RFID Reader

Integrate RFID functionality in your projects!

The iSRFID module enables the use and control of RFID in your projects.
With this module, individual objects (admission tickets, exhibits, etc.) can be identified so that individual responses can be made.
This technology opens up numerous possibilities.

What is RFID?

The abbreviation RFID stands for radio-frequency identification, i.e. identification with electromagnetic waves. This describes technology that enables the contactless and automatic identification and localization of living beings and/or objects using radio waves within a transmitter-receiver system.
The components of an RFID system are, on the one hand, the transponder or the radio tag, which contains an identifying code. This is located on the object or living being. On the other hand, a reader is required that can read the code.
The size of RFID transponders can vary depending on your needs. For example, RFID transponders barely larger than a grain of rice are implanted in pets.
In addition, a particularly favorable option is a process that allows the transponders to be printed with stable circuits made of polymers. This allows the size and also the price of the transponders to be further reduced, as well as making the reading of the devices more inconspicuous.

RFID in the museum

Since an RFID system is very robust and transponders are available in all possible variations (e.g. as plastic nails), it can also be used in areas where the tangible experience is paramount.

For example, RFID tags can be placed in moving exhibits. If a visitor now places this object on a reader, corresponding information in the form of audio or video contributions can be started.

Application example:
Individually tailored presentation for visitors

One example of the versatile uses of RFID technology is the RFID system that has been deployed at the German Steam Locomotive Museum in Neuenmarkt, Franconia.
http://www.dampflokmuseum.de/

Here, each visitor is equipped with an entrance ticket that has an integrated transponder.
This allows you to be identified at the individual information stations (without personal data and of course voluntarily). The facts about the exhibits can be adapted to the respective visitors, i.e. they receive information that corresponds to their level of knowledge.
Therefore, the German Steam Locomotive Museum offers the possibility for visitors to indicate their level of knowledge and language before starting the tour. So they place their transponders on an RFID reader and use a touchscreen to select “German, English or French” and “Expert, Advanced or Beginner”. These data are stored in the database.
If a visitor is now at an exhibit, he/she simply swipes the transponder card via an integrated reader and receives information in the corresponding language and level of knowledge (beginner, advanced, expert).

After the issuance goes through and the ticket is returned, the record is deleted. This allows the transponder to be used again for the next person.

Of course, this does not exhaust the application possibilities that an RFID implementation with our system offers. For example, visitors could assign their e-mail address to the transponder and thus receive information about the exhibits they have visited on request.

Product: RFID

Integrate RFID functionality in your projects!

The reader can identify individual objects (admission tickets, exhibits, etc.) by means of tags so that individual responses can be made.

Hardware

The network-compatible RFID readers communicate with the software module via their own IP address. The PoE(Power over Ethernet) capability means that a CAT5 connection is all that is needed to connect each reader, minimizing installation effort.
A reader can be installed directly in a standard installation box or “invisibly” behind glass or wood.

Software

NeuroomNet’s RFID provider communicates with the readers via network. The IDs of the tags used can simply be passed on to the media control or linked to entries from the database beforehand.