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RFID solutions for fitness equipment

Not only does an RFID solution let you store your customers’ cardio, strength and training program on their member card so it is immediately available at the machines, you also allow them to operate the entry and locker system, pay at the club bar, open the gate to the parking garage...

But you benefit as well by reducing your administrative effort and eliminating sources of error.

Discover why ELATEC delivers the optimal solution

Your benefits from an RFID solution for training equipment

Why write down the carefully devised training program on a piece of paper that the customer can lose, that will become unreadable over time and will just be confusing and inconvenient when the routine is changed?

It’s so much more convenient and hygienic to store the information on a chip card for the gym, in a wristband or in an app. The details are then transmitted wirelessly to the gym equipment via RFID. That makes fitness fun.

How you benefit from working with ELATEC

Convenience

Eliminate annoying paper-based notes for customers. The information is always up to date. The transponder communicates with different readers according to your infrastructure.

Time savings

Your customers will appreciate access to the studio, check-in and locker access done in no time, and machines that are automatically ready at the individual settings.

Cost savings

Using an RFID solution saves you administrative effort and personnel costs associated with administration so you’ll be able to focus on providing fitness services for your customers.

Flexibility

Treadmill, strength machine, cross-trainer or step machine – almost all manufacturers use RFID. The reader and electronics are integrated into the machine and don’t detract from functionality or design. Other advantages: reduced development costs and streamlined production, logistics and maintenance.

Full service

ELATEC is always there for you with precise needs analysis and comprehensive support so you get the optimal solution for your requirements; technical expertise for implementing your individual system landscape, instant and expert responses when you have questions or need advice; and a unique support portfolio in operation. Worldwide. Guaranteed.

Sustainable

ELATEC offers a universal, unique solution package consisting of a product, software, and service that works worldwide and gives you maximum flexibility. We’ll work with you to set up everything to meet your current needs for cardio, strength and treadmill equipment. When changes become necessary, the solution is easy to modify. You can do it yourself or let our experts help with service that is fast, secure and often remote, if the infrastructure allows it. Either way, it's trouble free and highly efficient right from the start and in the future.

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The superb ELATEC support people were able to turn our firmware around in hours.

I’ve told the guys at my factory that I won’t even entertain other options anymore, because ELATEC does such a great job.

Sheldon Downey

President, Meeting Machines

You have questions. We have answers.

How do RFID readers work?

When you use an RFID reader, it produces an alternating magnetic field at a frequency of 125 / 134.2 kHz (low frequency) or 13.56 MHz (high frequency). This field supplies energy to one or more transponders (media) located in its range. At the same time, data is exchanged between the reader and transponder through this field.

What can I use RFID systems for?

There are many potential uses for RFID technologies. Do you need technology-based personal identification for employee ID, personal ID, passport? Not a problem! RFID is also a reliable solution for the identification of animals, contactless payments, time and attendance recording and physical access control such as doors, turnstiles, lockers, ski lifts. Other potential applications include product identification, product protection (e.g., theft prevention), goods tracking, lifecycle management, Internet of Things (or IoT) applications, fleet management and car or bike sharing.

How does RFID benefit me?

When you use RFID transponders, one of the benefits is they don’t need visual contact to be read or written. RFID gives you a comparatively wear-free technology. For instance, there are no contacts that deteriorate, either in the reader or the transponder. This eliminates scanning problems that can occur with contact-based credit cards or magnetic stripe (magstripe) cards. Unlike printed barcodes, you can also write information to many RFID tags. RFID is also capable of withstanding environmental conditions like wind, weather, UV radiation, soiling and chemicals. RFID provides a scalable degree of security (e.g., from simple read-only tags to high-security transponders tested by EAL/common criteria).

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