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Judicial department considers RFID file system

Abu Dhabi Judicial Department plans to adopt system that will use radio waves to identify and track files

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department is considering using a system based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) to keep track of its files.

RFID refers to any method that identifies items using radio waves and is a technology similar to bar code identification. It typically involves a reader that communicates with a transponder or tag, which has digital information embedded in a microchip. There are also chipless RFID tags that use certain materials to reflect portions of beamed radio waves and communicate similar information.

Unlike bar code technology however RFID does not depend on line-of-sight reading to capture information and works over greater distances.

According to a WAM news agency report, the new system is described as “the most comprehensive of its kind in the Middle East in the field of information security” and will be used to both identify and track judiciary files in the department.

It is expected to enhance security, maximise performance and be a step forward in the move towards a paperless office.