Not a Fan of Heavy Metal? Neither are Some RFID Readers. That’s Why You Need to Hear This.

In our latest episode of “That Supplies Show,” we reveal the real reason why your RFID reader might not be connecting with your label.

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by Christine Weber
November 01, 2021

When you first heard about radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and its ability to automatically account for thousands of assets in mere seconds – without a single barcode scan – it was probably music to your ears, right? Then someone mentioned that RFID and metal don’t always mesh, and your tune changed?

Well, Kelly Breneisen and I are here to get you jumping and jiving again.

In this episode of That Supplies Show, we set the record straight on the relationship between RFID readers and metal and what you can do to make a strong, lasting connection. That’s right, it is possible to track metal assets with RFID. In fact, it’s recommended. You just need to make sure (like everything else) that you select the right RFID tags/labels and printers.

Why printers, you ask?

You’ll have to tune in for that answer, along with more tips on how to become an RFID rockstar in this heavy metal world:


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Christine Weber
Since joining Zebra in 2006, Christine Weber has brought supplies to life for enterprises across North America and Latin America. (There is much more to thermal printing supplies than you think!) She has deep knowledge of the wide variety of labeling applications across a wide range of enterprises within Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Transportation & Logistics. She is also well-versed in which supplies materials provide the most reliable performance to enable asset intelligence, including facestock, adhesives and ribbons.
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