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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2011. 7(3), article 1, 1-10;


Piotr Cyplik1, Andrzej Patecki2

1. Poznan School of Logistics, Poznan, Poland,
.ASTEC Sp. z o.o, Zielona Góra, Poland


The constant technological development entails increasing needs of a precise identification and location of objects. A natural and proved way of fulfilling identification needs is using Optical Character Recognition (OMR, mostly bar codes) or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). However, applying RFID to locate objects is a big challenge. In applications, which require both identification and location of objects, RTLS (Real-Time Location Systems) can be very helpful. Apart from the identification, RTLS ensures also the real-time objects' location. A range of possible RTLS applications coincides with the ones of RFID. Does that mean that RTLS is a next stage of RFID development? In the following paper, the authors are pursuing to answer a question, if RTLS is complementary or competitive towards RFID?

Keywords: RTLS, RFID, objects\' location
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MLA Cyplik, Piotr, and Andrzej Patecki. "RTLS vs RFID partnership or competition?." Logforum 7.3 (2011): 1.
APA Piotr Cyplik, Andrzej Patecki (2011). RTLS vs RFID partnership or competition?. Logforum 7 (3), 1.
ISO 690 CYPLIK, Piotr, PATECKI, Andrzej. RTLS vs RFID partnership or competition?. Logforum, 2011, 7.3: 1.