Ten years ago, RFID feasibility studies focused on the basic suitability of RFID technology for the respective project. Today the main focus is on finding out which readers and transponders have the best technical, economic and strategic characteristics for the current project. Future RFID projects should also be considered in an RFID feasibility study.
Dresden Informatik GmbH has conducted feasibility studies and proof of concepts several times in the food industry, mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry as well as in logistical processes.
To do this, we rely on a collection of over one hundred different transponders.
We have a very good overview of RFID technology from many manufacturers at home and abroad, so that we can make a meaningful pre-selection of the RFID technology to be tested during the preparation of the feasibility study.
An RFID feasibility study consists of the following steps:
Inspection of the local conditions
Determination of the type and number of items to be identified in the test
Definition of test scenarios, including worst-case events
Providing resources to the client (e.g. when performing tests)
Acquisition of readers and transponders
Labelling of transponders
preparatory tests at the agent's facilities
Test execution on site
Set-up and take-down
Test on the basis of previously defined scenarios during the inspection with all possible reader-transponder combinations