Long Range RFID

Vehicle access control to secure perimeters is becoming increasingly relevant as traffic flows are evermore streamlined to secure business continuation. Automatic vehicle identification is essential in achieving maximum efficiency and optimal security. Nedap offers long range RFID solutions to enable frictionless vehicle and driver access to your secured site. Factors including range, compatibility and user friendliness have all been considered to provide the best possible solution for a wide range of applications. A safe yet welcoming experience for authorized users can be guaranteed by using Nedap’s long range RFID technology.


About long range RFID

What is long range RFID?

RFID stands for radio-frequency identification. This technology is based on wireless identification that uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track objects. Whether it concerns vehicles or packed goods, RFID is able to automatically identify and track given objects and determine whether access is authorized.

Every RFID system consist of three unique parts:

  • A reader
  • An antenna
  • A tag

RFID systems allow for quick and easy identification of various entities, allowing for safer, faster and more reliable process automation and access control. Depending on the requirements of your security design, we would like to help you to find a fitting long range RFID system that works for you.

Long range RFID applications

The possibilities of long range RFID are numerous; ranging from access control for campuses and gated communities to vehicle and driver identification at airports. Find out in what circumstances long range RFID can be applied.

Passive and active long range RFID

There are three types of RFID systems that can be distinguished: passive RFID, semi-active RFID and active RFID. These technologies have unique specifications and are therefore suitable for different purposes. Knowing the difference helps you choose the best RFID system for your application.

Passive RFID

Passive RFID systems make use of tags that do not have an internal power source. They are powered by the radio signals transmitted by the reader antenna. This guarantees a long lifetime. These tags use radio signal modulation to transmit information back to the reader. The read range relies on at which range the tags can still be powered and at which range the reader still receives the tag’s signal. Passive RFID systems are predominantly used for access control, supply chain management, file tracking and more.

Semi-active RFID

Semi-active RFID systems use battery-powered tags but with no active transmitter. The tag does not draw power from the reader. It uses backscatter reflection techniques to transmit information back to the reader. This allows for a long read range without the high current consumption.

Active RFID

Active RFID systems use battery-powered tags that broadcast their own signal with an active transmitter. These tags can actively transmit their signal to the reader. This allows for a long read range, but typically will have a limited lifetime compared to passive and semi-active tags.

Long range RFID readers

Nedap offer a variety of long range RFID readers within two distinct technologies. Each technology comes with unique specifications that make it suitable for a wide variety of applications. Depending on the expected use and conditions, we advise you on what long range RFID reader and technology best fits your wishes.


Our TRANSIT technology is the leading platform for automatic identification of vehicles and drivers. This extremely robust long range RFID reader enables simultaneous identification of vehicles and drivers. This high-end reader is designed to perform well in high security applications, demanding vehicular access control applications and under harsh environmental conditions. TRANSIT has a read range up to 10 meters. Typical applications are airports, ports, mines and military bases.


Our uPASS portfolio is our leading vehicle identification technology baed on UHF RFID technology where you can choose between different readers and tags. The uPASS long range RFID readers are perfectly suited for convenient yet secure access control in every parking facility, gated community and campus. Based on UHF RFID technology and using passive tags, uPASS is a cost-efficient yet valuable choice for a wide range of applications.

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