Guest Column | February 23, 2010

The Importance Of RFID Equipment Enclosures

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By Louis Sirico, The RFID Network

During the past ten years, I've seen some pretty scary RFID installations: antennas mounted on plywood, readers screwed into concrete above dock doors, exposed wires, and the list goes on. In this edition of The RFID Network we're going to take a look at the importance of RFID equipment enclosures.

No matter what kind of environment you're in, one of the most important accessories required for an RFID solution are mounting brackets and equipment enclosures. The reality is many people don't think about these important items until after everything else is ordered. Not surprisingly, people are focused on readers, antennas, power and cabling. They forget to consider how equipment will be physically incorporated in their operations. Selecting the right enclosure may be as important as choosing the right reader.