Although RFID is not new, recent advancements in the technology combined with global standards have resulted in a high level of interest and activity. Whether you have a requirement for RFID compliance or you are investigating RFID for a closed loop application, Real World Communications can guide you through the technology to determine whether it is the right fit for your application. In addition to a selection of fixed and portable RFID readers, antennas, printers, and tags, we also offer services such as site analysis, installation, and pilot projects.

Companies today are making millions of dollars’ worth of decisions based on data that is only about 70% accurate. They may have an existing procedure for how assets move through their internal or external supply chains. But when they get an opportunity to look at actual data about that process, it usually doesn’t match their perceptions. RFID technology can provide visibility into that unknown, and it can do this automatically.

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the fastest growing and most beneficial technologies being adopted by businesses today. Misperceptions about what RFID is and what it can do pose obstacles that discourage some organizations from taking advantage of the technology. This white paper provides an overview of RFID technology and capabilities, describes the common frequencies and technologies used in business applications, identifies major standards, and introduces ways to take advantage of RFID to improve convenience, accuracy, safety and security.

The IF5 smart reader can host custom applications that enable it to filter information from tags, as well as monitor external sensors and control audible and visual indicators, without the expense and potential additional failure point of a separate server “box” that is often required by other RFID systems. The IF5 filters, manages and acts upon the data read from tags according to application parameter.

The Intermec IP30 add-on passive UHF RFID handle is the new leader in handheld RFID readers. The modularity of the IP30 and the RFID-readiness of Intermec mobile computers mean the power of RFID can be literally added in a snap today or at any point in the future. The IP30 supports both in-premise and in-field applications such as warehouse operations, enterprise asset management, and in-transit-visibility.

RFID has always delivered the twin conveniences of hands-free scanning with little or no human intervention. Now, Intermec has taken that to the next level by adding the convenience of mobility with the new IV7 Vehicle Mount RFID reader.


Joining the diverse line of RFID readers are the Intermec RFID antennas, including antennas specifically designed for fixed applications as well as vehicle mount applications where shock and vibration can far exceed average industry specifications. Intermec RFID antennas provide the vital link between reader and tag, serving as the conduit that moves data back and forth.

Tags and Labels

Intermec’s passive UHF RFID tags, inserts and smart labels are capable of receiving, storing and transmitting digital information in multiple frequencies for global supply chain support.

The multifunctional PM4i RFID printer gives you the reliability, ruggedness and performance you have come to expect in a bar code printer from Intermec. With the PM4i, companies can create RFID smart labels to drive RFID applications. By using frequency-agile RFID tags, the PM4i can simultaneously encode and print labels that can be used worldwide.

RFID Services

Without engaging RFID-related professional services, the successful performance – and so, the ROI – of any RFID technology implementation beyond a simple slap and ship application is seriously jeopardized. It would be wonderful if RFID technology was simply plug and play. The reality is, even for an apparently uncomplicated implementation of this technology, there are literally hundreds of variables which need to be analyzed and taken into account. The successful management of the physics of RFID (for instance, the physical characteristics of radio waves, materials, and the surface consistency of those materials), is absolutely critical for system success, not to mention optimal system performance. The best-designed, most robust RFID devices cannot perform optimally within a particular environment unless they have been configured, tuned and installed particularly for that environment and its related variables.
– Feasibility Analysis
– Process Analysis
– Site Analysis
– Site Installation