Followers of the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui attest to its effects on health, wealth and personal relationships. Practitioners of RFID will be equally well served by following the guidelines of “Tag Feng Shui” to place and arrange RFID tags to achieve optimal read performance. Understanding the elements of RFID and mastering the techniques will go a long way to achieving a high-performance RFID system.


This paper presents practical guidelines for selecting and applying RFID tags, based on Alien Technology’s deep expertise, developed from numerous production deployments across many industries.