Libraries Smart Media Kiosk

RFIDiom were approached by a third party systems integrator to investigate some read issues with a specific Libraries Smart Media Kiosk installation. The technology was based on standard ISO 15693 (13.56 MHz) HF RFID with a dual part ISO 18000-6C (868 MHz) Gen2 UHF component for production-tracking purposes.

The read issues (mis-reads and inconsistent reads) were closely linked with the dual RFID technology implementation and several other hardware proximity factors. Previous efforts in tag re-positioning by the systems integrator had failed for a number of reasons.

From our point of view, this was almost a purely RF related project and one which required straightforward testing and analysis. Real-life tests were carried out alongside computer software simulations of the local radio frequency environment. Using these procedures, we were able to build up a picture of the cause of the problems and then rectify them accordingly.


With RFIDiom’s expertise in RF engineering, our client was able to solve the read issues and increase performance levels by almost 70 %. The read range was restored to acceptable levels and furthermore the consistency of tag reads was also considerably improved.

Radio frequency software simulation of a HF RFID tag showing surface currents and magnetic field intensities around the loop antenna

Radio frequency software simulation of a HF RFID tag showing surface currents and magnetic field intensities around the loop antenna


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