RFID in datacenter (was Re: Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge Equipment)

Brett Frankenberger rbf at rbfnet.com
Wed Jan 13 19:22:47 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 01:51:41PM -0500, George Imburgia wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jan 2010, Barry Shein wrote:
>> The big advantage of RFIDs is that you don't need line of sight access
>> like you do with bar codes, they use RF, radio frequency.
> Which is also a big disadvantage in a datacenter. Ever tried to use a  
> radio in one?
> The RF noise generated by digital equipment seriously erodes signal  
> quality. Considering the relatively weak signal returned from RFID tags,  
> I'd be surprised if you'd get any kind of useful range.
> Has anybody tried it out?

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