids can be altered in case of RFID and RTLS systems.
If a RFID transponder provides additional memory, these data areas might be read and written.
In case of RTLS, the host system may ask the RTLS for the current position of a given object transponder.
The information delivered by AutoID systems can be used by host systems as PC applications, mobile applications, IT systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and more.