Mitsubishi develops super-efficient RFID tag reader


Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are widely used today to identify and track persons or objects using radio waves in a number of areas: payment systems, electronic toll collection systems, transportation systems, logistics etc. Existing RFID tag readers can only be used for tags moving several km/h, but now Mitsubishi has developed a device that’s able to read tags moving as fast as 100km/h.

The company says it looks at ways to use the new device to read RFID tags attached to car doors, tracking vehicles on high ways or express freight trains. Mitsubishi also wants to convince manufacturers to use the device if they use high-speed conveyor belts for production.

I looked for pictures of the device online but couldn’t find any. At this point, even Mitsubishi’s Japanese site doesn’t mention the new device.

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