RFID Technology

RFID tags are a great solution for tracking assets that are always on the move. Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) uses radio waves to transmit a unique ID between an asset that is tagged and a reader at a range that can reach up to 180 feet.


RFID tags come in a variety of forms and material types such as such as plastic, rubber, and metal. They can be attached via glues, cable ties, or even rivets. By default, RFID tags are powered by incoming radio signals from the reader at distances from 3 to 15 feet, meaning they do not require any power. Without a battery that loses power over time, these passive tags can last virtually forever.

For applications that require longer range, battery assisted tags can be used to signal up to 180 feet. Sometimes called active tags, the batteries in these can last for years. Even when they die, the tag can continue to work in a passive mode at a shorter range.

RFID Readers

Tenna provides 2 types of RFID readers:

  • Handheld – useful for reading passive tags inside containers
  • Gateway – automatically read tags and they enter and leave a defined area.

The Tenna Handheld reader is small and portable. It interfaces with the Tenna smartphone app to log the items location.

The RFID Gateway Reader provides automated asset tracking in real time for yards and job sites. Typically the Gateway’s antennas are placed at the entrances and exits of your location, allowing them to scan all RFID tagged items as they enter and leave, up to 200 items per second! The Gateway plugs into the local WiFi network at your location.

Use Cases

Ideal for assets on the move, RFID can be used with almost any piece of equipment.

Sites and Yards

RFID can be used to automate asset tracking in and out of a location.

Mid-sized Assets

Powerless or battery powered tags attach to larger equipment.

Small Assets and Tools

RFID tags are small and can easily be added to handheld tools.

Multiple Solutions

We provide multiple solutions and technologies to best track your specific asset suite, in manual, passive and autonomous methods, to best meet your unique tracking needs. One size does not fit all.


Easy wireless inventory.

Rugged & Durable

Rugged tags can withstand abuse and last for years.


Automate real-time in-and-out movement alerts with Gateway Reader.

Reduce Loss & Theft

Visibility to manage inventory condition, quantity, location.

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