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Table 1 RFID frequency bands and various applications

From: RFID in textile and clothing manufacturing: technology and challenges

Frequency band Features Applications
100–500 kHz (low) Short to medium read range; inexpensive; low reading speed Access control; animal identification; inventory control; car immobilizer
10–15 MHz (intermediate) Short to medium read range; potentially inexpensive; medium reading speed Access control; smart cards; library control
850–950 MHz, 2.4–5.8 GHz (high) Long read range; high reading speed; line of sight required; expensive Railway vehicle monitoring; toll collection systems; pallet and container tracking; vehicle tracking
  1. Data taken from radio frequency identification—a basic primer, Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, August 2001, http://www.aimglobal.org and from Wikipedia Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFID.