RFID Active Tags are generally having three essentials parts, a reader or interrogator, an antenna, and a tag. Active tags possess their own power source, an internal battery, that enables them to have extremely long read ranges as well as a large memory bank. These batteries typically last for 3-5 years.
These Tags are generally of two different kinds i.e. Transponders and Beacons.
Transponder Active RFID Tags: In a system, that uses active transponder tags, the reader( like passive systems) will send a signal first, and then the active transponder will send a signal back with the relevant information. Transponder tags are very efficient because they conserve battery life when the tags are out of them from the reader. Active RFID transponders are commonly used in secure access control, in the toll booth payment system, and in various customized applications.
Beacon Active RFID Tags: In a system that uses beacon tags, the tag will not wait to hear the reader signal. Instead, as its name depicts, the tag will beacon or send out its specific information every 3-5 seconds. Beacon tags are very commonly used in the oil and gas industry, as well as in mining and cargo tracking applications.
Active RFID tags or Battery Tags Provided by ID Tech Solutions possess their own power source and transmitter enabling the tag to broadcast its signal and can easily transmit data up to 100 meters, performance capabilities include longer read ranges and greater memory capacities when compared to passive RFID tags. Typically, active RFID tags are powered by a long-life battery that will last a few years but will eventually require replacing.