RFID Systems museumYou can find Radio Frequency IDentification systems (RFID systems) everywhere. They allow objects to be identified using data transmitted via radio waves. RFID technology is now being used in museums to create interactive exhibits. Just like any technology in a museum, you must carefully consider the exhibition’s aims and objectives to make RFID systems fit in seamlessly – but by carefully embedding tags and readers in the appropriate places you can create a visitor experience that is second to none.

RFID Systems in Museums

One way to improve visitor interaction in an exhibition space is to use RFID systems. RFID is a simple, reliable and relatively inexpensive way to connect visitors and museum exhibits. Even if you are unfamiliar with the terms, you may have used an RFID card and reader on the London transport system or to access a hotel room. By passing a card over a reader, which may be embedded within an object, a user instantly communicates with computer software, without any further physical input from. For example, in a museum environment, RFID tags and readers could trace an individual visitor’s path through a building to discover which exhibits are most popular. Visitors can be encouraged to use the RFID card by embedding their responses to questions into the content of the exhibition itself.

Why is RFID better than barcodes?

Older input technologies – keyboards, physical buttons, touch-screens or barcode scanners – can collect the same information, but RFID is probably the most elegant solution as it is so seamless in operation and requires so little maintenance.  Another benefit of RFID systems is the relatively low cost.

Digitalquill – Experts in bespoke business RFID Systems

Businesses all over the world use Digitalquill’s RFID systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness and to cut costs. For more information on how RFID systems can help your business call us on 01482 424402 or email office@digitalquill.co.uk.