iD Porte are experts at creating RFID scanning solutions and databases to meet your unique identification needs. We design, develop, prototype and manufacture scanners from scratch to your exact requirements be it based on cost, the operating environment, size or means of communication with a database. Alternatively one of our existing scanners could be simply adapted to reach your goal.
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The founders of iD Porte were challenged by an animal welfare organisation to develop a system that would identify lost or stolen pets immediately when they were scanned. In collaboration with enlightened pet microchip databases iD Porte devised a system that overcame data protection challenges to deliver a system that has reunited thousands of pets with their owners in many countries around the world. Scanner Angel is free to use by any pet database that wants to help reunite pets and owners. For more information on products related to this system please see the Halo on our product page.
RFID stands for ‘radio frequency identification’ and is a technology that uses radio waves to uniquely identify an object, animal, or person. An RFID system consists of three components: an antenna and transceiver (often combined into a single scanner) and a transponder (the tag) which holds the unique identity. RFID had an advantage over barcodes because it does not require direct line-of-sight scanning.
RFID scanners can be handheld or fixed so that they could identify objects passing them on a conveyor. RFID tags could be attached onto or hidden inside objects and ‘microchips’ can be implanted into animals.
The origins of RFID technology can be traced back to the use of radar in the second World War when it was used to identify friend or foe airplanes. In the 1970s the first RFID patents appeared to unlock doors without keys and to control vehicle access to secure facilities. In the 1980s the system was further developed in automated toll payments for roads and bridge. In the same decade small tags that were encased in glass were developed for implantation in to animals to facilitate their unique identification. In the 1990s the use of RFID expanded into the tracking of assets such as reusable containers, payment systems, such as contactless cards, and anti-theft device in vehicles. Today commercialisation of RFID has reduced the cost of RFID and it is now used for stock control and tracking through the supply chain. The ability to uniquely identify pets using microchips is a prerequisite of the Pet Travel Scheme which started on 1st October 2001.
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