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

Stefan 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:
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/11/03/rfid-in-the-data-center/I
think it works.

***Stefan Mititelu
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