Protrac ID RFID tags are low cost limited range “passive” tags or Long range “active” tags. Each RFID tag is associated with an asset or person. Tags attached to assets are selected depending on the type of asset, its material and size, its environment, tracking (reading) distance required, and quantity. They can be either active or passive type. Tags worn by people are generally of the active type.
Protrac ID Passive tags are affixed as labels to containers and assets and are read using handheld scanners or automatically by “portal” reader systems. Passive tags are only detected when in close proximity to a reader and must also be orientated correctly to the reader. For these reasons they have limited application for automatic tracking.
In contrast Protrac ID Active tags are ideal for automatic tracking. Active tags also have additional facilities for security and environmental monitoring.