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RFID Tags' Range Boosted By Ductwork

Using building HVAC ducts can triple the range of wireless RFID tags, creating new possibilities for climate control, health and safety, security and other monitoring applications.

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Say hello to the wireless building of tomorrow, powered by radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. According to a new study, the range of passive RFID tags -- which can function as wireless sensors -- gets a boost, literally, when the tags' antennas are wired to buildings' heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) ducts.