RFID in datacenter (was Re: Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge Equipment)
netfortius at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 13:43:14 CST 2010
On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:51 PM, George Imburgia
<nanog at armorfirewall.com>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?
FYI: Looked into this in my previous job-project, and bookmarked this as a
positive record of such:
think it works.
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